Ohio State Fair

The Ohio State Fair has been a favorite family tradition since 1850 and this summer the Boy Scouts of America will unveil numerous activities, games and fun for the entire family.  Stop by and see us, we are located in the Lausche Building in the Fair’s Youth Center.

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2018 Ohio State Fair Flyer

The Ohio State Fair is July 25th – August 5th,  2018; and we need your help to make it a success; click the volunteers needed tab to signup to help.  Volunteers get free admission tickets and meal tickets into the Fair

In addition to activities and exhibits related to the theme days above, we also have the following daily activities:

  • Cubmobile
  • Lego Pinewood Derby
  • GaGa Ball Pit
  • Trading Post
  • Scouting artifacts and history
  • Distracted Driving Simulator
  • Flag retirement ceremony on Veterans Day

You’ll want to come back for more than one day as new projects and activities are offered throughout the fair!

The Boy Scouts of America at the Ohio State Fair Committee is looking for an outstanding Scout (Male or Female Scout, Venture, Explorer) between the ages of 16 and 20 to represent Scouting on the Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board.  Each year we select ONE Scout from Ohio to serve a 2 YEAR term on the Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board.  More information about what the position entails is included in the attached Guidelines document.

In this position, the selected Scout will be working directly for the Ohio Expo Center/State Fair for the 2 years of their term and will be at their direction.  They will report to the Fairgrounds each year 2 days prior to the opening of the Fair and remain at the Fairgrounds until the Fair closes 14 days later.  Room, Board and Laundry services are provided by the Fair.  Junior Fair Board members are expected to be available as needed throughout the Fair and are not to leave the grounds unless approved in advance. (An day or two of early departure for College orientation is typically the only approved absence.)

Interested Scouts should complete the attached application and return it to Matt Mowrer at bsaosf@gmail.com.  Any questions about the position should also be directed to Matt.

Candidates should return the application to Matt Mower by March 15th, 2018.

BSA Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board Guidelines  Junior Fair Board Application

Matt Mowrer
Chairman of the Boy Scout of America at the Ohio State Fair Committee.

Ohio State Fair


The Boy Scouts Ohio State Fair committee meets monthly at the BSA Leadership Development Center. If you would like to join the committee or have ideas for the committee, please contact volunteer chair, Matt Mowrer, at bsaosf@gmail.com.

We are also seeking volunteers who can help run the activities in the BSA Adventure Summit and serve as enthusiastic Scouting ambassadors for the public. The BSA Adventure Summit will be open from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily.

Volunteer shifts are 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. | 4-8 p.m. and each shift will require at least five volunteers.

Volunteers committing to a four-hour shift will receive a fair entrance pass, meal ticket, commemorative patch and great family and Scouting memories!

To volunteer, please follow the link below.

Please sign up for BSA Adventure Central at Ohio State Fair – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: Volunteer Sign Up
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Fair entrance tickets will be available prior to the fair and can be picked up from the front desk of the scout office, 807 Kinnear Road, during regular business hours.

Eagle Scout Projects

Scouts completing their Eagle Scout project in 2017 are invited to submit a poster presentation to be on display at the Boy Scouts’ area at the Ohio State Fair on Monday, July 30st – Eagle Day. Various projects will be selected to receive recognition.

We are asking that Eagle project displays consist of a display board (Science Fair backboard) with a description of the project and any photos you would like to add.  The projects will be displayed at the State Fair on a table in full public view so please do not include any thing on the board that cannot be replaced.  We do our best to keep an eye on everything in the booth but we cannot be responsible if the display is damaged while at the Fair.  If you would like to include any additional materials such as a photo album it must sit on the table and fit within the space of the display board.

To register your Eagle Scout project, please contact Matt Mowrer at bsaosf@gmail.com for additional information.

Chairman of the Boy Scout of America Ohio State Fair Committee: Matt Mowrer, bsaosf@gmail.com or 614-349-6288

Simon Kenton Council Program Director: Chris Wiseman at Chris.Wiseman@Scouting.org or 614-310-1337