Continuing our weekly series on getting the most out of My.SCOUT to make Scouting even easier.

today: Data Protection

Keeping data safe is very important to us. Part of our legal obligations are keeping data up to date as well. My.SCOUT helps us with this greatly by allowing parents and carers to log in to the system at any time and update contact details – including emergency contact details (more on that in a minute) – and permissions.

What can you do?

Regularly log in and check the personal details section of My.SCOUT. You’ll need to enter your young person’s date of birth just to make sure it’s you. If it doesn’t work, send us an email as the date may be entered incorrectly and will need us to change it.

Today you could: log in to My.SCOUT, see what information we hold, correct anything that isn’t right, update blank fields and please say yes or no to the photograph consent.

Emergency Contact

This should be another person other than the people in contact 1 and contact 2. This could be a grand parent, a trusted friend or someone else that we could get in touch with in an emergency if we haven’t been able to get hold of contact 1 or 2.

Find out more about our data protection policy, privacy statement and other useful information about keeping data safe from our handbook.