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 apply).

2016 Scout Fair Photos


 

 

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

Booth Details and Registration

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 resource booths - Receive information about the council’s exciting programs
  • 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

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 Book Batted In for every Coupon Book sold. Books Batted In come in denominations of ten, five and one. If a Scout accumulates less than the 15, the points can be redeemed at the Winner’s Station at Scout Fair only. Prizes in the Scout Fair prize brochure begin at the 15 prize point level; points expire August 31, 2017. Points do not have cash value. Combining of sales between Scouts for prizes is not allowed.

Weekly Drawings

Scouts who sell 15 Coupon Books will receive the super salesman patch and will be entered into the weekly drawing for a bonus voucher from the Houston Astros. The bonus voucher includes two free tickets to a Houston Astros game, a special Astros hat, a goody bag, and a special meet and greet at the Scout Fair Top Sellers Party. A total of 10 weekly drawings will be held every Friday at 4:00 pm beginning February 24 – April 28, 2017. 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 will be distributed at Scout Fair.


 

Council Top Sellers

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

  • 1st place – $800 Academy Sports + Outdoors gift card
  • 2nd place – $600 Academy Sports + Outdoors gift card
  • 3rd place – $350 Academy Sports + Outdoors gift card
  • 4th place – $TBD 
  • 5th place – $TBD

Bonus Prize

Scouts who sell at least 217 Scout Fair Coupon Books will receive the prizes at the 217 level and a Houston Astros voucher which includes:

  • Two free tickets to an Astros game
  • Special Astros hat
  • Astros goody bag
  • Special meet and greet at the Scout Fair Top Sellers Party

 

       


Every pack, troop, team, crew, ship and post is encouraged to host a booth at Scout 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.Booth information and assignments will be posted on the council Facebook page the day before Scout Fair. A variety of resources are available for leaders:
 

     Coupon Books  Coupon Book Turn-in Locations  Booth Information/Sign Up   Resources    Contacts

 

Coupon Books District Scout Fair Representative
Prizes District Scout Fair Representative
Scout Fair Participation patches Unit leader
Booth Registration Cesiah Molina
Community / Midway Exhibitors Michelle Phillips

 

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

Cesiah Molina
Scout Fair Unit / Council Booth Sign Up
 Booth Information
 (713) 756-3398
cesiah.molina@scouting.org

Michelle Phillips
Merit Badge Midway Exhibitors
 Exhibitor Information
 (713) 756-3308
 michelle.phillips@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.