The Verdugo Hills Council has switched to a new, easier-to-use registration system. It’s called “CampMaster.”
CampMaster is Scout focused, and designed by Scout leaders. Unlike our old system, CampMaster is only focused on BSA registrations.
This means several things for parents and leaders. It is easier to register your family, you won’t always have to create a “group.” You’ll be able to sign up everyone on one page. For leaders, registering your unit for events like Camporee is much simpler. In addition to using credit or debit cards, you will now have the opportunity to pay by eCheck, using your unit’s checking account. No more having to use your personal credit card and getting reimbursed.
Because the old system and CampMaster are two different systems, you will have to create a new account for yourself. Fortunately, the process is much easier than before.
We have trained many more people on the CampMaster program than we had on the old one. The entire Staff in the Scout Shop will be able to register you online, right in the store. They will be able to take credit cards, debit cards or checks as well. We have four System Administrators, some Council Administrators, and several Council Registrars.
Our local technical support email address will stay the same – firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please contact us at email@example.com if you are having any problems with the new site. Since we have several people that will receive your request, you will get a quicker response than if you contacted any of us individually. The new system has an introductory slide show in .pdf format to show you how to set up an account and register for an event on the homepage. We will be scheduling training for Unit leaders soon, at Roundtables and in your neighborhood. Parents are invited too.
The new CampMaster program is only for event registrations at the moment. Eventually, there will be a facility reservation system as well. Until that’s ready though, we will continue to use Bookking for the Council calendar and event registrations. See http://calendar.vhcbsa.org for the council calendar, and to make facility requests.
Thank you for all your support of the Verdugo Hills Council. We’re excited to bring this new, simpler registration program to you.