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Blog | Transformation in Scouting - Spring Update
By Leo Stockford


Latest update contains the following information: -



  • There will be a March 2024 version of POR that becomes effective for us all on the 1st April 2024. This will require us to put into place a number of aspects of Transformation ahead of the new digital system becoming available later this year. Apparently good progress is now being made on the new Digital System – but we currently have no clear dates and Compass will remain operational until about a month before we transfer.


  • We cannot move fully to the new Welcome Conversations until we have the new Digital System. However, we should now be starting to transition by forming a new District Volunteering Development Team Leader. The new Welcome Conversation Volunteers (formerly the Appointments Committee) will be applying the new guidelines at link:  Typically, these welcome conversations should be held as part of the Scouting meeting that the new volunteer is attending so that they can also been seen in action. Note: under the existing POR the GSL / Group Lead Volunteer cannot be part of these welcome conversations; although we expect this to change at some point during transformation.
  • I will be meeting with Malcolm and his team to work out how we bring in the new best practice over the next couple of months


Before this date, and I know I’m repeating myself, make sure that


  • no one is sharing an email address
  • email addresses are current and correct
  • everyone has an email address on the system
  • Make sure all training that needs validating is done or it will be lost when the systems change.


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