Scout-O-Rama Basic Booth Layout
Round-Up - May 1959, p.2
Each February, every scout in the Council took on the task of selling Scout-O-Rama tickets for one dollar each. Cubs and scouts were rewarded for ticket sales with all kinds of prizes, ranging from a colorful patch and neckerchief slide for selling one book of ten tickets; to televisions, bicycles, live puppies and vacation trips for the top ticket salesmen. Local movie stars and sports celebrities, many of whom had children in scouting and lived in Beverly Hills and other Crescent Bay Council communities, were recruited into the Scout-O-Rama further supporting the glamorous feel and general hoopla of the Scout-O-Rama events of the1950's and 1960's.
Booths were not reserved just for units. Camp Emerald Bay and Camp Wolverton each had double booths manned by the camp staffs. Training Troop 258 had a booth as did many of the other programs promoted by the Council.
Additional activities were added that included stage shows with Hollywood stars, fitness contests, movie premiers and fashion shows for the mothers. Even the swim meets that were a part of the former Camporals were incorporated into the Scout-O-Rama extravaganza.
Tens of thousands of Los Angeles area residents attended the weekend event each year and hundreds of thousands of dollars were raised in support of the scouting camps and programs of Crescent Bay Area Council.