Thunderbase 2018

When: May 4-6, 2018

Where: Ross County Fairgrounds, 344 Fairgrounds Rd, Chillicothe, OH 45601

Thunderbase 2018 Flyer

Thunderbase is THE largest party in the area for all Scouts, Scouters, and their families!  The party starts Friday night with a OA call outs, then kicks off Saturday morning with a Fun Run, Patriotic opening, and the start of our blood drive. Unparalleled experiences offered all day Saturday:

Scout Skills,
STEM activities,
Shooting Activities,
and more than you can ever do in one day!

THUNDERBASE 2018 is open to everyone. There will be activities for kids of all ages including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Sea Scouts, and Explorers. The event is open to the public so Scouts are encouraged to invite their friends to attend. Camping is open to all Scout units (BSA Guidelines must be followed).

Following the concert, Saturday night will close with an amazing fireworks show! On Sunday morning, join us for religious services (a Catholic Mass and a non-denominational service will be available) and the world’s largest park clean-up.

We also have new food vendors, fewer lines, and more options.  A complete list of food and pricing will be available soon. Vendors will be available Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast.

The entire staff for THUNDERBASE 2018 would like to share with you just some of the adventures and activities that will be available to every Scout and Scouter in The Simon Kenton Council and beyond!

To register as a Pack, Troop, or Crew:

  • Register as your Unit
  • You do not need to know the exact amount of Scouts attending or their names
  • Once your Unit is registered, names and additional Scouts can be added at a later time
  • Please note that when Units register leaders and Scouts after different deadlines, the Unit will be paying the increased price

Adult/Youth Full Weekend Pass:
Regular Rate
$45 from Nov. 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018
Walk-In Rate
$50 from April 1, 2018 – May 4, 2018

*Children 3 years old and under are FREE

Full weekend passes include a commemorative patch, t-shirt, weekend of camping, full day of programming, and a special program Saturday night followed by a fireworks display.

Adult/Youth Day Pass:
Day Pass Rate
$25 until March 31, 2018
Walk-In Rate
$50 from April 1, 2018 – May 4, 2018

*Children 3 years old and under are FREE

Day passes include commemorative patch, full day of programming, and a special program Saturday night followed by a fireworks display.

Register Here!

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Join our Facebook group for all the updates and latest news!  Thunderbase 2018 Facebook Group

We are looking for people to assist during the event. If you would like to volunteer, please register using the link below and someone from the Thunderbase Committee will reach out.
Thunderbase is looking for volunteers for:
MANY Program Stations
2K & 4K Race: Course Marshals
Trading Post
Tent Area Setup
AND MORE!Each volunteer who helps for more than four hours will receive a staff hat, t-shirt, lanyard, lunch, and staff CSP.
Questions about volunteering? Please contact Nancy Peto.

Thunderbase 2018 Flyer

Thunderbase 2018 Brochure

Each registrant must complete the Health Form Parts A & B. Click here

Q: Who should attend?
A: Everyone! There will be activities for youth of all ages including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. Friends of Scouts are also encouraged to come as this event is open to the public.


Q: Do we have to stay overnight?
A: While we encourage everyone to purchase a full weekend pass to receive the patch and t-shirt, ‘campers’ can enjoy Thunderbase without staying overnight. You can register for a day pass and participate in Saturday’s open program.


Q: Can my Scout earn achievements?
A: Scouts will have the opportunity to work on several achievements.


Q: Is food provided?
A: A variety of food is available to purchase on Saturday through vendors. Units are encouraged to bring their own food and eat together for the weekend.


Q: Do we have to follow a schedule on
A: Participants are expected to attend the opening ceremony at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, but Scouts are able to determine their schedule for the day. You definitely will not want to miss the big show Saturday evening!

Frequently Asked Questions Flyer

Thank you to the sponsors of Thunderbase 2018 for supporting Scouting and for providing programming at the 2018 event


Interested in sponsoring? Please contact Cassie Ferguson