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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:

It is the only online system provided by The Scout Association and it is free of charge to its users. You can download the Compass booklet to read more. Members will receive a copy of this booklet in their June 2014 magazine.

We are in the testing stage of Compass and it will be ready for members to use during 2014. Each County/Area/Region (Scotland) has agreed a month in 2014 for Compass to launch for members in that location.

Find out when your County/Area/Region (Scotland) will move fully over to Compass
Please note some roles will start using Compass from August, despite when their County/Area/Region (Scotland) is scheduled, as they will need access to complete tasks required for their role.

Each County/Area/Region (Scotland) has a volunteer managing the process of introducing Compass to that local area (Compass Implementation Champion) and another volunteer to oversee any Compass training requirements for all members in their local area (Compass Training Champion). Find out who the volunteer is leading this work for your area from your County/Area/Region (Scotland).

View list of Compass Implementation Champions

View list of Compass Training Champions

Visit this page to keep up-to-date with all developments and find out more by reading these frequently asked questions (PDF)

If you have any questions please contact compass@scouts.org.uk

Support for County/Area/Region (Scotland) Commissioners managing the change over to Compass

Promotional materials:

Poster and leaflet templates are available on the Print Centre to customise and print to help explain and promote the benefits of Compass to members. More materials are in development and Compass Champions have access to additional resources to use in briefings.

Compass Implementation Process:

Below follows editable versions of documents that will support the implementation of Compass within your local area.

County/Area/Region (Scotland) checklist

District checklist

Group checklist

Change champion role description

Trainer role description

The above documents may be replaced with revised versions throughout the change over period. You can view a log of the changes here.


Reminder on the transition plan and possible structures

Transition plan

Transition structures

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