Scout Fair

Scout Fair

May 6, 2017

Minute Maid Park

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

At Scout Fair, Scouts of all ages converge to showcase their Scouting skills. Meet leaders and Scouts from your neighborhood. Sample the amazing dutch oven creations and other delicacies in the outdoor cooking area.

Visit the midway with over 90 experts representing merit badges. Enjoy live entertainment on the center stage. Watch demonstrations, interact with participating booths from our community partners...pick up free offers.

Scouts and the entire family will enjoy visiting hundreds of booths with fun activities and crafts, learning Scout skills, meeting new friends and tasting the delicious outdoor cooking.

Scout Fair is open to the public and is free (area parking fees may apply).


 

 

There are hundreds of activities at Scout Fair that the entire family will enjoy.  Bring comfortable walking shoes and your camera. Share your Scouting memories on social media and remember to tag the Sam Houston Area Council

Plan your day to capture the many activities at Scout Fair:

  • Indoor booths -  Visit hundreds of fun, hands-on activities and crafts
  • Outdoor booths - Sample dutch oven creations and other camp food delicacies
  • Main stage - Enjoy live entertainment
  • Midway - Meet Scouting’s community partners and learn fun Scout skills
  • Scouting booths - Receive information about the council’s exciting programs
  • District booths - Meet your district leadership and learn about upcoming events
  • Scout Shop - Shop for all of your Scouting needs
  • Village - See the awesome Venturing program in action
  • Fleet - Sea Scouts demonstrate their unique boating opportunities

Scout Fair Booths

Pack, troop, team, crew, ship and post from around the council set up interactive booths to show our community what Scouting is all about, and to share Scouting skills with fellow Scouts and Scout leaders. In the past, booths have included crafts, games, rope making, orienteering, obstacle courses, first aid activities, art, hobbies, gardening, leather working, music, nature activities, outdoor cooking, rope bridges, putt-putt golf, catapults and much more. Scouts and parents work together to set-up and run the booth. For more information regarding booth registration, ideas and rules and regulations, please refer to the Scout Fair leader page.

Merit Badge Midway is the exciting educational component of Scout Fair designed to introduce Scouts to a variety of industries. Businesses and organizations from around the state will be sharing hands-on activities representing various merit badges that inspire Scouts to earn new merit badges, find new hobbies and maybe even future careers.

The Conservation Corner has exhibitors from a variety of local, state, and federal agencies that display information and hands-on activities related to environmental issues, animal science, and conservation. Scouts not only learn about conservation, but also have the chance to interact with exhibits featuring live reptiles, insects and other critters. Conservation Corner helps Scouts learn how to live in the outdoors and also how to preserve it for future generations.

 

Exhibitor Information

 

 


Scout Fair coupon book sales are a brilliant way for units to raise money. Selling Scout Fair Coupon Books not only sustains the Scout Fair event and other council programs, it also provides a great fundraising opportunity for your unit and prepares Scouts to "earn their own way." When Scouts sell 15 or more Coupon Books, they'll earn the Super Salesman patch, qualify for entry in weekly drawings and earn great prizes from the Scout Fair Coupon Book prize brochure. Coupon Books are easy to sell, since they only cost $10 and provide OVER $600 in savings. Learn more about selling coupon books from your unit leader or district Scout Fair chair. In addition, your Scouts will qualify for prizes once they sell 15 Coupon Books.

Learn more Coupon Books

2016 Coupon Book Prizes

Scouts that attend Scout Fair, participate at Scout Fair or sell Scout Fair Coupon Books will receive a participation patch from their unit leader.  Scouts who sell 15 Coupon Books will receive a super salesman patch, and can choose from many awesome prizes.

Scouts earn one license point for every Coupon Book sold. Prizes in the Scout Fair prize brochure begin at the 15 prize point level. License points do not have cash value and expire August 31, 2016. If you accumulate less than the designated prize levels, license points can be redeemed at the Flight School located at the Winner’s Circle Booth at Scout Fair on April 16th only. Combining of sales between Scouts for prizes is not allowed.

2016 Weekly Drawings

Scouts who sell 15 Coupon Books will receive the super salesman patch and will be entered into the weekly drawing for a prize to be determined soon. A total of 10 weekly drawings will be held every Friday at 4:00 pm beginning February 5 – April 8, 2016. Scouts can enter multiple times to increase their chances of winning. The weekly drawing entry is located on the money turn-in envelope. Winners will be posted on our Facebook page. Drawing prizes are distributed at Scout Fair on April 16, 2016.


 

2016 Council Top Sellers

The three Scouts who sell the most coupon books in the council will receive:

  • 1st Place Seller – $800 gift card from Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • 2nd Place Seller – $600 gift card from Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • 3rd Place Seller – $350 gift card from Academy Sports + Outdoors

2016 iFly Bonus Prize

Scouts who sell at least 216 Scout Fair Coupon Books will receive the prizes at the 216 level and an additional bonus: A night at iFLY. The prize includes:

  • Tunnel usage
  • Video of flight
  • Picture of flight
  • Plus pizza party
  • Special celebration
  • And much more….


       


Every pack, troop, team, crew, ship and post is encouraged to host a booth at the fair. This is your opportunity to show our community what Scouting is all about, and to share your Scouting skills with fellow Scouts and Scout Leaders. Units that participate at Scout Fair, with a booth or as a service unit, earn an additional 10% commission on Scout Fair Coupon Book Sales. Please note that Unit Booth and Service Unit sign up for Scout Fair is now closed. Booth information and assignments will be made available by April 14th, 2016 at the latest. A variety of resources are available for leaders:

     Coupon Books     Turn-in Locations     Resources     Contacts

 

Coupon Books District Scout Fair Representative
Prizes District Scout Fair Representative
Scout Fair Participation patches Unit leader
Booth Registration Rebecca Navarro
Community / Midway Exhibitors Chad Srader

 

Tony Hensdill
Coupon Book Sales
 Coupon Book Information
 (713) 756-3374
Tony.Hensdill@scouting.org

 

Rebecca Navarro
Scout Fair Unit / District / Council Booth Sign Up
 Booth Information
 (713) 756-3305
Rebecca.Navarro@scouting.org

 

Chad Srader
Merit Badge Midway Exhibitors
 Exhibitor Information
 (713) 756-3372
Chad.Srader@scouting.org

 

Marty Sepulveda
Scout Fair Professional Staff Advisor
 (713) 756-3371
Martin.Sepulveda@scouting.org

 

Please note: By attending or participating in district or council events, you give permission for your photograph to be used to promote Scouting, Scouting recruitment and/or donations/solicitation flyers.