Freebies and Discounted Stuff

Scout Groups within the movement can be classed as either a Charity or a Non-Profit. One of the benefits of being classed as one of these status’s is that we can gain access to some excellent products either for free, or at a heavily discounted cost.

Through this page, we aim to keep a list of companies that offer their products/services to registered Charities and Non-Profits either for free, or at a reduced cost.

We also aim to keep an up to date list of Discounts that Leaders (and in some cases, members) of the movement can take advantage of!

Items marked with an asterisk (*), are products and/or services that the Group are currently making use of.

For Groups!

Web and Email

  • Office 365 for Non-Profits*- Get anywhere access to familiar Office applications, plus professional email, calendar, HD video conferencing, and more.
  • Google Apps for Non-Profits* – Google Apps for Nonprofits offers your organisation the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of cloud computing and the ability to do real-time collaboration.
  • Podio – a web based management and workflow tool.
  • iScout4Wordpress* WordPress themes designed within the brand guidelines of the Scout Association for use by all Scouting organisations in the UK, from individual sections, to groups, districts and counties/areas.

Software and IT Equipment

  • tt-exchange*– The Technology Trust offer charities a way of accessing enterprise level software and IT Equipment at a fraction of the ordinary cost. It is necessary to register with tt-exchange to access the Microsoft 365 offer.

Days Out

  • Merlin Attractions – We offer year-round group savings and benefits at the UK’s top visitor attractions.

For Leaders and Members


  • Cotswold Outdoors – Cotswold offer a 20% discount for Leaders, and a 10% discount for members. To get the discount, simply show your appointment card or necker.
  • Blacks/Millets – Offer a 10% discount for Leaders, simply show your appointment card or necker to get the offer!
  • GO Outdoors – GO Outdoors  run promotions for all Scouts from time to time, click the link to see what the current promotion is.
    • If your group uses Online Scout Manager, leaders can get an additional 15% discount and scout parents a 10% discount. Download the voucher from the OSM log on page.
  • Mountain Warehouse – Offer a 10% discount to Leaders and Scouts show your appointment card or necker, ask for the website discount code over the phone.


  • Kenwood – 50% off for Leaders and parents on selected products.