The Importance of Play & Exercise – Scooter Style!

Maria Montessori, the Italian physician, educator, and noted humanitarian, said it best; “Play IS the work of children.” As adults, we sometimes forget that play is how children learn to process life. From the smallest details, like noticing colors and sounds, to bigger life lessons like fair play, and getting along with others.

Exercise is an important part of play and serves to nourish the health of the growing body. Encouraging play and exercise while our kids are young will set the pace of how they may continue to nurture their bodies and minds as they move into adolescence and adulthood.

“Healthy body, healthy mind” is a good life motto to adopt and one that can serve us well. This is as important to adults as it is to children. Play and exercise go hand in hand in fostering creativity and imagination. Sometimes, it’s good for grown-ups to take a step back from the “busy-ness” of everyday life, and play, like a kid, with their children.

One of the greatest perks of being an “observer” at Scooter’s Jungle is that it’s not very long before you’re no longer an observer, but an active participant. The sideline benches don’t stay warm very long, because Mom and Dad are encouraged….no, it’s more like the kid inside Mom and Dad comes alive…and they just can’t help but get up and play. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing those smiles on children’s faces when their parents get up and join them. Great exercise, great fun, great memories. Families who play together, stay together! That’s why we love weekly Open Play times at Scooter’s Jungle. Play may be the work of children, but grown-ups can learn a lot from it too. Come play in the Jungle and get your daily exercise dose while you’re at it!

About Scooter’s Jungle:

Scooter’s Jungle is your neighborhood destination for private family fun in a safe, clean and active tropical-themed setting. Our award-winning facility offers worry-free birthday parties, open play, school fundraisers, team events, and fresh homemade pizza. Plus, our perfectly-sized equipment allows kids and parents to play together creating an active, memorable, and fun-filled experience where everyone is treated like jungle royalty.

Scooter’s Jungle Helps Make 2013 “Worry-Free”

Scooter’s Jungle is known for many things. It is a place to play; a place for family fun and wild adventures; and even a company that offers entrepreneurs the ability to open a franchise that truly focuses on providing adults and children a wealth of great days! Therefore, it is no surprise to learn that the mission of Scooter’s Jungle is all about providing the best family fun possible by staying far ahead of the competition.

As any parent knows, a birthday party, a celebration or event for a child that comes around once in a lifetime – everything that has to do with the ‘bright side of life’ – needs a location they can rely on and trust to be the best. Scooter’s Jungle has made a name for themselves by proving to everyone that they are just that, and so much more. They are THE ‘neighborhood’ destination for private family engagements and celebrations where everything is literally “worry-free.” In a world that is full of parental worries, it is an absolute joy to be able to bring your child to a fun, safe, clean environment where they can be creative, engage their minds and have an absolute ball.

Not to mention, when it comes to the adults in the picture, the joyous environment of Scooter’s Jungle  literally brings them back to a time of peace, where all that was needed in order to make life perfect was having fun. It’s not just the children that will be awed by the huge, custom-made inflatable jumpers, and the tallest and longest indoor inflatable slides in the nation. And when you talk about incredible themes – Scooter’s is extremely deserving of all the awards they’ve won for their unforgettable tropical-themed facilities that offer the best equipment for each and every member of their “Jungle Royal Family.”

Scooter’s is not just about private events, like birthday parties and school team gatherings; they also offer open play to everyone who wishes to have a wild time while enjoying the free table games, losing themselves in the Imagination Zone and listening to the state-of-the-art music system that enhances the excitement even more, making every visit to the ‘Jungle’ a huge success!

Now when it comes to the business side of things, the reports, studies, surveys – every outlook that has been offered to the businessperson for the New Year states that the biggest business trend in 2013 will be franchising. More and more people are scrambling to find the perfect niche where they can become their own boss by operating a franchise they truly believe in. Well, not only has Scooter’s become the most recognized and beloved place for family fun, but they also have a proven marketing and operations plan in place so that franchisees can be hugely successful.

This is an efficient, well-organized business that caters to the customer. Scooter’s knows how to handle each and every detail from start to finish; they know how to make their advertising work, how to train franchisees to be the ‘best of the best,’ and hire the most responsible and friendly ‘crew’ that’s made up of extremely attentive people who know how to gift parents with that completely “worry-free” experience!

