Plan your next Team Building Event at Scooter’s Jungle

Team building events have become an essential part of creating a productive workplace, benefiting all types of businesses operating within a corporate or retail environment.  They’re a great way for managers and business owners to build rapport with their team and raise morale within the workplace.  Scooter’s Jungle is proud to host many of these team building events, where co-workers can transcend the hierarchy of the workplace and employers can reward their employees who contribute to their company’s success.  With locations in Aliso Viejo, El Segundo, Placentia, Simi Valley and Valencia, your neighborhood Scooter’s Jungle offers 100% private parties all day, everyday.

Whether you’re organizing a team vs team event or just want to have fun, Scooter’s Jungle has the equipment, locale and amenities to make your team builder a success.  We can even customize your team builder’s activities based upon your specific products/services, focusing the theme on a team building exercise that you would like to emphasize.  You’re also free to keep it simple and just let everyone play then enjoy our homemade fresh pizza (made-to-deliver in our Placentia location) or have your favorite caterer provide food for your event.

For team building events, Scooter’s Jungle is the private party specialist.  To book, just call one of our professional event planners and let us do ALL the planning for you so you can ENJOY your team building event!  Ask about team discounts on weekday parties!

The Ultimate Arena is usually ideal for team building event needs and includes a variety of cool rides such as:  HUGE slide, challenging obstacle course for team relay races, a sports court (the highlight of most of our team building events), Ping Pong, Air Hockey and a Superball room or enclosed game room (arenas vary per location).  More enjoyable activities include bouncy basketball, tug of war and hand scooter races–Scooter’s Jungle is your “one stop” destination for a memorable event that your staff will not soon forget.

Our tropical custom-made inflatables and attractions are designed for high volume, indoor use and are suitable for groups of all ages. Each inflatable is put through rigorous testing before being released to any Scooter’s Jungle location. We anchor each inflatable to the floor and/or wall to provide extra stability. We have a daily/weekly/monthly cleaning schedule that keeps our facilities and equipment clean and fresh. Plus, our inflatables and attractions have a routine inspection plan for any ongoing maintenance needs.

We know you’ll enjoy sliding down the tallest and longest inflatable slides around or zip-lining through our inflatable jungle.  Next, move into the dining room and enjoy a traditional pepperoni or cheese pizza or one of our adult-friendly specialty pizzas like BBQ Chicken, Garlic Chicken, Hawaiian Pineapple and more!

We’re confident that your work group will thoroughly enjoy their next team builder and we’d like to help you get started planning out your event.  Contact one of our party planning specialists today for a rewarding adventure that your staff will love.

“Individual commitment to a group effort–that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” –Vince Lombardi

The Top 5 Reasons Scooter’s Jungle is the Best Place for Your Child’s Next Birthday Party

For all you busy parents: How many times have you found yourself scrambling for party ideas, searching through a list of birthday party places for some direction?

Scooter’s Jungle is the ultimate indoor playground.  Here are the top 5 reasons Scooter’s is the best place for your child’s next birthday.

1. Location.

Scooter’s Jungle is just around the corner with several locations, conveniently located throughout Orange County, Ventura County, and Los Angeles County. Our Scooter’s Jungle locations are in El Segundo, Placentia , Simi Valley and Valencia.

2. Pizza.

No birthday party is complete without it and we make it fresh in our certified kitchens. Be sure to try our delicious specialties for the adults…BBQ Chicken, Garlic Chicken, Hawaiian Pineapple and more! *fresh pizza made in house at all locations except for Placentia where it is delivered to order for your convenience.

3. It’s safe.

Our staff is fully involved in activities and they provide total quality service.  Our indoor inflatables provide a safely padded environment for kids of all ages.

4. It’s FUN, FUN, FUN!

Scooter’s Jungle is home to the tallest and longest indoor inflatable slides.  Your kids will be jumping, swinging, climbing and sliding through our safe, clean and creative environment.

5. Excellent Event Venue & Service

Planning a party can be a big undertaking for any parent.  Let Scooter’s experienced party planners help you plan the perfect party.  From food to goody bags to last minute plush gifts, we know how to make your party a complete success!

For further questions and open play information please visit us at scooter.coalitionteam.com.

Healthy School Fundraiser Ideas

– Campus Bake Sales, a primary source of school fundraisers, are facing a major challenge when kids return to school this fall.

– The 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA), championed by First Lady Michelle Obama, changed the nutrition standards of more than 30 million kids.

– These standards were applied to vending machines, snack carts as well as to school fundraisers.

– States were given the option to determine how many “bake sale” fundraisers would be allowed that did not meet the accepted nutritional standards.

What should the PTA for elementary aged kids do? Searching for a local recreation fitness place that encourages parents and children to have fun together is a great way in keeping kids healthy and physically fit. Scooter’s Jungle offers fundraisers that meet the nutritional standards as set forth in the HHFKA legislation. Check it out at our website and ask our local management how we can make your next fundraiser worry-free, healthy and FUN.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY! How do I say?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Since we’re celebrating our tenth anniversary, and Scooter LOVES to celebrate birthdays, we thought it would be fun to look up how to wish someone a happy birthday in other languages.  So, here are some ways to say words of cheer for a birthday celebration.  Maybe you have someone special in your life who would appreciate hearing those joyful words in their native tongue.

