Scout Fair


Saturday, April 6, 2019
at El Capitan High School!

The San Diego-Imperial Council Scout Fair is coming! This annual community wide 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 good-old Scouting fun!

This year's Scout Fair takes place on Saturday, April 6th, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, at El Capitan High School,10410 Ashwood St, Lakeside CA.

Scout Fair offers something for everyone … Scouts, siblings, adult leaders, family and friends. There are plenty of opportunities to participate, including:

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



Everyone over the age of five MUST have a ticket. Avoid the lines at the entrance to the Scout Fair by Registering and Paying online, and then print out your receipt to bring to front gate check-in!

Admission is included if you already registered for Merit Badge Midway and/or the Camp-out.


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


Space is limited to 350 campers total. Register early!


Think you have the best chili in town? Whip up a batch and bring it to the Scout Fair and let the judges decide.



Pre-registration for the Merit Badge Midway is now performed online. With the online registration system, more Scouts will have an opportunity to participate in Merit Badge classes.

The new method will allow Scouts to choose from a list of classes and times. The number of class offerings will vary depending on the nature of the merit badge. Each class will have a maximum class size, as set by the merit badge counselor.

  • Most sessions for a merit badge will be filled (prior to the Fair) by advance online registration.
  • Scouts are limited to two merit badges.
  • Scouts may begin to work on a merit badge and earn a PARTIAL for most merit badges offered. (See Offered Merit Badges below)
  • Scouts should bring a signed merit badge card (blue card) that is completely filled out.
  • Review the list of merit badges being offered and the requirements that should be completed prior to the Fair.
  • Troops that register to run a booth at the Scout Fair will be given priority to register for merit badges.

What to do the day of the Scout Fair:

  • Pre-registered Scouts should arrive 10 minutes before their schedule class with required materials (if any) and their signed blue card. Each class location will have a sign posted in front and volunteers will be present if you need directions. Any Scout not present at the start of class will lose their assigned spot to a Scout on the standby list.
  • Unregistered Scouts may arrive 10 minutes before a scheduled class for a spot on a standby list. If a pre-registered Scout fails to check in before the start of a class, Scouts will be accepted from the standby list, as space permits.

Merit Badge Midway Resources:

Check back often, as we may be adding more merit badges in the coming weeks!

Watch this page for more information as it becomes available.