What is a Scout-O-Rama?

Fun for the whole family!  For Scouts and non-Scouts alike!
A Scout-O-Rama is a huge, interactive, hands-on "Scouting Experience" where individual Scouting units — Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops and Venture Crews — create and operate a display "booth" to give the general public a sense of the excitement and adventure of Scouting. Units develop the idea for a hands-on activity that would give visitors a chance to actually "do" Scouting — whether it be learning how to make ice cream in coffee cans, climbing over a lashed rope monkey bridge or finding out more about how to cook a meal using no pots or pans. All this, and so much more, could be the focus of a unit's Scout-O-Rama display booth.

What Should Our Unit Do At Scout-O-Rama?

The sky's the limit as to what your unit does as your interactive, hands-on activity during Scout-O-Rama – but, remember, make it something that youth, age 6 to 20, and their families would want to do, and probably could not do, except at Scout-O-Rama.

Who Participated in Scout-O-Rama 2018?  60 Units!

The following Scout units and others had a display booth at Scout-O-Rama 2018!

  Unit# City Booth Idea Conf?
1 Troop 307 Tacoma Pioneering - Signal Tower Yes
2 Pack 27 Fox Island Cave Exploratorium Yes
3 Troop 27 Fox Island Cave Exploratorium Yes
4 Pack 621 Graham STEM/NOVA - Technology/Engineering - DaVinci Bridge Yes
5 Troop 224 Tacoma Friendship/Survival Bracelets and Lanyard Mania Yes
6 Crew 9033 - Tylene Byrd Olympia Council Climbing Wall, Cub Resident Camps & Family Camps Yes
7 Camp Thunderbird - Bob Marlatt Olympia Camp Information & Strategic Plan Yes
8 Troop 525 Edgewood Snow Caving Demo & Klondike Sled Yes
9 Council Commissioners - John Allen Tacoma Council Commissioner's Coffee - Info Booth Yes
10 Scouting Alumni & NESA Tacoma NESA & Alumni Information Booth Yes
11 William Rogers Tacoma Chess Merit Badge Gaming Area Yes
12 Pack 32 Tacoma Paracord craft Yes
13 Troop 29 Tacoma Astronomy, with a 20 ft tall Rocket and Planetarium Yes
14 Pack 692 Puyallup Leather stamping and craft skills Yes
15 Troop 692 Puyallup Paracord Bracelets Yes
16 Crew 692 Puyallup Outdoor adventure & Camp Curran Promotion Yes
17 Troop 62/Crew 62 JBLM Pioneering: Friction Bridge Yes
18 Troop 472 Dupont Campsite Safety - First Aid Demonstration Yes
19 Troop 555 Tacoma Nail Stacking Challenge Yes
20 Crew 643 Yelm Face Painting Yes
21 Pack 222 Olalla Games Yes
22 Pack 444 Spanaway Rain Gutter Regatta Boat Racing Yes
23 Troop 71 Steilacoom Kayaking in the Puget Sound, Axes, Block & Tackle demo Yes
24 OA Trading Post Tacoma Nisqually Lodge Trading post Yes
25 Nisqually Lodge Order of the Arrow Tacoma OA Information Booth Yes
26 Crew 216 Tacoma Paracord Emergency Bracelets & Venturing Information Yes
27 Troop 148 University Place Outdoor model camp & cooking demonstration Yes
28 Troop 216 Gig Harbor CPR Training Yes
29 Amanda Lafferty & Commissioner Staff Tacoma Girls in Scouting and the Family Scouting program Yes
30 Michael Farnum Tacoma PLU Admissions/ Military Outreach Yes
31 John Strand Kingston 4th US Infantry Civil War Reenacting Unit Camp Yes
32 Steve Wark Chehalis Longest Pinewood Derby track in Washington State Yes
33 Troop DXVI Puyallup Visual Scout Skills Yes
34 Timberline District (Lesa LeDuc) Chehalis Animal Track Identification Yes
35 Troop 172 Puyallup Klondike Derby Sled & Info Yes
36 Pack 305 Federal Way Horse Roping Game Yes
37 Troop 336 Federal Way Model Campsite Backpacking Tips - Mini Trebuchet Yes
38 Wild Waves Federal Way Theme Park Pass Raffle Yes
39 Al Plank Tacoma Giant Jenga Game Yes
40 Kevin Rudesill Olympia Patch Collection Yes
41 Candy Fauson Olympia Council Training Information Yes
42 Troop 9048 Olympia Knot Gauntlet -Teaching knot tying skills - Mini Hourglass Tower Yes
43 Pack 526 Edgewood Paracord Men Yes
44 Steve Wark Centralia Woodbadge Course Information Yes
45 Troop 294 Fircrest Pioneering - Monkey Bridge Yes
46 Tacoma Scout Shop Tacoma Camping Gear, Scout Supplies Yes
47 Carla Richards Tacoma Scouting with DisAbilities Yes
48 Timberline District (Al Plank) Rochester Scouting at Timberline District - Hot Isotope Game Yes
49 DeeAna Huffman Spanaway Youth Protection Training/Woodbadge Reunion Yes
50 Rick Anderson/Carla Richards Tacoma Magic Tricks Yes
51 Crew 81 - John Decker Edgewood NYLT Promotion Yes
52 Tacoma Rainiers Baseball Tacoma Scout Night @ Cheney Stadium - Rhubarb the Reindeer - Baseball Ticket Giveaway Yes
53 Hot Dogs & Concessions Tacoma District Executive Staff Yes
54 Day Camp Staff Tacoma Day Camp Program Yes
55 OA Staff Tacoma Rocking Disc Game Yes
56 Scout-O-Rama Shop Tumwater Patches, mugs & souvenirs Yes
57 France Bega Tacoma World Scout Jamboree Yes
58 Fred Claridge Edgewood Uniform Bank Yes
59 Pack 27 Fox Island Ping Pong Catapult Game Yes
60 Larry Bentz/NW Dutch Oven Cooking Tacoma Dutch Oven cooking demo Yes

