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About the Event

Scout-O-Rama is our annual showcase open to the public to celebrate all the fun of Scouting. This year it will be full of virtual challenges and presentations!

When & Where

Our 2020 program kicks off virtually on October 10th and wraps up Oct 24th with a virtual campfire. Live events will be on Facebook.
Council Facebook

Host an activity

All Scouting Units are invited to host an amazing activity or challenge!

Register to host a virtual "booth"

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.
Unit Instructions

Sponsors & Community Partners

Connect with us on how your organization or company can support the fun

Customize your support

We work with each organization to make sure their activity or sponsorship is a good fit.
Request information

Scout-O-Rama Closing Campfire at 4 PM

Celebrate the end of our very first virtual Scout-O-Rama with a campfire full of jokes, magic, and songs! We will announce the winners at the end of the campfire!

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!

Patches now available! Orders due by October 30th.  Click here to order.


 

Escape the Great Indoors

Scout-O-Rama’s fun is at your fingertips

October 10th – October 24th

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. Sign up here.

Game will go live for warm-up missions on 9/28/2020

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 Saturday, October 24 at 12 PM 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 October 24th at 12 PM.
  • Submissions will be featured nightly on the SVMBC Facebook page for a bonus point prize as judged by the judges
  • Overall Top 1, 2, and 3 will be the highest aggregate points based on submission and judging at the end of the event.

Prizes

  • Top prize is $100 amazon gift card or any prize below.
  • Second prize is Exploding Kitten Game Pack
  • Third prize is Pandemic board game.
The top 10 teams will all receive a special blue bordered patch to recognize their success. 
 
Note: Only teams of 8 or less participants are eligible for prizes. We recommend participating as a family, den, or patrol. 

Schedule of Live Events

October 10th

Scout-O-Rama Kick-Off | 10:00 PDT

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.

Join us for a special unveiling of our Scouting on the Frontlines video.

Facebook Event

Coyote Creek Cycling Classic | 10:30 PDT

Hop on your bike and hit the trail! Join us for our distanced ride at a trail near you! Print your bib number, plot your course, and join your fellow cyclists for a fun ride. 

Ride Details | Strava Event

Cub Scout Trivia | 3 PM PDT

Pack 444 wants to know if you know your stuff! Using Kahoot, Scouts will be tested on their knowledge of Cub Scouts. If it’s in the scout book, it could be on the test!

Register

Balloon Powered Car | Open

On your mark, get set, go!  Log into our goosechase game to learn how to make and race a balloon powered car at home from Pack 165! 

GooseChase mission – Sign up here

Geocache Hunt Time Challenge | All Week

Troop 201 wants you to get ready to geocache! Your Mission is to use your orienteering skills to locate five geocaches in the shortest time, placed around Alum Rock Park in San Jose. This is a timed challenge with the top three teams winning a prize. 

Sign up for a day and start time: sign up sheet 

Detailed Instructions | Video Instructions

October 17th

Paper Plane Folding | 10 AM PDT

Join Troop 495 on an arts-and-crafts adventure through the air! Learn to fold various paper planes and spread your wings in the comfort of your own home.

Register | Facebook Event 

Pet Showcase | 12 PM PDT

Scouts and Scouters, you are invited by Troop 582 to join us for a Virtual Scout-O-Rama Pet Show! The Pet Show will be held via Zoom on Saturday, October 17th @ 12:00 p.m. Each Participant and their Pet will be assigned a 30 second time slot during the Pet Show to share their pet LIVE via Zoom. Be sure to stick around for the entire show so that you don’t miss the Awards Ceremony!

Register | Facebook Event 

JOTA/JOTI | 4 PM PDT
Jamboree on the Air/ Jamboree on the Internet. Join us to talk to Scouts around the Council! Learn about Scouting around the world, play fun games, and work on international awards!
 
 
Cobbler, Cardio, and Chit-Chat | 6 PM PDT

Join Troop 400 for LIVE cobbler making. Family friendly workout when the cobbler is cooking & Scouting experiences chit chat. Eat together when Cobbler is done! Yum!

 Facebook Event

Ice Cream in a Bag | Open
I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream! Join Troop 2163 and learn how to make this sweet treat in our goosechase app!
 
GooseChase mission – Sign up here

October 18th

Knot Tying Competition | 10 AM PDT

Are you fast at tying knots? Like really fast? Come show us your skills at Troop 606’s knot tying competition to see how really is the fastest knot maker in the council!

Register | Facebook Event 

Amazing Troop 499 Scout-o-Rama Adventure | 1 PM PDT

Do you want to put your scouting trivia to the test? 

Can you beat the best of the best in a fast-paced crossword and live kahoot competition? 

Do you want to play Pictionary?

If this sounds like you, join Troop 499’s Scout-O’-Rama event on Zoom! 

Register 

October 24th

Council Wide Campfire | 4 PM PST

Join our closing ceremonies with skits, songs, and our highlight reel of all the awesome missions completed during Scout-O-Rama!

Hope to see you at the top of the leaderboard!

Register | Facebook Event (coming soon)

Get Involved!

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.

We need help putting on this awesome event! Contact Dianne.Betz@scouting.org or call 408-638-8313 for opportunity for the day of or to join our Scout-O-Rama committee.

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!

Our Scout-O-Rama team is here to help! Contact us at scoutorama@svmbc.org

Scout-O-Rama is

Thank you to our Sponsors

San Jose Water Company

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