Coaster Campout – ValleySCARE
Valleyfair – Shakopee
Information Packet Now Available on Camporee Resources Page (link below).
Park Admission $28.25* (a $53.00 Value – front gate price for All Day Saturday admission)
October 13-14, 2017
Registration is now OPEN for the Lake Minnetonka District Fall Camporee. This will be a unique, fun-filled event where your Friday evening will be spent camping at Valleyfair and your Saturday at Valleyfair! Sign up NOW to reserve your place at this one of a kind district camporee.
Friday – Lake Minnetonka District Webelos, Boy Scouts, and Venturers are welcome to camp Friday night.
Saturday – CUB SCOUTS, WEBELOS, BOY SCOUTS, VENTURERS, their FAMILIES AND FRIENDS are welcome to come out to Valleyfair on Saturday. You must pick up your Valleyfair admission by 2:00PM on Saturday at the Valleyfair Admissions building, windows 11-13.
Cub Scouts, their Families and Friends are welcome to come out on Saturday and Cub Scouts can participate in the Cub Scout version of the STEM/ NOVA program held inside the park. Starting at 7:00PM there will be special Halloween themed events for Cub Scouts.
Boy Scouts and Venturers, as an option to just coming out on Saturday, come out to Valleyfair on Friday evening and set up your tent. On Saturday morning there will be ample time to prepare your breakfast and get ready for the day. You must have your campsite packed up and loaded into your vehicle by 10:00AM. Valleyfair opens its gates at 11:00AM. There will be a STEM/ NOVA program offered at the campsite and inside the park on Saturday. Starting at 7:00PM there will be special Halloween themed events for WEBELOS, BOY SCOUTS and VENTURERS inside the park, provided by Valleyfair staff. You may stay as late as you like. The park closes at midnight. The Camporee is over when you leave the park on Saturday evening.
ValleySCARE is the upper Midwest’s largest Halloween attraction! Join Snoopy and the Peanuts gang for some not-so-scary daytime fun at The Great Pumpkin Fest. As night falls, experience tight spaces, extreme situations and unforgettable encounters designed to test the boundaries of your worst fears during Halloween Haunt!
Event Flyer Registration and Camporee Resources
Cost Per Person
- Saturday All Day Admission Ticket Only – $28.25*
- Overnight Camping (including a camporee patch – $11.00)
* Does not include a 5% processing fee.
Who would have thought you can go to an amusement park and get a scouting award? The STEM/NOVA activities will focus around the various engineering Nova Awards:
SWING! for Cub Scouts http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Swing%21
WHOOSH! for Boy Scouts http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Whoosh%21
HANG ON! for Venturing http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Hang_On%21
We will not be working on the adventure, the merit badges, or exploration requirements (requirement 2) for the awards so Scouts will need to complete those on their own. We will have videos for the reading/ video requirements though I would expect given the opportunity to ride roller coasters or watch videos, many scouts will choose the coasters, so participants may want to do some of those (requirement 1) before hand as well. We will have activities on Friday night and Saturday morning for those that campout and then more activities in the park on Saturday for those coming for just the day.
Please bring a printed copy of the appropriate workbook (from the links above) for the Nova award that you would like to work on.
Sorry, Tiger and Lion Cubs are not eligible to participate in STEM/NOVA program (BSA rules, not ours).
If you have any questions, please call us.
STEM Committee District Representative
This will be a fantastic event you won’t want to miss! Invite your Webelos to camp overnight! Perfect for LDS units!
Interim Activities Chairman
Post expires on Saturday October 14th, 2017