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.
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.
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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 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.
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 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
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 a 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 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