Scout Fair

Saturday, April 18, 2015
10:00am - 3:00pm
NRG Arena

Free Admission (parking $10)

Special 100th Birthday Activities at the 2014 Scout Fair

On April 12, 2014, the Sam Houston Area Council celebratrated our 100th birthday at Scout Fair!

  • At 2 pm, we served a gigantic birthday cake made by Kroger, and a new, special ice cream called Scout Crunch developed by Blue Bell just for our party.
  • We're counting up the signatures to see if we broke the Guinness World Record for "The Most Signatures on a Birthday Card." The current record stands at slightly less than 6,000.
  • We collected lots of food for the hungry... awaiting the final count from the Houston Food Bank....

See a gallery of photos posted on KHOU  Special thanks to photographer Neal Farmer.

Scouts from 16 counties 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. See a welding demonstration and the weather balloon launch at 11am and 1pm. 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. Bring comfortable shoes and your camera. Open to the public.


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. Merit Badge Midway exhibitors register here.

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. Conservation Corner exhibitors register here.

Scout Fair coupon book sales are a brilliant way for units to raise money. Coupon Books are easy to sell, since they only cost $10 and provide OVER $600 in savings. By selling coupon books, Scouts learn life lessons by “earning their own way", and can earn great prizes. Units earn 30% commission on each coupon book sold, and earn an additional 10% if the unit has a booth at Scout Fair.

Unit participation:  Every pack, troop, team, crew, ship and post to participate in Scout Fair.   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.  Registration for booths is now closed.  Units can still serve as a service unit.  Service units should check in at the council service unit booth.  Units will be given assignments to complete during their assigned times.


For Questions Contact:

Ginger Kern
Scout Fair Coupon Sales / Scout Fair Project Coordinator
 (713) 756-3374

Cesiah Molina
Scout Fair Unit / District / Council Booth Sign Up
 (713) 756-3398

Britt Vincent
Merit Badge Midway Exhibitors
 (713) 756-3318

Nathan Doherty
Field Director / Scout Fair Professional Staff Advisor
 (713) 756-3358