Last year I found out that there is a Scout Expo at the Utah County Fair, and I really wanted to go, but our schedule was so crazy, and I was so close to having Adam that we decided to not go, but to plan on going this year. So I am SO excited that we got to go this year. I am a little disappointed that the website said it ended at 1 and it really ended at noon, so we had to rush to get to as many booths as possible before everyone packed up.
We didn’t get very far, before the boys just wanted to stay and stare at what was in front of them. The first booth we stopped at was a display of a scout camp made out of legos!
There was a booth with a big scout quilt on display, the front and back had all kinds of patches on it and the back had neckerchiefs put together to make up the background. The kids got to shoot off some paper rockets that were left at another booth. There wasn’t any more paper for the kids to make their own and that’s ok with me, because all they really wanted to do was launch them, and not making their own rockets meant more time to see the other booths. Next the kids got to make some sand and glitter art by drawing a picture on a paper with glue and then pouring colored sand or glitter on it so that you could see the design. At another booth some of the kids got to plant some seeds, and some learned to tie a couple of new knots. At the last booth we were able to get to before everything was packed up was a booth where the kids got to make necklaces with boondoggle and a leather fob. Lydia was excited to show me hers (I actually made it for her so I already saw it, but she was excited about it anyway 😉 ).
I’m sad that we didn’t get there until the expo was almost over but I am very glad we got to go. Someone gave Tyra, Ethan and Kyle patches for the scout expo which I think is so cool, but I’m kind of sad that Jeremy (who is almost a scout) and Dinah (who is already a scout) didn’t get patches. I guess I will have to see if I can hunt a couple of extras down. It was rather disappointing that this was supposed to represent scouting across all of Utah county and as I think about the lay out and count the booths that I saw there were about a dozen booths total. Granted I am coming up with that number as I think back on it, and I might be missing one, but it was really very small considering it was supposed to be for all of Utah county. I would LOVE to see our pack or boy scout troop or both, have a booth there next year.
Once the scout expo was all packed up we decided to walk across the bridge and check out the county fair. The first building we went to was another huge distraction for the boys:
All three of them are drooling over the lego display. 😛 We walked around and checked it all out, then we walked around the rest of the building and I took pictures of crafts that I thought would be fun for the kids to try to make.
Next we went to see what animals were being shown at the fair. There were FAR less animals here than there usually are at the state fair. The state fair usually has several buildings of animals of all different kinds, and there was only a small tent of animals to check out at the county fair today.
There were some animals that some girls were allowing kids to sit down and hold or pet. One of them was a baby pygmy goat. It was so cute.
There was also a rabbit.
Just before we left I took Lydia over to see the pony. She got SO excited and said “is horsey!” and I just happened to be trying to take a picture of her with one hand while I held her with the other and got her super excited face as she was exclaiming that it was a horsey: