About

Online Scout Manager, Online Guide Manager and Online Brigade Manager have been developed by Online Youth Manager Ltd., a company devoted to making Scout, Guide and Boys' Brigade leaders' lives easier.

Where it all started

Back in 2011, Ed Jellard created Online Scout Manager after being frustrated with all the administration work needed to be an effective Scout leader. From day one, Online Scout Manager formed a community of Scout leaders and with their feedback, the system has evolved to become exactly what leaders need to easily manage their groups.

"I started Scouting in 2009 and took over the troop in 2011, and I quickly realised that I was spending more time being a "Troop Administrator" than a "Scout Leader". After spending a term battling with spreadsheets, I decided there had to be a more efficient way that'd let me do what I enjoy - delivering scouting - so Online Scout Manager was born! OSM was instantly successful and its local success has led it to be the system of choice for Scouting and Guiding around the world. As it has grown, I have grown the Online Youth Manager team, generally from local leaders, so we all have a personal understanding and passion for Scouting."
Ed, OYM Founder