Last updated April 7, 2021.

This walkthrough will cover how to sign up for Merit Badges and other activities at the Scouts BSA/Venturing camps. Sign ups will open on April 16, 2021 at 9:00am.

Webelos activities at Camp PMI and Camp Ross and high adventure activities at Lenhok’sin High Adventure do not require advance online sign ups through the registration system. Lenhok’sin High Adventure activity sign ups are requested through the Crew Survey, found in the Lenhok’sin Downloads section. Camps PMI and Ross both use a Program Request form. Camp PMI’s form is due prior to camp. Camp Ross’s form will be due during the first half of your week of camp. Please see their respective Leader Guides and Forms & Downloads sections for more details.

STEP 1: Preparation

Check out your camp’s Program Schedule. These can be found and downloaded in the Forms & Downloads section of your camp’s webpage.

  

Be sure to check out any accompanying information, like Program Descriptions or Merit Badge prerequisites, also found in the Downloads section. This will have helpful information for your Scouts when they’re considering which Merit Badges to choose.

Make sure you are prepared for the COVID-19 protocols as they affect program. All Scouts must have at least one buddy (more than one is encouraged) from their cohort with them in each activity. A buddy is not required for the ATV program. Learn more on the COVID-19 protocols page.

STEP 2: Signing Up

Once your Scouts have looked over the schedule and chosen their Merit Badges, log in to your Camp Registration. If you need a reminder on how to re-access your registration, check out our previous blog post:

Click the participants tab to view your participant list.

A camper must be paid in full to register for activities. Click on Update Information under a camper to access their schedule.

In the modal that appears, you’ll see a section for Class Schedule.

Clicking on the Select Classes button will display the Class Selection tool.

Click on a class under the Available Classes list to sign up for that class. You can sort through different periods by using the dropdown menu at (1). Classes that the camper signs up for will show up in the green area. Please keep in mind that some classes (like Robotics and Shotgun) have additional fees.

The red area (2) is for waitlisted classes. Due to COVID-19, most classes will have a limited class size. These classes are filled first come, first served. Once these classes are full, further campers signing up will be placed on the waitlist and added to the class as space becomes available.

You can sign the camper up for back up classes, but you must sign them up for the waitlist before you select their back up class. The waitlist class will have priority over the backup class. A camper can be on any number of waitlists.

Note: Due to COVID-19 and/or other factors, we are not yet sure that we will be able to run Water Sports. For now, all spots are waitlist only. Interested Scouts should sign up on the waitlist, but be sure to pick a second choice option as well.

Note: Open Program classes, Free Swim, Open Boating, Open Shoot, and Instructional Swim to do not have online sign ups. Due to the flexible nature of these programs, capacity for each will be handled at camp. Please contact the camp director for your camp for specific details.

Once you have selected the classes for your camper, you can click the Show Class Schedule (3) to return to the Class Schedule display.

You camper’s schedule should now look something like this.

You can use the Select Classes button to change your camper’s Merit Badge schedule at any time.

To view any waitlists the camper may be on, click the Waitlist button.

Special Schedule Note FAQs:
  1. There is Archery A. Do I need to take Archery B?
    Many activities have multiple sessions. A camper should only take one lettered session – for Archery, only A or B, not both.
  2. Why does Archery have a Part 1 and Part 2? Do I need to take both?
    Shooting Sports badges at Camps Bowman and Olmsted have two parts – both a morning and afternoon component. Campers do need to take both Part 1 and Part 2. The system will automatically sign them up for Part 2 when they sign up for Part 1. Morning sessions run Monday through Friday. Afternoon sessions run Monday thru Thursday.
  3. Why is Wood Carving taking up 2 blocks? It’s only scheduled for 3:00 – 3:50 on the program schedule.
    Not all blocks are created equal. The standard block is 50 minutes (afternoons may vary between camps). Because some classes, like Climbing, start on the :30, some periods have been subdivided, like 2a and 2b.
  4. How do I sign up for the New Scout Program (Bowman Brigade, New Scout Quest, or Trailshead)? And how do I pick my Merit Badges?
    • For Bowman Brigade (Camp Bowman) and New Scout Quest (Camp Marriott), sign up for the program. Merit Badge sign ups will take place at camp.
    • For Trailshead (Camp Olmsted), sign up for the Trailshead program in the afternoon. Sign up for Merit Badges before camp for morning program.

STEP 3: Printing Schedules

To print schedules for your campers and so you know where your campers are going to be, click on Reports.

The page will have all sorts of useful reports you can run and download to keep track.