We, Abergavenny Scouts, store the data you give us for the purpose of your and your child’s safety, membership, or intended membership, of Abergavenny Scout Group and our safeguarding processes. We do not collect data from sources other than yourself and we only provide your data to the Scout Association, and the Disclosure and Barring Service, again for the purposes of your membership and safeguarding processes. We will also provide relevant information about you to other organisations if we are required to do so by law.

When you, as a leader, or your child moves between sections (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts) the information We hold on you and your child does not change however the data fields that record which section your or your child is associated with will change. Who has access to your data will also change depending on who in the new section needs access to it and who in the previous section no longer needs access.

We store your information on an IT system called Online Scout Manager in common with most scout groups in Monmouthshire. We also store some of this information on the Scout Association’s Compass membership system and a system that manages our disclosure requests to the Disclosure and Barring Service. These systems comply with GDPR and the Data Protection Act. In technical terms OSM and Compass are the Data Processor and We are the Data Controller.

For events, such as camps, we may print your data from OSM and/or Compass or may ask you to complete a paper form. This is because in an emergency we may not have access to OSM from a campsite. These paper copies of your data are destroyed at the end of the event unless they are required for investigating an incident that occurs on the event when the data will only be kept for as long as required by any investigation.

For applications for membership or a DBS check we may initially collect data using a temporary paper form or electronic copies of identity documents such as passports. Once the information has been transferred to our or the Scout Association’s IT systems these temporary copies are destroyed.

We do not keep your data on personal computers unless authorised by the Group Scout Leader for specific temporary purposes, for instance creating an email list for a specific purpose.

Your data we store is necessary for you and your child to be members of Abergavenny Scout Group and the Scout Association. We use it to contact you about scouting matters and incidents involving your child, for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, for the payment of membership fees (subs) and in aggregated form for planning and management of Abergavenny Scouts and the Scout Association.

In particular, it is necessary that our leaders know about any medical conditions that your child has and medicines your child may need that are relevant for Scouting purposes. Sometimes, for instance if you are assisting at camp, we may also ask adults if they have any relevant medical conditions. This data is held on OSM or temporarily on paper for events.

Because it is necessary that we store your and your child’s data for safety and membership purposes you and your child would not be able to continue with your membership should you decide to request us to delete your data. You may request to end your membership and have your data deleted at any time.

Your data will in any case be deleted when no longer required for membership of Abergavenny Scout Group.

Some parents of past child members and other interested adults such as past leaders like to keep in touch and we keep their details on OSM. We will periodically ask these adults if they wish opt in to us retaining their data.

Intending members, that is parents with children on the Waiting List, will periodically be asked if they wish to opt in to us keeping their data for the purpose of being on the waiting list.

You can find out more about your rights under GDPR at the Information Commissioner’s website: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/

Should you wish to exercise any of these rights in respect to your data held by us then please email us at s.hoddy@monscouts.org.uk

About Us

1st Abergavenny Scout Group was founded over 30 years ago, and we belong to the Monmouthshire District Scout Group. As our group has expanded throughout the years, we now have an established and successful Beaver Colony for boys and girls aged 6 – 8 years, which has a healthy waiting list.  We also have a Cub pack for ages 8 – 10½ years, which has a  waiting list.  We then have our Scout Group for ages 10½ – 14 years.   Fourteen year olds can then progress to an Explorer unit of their choice, our nearest being in Gilwern.

Our aim is to continue the success of the last years and continue to develop each child within the Group. At each stage we aim to set challenges that will teach skills and that develop personality and strengths within that young person.

All our leaders are volunteers and give their time freely and unstintingly. All go through training as set up and monitored by the Scouting Association. We are always glad to welcome more leaders to our team and have many areas where individuals of all ages and skills can be of invaluable help.

My  name is Sarah Hoddy and I am the Group Scout Leader of 1st Abergavenny.  I have been involved with Scouting since my children joined Beavers a long time ago, rejoining here in Abergavenny in 2016.  My main role as the GSL is to manage and oversee the group scouting activities and the Adult Leadership team.  To ensure that there are suitable and adequately trained adults and to provide a safe environment for all Scout Group members alike.

If you would like to contact me regarding anything please email me and I will get back to you s.hoddy@monscouts.org.uk.