In touch

Are you keeping in touch?

Do you know about the InTouch system?

It is important that there are communication systems in place throughout all Scouting activities, allowing leaders to contact parents/carers and parents/carers to contact leaders. This is done through having an InTouch system in place, a system designed to be flexible and suit the needs of your activity, from a section meeting through to summer camp and trips aboard.

We used to have the Home Contact system, but now that (almost) everyone has mobiles, we can use them to keep in touch with everyone.

The Factsheet FS120075 includes a step-by-step approach guiding you through the process of setting up an InTouch system as well as further guidance on areas and issues to look at within this and suggestions on how these can be managed.

Key questions to ask yourself and your leadership team

And let’s hope you will never need to contact your Commissioner or their designate in the case of an emergency (as per POR Chapter 7 – Emergency Procedures) at any point during your events.

The In Touch process to be followed is laid out here in a simple flow chart with further guidance in factsheet FS120075 Going through the steps of this process should give you an InTouch system for your event that everyone can be made aware of and work within.

summarised system

Please read the Factsheet to understand how the system works. It really is important to have one in place!

Here's a guidance sheet to guide you through the system: InTouch guidance sheet

InTouch Resources

These are the resources available to support InTouch.