Camping: Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch & High Adventure Camp
2012 Summer Camp
Merit Badge & Activity Pre-Registration
Once again we will have a pre-registration process in place for ALL Scouts Merit Badge classes AND for adults wishing to take part in adult leader programs. This process was designed to make you and your boys camp experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
Online pre-registration has been very helpful in the process of preparing for camp for both the BTSR Staff and the adult leaders coming to camp. With your input, we have been able to make some updates to the system that will make this an even better resource. Once again, you will be able to log into a website to complete this process! The site will have up to the minute information on class sizes, spots available, and program notes. It also allows for printing of your final registration, and much more! You will find this to be a great and convenient way to sign up for your classes at BTSR!
Use the blank worksheets and the merit badge schedule to have your boys create their camp schedule. Be sure
the boys pick alternate choices for their classes in case their first choice is full. Once completed, you can use their
individual worksheets to fill in the Troop Master Registration Schedule. After we receive your Troop’s May payment
(due May 15th) you will receive your password and address for the website 2 weeks prior to your troop’s
scheduled arrival. Once you receive your username and password, please access the site and begin entering the
names of all of your youth AND adult participants, as well as other information.
The section of the website that allows for registration for Merit Badges and other programs will not open up for
your Troop until 2 weeks prior to your arrival date at BTSR. At that time, you may enter your class schedules into the
system. Your window for registration and updates to your schedules closes the Monday prior to your arrival at BTSR so
that we may prepare class rosters as well as update our class enrollment systems.
Once your Troops schedule is entered into the system, you will get instant confirmation of what your Troop schedule will look like and will be able to print a report at that time. Classes will be filled on a first come first served basis. In order to guarantee each Scout the best instruction possible, and to ensure the health and safety of all participants, some classes will have a size limit. After you submit your schedule, you will be able to log back on and make changes if a boy drops out from camp, if you get new boys in the Troop, or even if a boy changes his mind about a class!
Keep in mind that new Scouts added to your roster after May 15th will incur an additional $20.00 late fee and must be added through the camp registrar, not the website. Scouts that do not pre-register and show up to camp may be disappointed when arriving to camp to find that a class is full. Avoid these surprises and enter in your Troops pre-registration ASAP.
PLEASE DONT FORGET TO PRE-REGISTER YOUR ADULTS FOR CLASSES! This process was designed for ALL participants and we need an accurate count of what boys are taking classes, but also which adults are taking classes as well! This is very important, as we want to ensure a quality program for our adults as well as the boys.
Please take care of the pre-registration process in a timely manner. All Troops are REQUIRED to complete this important task, as it is in your best interest to do so. By knowing what classes are beginning to fill up ahead of time, BTSR will be able to possibly create new classes, ensure proper staffing, or at least give your participants time to choose a new class before he or she ever arrives to camp.
Benefits of Pre-Registration:
- BTSR will be better prepared in staffing
- Scheduling conflicts will be resolved before arrival to camp
- New classes can be created
- Staff members can be prepared if help is needed in a large class
- Each Scout is guaranteed the best instruction possible
- Scouts can complete prerequisites before coming to camp
TRY TO GUARD AGAINST
- Over-scheduling. It won't work.
- Becoming upset if unscheduled things seem to happen.
- Judging the success of your program by the number of merit badges earned. Quantity never equates with quality.
Merit Badge Selection Worksheets (Updated 4/21/09)
To aid Troops in the pre-registration process on the website, BTSR has created worksheets for the boys to use to place their selections on. You may download a worksheet in your choice of format: PDF | Microsoft Word
Click here to download and print a master Merit Badge Schedule (PDF document).