Compass is here! And at 1st Topcliffe, we can point you in the right direction. So what's it all about?
Compass – helping you keep track of Scouting
Compass is a powerful set of online tools for members to manage their Scouting administrative activities in one place.
It can share access to that information with relevant Scouting colleagues and offer a high level of data security. The system streamlines many tasks currently performed to manage Scouting so members spend less time on administration.
Top 10 ways Compass will make your life easier:
- Managing personal information on youth and adult records
- Managing waiting lists
- One record per young person as they move up through Scouting
- Tracking youth badges
- Managing programme planning
- Managing activity and nights away permits
- Inviting and managing attendance at local events
- Creating and maintaining contact lists of specific volunteers/parents or young people for communication
- Directly email or text members/parents/young people via Compass (no need to download data and use your own email/mobile account)
- More effective and quicker systems for updating training and development records
Information for parents - youth and parent information require
During 2015, the Leaders may ask parents to provide additional information about their child in Scouting to help complete their record on Compass, the new membership system for The Scout Association.
Leaders will already have most of the information required by Compass from when your child signed up to Scouts, but Leaders may take this opportunity to refresh or double check those details are still correct.
Compass is a new database being provided nationally to all Scout Leaders as a place to keep all their young people’s information safe and secure.
THE 'EXTRA' BITS
Plus, we can link it up to each Scout’s progress in badges, awards, programme planning as well as having the latest emergency contact or medical details in one place.
As well as the emergency contact details, medical details and parent contact details we will also ask questions you may see on a National Census like faith, ethnic/cultural background or additional needs.
Scouting is an inclusive organisation and as such it is important to understand the diversity of our membership to ensure the programme, activities and delivery of Scouting is appropriate and relevant for all young people, whatever their background or needs.
Leaders cannot deliver the best Scouting experience in an inclusive way if we do not know who our members are and their needs.
Everything you need to know - all in one place
Everything you need to know about the Compass system can be found contained in this user friendly Userguide. Plus their is an FAQ page too. The links are below.
In the Future
So there you have it. The Scout Association's Compass system is here to stay and at 1st Topcliffe Scout Group, we will aim to use Compass as much as possible to assist all our young people, their parents and our Leaders in everyday Scouting tasks.
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