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.
Bring comfortable shoes and your camera. Open to the public. Admission is free (NRG typically charges $12 for parking).
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.
Scout Fair Coupon Books
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. Learn more about selling coupon books from your unit leader or district Scout Fair chair.
Coupon Book Prizes
Scouts that attend Scout Fair, participate at Scout Fair or sell Scout Fair Coupon Books will receive a participation Scout Fair 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 earned one license point for every Coupon Book sold. License points come in denominations of ten, five and one. Prizes in the Scout Fair prize brochure begin at the 15 prize point level. 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 16. This is a one-day only opportunity. License points do not have cash value and expire August 31, 2016. Combining of sales between Scouts for prizes is not allowed.
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.
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
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:
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. A variety of resources are available for leaders:
Booths/Service Units Coupon Books Turn-in Locations Resources Contacts
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.