ScoutarooZine

an activity zine for adventurous kids and kids-at-heart

Santa Cruz, California · 263 Sales

ScoutarooZine

an activity zine for adventurous kids and kids-at-heart

Santa Cruz, California 263 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(76)

Announcement   Each issue of Scoutaroo is completely hand-drawn, printed locally, and made with love. 👧🏻👦🏾 Subscribe monthly at Patreon.com/ScoutarooZine!

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Last updated on Jun 2, 2018

Each issue of Scoutaroo is completely hand-drawn, printed locally, and made with love. 👧🏻👦🏾 Subscribe monthly at Patreon.com/ScoutarooZine!

Ciara Kay Barsotti

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Ciara Kay Barsotti

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Switching gears for Scoutaroo! lower_left_crayon I’ve taken my love of activity books, nature, art, and kid stuff and combined it all in a hand drawn activity zine for kids and kids-at-heart! Subscription bundles coming soon...

About

Hand-drawn + Designed with Kids in Mind

> What is Scoutaroo?

Scoutaroo is a self-published activity book that is completely hand-drawn by me. I'm inspired by the things I loved as a child and by the sense of curiosity and desire to explore that all children share. It's my hope that Scoutaroo fosters that creative exploration to help children learn and grow.

Each issue has a theme; all of the activities in every issue are adapted to that theme, and there are several fun facts found throughout every zine which kids can use to decode the secret password to gain access to the clubhouse, where they can find bonus content, answers, and more!

> Who are you?

My name is Ciara Barsotti. I'm an artist living in the Bay Area who has always loved kid stuff and activity books. My husband and I don't have any kids... yet. But we have nieces and nephews who are a constant source of inspiration and imagination. You can check out my art over on my other Etsy shop: http://www.ciarabarsottiart.etsy.com

> How It All Started

The idea for Scoutaroo started way back when my mom was a kid... she would make "magazines" for her kid sister, releasing new issues full of hilarious and fun activities which kept them both entertained. Fortunately for all of us, she saved every single one, and shared them with me when I was little. I was captivated. I started making them for my little brother, and then when he grew out of it, for my little cousins. Now, I'm making Scoutaroo for everyone!

Shop members

  • Ciara Kay Barsotti

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Artist

    I'm an artist/maker living on the California coast with my husband. My favorite activities are mazes and hidden pictures and I love to have a hot cuppa tea or coffee while I draw the pages of Scoutaroo, I'm not picky!

Production partners

  • University Copy

    Santa Cruz, CA

    This is where I have each zine and product I design printed and stapled.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 3, 2018
Welcome to the Scoutaroo Zine Etsy Shop! Since I was a kid I've been making these activity books, and I am so excited to share them with you and your kids!

"Business days" are Monday through Saturday. I will respond to all questions and orders in the mornings and evenings on those days!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Cancellations on subscriptions can be made before the first of the following month, at which point you will stop receiving your subscription and will be refunded for the unused months.

Cancellations on single issues or other products can be made within 24 hours OR before the item ships. I can sometimes get an item shipped within just a few hours, so it is best to make sure you want the item before you purchase it!

I do not accept exchanges for subscriptions or single issues.
Payment
Orders will begin processing upon payment.

Cancellations on subscriptions can be made before the first of the following month, at which point you will stop receiving your subscription and will receive a refund for the unused months.

Cancellations on single issues or other products can be made within 24 hours OR before the item ships. I can sometimes get an item shipped within just a few hours, so it is best to make sure you want the item before you purchase it!
Shipping
After I receive payment I will ship items within 3 business days standard USPS first class.

If you need an item sooner than standard shipping will allow (my zip code is 95073 if you would like to check USPS for estimated shipping dates), please convo me and we can work something out!