My Scout Explained

My.Scout is our online system that allows parents to:
  • See information about upcoming events and activities, to make sure that your child never misses out;
  • Decide which activities (such as camps or trips) your child will take part in, and notify their leaders;
  • Pay for activities through our secure payment provider, GoCardless; and
  • Find out which badges your child has achieved, and which ones they are working towards.
  • Update personal details

Parents receive an invite to My.Scout when their child joins.  This email contains a secure link allowing you to access your child’s information.  Only someone with that link can access your child’s information.

If you have not received your email you probably haven’t given us an up-to-date email address for you.  Please Contact us telling us your email address so we can change it, and send you another invite.

Once you have clicked the link, you can take a look around My.Scout.  We recommend that you create a My.Scout account for yourself (click on ‘Account’ in the top right of the My.Scout screen) This means that you don’t need to keep looking for the old email to click link to access My.Scout. All you need to do is go to www.onlinescoutmanager.co.uk and click Parents login. Please remember to bookmark the address on your PC or Mac for easy access. If you mainly use a tablet or Mobile Phone to access the internet, once you are in MY Scout, you can add it as an Icon to your screen

Why are we using My.Scout?

My.Scout means that parents are able to access more information about their child’s Scouting, and means that all of the information you need about activities or events is secure and accessible at any time.  No more Scouts losing letters on the way home!

Because the system also sends out emails about activities and events to your registered email address, it means that we can cut down on the amount of paper letters and printing that we do, which will save hundreds of pounds every year that we will be able to spend on our young people instead.

Security

My.Scout is a part of Online Scout Manager which is used by most Scout Groups in the UK.  The system has been designed from the start to be as secure as possible – and uses the same encryption and security methods as major banks and other secure websites.

When you make a payment through My.Scout, your payment details are processed securely by GoCardless, who are registered with the FSA and sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland.  All payments through My.Scout are protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee meaning that your money is protected by law at all times.

Get Calendar Feed

The latest update to My Scout allows you to link the Scout Programme and Scout Events to your Google Calendar or Ical. This automatically places these events on your calendar. You will see in the Programme and Events on My Scout a button “Get programme calendar feed” and Get events calendar feed, click these to get the link.

How do I add the Calendar to Google
You can add your calendar feeds to Google Calendars by opening up your Google Calendar in a web-browser (it cannot be done via the mobile app).

Currently, about half-way down the page, you may see “Other Calendars” where you can add a friend or co-worker’s calendar – use this option to paste in the URL.

If you cannot see this, go to the calendard settings and find “Browse interesting calendars” and paste the URL into the “Add by URL” option.

How do I add the Calendar to Apple Ical

You can add your calendar feeds to Apple Ical by opening up your Apple Calendar in a web-browser (it cannot be done via the mobile app).

In the file drop down menu select New Calendar Subscription – use this option to paste in the URL.

REMEMBER YOU NEED TO DO THIS TWICE ONCE FOR PROGRAMME AND ONCE FOR EVENTS.