In January 2010 scouting introduced “InTouch” – a scheme setting out the approach for contact / communication between parents, leaders and young people on events (http://scouts.org.uk/intouch
). The diagram below shows how this operates for our weekly meetings and you will be advised how this operates for camps and other events specifically.
- The Leaders hold records of all young people which they take to each meeting. Leaders take a mobile phone to the hut if contact is needed.
- All parents are given the number of the Section Leaders (via the handbook) when their children first join.
- Mobile phones are discouraged during meetings and there is no need for communication to / from parents by young people.
- Contact details of the District Commissioner are given to all Section Leaders and also set out in the handbook.