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Scout-O-Rama is May 16th

This Saturday thousands of people will gather for Scout-O-Rama, the annual Cub Scout / Boy Scout show for Orange County.  The main attraction here is the booths run by local packs and troops.  Each booth has something fun for visitors to do, and they’re free. Some of the activities available at these booths are:

  • slingshot1Crossing a rope bridge
  • Bottle rockets
  • Learning about rocks (and earning a beltloop for it)
  • Cooking a biscuit on a stick over a fire
  • Sampling a Dutch oven desert
  • Racing a Pinewood Derby car
  • Obstacle course
  • Slingshots

The list goes on. Each pack or troop comes up with idea, puts it together and works at the booth during the event for service hours.  Many groups present a different booth each year. There are plenty of booths available to keep your family busy for hours, and you probably still won’t get to all of them.

You don’t have to be a Cub Scout or Boy Scout to enjoy the festivities.  Most people bring the whole family and the siblings of scouts have a great time too.  Of course if you’re considering joining scouts, this is a good place to check it out.

There will also be a booth to learn about and sign up for Cub Scout Daycamp. For the camps that take place early in the summer, Scout-O-Rama is your last chance to sign up.


A Scout-O-Rama ticket costs $10 and admits the whole family.  It comes in a booklet along with a $10 Ralphs Grocery Store coupon, so if you use the coupon the admission ticket is essentially free.  You can get a ticket booklet from scouts, who are selling them as a fundraiser. If you don’t get one, you can pay $10 at the gate, but I don’t know if you’ll get the coupon booklet.  Parking will cost $5.  Food is available for purchase inside Scout-O-Rama, so if you plan to eat there, bring money for food.  Rumor has it that there’s no cell phone reception at the park, so plan accordingly.

Time and Location

Scout-O-Rama takes place 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday, May 16th at Oak Canyon Park (5305 Santiago Canyon Drive, Silverado, CA 92676).