Privacy Notice (Young People)

If you are a member of our Scout Group, we keep some information about you and your family. This is so that: we can give you the best scouting that we can, we can make sure we can give you the right help you need, we can contact you or your family if we need to If you are bothered about the information we are keeping, talk to your parents about it first. You can also talk to any leader, or email us at And you can always ask to see a copy of the information, and check that it’s correct. If this explanation is too simple for you, you might like to read the full text.

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Annual Membership Census

Scouting Census 2020 – Information for Parents What is the Census? Every year, The Scout Association undertake an annual census of its members to collect statistical information across the UK. All the information collected is anonymous. What information do we collect? We collect the numbers of young people in Scouting, their age, gender and which Section they are in and what top awards have been gained. We also collect details of ethnicity and additional needs. We collect this information via Online Scout Manager (My.SCOUT), collating and anonymsing the data for entry into the national census system. Why do we conduct a census? This information is collected as it can be used locally and nationally to provide a clear understanding of […]

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Resolving complaints Information for people considering making a complaint about Scouting The Scout Association has a procedure in place to ensure that complaints are taken seriously and dealt with appropriately. This document describes how to make a complaint and how your complaint will be dealt with. It is the policy of The Scout Association to have a fair and open process for dealing with concerns and complaints raised by members and non-members that directly affect them or their children in Scouting. How do I complain? In the first instance, you should try an informal approach to resolve your complaint and to see what action will be taken. We hope that many complaints can be dealt with quickly and informally. If […]

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Keeping Data Safe

Keeping data safe is very important to us. You can see how we do this from our Privacy Notice and Data Protection Policy. We need our members help as well. Data we hold must be as accurate as possible. We ask that members (specifically, their parents/guardians) regularly check the information we hold and update it as necessary. Parents can do this at anytime, using the personalised link in any email sent to the registered email address by My.SCOUT (our online membership management system, Online Scout Manager). Click the Personal Details tab to access this area.  You will also need the to know the young person’s date of birth for added security. If this does not work, please contact your leader as […]

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Data Protection Policy

1805-Data Protection Policy Other useful pages relating to data protection: Keeping Data Safe | Privacy Notice | Cookie Policy 1. Aims Our Scout Group aims to ensure that all personal data collected about Volunteers, young persons, parents, governors, visitors and other individuals is collected, stored and processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the expected provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) as set out in the Data Protection Bill. This policy applies to all personal data, regardless of whether it is in paper or electronic format. 2. Legislation and guidance This policy meets the requirements of the GDPR and the expected provisions of the DPA 2018. It is based on guidance published by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) […]

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04/01/2021: We remain at RED level, so still no face to face Scouting. Please visit our Getting everyone back together safely page for more details.