Parents’ Information

Hello! Welcome to our Scout Group.

We have put this page together to provide our parents/carers with an overview of our sections and to signpost you to the key information needed.

This page is revised each time there is a change so keep the link and password safe in case you need to re-visit some key details.

In addition, we have included a 3-minute video below that shows you exactly how to use the OSM Parent Portal. If you have not received your login / account registration email, please contact your Section Leader for access.

Using OSM Parent Portal:

Making Online Payments (Via GoCardless Direct Debit)

All your payments to our Scout Group will be managed using Online Scout Manager (OSM). OSM has a parent portal where you can see all your past and future payments. To make payments online, you’ll need to set up a Direct Debit subscription which ensures all payments due are automatically made on time. You will receive an email 3 days before each payment is taken from your bank account and the Direct Debit can be cancelled at any time.You are covered by the Direct Debit Guarantee.

The Direct Debit payments are handled by a company called GoCardless. Setting up an account with GoCardless is very easy and should take no more than one minute. When your first payment to our group is due you will receive an email with a secure link to invite you to set up an account.

For full details about our Payments Policy, please visit:

We would not like to see any of our young people miss out on Scouting due to finances so please review our Hardship Policy below if you feel you may not be eligible for support towards meeting the cost of Scouting.

Further information about our Hardship Application Policy (PDF)

Direct Email Contact Information:

Now that you are part of our group, it’s important you have direct contact with our leadership teams. Please only use the addresses below to contact us:

  • (General Group Queries – we’ll direct your email to the right person!)
  • (Section Leader – Gareth Chell) 
  • (Section Leader – Alex Hacker)
  • (Section Leader – Dan Jenner)
  • (Ed Hewes – Assistant Group Scout Leader)
  • (Group Treasurer – Donna Fleming)

Please remember that all adults at 2nd Toton are volunteers so it may take us a short while to respond to your query.

Ordering a Group Polo Shirt:

Size guides are available – click on the product, scroll right to image 3 to view measurements.

‘Survival can be summed up in three words – never give up.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout