Thursday, June 28, 2012

Webelos Session 2 is Underway

After a hilarious closing campfire with skits put on by the dens, Session 1 ended yesterday and Session 2 is now underway. See the Facebook page for a selection of pictures from both weeks. We'll add more as they come in.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Webelos Session 1

A great first session draws to a close tomorrow, and a new group of Webelos Scouts arrives. Thanks to a great bunch of campers for coming to stay with us!

See our Facebook page for more photos and other updates.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Small Boat Sailing

As we all know, this has been an exceptionally dry year in Southern California, with less than half normal rainfall in most areas. One result that strikes close to home is that our lake here at camp is very, very low. The lake is fed from Lockwood Creek, which is currently dry here at camp, and even North Falls, which normally runs all summer, is down to a trickle.

As a result, we will not be able to offer Small Boat Sailing Merit Badge this year -- there's not enough water to float the boats. We will do everything possible to help boys who signed up for Small Boat Sailing to find space in other classes.

At this point, we do expect to be able to offer canoeing and rowing. We'll let you know if that changes.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

T-Shirt Preorders

You can make life a little simpler at camp by preordering camp t-shirts for your troop or den using the form you can download here. Return the form with payment to the council office at least a week before before you come to camp and we'll have your t-shirts ready for you to pick up on arrival.

Of course, we'll have plenty of shirts in the trading post if you need extras or if you don't preorder. For those of you who aren't coming to camp this year, you can still wear the shirt -- they'll be available at the council Scout Store in Camarillo after the camp season is over.

This year's shirts are the same design as last year, but in heather grey instead of black. We do have some of last year's shirts still on hand and will be offering them at a reduced price, while they last.

Another popular souvenir last year was our custom Three Falls logo lockback knife. We're selling them for $20. No pre-orders on these.


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Online Merit Badge Signups -- News

The Badgetracker system for online merit badge signups is live and several troops have already signed up scouts. A couple of people have reported difficulty accessing the site. I personally have two computers, both with Windows 7 and the latest version of Internet Explorer. One can connect to Badgetracker with no problem; the other doesn't. Both of them will connect using Google Chrome or Firefox. So if you are having problems I suggest trying a different computer or a different browser. I will get in touch with Badgetracker and let you know what I find out.
IMPORTANT: The correct web address is http://campthreefalls.badgetracker.com. There is no www.

Here's what Al at Badgetracker has to say:

This problem is caused by NOT logging out of BadgeTracker.

The solution is to delete any BadgeTracker cookies from your browser.

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To delete BadgeTracker cookies on a PC


In I.E. 7 & 8
select Tools
then Internet Options,
On the General tab, under browsing history click on the Settings button
click on the View Files button
look for cookies:owner@xxxx.badgetracker/
[xxxx is your camp url]
delete that entry

In Firefox
select Tools, then Options
Select the Privacy tab
click on the Show Cookies button
delete the folder xxxx.badgetracker.com

In Chrome

Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar. Mac users: If you don't see the wrench icon, go to the menu bar at the top of your screen and click Chrome.
  1. Select Options
  2. Click the Under the Hood tab.
  3. Click Content settings in the "Privacy" section.
  4. Click the Cookies tab in the "Content Settings" dialog that appears:
Click Show cookies and other site data.
    • To delete all cookies, click Remove all.
    • To delete a specific cookie, select the site that issued the cookie, then the cookie, and click Remove.
To delete BadgeTracker cookies on a MAC

http://www.techcular.com/delete-cookies-on-mac-os-x/
In Safari,
Open the browser menu
  1. select "Preferences,"
  2. then click the "Security" tab.
  3. Click "Show cookies,"
  4. then "Remove any BadgeTracker cookiesl"
  5. Click "Done."
In Firefox
  1. click "Preferences
  2. then "Privacy,"
  3. then "Show cookies."
  4. Choose to "Remove show cookies."
  5. Delete any BadgeTracker cookies.
In Chrome

Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar. If you don't see the wrench icon, go to the menu bar at the top of your screen and click Chrome.
  1. Select Preferences
  2. Click the Under the Hood tab.
  3. Click Content settings in the "Privacy" section.
  4. Click the Cookies tab in the "Content Settings" dialog that appears:
Click Show cookies and other site data.
    • To delete all cookies, click Remove all.
    • To delete a specific cookie, select the site that issued the cookie, then the cookie, and click Remove.