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Don't miss the Ohio State Fair in 2013 as the Boy Scouts of America will be providing great programming for the whole family! This year's Scout Fair booth features new and exciting activities, competitions and displays. Each day, the Scout Fair Booth has a Scouting theme and will showcase Scouting in new and exciting ways. Check out the schedule below and details on entering the competitions. Some are day-of competitions and others you must pre-register for. There is something for everyone from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts to Venturers, and adults to the public!

We are also looking for Scouting units and families to volunteer at the Scout Fair Booth. We are looking for Scouts to participate in the daily parade and run activities and events at the booth. Scouts can volunteer as individuals if they are 14 years and older. Entire Scout units can also participate (Cub, Boy Scout and Venturing).

For information on how to get involved contact:

Boy Scout State Fair Chairman: Matt Mowrer :

Staff Advisor: Ken Ruppel :

Volunteer Here (for ALL Councils in Ohio):

Volunteer Registration Form



    Scout Fair Schedule:

Date Theme Activities

July 24


Welcome to the fair!

July 25 Ohio Scouting Learn more about Scouting across Ohio!
July 26 Alumni Day If you are a Scouting alumni, come share your Scouting stories with us.
July 27 STEM Day STEM related activities for all youth including robot building and demonstrations.
July 28 Veterans Day

U.S. flag collection & flag retirement ceremonies throughout the day in front of the Youth Center. Bring your American flags for proper retirement.

July 29 Service Day Participate in service projects along-side our Scouts. Learn about how Scouting gives back to the community.
July 30 Order of the Arrow Day Order of the Arrow dancers and crafts.
July 31 History of Scouting Day Come learn about Scouting's history and view historical displays, including uniforms, books and awards.
Aug 1 High Adventure Day Come learn about how older Scouts get to participate in the program and take your turn at the climbing wall!
Aug 2 Fit for Scouting! Join us for fitness testing throughout the day with local college athletes. Work on Scout fitness requirements. Are you tougher than a Boy Scout?
Aug 3

Pinewood Derby Day

Pinewood Derby racing for Scouts and public. Bring your own car to race.
Aug 4 Eagle Recognition Day Eagle Scout Projects on display.

Ohio State Fair Competitions and Activities

Pinewood Derby Race
Summary: Open to all Scouts and non-Scouts who would like to race their pinewood derby car against other Scouts from across the state.
Participation: All ages
Register: Registration Form

Eagle Scout Project of the Year
Summary: Simon Kenton Council is searching for outstanding Eagle Scout Project of the Year. Scouts completing their Eagle project in 2012 or 2013 are invited to submit a poster presentation to be on display at the Ohio State Fair on Sunday August 4. Various projects will be selected for recognition.
Participation: Any Eagle Scout who completed a project in 2012 or 2013
Register: Registration Form


The Ohio State Fair has been a favorite family tradition since 1850 and this summer the Boy Scouts will unveil a BSA Adventure Summit, offering numerous activities and fun for the family in the fair's Youth Center. Each day (July 24-August 4) will feature a different them at the BSA Adventure Summit and exciting events including:
· Mobile Ropes Course
· Climbing wall
· Distracted Driver Simulator
· High-adventure green screen
· Lego car building and racing
· Pinewood derby racing
· Fitness activities with OSU student athletes
· STEM related projects and games
· Flag retirement ceremonies
· Order of the Arrow dancers
· Eagle Scout project recognition

You'll want to come back for more than one day as new projects and activities are offered throughout the fair!

We are seeking volunteers who can help run the activities in the BSA Adventure Summit and serve as enthusiastic scouting ambassadors for the public. The BSA Adventure Summit will be open from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily. Volunteer shifts are 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. | 4-8 p.m. and each shift will require at least five volunteers. Due to the nature of the activities, volunteers must be 16 years of age or older, and two adults at least 18 years of age or older will need to be present at the BSA Adventure Summit at all times.

Volunteers committing to a four-hour shift will receive a fair entrance pass, meal ticket, commemorative patch and great family and scouting memories!

If you have questions about the Fair or the volunteer registration process, please contact:

Boy Scout Fair Chair: Matt Mowrer,

Staff Advisor: Ken Ruppel,

We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize volunteers at the BSA Adventure Summit at the Ohio State Fair!

Please review and sign-up for a volunteer role - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click on the Volunteer Spot button below or click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.