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.
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) so that you don’t need to keep clicking the email link to access My.Scout.
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.
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.