It is no wonder, considering the fact that Scooter’s Jungle is the consistent winner of the local SoCal awards for ‘best party place,’ that they are also a top pick when it comes to being utilized as a television and movie location. From the Discovery Channel to MTV to Bravo, their unique Southern California filming venue has everything from ample parking to awesome attractions, and is even ‘THE’ place to hold the coolest Wrap Party ever seen when the shoot comes to an end.

Scooter’s Jungle locations are found all over Southern California (Aliso Viejo, El Segundo, Placentia, Simi Valley and Valencia) with even more locations to come, considering the fact that they have become a ‘top pick’ for the franchise community. And talk about referrals! This is one company that can boast the fact that their customers rave about them on all levels. And the customers prove their love by returning again and again and referring all of their family and friends to the most incredible ‘jungle’ in the United States.

The theory of “worry-free” anything is hard to believe during this time period, but when it comes to this particular company, Scooter’s not only says they offer “worry-free” entertaining – they deliver! From the invitation to hosting the perfect event, all the way to the thank you notes, they’ve got it covered. It also helps that they offer ALL of these services at a value that you will not believe! Yet another reason for the entrepreneur to head straight to their website in order to get that franchise kit immediately.

While the parent and child are increasing their happy memories, a franchisee can grab hold of this opportunity and increase their income, improve their life and finally find a business that offers both profit and fun – a business they can be proud to own.

Seeing as that we are also talking about a recession-resistant industry with a literal ‘road map’ to success for any potential franchisee, it’s nice to know that Scooter’s Jungle is now awarding qualified candidates the opportunity to build these incredible entertainment centers.

In the end, Scooter’s Jungle IS “worry-free” in a great many ways. For the parents out there who wish to give their children a wealth of fun-filled days to the franchisee who is struggling to find the industry that is right for them – Scooter’s Jungle is the ultimate gift!

About Scooter’s Jungle:

Scooter’s Jungle is your neighborhood destination for private family fun in a safe, clean and active tropical-themed setting. Our award-winning facility offers worry-free birthday parties, open play, school fundraisers, team events, and fresh homemade pizza. Plus, our perfectly-sized equipment allows kids and parents to play together creating an active, memorable, and fun-filled experience where everyone is treated like jungle royalty.

A Fun Way to Fundraise

In today’s economic times, fundraising is more important than ever. But the fundraising options out there are pretty tired – how many rolls of gift wrap or candy bars does a person really need? Why not try something that puts the “fun” in fundraiser – an event at Scooter’s Jungle.

Scooter’s Jungle has a fundraising program that has raised thousands of dollars for local schools and organizations.  The Valencia location alone has raised more than $40,000 in the past four years.

Setting up a fundraiser at Scooter’s Jungle is easy.  Simply call and schedule an event and sell tickets, both advance and at the door. Your organization then gets a percentage of those proceeds (50% of pre-sales and 30% of day-of sales). Additionally, Scooter’s Jungle discounts pizza for the event, and the organization gets a percentage of those profits ($12/pizza), plus all profits for any other food it chooses to sell on site, such as baked goods or drinks.  Each school needs to provide at least six but up to 10 volunteers for the night of the event to check in pre-sold tickets, collect funds for “night of” purchases, sell the pizza and clean up the pizza area. Two volunteers will also be needed to help Scooter’s Jungle staff supervise the play arena.

It’s a no-brainer! Instead of going door-to-door, get your friends, family and community together for a fun event that benefits your cause.

Scooter’s Jungle’s Fundraising Program:  Any community organization including local schools, sports teams and others can participate.  Simply schedule an event at Scooter’s Jungle and sell tickets, both advance and at the door. The organization then gets a percentage of those proceeds.  Additionally, Scooter’s Jungle discounts pizza for the event, and the organization gets a percentage of those profits, plus all profits for any other food it chooses to sell on site, such as baked goods or drinks.  Scooter’s Jungle has helped to raise thousands of dollars for community schools and organizations.  For more information, log on to http://scooter.coalitionteam.com

About Scooter’s Jungle:

Scooter’s Jungle is your neighborhood destination for private family fun in a safe, clean and active tropical-themed setting. Our award-winning facility offers worry-free birthday parties, open play, school fundraisers, team events, and fresh homemade pizza. Plus, our perfectly-sized equipment allows kids and parents to play together creating an active, memorable, and fun-filled experience where everyone is treated like jungle royalty.

