About Tentaroo

Tentaroo is the industry leading camp and event management system designed from the ground up for Boy Scout camps. Tentaroo currently supports events and facilities and we're working on adding websites for 2014.

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Easy Friendly Interface

Tentaroo is easy to navigate and use for camps, councils and units. Our goal is to understand you and your camp even better than you do, so we can provide a cohesive, intelligent solution that will just make sense for you and all of your users.

Facilities Management

Tentaroo now includes a brand new module for facility reservations! This module includes industry leading tools to find and reserve available facilities. Pricing is $2 or 2% per reservation, whichever is less.

Blue Cards

You can now print your own blue cards using Tentaroo! All you'll need is some blue paper. Tentaroo is great for tracking requirements completed and storing them for future reference.

Customer Service

Customer service is a priority at Tentaroo. Our clients gave us a 9.2/10 rating! Clients who had a previous vendor gave it a 4/10 rating on customer service.

Customer Service

"Great customer service, prompt responses to concerns and ease of working with you. Never made to feel "stupid" when asking questions that had a simple response/fix."

Managing Class Types & Program Areas

About Class Types

Class Types are the different types of classes that you might offer during any of your events. Class Types may or may not be for a merit badge.

Class Types are then organized into different categories called Program Areas. Several reports are sorted by program area and some statistics are available by program area so it's best to customized the program areas to match the way you organized classes at your camps.

Adding A Program Area

To get started, go to the main Class Types tab, then click on the Program Areas tab.

You can then add, rename and remove program areas as necessary. Removing a program area does not automatically remove the associated class types. It's best to first go through the class types, changing them to a new program area, before deleting the old program area.

If you just need to change the name of a program area, simply rename it and all of the associated class types will automatically have the new name.

Adding A Class Type

To start adding a class type, click on the main Class Types tab, then on the Class Types sub-tab. In this example, I've selected the American Heritage class.

Your Tentaroo system will come with many common class types with merit badges, complete with images and requirements. However, it's up to you to maintain this list and you may find that you need to change the requirements for some of your classes or add a few more class types.

When adding a new class type, you'll want to set the name and upload a thumbnail image relating to the class if you have one. This image will be displayed in several places in the system making it easier for your groups to identify the classes.

Next, choose the Program Area that the class will be in and the Camper Type. For most classes, leave the camper type set to Traditional. The system requires that camper or leader class schedules only have classes of one camper type. So if this camper type is set to something else, campers won't be able to sign up for Traditional camper type classes and this class at the same time. This feature is going to be upgraded soon so please contact Tentaroo for more information if this seems like something you could use. Some camps have used this to require campers to take just first year camper classes if any of their classes are of that type. This also prevented any campers who weren't first year campers from taking one of the first year camper classes.

The next field is Requirements. You'll want to fill this field out for your class types that are merit badges and leave it empty for other class types. Each requirement listed will become a column on the corresponding instructor class roster, as well as a button to click on when entering completed requirements. However, as you can see, this class has some of the optional requirements in parenthesis. Any requirements in parenthesis will not be displayed so we recommend that you edit this list of requirements so that only the requirements you plan on teaching at the camp are listed.

For example, as this class type is setup there will be the following columns on the class roster and buttons when entering completion records: 1, 2, 3a, 3b, 3c, 4, 5, 6. If 2a and 2c are going to be taught in the class as well as 4c, 4d, and 5a, the requirements can be customized so each of those requirements gets a column. In this example, you'd want to change the requirements to be: 1, 2a, 2c, 3a, 3b, 3c, 4c, 4d, 5a, 6. With this list, you'll have the columns you need on the roster and the corresponding buttons when entering the completion status.

Finally, you'll want to enter a Description for this class. Then, click Save Class Type to save your changes.