Scout Fair

"Be A Scout" Fair

Saturday, April 13, 2024
at Mission Vista High School!

The San Diego-Imperial Council's "Be A Scout" Fair is coming! This community wide diverse event showcases our first-class programs in a fun and exciting way. Cubs, Scouts BSA, Venturers, Sea Scouts and Explorers from across our Council join together for a day of highlighting Scouting fun!

This year's "Be A Scout" Fair takes place on Saturday, April 13th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at

  • Mission Vista High School
  • 1306 Melrose Drive
  • Oceanside CA

"Be A Scout" Fair offers something for everyone … from community members, to Scouts and Scouters, family and friends. There are plenty of opportunities to participate, including:

  • Sponsoring and running a Scout Fair booth.
  • Enter your best recipe in our Dutch Oven Cook-Off or Cardboard Oven Cook-Off. (option on booth registration)
  • Earning badges at the Merit Badge Alley.
  • and meeting our nation's finest first responders and the youth programs they offer.

Invite your buddies and come be a part of the biggest Scout show in San Diego!

LEADER'S GUIDE (rev 3/21)


NOTE: All Scouts under the age of 18 must be in attendance with parent or unit leadership to participate in the event.

The assigned unit leader who will be at the Be A Scout Fair event will need to have in their possession the BSA Med A and Med B forms for all of their unit’s Scouts/participants/adults at the event. Further, each assigned unit leader will need to turn in a copy of the Med A form for each Scout/participant/adult to the "Information Booth" as part of the check-in process. This is required for all Scouts/participants/adults who will be either visiting or participating in any part of the Be A Scout Fair event.


Sign up your unit NOW to run a booth. Share the FUN of Scouting!!!

  • Registration Closed



Registration with a fee of $10 is required to participate in merit badge sessions. Scouts may choose a maximum of two merit badges. Each class will have a maximum class size, as set by the merit badge counselor.

  • Merit Badge sessions begin at 9:00 am (other events begin at 10:00 am).
  • Sessions for a merit badge will be filled prior to the Fair. Sorry, no walk-ins.
  • Scouts must bring a signed merit badge card (blue card) that is completely filled out, a pen or pencil, and a merit badge worksheet (available at
  • Review the list of merit badges being offered and the requirements that should be completed prior to the Fair.
  • Scouts must bring proof of completion of requirements to finish prior to Fair.
  • Scouts who do not bring proof of prerequisites will earn a PARTIAL for most merit badges offered.
  • Scouts should arrive 10 minutes before their scheduled class with any required materials and their signed blue card.
  • Troops that register to run a booth at the Scout Fair will have priority to register for merit badge classes. Upon registering, they will receive a link to register for the merit badges.

Merit Badge Alley Resources:

Watch this page for more information as it becomes available.