Update on the Launch of Compass August 2014

Dear members,

We wanted to get in touch to provide the latest update as we prepare for the launch of Compass.

The old membership system closed on 11 August to allow time for the final remaining disclosure requests to be processed and then all the member data to be transferred into Compass. Alongside this the final testing of Compass is taking place to ensure it is working to a good standard for members to start using it to manage Scouting.

The latest review of work that needs to be completed means we are aiming for a go-live date for Compass in mid-September.  We will be able to provide more detail towards the end of next week.

The old membership system will remain closed now and we appreciate that means there are certain tasks that cannot be completed as many Scout Groups begin to meet more regularly. The Headquarters teams are here to support on any urgent issues such as checking an adult volunteer’s disclosure status. We appreciate that as we move into September key District and County/Area/Region (Scotland) volunteers will have a number of unprocessed applications awaiting input and we are making resources available in our Scout Information Centre, and Appointments and Vetting teams to support these volunteers when Compass goes live. Get in touch on 0845 300 1818 if you have an urgent enquiry.

Between now and launch we will regularly update you about progress. We will also be keeping in contact with Compass Champions to keep them up to date on the status of the project. We will communicate to the wider membership when timings are confirmed.

My next update will be sent at the end of next week.


Tim Kidd
Chief Commissioner England & Compass Implementation Lead

and Lindsay Sartori
Compass Project Board Chair


Think you know Scouting???




The British Association for Shooting and Conservation






We would like to invite you to attend our Young Shots’ Introductory Day to be held at the Lowes Lane Clay Shooting Ground, Swarkestone, Derbyshire on Thursday 28th August.

 The day is designed specifically for young people (8 to 21 years of age) to provide education and training in shooting and country sports. The event will include a variety of different activities and is open to both members of the BASC and non-members.

The main aim of the day is to provide safe instruction on the use of firearms including air rifles and shotguns. You will learn about firearm safety and handling as well as receiving individual tuition in both. Other topics to be covered include some of the following (subject to coach availability and conditions) – the training and working of gundogs – fly casting – building a pigeon hide – gamekeeping – hawking and ferrets – archery. This is a ‘hands-on’ day where all individuals actively participate in each of the disciplines under the tuition and guidance of experienced coaches.

The day begins at 10:00 with introductions and a safety talk. You will then be put into groups and circulate around the activities finishing around 15:30. You will need to bring your own packed lunch and drinks. You do not need to have previous shooting experience and all equipment will be provided for you.

For further information and bookings please contact:-

Rachel Marklew on 01283 810 910

The cost of the day will be £20.00 per applicant.

Down Load the application form doc - BASC Application




Leaders Mountain Taster Weekend

mountain tasterMountain Taster flyer1



Interfaith Trail – Scouts

SCOUT Inter Faith Trail Poster 2014

Older posts «