Re: Scouting at Fairs and Festivals ??'s
Tim Parker (tparker@TIGERNET.NET)
Sun, 3 Sep 1995 07:06:07 -0400
At 09:40 PM 9/2/95 -0400, you wrote:
>Many years ago the scouts from St. Paul Minn ahd a service camp at the
>Minnesota State Fair. We recruited scouts from local councils. We set up a
>camp on the fairgrounds, ate in dining halls on the grounds and provided
>manpower to man the paking lots. It was quite an experience. Don't know if
>the Indianhead Council still does that. It was quite an experience and very
This is interesting to hear. Our booth/exhibit and scouting at our fair is a
lot different. We are located in a building donated to the State Fair for
youth exhibits [ie:boy scouts, girl scouts, campfire, 4H, etc.] We have an
approximate 48x48 area that we can do with as we see fit [upon state
approval naturally] We also have an outdoor area right outside the building.
We schedule units to come in and do exhibits and talk with fairgoers, we
have had packs, troops, and posts. There is no parking cars, picking up
trash, etc. I will post more as I get more information from other people.
Thanks for the response.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City