SCOUT-O-RAMA 2013 OFFERS MORE THAN 250 FUN-FILLED FAMILY ACTIVITIES

For Orange County Residents of All Ages, Event Features the Vans® Skate Team, Medieval Times® Jousting Tournaments and Dozens of Outdoor Activities

SANTA ANA, Calif. (May 7, 2013) – This weekend, the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America (OCBSA) will host its annual Scout-O-Rama event on Saturday, May 11 at the Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, Calif. from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Open to people of all ages, Scout-O-Rama offers families a fun?filled day with more than 250 exciting exhibits, outdoor competitions and live demonstrations.

“For more than 40 years, Scout-O-Rama has been a hallmark event in Orange County, and this year’s program promises to be a memorable one,” said Jeff Herrmann, president and scout executive for the OCBSA. “The event highlights the core values and skills of Scouting in a fun manner that is open to the entire community.”

Scout-O-Rama events include Explorer demonstrations, canoe racing, rock wall climbing, wooden derby-car racing and informational booths about Scouting and its many lifetime-learning programs. A must-see activity at the event is The Vans® Skate Team, showing off exciting stunts all day, and the Medieval Times® kings competing in thrilling jousting tournaments. More than 25,000 people attended the event in 2012.

“The motto of the event is ‘A Day of Doing It Yourself,’ which is meant to highlight all of the experiential outdoor activities that kids and their families can enjoy throughout the day,” said John Lerch, Scout-O-Rama co-chair. “For Scouts, the best way to find out what you do best is to do it, and that doing is the focus of Scout-O-Rama.”
SOR Medieval Times Demo
For more information about Scout-O-Rama:
Tickets can be purchased ($10/per family) from a Boy Scout, at the box office on the day of the event or by contacting the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America at 714.546.4990.

About The Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America:
The Orange County Council is one of the largest youth-serving agencies in the county serving more than 30,000 youth with educational programs that instill values, develop social and leadership skills, and promotes physical fitness and environmental awareness. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.