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.
Chief Commissioner England & Compass Implementation Lead
and Lindsay Sartori
Compass Project Board Chair