Monday 18th January 2016

To: All Leaders in GLNE

Dear reader,

Membership Number: 

Compass - It's Back!

At last, the phased local access to Compass (the HQ membership system) has started.

Compass is being returned in the following phases, however we are awaiting confirmation as to when each phase will start.

• Phase 1 – Key Users -Super Users, Commissioners & Appointment Secretaries

• Phase 2 – Line Managers –Explorer/Network Commissioners, GSLs & SAS Managers

• Phase 3 – Training Roles – Training Managers & Administrators

• Phase 4 – All other roles

You will receive an email from HQ when your phase is permitted to log on to Compass. 

We have appointed 10 Superusers throughout the County and they will be supporting District Commissioners and Appointment Secretaries to ensure the data is as accurate as possible on Compass. 

Compass Superusers

County - Sam Longhurst

Barking & Dagenham - Leigh Dowling

Chingford - Gary Chusney 

East London - Judy Philips

Epping Forest South - Rebecca Still

Hornchurch - Dean Jefferys 

Ilford East - Jo Lewis

Ilford North West - Maryanne Fleming

Newham - Sam Longhurst

Romford - Steve Wiltshire

Waltham Forest South - Rob Warner



Each District is currently working hard in the background to get all their members data up to date, this is a huge task and they need your support to get this complete. The main priorities for each District are to complete the 3 projects listed below:

Project 1 - to get all members appointments and DBS up to date. 

Project 2 - to add all permits to Compass, this includes Nights Away Permits & Adventurous Activity Permits.

Project 3 - to update all training records.


Local Support

As a County we have set up a Local Support Strategy to help support everyone throughout the role-out of Compass. Please do NOT call the Info Centre directly as they will revert you back to your Local Support Team. 

If you have a question/problem relating to Compass, in the first instance please contact your local Superuser or alternatively you can contact the Superusers via email/phone/web as noted below.


Phone: 07708138334


County Chief Scout Award Presentations

As a County we run 3 Chief Scout Award presentations a year, they are held at Gilwell Park and are for any Beaver, Cub, Scout or Explorer who have received a Chief Scout Award. The young people will receive a Certificate from the County Commissioner at the event. 

To nominate a young person to receive a certificate from the County and to get an invite to the presentation you must register them using our online form.

Once you complete the form you will receive an automatic response confirming your nominations, if you do not receive a response please try again or email 

2016 Presentations

14th March 2016 - Nominations Closed

18th July 2016 - Nominations close 30th April 

14th November 2016 - Nominations close 31st August

Invitations to the young people are posted to them 6 weeks before the presentation, the young people must return the enclosed card to confirm their attendance along with the names of their 2 guests. 

Once the invites have been posted a list of the names nominated will be sent to the relevant District Commissioners.

If you have any queries or problems with anything to do with the Chief Scout Award Presentations please contact Sam Longhurst at 

Book your place now! Click Here!

#YouShape Week

1st to 7th February 2016

YouShape Week is a platform to empower young people to shape their Scouting at a national and local level. We are encouraging all sections to engage and take part in activities that enable members to shape their Programme and take part in the national conversation between 1-7 February 2016. 

The week will provide the opportunity for every young person from Beavers through to Network to get involved either online or at your meeting place.

Youth Shaped Scouting isn’t a new concept; empowering young people to decide, design and implement their own programme and experiences is what Scouting really does well but we do want to ensure that this continues and is embedded in all that the movement provides.

For further information visit - here you will find a dedicated booklet of ideas for your Section.  It’s up to you how you get involved… Then why not purchase the #youshape week 2016 badges from ScoutShops?

The Diana Award

Nominate a young person for a Diana Award. Do you know a young person who is changing the world? 
Nominate them for a Diana Award in Diana, Princess of Wales’ name. Nominations close 7th March 2016. 
More information on how to nominate can be found by visiting

Go Outdoors Shop Visits

Phil Cracknell (ACC Explorers) has been in contact with Go Outdoors about the possibility of being able to organise some evenings where our young people can purchase equipment for their expeditions. He has also included within his emails about extending this to leaders or Groups who may wish to purchase specific items. 

Go Outdoors also do a 10% discount in addition to the discount card scheme they run.

We potentially could the arrange a couple of evenings to meet at the store, if there was enough interest. 

If this is something which you or your group would be interested in then please send him an email -

British Fencing Training - Scout Network

Gain the skills and knowledge to be able to deliver fencing in a fun, safe and exciting way to other members. Demonstrate a range of fencing moves and actions using the plastic equipment. The course will be delivered by a competent  coach tutor with experience of setting up and running plastic fencing in Scouting. Gilwell Park £30 per person (excluding accommodation and food). 

More info can be found here!

Current Vacancies in GLNE

Epping Forest South DC - Click here to find out more!

Dates for your Diary

Click on the title to go to online booking form.

Young Leaders Training Weekend - 6th & 7th February (Fully Booked)

Southern 50 - 12th -14th February

Silver/Gold DofE Expedition Training Weekend - 13th - 14th February - CANCELLED

#ExplorerForum - 19th February

Safeguarding Training - 23rd February

Young Leaders First Aid Training - 27th & 28th February

County AGM - 15th June

For all County events please check out our online calendar here!!!