Like most Scout Groups around the UK we use the Online Scout Manager system to handle all our admin. A key part of this is the Parent Portal, your access to all the key information about your child’s Scouting.

When your child joins Cookham Scouts you will get an email from the system asking you to set up an account.  Its useful to bookmark the parent portal, but most of the time that we ask you to update it we will send you a link to take you straight to the right place.

The parent portal gives you access to:

Personal Details: where you will be asked to fill in the dietary,  medical and contact details we need, and to keep them updated on a regular basis.  We will send you links from the system to do this regularly.

Events: where you can sign your child up for Camps and other activities

Payments: where you pay subscriptions and pay for events

Some sections also share which badges section members have achieved via the Portal.

In each of these sections, clicking on the grey Help button near the top launches a useful video showing how the system works.

If you want to see all the Help videos in the Parent Portal, click on Help at the lower left then click on Tutorial Videos, then scroll down to ‘Parent Portal help for parents’.

When your child moves up from one section to another you will temporarily lose visibility of their details in the Parent Portal.  As soon as you click on an email link from us asking you to do something in the portal (update details, sign up for Camp, etc) then your access to your child’s details will be reactivated for the new section.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls