Online Scout Manager

Online Scout Manager has been developed to take care of all of your section-based administration so you can concentrate on scouting - since its launch just over a year ago, about 55% of UK scout groups have already signed up. About 1,000 leaders log-in to its services every day.  It takes care of badge records, programme planning, contact details (including the ability to email and sent text messages from the site), events, census, section finances, attendance register and much more. It is available on the
web, and on your android device or iPhone.

To support efficient management of sections and to improve the support for high quality programme, we have agreed to make this available free to all sections across Berkshire. Please sign up and try it out with your teams here. Using the discount code will give you a free Gold subscription and it will give the district and county teams access to Section-level summary (non-personal) information to help us provide you with more relevant support.

If you have any queries please contact

To make use of the discount code, please enter "berkshireadventure" in the discount code box on the Settings link then the Purchase Upgrades page on OSM. If you have already subscribed to OSM through PayPal, please enter the discount code anyway and cancel your PayPal subscription (we will pay for your future subscription renewals).


In January 2013, Online Scout Manager launched the My.SCOUT system which provides additional functionality for Sections; full details are available here. The County Executive Committee has agreed (on 8th January 2013) that we will continue to fund full Gold level membership of OSM for every Section in Berkshire, but that it is for Sections to decide whether to use these new My.SCOUT features (and that they must be financed from within the Section or Group).


OSM at Programme Forum

During September 2012, the developer of Online Scout Manager joined us at the Programme Forum meeting. A copy of Ed's notes is available here.

If you'd like a few helpful hints, have you checked our the OSM YouTube Channel and OSM Forum? If you've still got questions feel free to drop a line to or contact the OSM Team directly.


When you sign up, you need to enter the discount code berkshireadventure to get the full features of Gold without having to pay.

Challenge Badges Yes
Staged Badges Yes
Core Badges Yes
Activity Badges Yes
Outstanding Badges Summary Yes
Export as PDF Yes
Badge Stock Inventory Yes
Programme Editor Yes
Activity Database Yes
Export as PDF Yes
Campsite Directory Yes
Manage Events Yes
Group Management
Scout Details Yes
SMS Text Messaging Yes
Send emails to scouts Yes
Multi-Leader Access Yes
Section Size Predictions Yes
Attendance Register Yes
In Touch Exporter Yes
Export Email Addresses Yes
Record Subs Payments Yes
Generate Record Card PDFs Yes
Export to Spreadsheet Yes
Census Generator Yes
Financial Accounts Yes

Getting Started

Tour of Online Scout Manager

More Support

To get more ongoing support, first check the OSM YouTube channel, check the OSM Forum, or contact

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