Here are Some Other Ideas:

(Actual activities will be announced as units sign up.  These are representative examples)

Rope monkey bridge Lashing a signal tower Fire bucket relay
Raingutter Regatta racing Cubmobile building Coffee Can Ice Cream
Knots Demonstrate proper backpack techniques Fishing
First Aid Dutch Oven Cooking Fingerprinting
Signaling Face Painting Native American Art
Cycling Caving Crafts
Leatherworking Utensil-less Cooking Backpacking
Skateboarding Leave No Trace Camping High Adventure
Play chess Flag pole lashing and raising Heritage hike
Demonstrate safe kayak usage Conduct a blind hike Plant seedlings
Host a knot tying relay Organize a string burning contest Remote clove hitch tying
Topographic map reading Map reading demonstration Flag folding demonstration
Rocketry demonstration Utensil-less cooking demonstration Fly fishing demonstration
Historic trail hike Signaling demonstration Foil Pack Cooking demonstration
Disability Awareness trail Wheel chair basketball First Aid Demonstration
Water rocket demonstration Stack the nails game Leave no trace demonstration
COPE games Bicycle safety Lashing demonstration
Reel fishing demonstration Casting games Drug awareness display
Orienteering trail Geo-caching Pinewood Derby
Tracing demonstration Winter Camping demonstration Ice safety/Rescue demonstration
Make a kite Make a dipped candle Make a tin craft
Make a pinwheel Make a windsock Make a Paper airplane
Make a miniature hang glider Make a sand candle Make potato prints
Make a molded candle Make a sand candles Make a neckerchief slide
Make a first aid kit neckerchief Space derby Make a bee feeder
Make a pinhole planetarium Simple telegraph Make a sundial
Bicycle safety inspection Bicycle safety course Paper cone derby
Teeterboard jousting Turtle Race Make a bird feeder
Make a bird caller Make a fire starter Make a buddy burner
Make a charcoal chimney Make hand puppets Tangram puzzle
Make a tin can stove Strap and button puzzle Make a leaf rubbing
Yoke puzzle Raingutter regatta Organize disabilities awareness
Build a set of book ends Make a recipe card holder Build and demonstrate a windlass
Plant a seed Do feats of skill Demonstrate proper flag usage
Play more games Demonstrate a secret code Demonstrate sign language
Build your own ring toss Play marbles Build a paper bag kite
Identify local birds Build outdoor bowling lanes Repair a leaky faucet
Make a plaster cast Build a monkey bridge Make a miniature golf course
Fold a paper hat Earn the whittling chip card Make your own rope
Build model bridges Make an electric bell ring Make a working electromagnet
Set up a tent Demonstrate measuring heights Lash together a tower
Set up a backyard gym Build a marshmallow catapult Build a water scope
Practice CPR Set up a simple compass game Demonstrate finding directions
Demonstrate measuring widths Identify local plants and animals Build a monkey bridge
Demonstrate how to lash Set up a model campsite Demonstrate safe rowboat usage

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