Online Scout Manager (OSM)

Beacon Scout Group use a system called ‘Online Scout Manager’ (OSM). Parents/carers of new members will be sent an invite to use the system to the email address supplied at registration. Please keep an eye out for the message.

When you log in you will be able to see the following pages:

Notice Board

The notice board gives information of non-urgent messages.


This shows details of payments due for events you have booked a place for. We collect payment for group events via Online Scout Manager. You can either pay as a one off, or set up the system so it automatically pays when you book a place on an event. Please note that it can take up to 5 days for the payment to clear your account.

Payments for section specific events are not currently made via Online Scout Manager. You will need to read the instructions with the event invite on how to pay.

Subs due will also show on this page, as will the charge for the ‘joining pack’, if you’ve opted to receive one.


Details current and past events, and whether or not you have booked a place. When your child is invited to take part in an event, you will get an email with all the key information. You can confirm directly from the email.

Please do confirm one way or the other, before the deadline, whether your child will be attending events. It helps us with planning.


Here you can see what is on the programme and get details of what your child will be doing, needs to bring etc. You can also see what badge(s) they will work towards that evening, and sign up for the parent rota. We expect all families to assist with the running of the programme via the parent rota as least once a term.

You can also set up a calendar feed so the basic information goes across to your regular online calendar.


The Badges section shows your child’s progress towards each of the badges they have started.

The second tab shows you where to sew them on their uniform.

Personal details

Please read the guidance at the top of the page carefully before filling in the fields at the bottom.

Please make sure that this information is kept up to date at all times as we may need to rely on it in an emergency. This may mean you changing the emergency contact details from one week to the next if necessary, but it is essential we have this information to hand in case we are unable to contact you.

You will also need to confirm that you and your child have read and understood the Covid-19 guidance and agree to comply with the rules.


All recent emails and content sent to you via Online Scout Manager.


A full set of tutorial videos for using Online Scout Manager – the parent tutorials are towards the end.

If you cannot find the answer you are looking for from the tutorials please email