Getting Started With Your New Account


If you hold a District Scouting role, then you may be required to use Office 365 for all email, team messages, file storage and sharing. You will have complete access to the full suite of MS products.

You will be sent an email which contains your email address and password.

You must visit and login using these details. It is worth checking your SPAM / Junk folder for this email.

Initial Logon

Please ensure you follow the instructions below for the first time you login.

  • Go to and log in with your main email address and assigned password.
    When you first logon, you will be prompted to:  
    • Change your password
  • Confirm your personal details:
    • Log in to with your email
      If you are prompted for a timezone, the recommended setting is (UTC +00:00) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London
    • Click on the gear icon:on the top right hand corner of the screen, which will bring up the Settings menu
    • Click on Mail under Your app settings
    • In the menu, just above Mail, there should be a General option. Click the triangle to the left of General, to expand the menu
    • Click on My Account and ensure that the details are populated and correct.
      As a minimum, the following fields should be populated:  
      • First name
      • Surname
      • Display name
    • (optional) You can also add your photo by clicking the pencil icon below the image with your initials, at the top of the page
    • It is also recommended to check the Region and time zone settings (further down the General menu options) are correct
      The recommended setting is (UTC +00:00) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London
  • Ensure you can access your mailbox(es). Details of how to do this are in the Email section of this document