EXPO 2021 for Scouts BSA

“Under The Big Top” Expo 2021
Friday, September 10 – Sunday, September 12, 2021
Brown County Fairground, New Ulm
$40 per Scout and $30 per Adult

It’s The Biggest Show In Scouting!”

Join us September 10-12, 2021, at the Brown County Fairgrounds (1201 North State Street) in New Ulm for EXPO 2021.  EXPO 2021 is designed to be a “jamboree like” experience held locally and will be full of fun, adventure, games and advancements for Scouts and Scouters of all ages.  You won’t want to miss it!

Friday, September 10, 2021
The action begins Friday, September 10, 2021, with troops arriving and setting up camp.  Troops should plan to arrive after 5pm and will be responsible for their own food for the weekend.  There will be food for sale by the OA on Saturday (lunch time only).  Also, this is the perfect event for Arrow of Light Scouts to camp with a Troop Saturday night.  Please reach out and include them in your plans for the evening on Saturday.

Saturday, September 11, 2021
Exhibits open at 9am and will be available the entire day.  Participants are welcome to wander the fairgrounds enjoying the exhibits and experiencing hands on events.  OA will have lunch on Saturday available for purchase or you can bring a sack lunch to enjoy a picnic.  Scouts BSA should also provide food for their units at their camping sites.  Troops need to have proper leadership for the weekend. For our Scouts BSA there will be a variety of merit badges being offered.  You must sign up for the merit badge classes during the event registration.  Merit badges are at no additional cost but class sizes are limited.                                            

Some of the exhibits and entertainment will be Juggling, Clowns, Close up magic fun, Bounce house and more!  BB Gun Range will be open for all in first grade and up, Archery Range for all, Dazzling Dave’s YoYo Show, Pinewood Derby Car Races, Scouting Display, Patrol Cars, Fire Department Equipment, DNR Wall of Shame, Hungry, Hungry Scouts Game, Popcorn Training Tent, Young Eagle Plane Rides And More!

The big finale happens at night with the Grandstand Show!  

Sunday, September 12, 2021
Sunday morning will find you packing up your camp site and pitching in for event clean up.  You should be on your way home by 10am.

Young Eagle Flights on Saturday
One of the highlights of the weekend are the Young Eagle airplane rides.  For an additional $5.00 per Scout, youth (grade 3 – age 18)  will receive an approximate 30 minutes plane ride.  Rides are given two participants at a time, so the promise of your group staying together cannot be made.  This is a very popular event so be sure to register early.  Rides will be offered from 9am – Noon on Saturday.  Everyone must complete two forms; Young Eagle form and the  Flying parent consent form.  This event is different from the Aviation Merit Badge listed below.  Transportation to and from the airport will be provided.   This event is weather sensitive and could possibly be cancelled at the last minute; we will “Do Our Best” to make it happen!  Time slots will be assigned after registration closes.   

Please sign up for the Young Eagle Flight during the registration process.  Flights are limited to 120 participants so register early!

Merit Badges

For our Scouts BSA we are offering a variety of merit badge classes.  “Be Prepared” to make your selection during the registration process.  Merit Badge classes are offered at no additional fee.  

Electronics                                                                                                                     Truck Transportation 
Offered at 9am, Class length is half day and Class size is limited to 15                       Offered at 9am, Class length is half day and Class size is limited to 15

Crime Prevention & Fingerprinting Merit Badge Duo                                                  Public Health                                                         
Offered at 9am, Class length is half day and Class size is limited to 15                       Offered at 9am, Class length is half day and Class size is limited to 15

Farm Mechanics                                                                                                            Robotics
Offered at 1pm, Class length is half day and Class size is limited to 15                       Offered at 1pm, Class length is half day and Class size is limited to 10

Automotive Maintenance                                                                                             Chemistry
Offered at 1pm, Class length is half day and Class size is limited to 10                       Offered at 1pm, Class length is half day and Class size is limited to 15

Fire Safety                                                                                                                       Indian Lore
Offered at 1pm,  Class length is half day and Class size is limited to 15                       Offered at 1pm, Class length is half day and Class size is limited to 15

Aviation                     
Offered at 9am, Class length is all day and Class size is limited to 8.  Scouts are asked to bring a sack lunch and water bottle.
Scouts will need to complete a Young Eagle form.
Scouts will also need a Flying parent consent form 
This merit badge class is different than the Young Eagle plane rides listed above.

Horsemanship
Offered at 9am, Class length is all day and Class size is limited to 8.
Scouts are asked to bring a sack lunch and water bottle.

Popcorn Training
Finally, as part of the EXPO we will be holding our 2021 Popcorn Kickoff  Youth Training that is a level on your unit’s commission climb.  The committee is hosting some carnival style games that will be part of the fun!

Registration

Expo is open to everyone!  Grab your friends and family and invite them along for a great day of Scouting fun!  Just remember everyone needs to register!  Kids who are PreK and younger are free; regular fees apply for everyone else.  

Registration for Expo is open – Be Prepared to register for your Cub Scout adventures during the registration process.

Registration closes Sunday, August 29, 2021.

Questions contact Lisa Vasquez at vasquezl12505@gmail.com

Click Here to register for this great event!