Spanish – “Feliz Cumpleaños!”

  • Pronounced:  fuh-leez coomplee-anyos

Chinese (Cantonese) – “Sun Yat Fai Lok!”

  • Pronounced:  sàang yaht faai lohk

Italian – “Buon Compleanno!”

  • Pronounced:  bwohn com-play-ah-no

Japanese – “O-tanjoubi  omedetou gozaimasu!”

  • Pronounced:  oh tan jo bee oh meh deh toe go zha ee mas

Tagalog – “Maligayang Bati sa iyong kaarawan!”

  • Pronounced:  mah lee guy yong bah tee sah eeyong kah ah da wan

French – “Joyeux Anniversaire!”

  • Pronounced:  zhwa-yeuz ah-nee-vair-SAIR

Vietnamese – “Chuc Mung Sinh Nhat!”

  • Pronounced:  jook mung shin nyaht

German – “Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!”

  • Pronounced:  ah lays gootah zoom gehboorst tahg

Korean – “Saengil chukha Hamnida!”

  • Pronounced:  Sen hill chook kah hahm nee dah

Russian – “S dniom razhdjenia!”

  • Pronounced:  suh din yome rohz deen yeh

Hawaiian – “Hau’oli la hanau!”

  • Pronounced:  how oh lee lah hah now

Farsi – “Tavalodet Mobarek!”

  • Pronounced:  tah vah loo det moo bah rek

Irish (Gaelic) – “Lá breithe sona duit!”

  • Pronounced: law bre-heh hunn-ah dwitch

If you can’t find one you’re looking for on our list, here’s a great website that lists birthday greetings in many different languages and dialects.

https://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/birthday.htm

How much fun is that?  Do you have a favorite?

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.

Entrepreneur’s Annual Franchise 500®

birthday party venues for boysEach year, Entrepreneur magazine compiles its annual Franchise 500® listings.   We’re pleased to appear in their Franchise 500® 2013 Directory which can be found in the January issue, out now.  Check us out on page 172.

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.

Spotlight On: Katherine Simmons, Manager at Scooter’s Jungle – Aliso Viejo

If you look up the definition of “exhuberant” in the dictionary, I am quite sure that you will see the lovely face of Katherine Simmons smiling back at you. For if ever there existed the personification of “effusively and almost uninhibitedly enthusiastic,” it would, indeed, be she. It’s almost as if Messrs. Merriam and Webster knew her personally.

I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with Katherine for the past month, and I can honestly say that not only is the relationship between this astonishing young woman and Scooter’s Jungle a mutual admiration society, it is truly a sight to behold. Katherine absolutely loves her job. In our society, where it is quite common for the younger generation to switch jobs every few years, I found it refreshing that someone so young had such a record of employment longevity. It isn’t often you hear that someone absolutely adores what they do and the company they do it for. That is a trait that I learned very quickly was not uncommon at Scooter’s Jungle. Like Katherine, many of the amazing staff have been here for a while, and WANT to stay. “We’re a family.”

Katherine joined the Scooter’s Jungle family in her sophomore year of high school. She went on from high school to attend Colorado State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial Organizational Psychology. She puts that degree to effective use in her work and agrees that Scooter’s Jungle was definitely on her mind when in pursuit of her educational goals. “I knew I wanted to work with kids. I also knew that I wanted to work with a company that centered around kids.”

When asked how long she’d been with Scooter’s Jungle, she flashed one of her winning smiles and proudly proclaimed; “Eight and a half years!” I asked her what it is about Scooter’s Jungle that she loves and what is it that’s kept her here? Without a hint of hesitation, that brilliant smile lit up her face and quite matter-of-factly, she explained to me that it’s one of her goals in life to put smiles on people’s faces. That, she feels, is also the goal of Scooter’s Jungle and the reason she’s found a home here; a home that she sees herself in not just now but in the future as well. “As Scooter’s Jungle grows, I hope to grow with them. It’s a happy, friendly environment that also allows parents to be kids.”

If motivational companies ever needed a spokesperson, they need not look much further than Katherine. She is a powerhouse of efficiency who runs the Aliso Viejo location with a confidence and maturity that belies her “just turned 23” years. She is modestly self-effacing, jokingly pointing out that she knows she has tendencies toward OCD as she deals with minute details, but she always wants to set her staff up to succeed.

She feels that being the youngest of seven has helped her to be outgoing or in her words; “loud.” “I had to be loud to be heard.” Luckily, that’s a benefit here. In her free time, Katherine enjoys “hanging out” with friends, family and her significant other of 4-1/2 years, Anthony. But mostly, she loves making people smile, and I have to say, she’s pretty good at it.

Party facility is a real jungle gym

Scooter’s Jungle in Aliso Viejo gives kids and parents the chance to be wild.

By AMANDA PAZORNIK / The Orange County Register

Sharon and Scott Diener live their lives in a jungle – or at least it feels that way sometimes.

The pair owns Scooter’s Jungle, a facility filled with a huge inflatable slide, a tropical bounce house, a rope swing and more for kids and adults.

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