Activity filled weekend for families blog postEight families joined leaders at Thriftwood campsite, Brentewwod, Essex atvthe weekend for the groups first familiy camp for 3 years. Despite rumours of storms, we all made it to the campsite on Friday...
Author: Cavan Slingo
The Scout Association in the United Kingdom is a membership organisation. To enable it to operate and to communicate with its Members, it is necessary to maintain records.
This includes details of name, address, date of birth, contact telephone numbers. We also keep details of your son’s or daughter’s progress through Scouting (e.g. badges gained and activities attended). Information held in our Scout Group may be shared from time to time within Scouting including the national Headquarters of the Scout Association.
The Data Protection Act 1998 covers the protection and rights of individuals (including children) in relation to the personal details held by organisations. Since March 2000 this legislation has been extended to cover paper record systems.
In addition certain information is classed by the law as ‘Sensitive Personal Data’. In a scouting context this may include information about health, disabilities and religious beliefs. The first two would be held to ensure that Leaders are prepared for emergencies that may arise and to ensure safety for all members. The information about religious beliefs helps us ensure that appropriate arrangements are made if necessary.
All the information we have will be used in connection with your son’s or daughter’s membership of the Scout Movement in the United Kingdom. This includes membership management and communications.
None of the information provided will be passed to any third parties outside the Scout Movement without your consent. You can give your consent by completing the question on the form.