Compass – Helping you keep track of Scouting

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Compass – Helping you keep track of Scouting

16 November 2014

Parents

The Scouting organisation is currently going through a massive change in it’s electronic systems supporting ALL scouting levels. This new system called COMPASS is basically a one stop shop for information related to your (you and your son or daughter’s) involvement in the Scouting movement.  From a leadership team point of view it will assist us greatly in our record keeping (badges etc), communication (text and emails – ie it will replace our mailchimp mailing list), plus others.

For more information please see

 

http://members.scouts.org.uk/membershipsystem

In order for us to change we need your support, please see a letter from Glen Fendall our County Commissioner that highlights the benefits of Compass.

Download (PDF, 45KB)

In order to move to compass we have to supply initial data into the system and this needs to be completed by early December. At STMMSG we are lucky that a lot of this data is currently held in our own membership records. I have the fun task of transferring the information, but prior I need to ensure that this data is current. This is where I need your help!

Over the next week or so, you should receive an email (or multiple if you have more than 1 child in our troop), from our current mailing list (ie Mailchimp). This will indicate that we have your details on file. The Website will be updated to indicate that these test emails have been sent.

If alternative email lists are used you will also receive an email via these lists, this is purely to ensure that you are aware of the transfer and information update required.

If you do not receive a email you are NOT registered on our system, and therefore your details will not be transferred into compass. In this instance can you please update your details via the following page:

http://www.stmmsg.net/member-area/registration-form/

This will add you into our registration form:
Mailing lists can be joined via the following

http://www.stmmsg.net/member-area/sign-up-to-our-email-list/

If your details have changed ie address, contact numbers etc again we need to ensure information is current and topical. In this case please provide new information via the registration form – same link as above.

In case of duplication of information I will contact you directly to confirm which details are correct.

I would be extremely grateful for your support in this activity, as with over 60 troop members details to transfer, confirm etc this will be a time consuming activity for the Leadership team.

As we obtain more informaiton on Compass we will keep you informed.

Thanks in advance for your support

 

Ian

Chair/ASL/Webmaster