By Darryl Alder
Feb 25, 2016

Big Outdoors Expo This Weekend FEB 25–27

Scouts climbing the

Scouts try the Maple Dell portable climbing tower

If you and the family or your Scouts are looking from some great fun, the The Big Outdoors Expo is the place this weekend, February 25, 26, and 27 at the Utah County Convention Center in Provo. This is the second year we have partnered with the EXPO with our own Scout Show on the top floor of the Convention Center.

Thursday is Scout Night. Scouts and Leaders arriving at the Expo in Scout Uniform get in free! But all three days youth 11 and under also get in free, so bring your den, pack or new Scout patrol.

There is something to see on every floor: great exhibits, unique things you need for your next troop or family campout, things to make, and of course, our train, whittling, gaga ball, displays of all kinds, our skeet-archery catch, all on the third floor. Here is some of the action waiting for you:

The Order of the Arrow booth is ringed with train track from Utah Live steamers; it’s a hit for the whole family.

Come and see us at one of our Scouting booths on the third of a floor. That whole floor is devoted to Scouting displays and activities including

  • Pioneering poles
  • On target demonstrations
  • Whittling
  • US Forest Service interpretive display (earn yourself a new neckerchief)
  • Midway games, including rockets, 3D tic tac toe, gaga ball, and more

  • Camping and equipment displays
  • Philmont and Jamboree sign-ups
  • Order of the Arrow teepee
  • Archery skeet catch

  • Giant Pinewood Derby track with 6 foot loop de loop
  • Leave No Trace display (earn candy for cleaning a camp site)
  • Social Media Certification
  • Camp Floyd, including a cannon


Other Fun Activities Available Throughout The Expo

The Expo has something for everyone, and for all ages. While you are enjoying some of the latest trips and products that vendors have to offer, your kids can also find plenty of fun things to do. Be sure to find the following great activities:

  • Facepainting Kat
  • NWTF BB Gun Range
  • Backyard Greens Putting
  • Archery Youth Shoot
  • Buck Wild Mechanical Bull
  • Boy Scout Expo Activities
  • Division of Wildlife Resources Youth Activities

Workshops and Shows

The Big Outdoors stage will feature some great shows as well as the presentations in the third floor workshop rooms just outside our Scout exhibits.

Scales and Tails Show Hours

  • Friday 6pm
  • Saturday 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Lance Nielsen Magic Show

  • Thursday 6pm
  • Friday 7pm
  • Saturday 12pm, 2pm

Wildlife Photography Workshop by Rob Daughtery

  • Friday 3pm
  • Saturday 2pm


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