Why Scooter’s Jungle is FUN for Parents Too!

As a mom, I know that when kids birthday party time rolls around, I start to get a little nervous. It’s not that I don’t love celebrating the natal anniversaries of each of my delightful offspring, or seeing the joy in their faces on that one day the world revolves around them. It’s the work. All that planning, all the shopping for party favors, food and all the fussing are enough to give even the most organized parent a panic attack. And that doesn’t even include the day of the party. The prep, the decorating, the game planning, the food…OY! I’m exhausted already.

Which is why when I heard that most magical of phrases coming out of a mom’s mouth after hosting her daughter’s birthday party at Scooter’s Jungle; “I didn’t lift a finger. They did all the work.” My attention was fully and completely hers. And she wasn’t the first, or the only to sing these praises. I heard over and over again words that only a parent could love. Words like; “We really didn’t have to do anything but enjoy ourselves.” Wait, what? Enjoy myself? Sounds fabulous! Please continue. “Yep. We played with the kids. We slid on the slide. We went through the obstacle course. Their awesome event staff played with the kids, and when the staff ran games, we played along. We even had a chance to visit with our friends. It was awesome!” Well yeah, that sounds awesome, but you had to share the room with other people right? “Oh no! We had the room to ourselves. It was our own private space for the duration of our party.” Okay, that’s great. But what about food, drinks, all that stuff? You had to set up and serve, right? “Nope, their staff did it all. They unloaded my car, they greeted our guests, they checked in the gifts…which made thank you notes later a breeze…they set up the cake and dining room, they even served all the food and drinks to the kids.” This is incredible. I’m sold. But wait! What about clean-up? I have to do that, right? “Absolutely not. They do that too. AND, they’ll help you load your car after the party too.”

Am I dreaming? Is there such a party nirvana that will take the stress out of my childrens birthday party world? Yes there is. The best part is, though it’s an awesome party venue, Scooter’s Jungle is much more. They have Open Play for Toddlers and for All Ages, they’ll help you plan and run fundraisers, and it’s a great place for kids to burn off some of that extra steam.

I heard nothing but glowing reviews about their cleanliness, their diligence with safety, their amazing and helpful staff. But what really made it all so great was seeing the smiles on parent’s faces and hearing them say; “I really had fun. It was good to play and feel like a kid again.” All this and more puts Scooter’s Jungle at the top of my “Parent’s Best Friend” list. Do parents love Scooter’s Jungle? Do monkeys peel their bananas from the bottom? Why yes, yes they do!

About Scooter’s Jungle:

Scooter’s Jungle is your neighborhood destination for private family fun in a safe, clean and active tropical-themed setting. Our award-winning facility offers worry-free birthday parties, open play, school fundraisers, team events, and fresh homemade pizza. Plus, our perfectly-sized equipment allows kids and parents to play together creating an active, memorable, and fun-filled experience where everyone is treated like jungle royalty.

Hottest Sectors for Franchising

Entrepreneur magazine recently covered the “hottest sectors for franchising.” Included on their list is a range of categories from fitness to hotels and motels, but most interesting to us is the “miscellaneous children’s businesses” sector, in which Scooter’s Jungle is listed.

“Year after year, franchises based around kids perform well while those in other industries struggle. The reason? In lean times consumers tend to cut down on spending for themselves rather than for their dependents” as stated by Entrepreneur Magazine.

Have you ever thought about getting involved in a franchise? Scooter’s Jungle has an entire website dedicated to the franchise where you can learn more about becoming an owner and download a franchise kit with more information.  Check it out here.

About Scooter’s Jungle:

Scooter’s Jungle is your neighborhood destination for private family fun in a safe, clean and active tropical-themed setting. Our award-winning facility offers worry-free birthday parties, open play, school fundraisers, team events, and fresh homemade pizza. Plus, our perfectly-sized equipment allows kids and parents to play together creating an active, memorable, and fun-filled experience where everyone is treated like jungle royalty.