Re: What is a Scout Expo/show?
GG Jenner (sdj@WHY.NET)
Wed, 21 May 1997 10:40:41 -0500
>can some one please explain for us do not belong to the BSA what excatly a
>scout expo/show is? Where are they held and who attends? What is the purpose?
To Sarah and others-
A Scout-O-Rama, Show, Expo, etc.... is usually a district or council event
where a group of Packs, Troops, and Posts come together to show their
talents or interests to the public. It is much like a fair or 'trade show'
where each group has a booth space in which to set up their 'display' and
uses their own people to run it. The groups can show others how to do a
craft that is used for a requirement, have a game that they play, cooking
demonstration with samples of the food given out, matchless firestarting
demonstration, space derby races, first-aid demonstration, lashing
instruction, target shooting, "what's wrong in this campsite" game,
computer demonstrations on useful websites, indian dance teams and much
It not only lets the public see the many sides of scouting but leaders and
boys can get ideas to bring back to the units. The boys and adults from
the participating units work in short shifts so they can enjoy seeing and
doing at the other booths. It is something that is fun for the whole
family (scouters or not) to see that many boys having fun.
BTW a lot of councils sell tickets to these events as a way of fundraising
for the units and council. Our council discontinued the tickets when they
moved the event to a big outdoor sales area to get more people to attend.
Hope this explains what we are talking about ;-> [it took me almost a month
to figure out the bonnet my brit. and ausi. co-workers were talking about
didn't belong on your head]
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City