Scout-O-Rama Returns in May!
What is Scout-O-Rama?
Scout-O-Rama is a fun event for the whole community to showcase Scouting, get outside, and learn something new. Completely free, this 3 weekend adventure will give your family, Pack, or Troop lots of cool things to do! This event is designed with an active family in mind. Find the activities you want to do on our goosechase app and get out there!
Want to join the planning committee? Contact Dianne.Betz@Scouting.org to help shape this event.
Escape the Great Indoors
Scout-O-Rama’s fun is at your fingertips
Returns May 2021
3 weekends of fun for the full family
How it works
- Tune into live events and take the adventure with with our do at your own pace adventures in our goosechase game.
- Pick and choose what to do! Over 100 different activities to choose from.
- Mobile friendly! Download the goosechase app to have all activities on the go!
- Earn points as a family, den, or patrol in the app to compete and win prizes.
How to Access The Adventure
Download the GooseChase app at the Apple App Store or Google Play. Once downloaded, click on “Play with a New Account.” Your user name needs to be specific for the purposes of our game, so please make it as follows: yourlastnameunit#, for example ScoutT123. If you have a more common name, please add your first name as well, for example GeorgeSmithT123.
Next you’ll come to a welcome screen and hit the “Search for Games” button. In the search box, type in Scout-O-Rama, and you’ll find our game. You will need need to enter the password to access the game.
Please note: you will need to be on cell connection or wifi to post your pictures and videos.
Once you are in the game, it’ll ask you to create a team or join a team. You can create a team of up to 8 people for your family, den, or patrol. For a family please include your last name in your team name. For a patrol or den please include the unit type and number.
Once you are in the app, you can look around and play with it to get familiar. You’ll see three “missions” that you can do now, just so you can get the hang of it.
Over 100 missions will be accessible during Scout-O-Rama but not all at the same time! Make sure to follow us on facebook to know when mission drops will happen!
Have tons of fun! Experience new things! Be silly! Enjoy this time with your family and friends!
What Happens Next
You’ll have until the last day of the challenge to complete as many missions as you can!
You’ll notice on the mission that there are different point values, ranging from easy to very difficult. A leader board will automatically populate, so you’ll be able to keep track of where you are against other groups. This is a fun way to have some friendly competition with other scouts in your pack or troop and around the council!
During the event, the judges will add bonus points to those submissions they feel have gone above and beyond!
When reading a mission, take note of how to submit the content needed. It will either say, Photo Only, Video Only, Photo/Video, text, or location. You’ll need to submit your evidence accordingly.
How to Win
- Do and submit as many challenges as your family can. More challenges means more points.
- Submissions will be accepted through TBD.
- Overall Top 1, 2, and 3 will be the highest aggregate points based on submission and judging at the end of the event.
- Know a good prize you would like to see? Join our team to build the prize packages. Contact Dianne.Betz@Scouting.org to join our committtee.
- Run an awesome company that could donate a prize? Contact Dianne.Betz@Scouting.org for sponsorship opportunities.
Schedule of Live Events
Scout-O-Rama Kick-Off | TBD
Join us as we kick off the festivities! We will be live and counting down to launching our interactive GooseChase adventure to get you unplugged and outside.
Get Involved! Updated 10.25. 2020
Invite your friends and family to come to the event – It is free for everyone! Sign up here.
Units are asked to put on their thinking cap to adapt their traditional booth or create something new that will be fun and engaging for a family at home.
The goal of these activities is to be fun, easy, and get everyone up and doing something instead of staying at home in front of the computer. Please bring your creativity!
See Instruction Page for more Details
Businesses and community organizations are invited to participate with sponsorship, entertainment, prize donation, or a booth. Contact Dianne Betz for more information: Dianne.Betz@scouting.org or call 408-638-8313.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, but you will no longer be eligible for any of the prizes. All the glory is still available.
See our Unit Instruction Page for more details and instructions for your activity. Remember we want all materials by Oct 1st.
No, it is an app that will need to be downloaded to access the fun!
Of course! This event is open to all families who want to participate and have some fun!