The Compass

As the main manual of Pilots, The Compass provides all the information and guidance local Pilots companies need to set themselves up, organise their programmes and keep everything safe, informative and fun for all involved.

In the latest version of The Compass:


Getting Underway looks at what Pilots is all about, offering guidance on how to set-up and register a company, as well as information needed further down the line on safeguarding, officer training and so on.

Faith and Spirituality sits at the very core of Pilots and plays a fundamental role in every element of the organisation’s life and work. Pilots aims to support and assist children and young people as they grapple with the questions and challenges of life and faith, focussing on love as the ultimate value. This section helps companies to support children and young people in making informed choices about what they hold dear and enable them to reach their full potential, as they define it.

Crests are awards which Pilots in all the age-sections work towards. Action cards focussing on a whole range of disciplines from author to artist and philosopher to ice-skater allow Pilots to develop their knowledge and skills in all sorts of ways. Prayer is an overarching theme for every Crest, with each having a prayer, meditation or reflection activity to complete. Crests are organised into five categories; Interest, Learning, Overseas, Talent and Service. When put together with Prayer, these spell PILOTS!

Games advice and suggestions mix old Pilots favourites with new, popular and innovative offerings from local Pilots companies, as well as links to a Pilots online library of games (coming soon) to make possibilities, quite literally, endless!

Affiliated Pilots companies are entitled to access The Compass online. Click here to access it. Please only share it with Officers and Crew in your own company. Should anyone else like a copy or more information about Pilots, please ask them to contact the Pilots Desk.

If you need any more information or are interested in setting up your own Pilots company, please contact the Pilots Desk on 020 7916 8637, or The Pilots Desk, URC House, 86 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9RT.