By Maria Milligan
Feb 26, 2015

Join Us at the Big Outdoors Expo This Weekend

Do you need ideas and inspiration to help you put the ‘outing’ in Scouting? Come to the Big Outdoors Expo this weekend, February 27, 28, and March 1 at the Utah County Convention Center in Provo. The Utah National Parks Council will be selling the Big Outdoors Expo tickets for $8.00 (normally $10) in Council Services at the Orem Service Center. Half of the proceeds of our ticket sales stay within the Council to help support your local youth. When you purchase your tickets through us, not only are you getting a great deal, you are also supporting the Utah National Parks Council.

bigoutdoorsclassesPlus, Scouts and Leaders arriving at the Expo in Scout Uniform or a Utah National Parks Council camp t-shirt get in free! Youth 11 and under also get in free, so bring your den or pack.

For more information on the Expo, visit www.thebigoutdoors.com. From the website:

The inaugural 2015 Big Outdoors Expo will be the first show in Utah County dedicated to highlighting the wealth of outdoor recreation in Utah and surrounding areas. Our show will feature exhibitors in the following outdoor industries: hunting, fishing, camping, river rafting, golf; hiking, biking, running, climbing, water sports and more.

Attendees can enjoy great educational workshops and hands-on learning experiences. The show will feature Scales and Tails, hunters safety workshop (Field Day), wildlife photography workshop, BB gun range and much more. There will be opportunities to interact with well-known experts in various fields.

Upon entry to the expo, each attendee will have the opportunity to register to win one of many exciting giveaways. Simply stop by the appropriate booth to register and you could win things like a fishing trip for 2 to Pybus Point Lodge in Alaska, a Fort Knox gun safe, a set of new tires for your car or truck to name just a few! There is no registration fee once you are in the show!

Come and see us at one of our Scouting booths. One third of a floor at the Expo will be devoted to Scouting displays and activities including

  • Pioneering poles
  • On target demonstrations

  • OA interactive exhibit with games
  • A teepee with a display of Native American artifacts

  • Council camp promotions
  • Wood Badge and Timberline presentations

  • Cub Scout games and crafts

  • STEM activities
  • Leatherwork

  • 3-D printer

  • A Pinewood Derby track with 6 foot loop and cars to race

    Summer is coming, have you planned your camping trips? At our Council camp booth you can learn not only about Scout camp for your boys, but also how you can use Council camps for your family reunions, church activities, young women camps, business retreats, etc. Stop by our booth or check here for more information.

Come show your Scouting spirit and celebrate the big outdoors with us!

Fleur De Lis

 

Author: Utah National Parks Council, BSA

 

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One thought on “Join Us at the Big Outdoors Expo This Weekend

  1. Maloree Anderson

    I had such a wonderful time helping the young boys do leather work. It was interesting to see what designs they chose and how they used the tools to complete the project. It was fun to watch the boys tell of stories when they did the same thing at camp. Hope to join next year!

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