Compass update

Before 2015 ends we wanted to update you on the plans for January’s phased roll out to restore local access to adult records. Testing has finished and we’re on schedule to roll out phased local access to Compass. We are confident that the system is as ready as it can be and are very grateful to the large number of members who have supported the testing of Compass locally.

Phased roll out timetable

Early January
A short period (anticipated to be no more than two days) with no access to the ’add adult tool’ and reports while systems are prepared. Advanced warning of this shutdown will be given.

Mid January
Webinar sessions for phase one users. The ’add adult tool’ will close and you will be able to add adults again within Compass once available.

Late January
Phase one local Compass access begins. Online Compass support goes live.

At what phase will I get access to Compass?
Download the diagram to see at which of the four phases you have access.

Local support for Compass
During the phased roll out, a team within your County/Area/Region will be the first point of contact for supporting local members with Compass. Details about who to contact will be communicated by your County/Area/Region team.

National support will be expanded and available via the Scout Information Centre. The opening hours will be extended to include both Saturday and Sunday for a short period after the re-introduction.

No youth data
Don’t forget, as mentioned in November’s Compass update email, only data and functionality to manage adult members, including Scout Network members will be available. No youth data and functionality for managing youth members aged 6 to 18 and their parents will be available when local access is restored.

We will be back in touch in early January to notify when the ‘add adult tool’ and reports will be unavailable for a short period.

And finally, as 2015 draws to a close we’d both like to thank you for your time and commitment, especially during a particularly challenging year, to provide even greater opportunities for more young people to experience the fun and challenge of Scouting.