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Scout Fair 2014


Unit Leaders please pass this 2014 Scout Fair and Coupon Pack Sale information on to your Units:

THURSDAY, JAN. 30, 2014 7 pm – 7:45 pm

Arrowmoon District Units are invited to join in “Celebrating a Century of Service” for the Sam Houston Area Council’s 100th Birthday at the 2014 Scout Fair which will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10 am – 3 pm. Scout Fair offers units the opportunity for Council-wide fellowship and a forum to showcase their many Scouting skills. The planning and teamwork used to create booth displays provides Scouts many program and learning opportunities. Scout Fair is FREE and a fun event for the entire family.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please read THOROUGHLY!! Email if you have any questions.

SCOUT FAIR COUPON PACK SALES: This is a fantastic fundraiser! Selling Scout Fair Coupon Packs provides a great fundraising opportunity for your unit and allows Scouts to fund Scouting programs and activities by “earning their own way.” Each Coupon Pack sells for only $10 offering over $600 in savings. When Scouts sell 15 or more Coupon Packs, they’ll earn the Super Salesman Patch, qualify for entry in weekly drawings and earn great prizes from the Scout Fair Coupon Pack Prize Brochure. All units receive a 30% base commission for each $10 Scout Fair Coupon Pack sold with funds turned in on or before April 12, 2014.

Basic Info – The “Coupon Pack” is a booklet of coupons valued at over $600 in savings. Each pack sells for $10. Your Unit may reserve store-front selling times for the Kroger’s stores in Bryan and College Station.

Coupon Pack Kick-Off – The Arrowmoon District Coupon Pack Kick-Off will be held at the College Station Larry J. Ringer Library in the front room on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 from 7-7:45 pm. Coupon packs and support materials will be distributed at this meeting to all Unit Scout Fair Chairs. Your sales may begin on Feb. 1, 2014! If you are unable to attend this kick off, please be sure to have your Scout Fair Chair attend the Feb. Roundtable to register and pick up your Scout Fair and Coupon Pack materials.

Kroger Store-Front Selling Reservations – IMPORTANT: In order to sell Coupon Packs at Kroger you MUST reserve a date, time and store location through the Arrowmoon District Scout Fair Chair, NOT through the SHAC website. DO NOT contact Kroger managers directly and DO NOT register on the SHAC website. There is always a problem with communication from SHAC to our local Kroger stores, so the only way to ensure the local stores know your unit is coming and we are not double-booked with other groups is to register through me. Only units with confirmed Kroger locations may sell Coupon Packs at that location. If your unit would like to sell at Kroger please contact Catherine Utsler at with your Unit Number, Unit Type, and Scout Fair Chair Contact information (email and phone).

Commissions and Incentives – Your unit receives 30% base commission on Coupon Pack sales for monies turned in by Scout Fair, April 12, 2014. You can earn an additional 10% commission if your Unit participates in Scout Fair either by hosting a booth or participating as a Service Unit at Scout Fair. In addition, there are early turn in dates that will allow your Unit to earn even more extra commission up to a maximum of 45%! As if that isn’t enough, Scouts will qualify for entry in weekly drawings and earn great prizes from the Scout Fair Coupon Pack Prize brochure.

REMEMBER: Scouts that attend Scout Fair, participate at Scout Fair, or sell Scout Fair Coupon Packs, receive a participation Scout Fair segment to complete the Centennial Star in celebration of SHAC’s 100th birthday. Sell 15 Coupon Packs to qualify for the Super Salesman Patch (one Super Salesman Patch per Scout. No combining of sales between Scouts.)

SCOUT FAIR BOOTH AT RELIANT ARENA: Scout Fair is the largest gathering of its kind and offers something for everyone from games and outdoor cooking to an Advancement Midway and educational displays.

Basic Info – To host a booth at Scout Fair your Unit must register by March 28, 2014. To register go to:
and follow the instructions on the page. After March 28, units may only register as a service unit.

Type of Booth – Attached is a list of booth ideas from the 2013 Scout Fair. It can help you decide on the type of booth best for your unit.

Contact Catherine Utsler at for more information on Scout Fair or Coupon Pack Sales.

Scout Sunday

Direct from Mr. Bennett:

Sorry for the late message. Computer at home dead, computer at work dead. Feeling very disconnected.

Please share this with your groups.

Reminder : Scout Sunday at A&M United Methodist Church – including Girl Scouts, Sea Scouts Ship 1876, Cub Scouts, and Boy Scouts, ALL Scouts! Please wear your uniform proudly.

We will be responsible for the opening flag ceremony at the early 8:30am and late 11:00am services. Meet 15 min before service to choose your flag. Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.

I need volunteers – preferably Sea Scouts and Girl Scouts, to read the prayer at each service. Please reply your availability.

Yes we are chartered by a Methodist Church. Yes the Methodist Church doors are open to ALL people.

Looking forward to seeing you there!