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Sam Houston Area Council holds Scout Fair

Sam Houston Area Council holds Scout Fair

Story by Dennis Brezina

The 74th annual Sam Houston Area Council Scout Fair was held April 24th at Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas. The theme of this year�s exhibit was �An Adventure of a Lifetime,� as the Boy Scouts of America celebrate 100 years of Scouting.

The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service sponsored a booth in the Conservation Exhibits area. The booth centered on career opportunities with the agency and Web Soil Survey. Harris County Soil Conservationist, Del Cannon, and Bryan Zone Resource Soil Scientist, Dennis Brezina, staffed the booth, along with NRCS volunteer Blaine Brezina.

The exhibit included a video presentation on how NRCS careers relate to several Boy Scout merit badges and a presentation on Web Soil Survey. Brochures on backyard conservation, careers, the water cycle and Web Soil Survey were also available.

The most popular interactive item was the stereoscope display. The stereoscopes allowed Scouts, children and adults to have a bird�s-eye view of Washington, D.C., Mount St. Helens, and the Rocky Mountains and Great Sand Dunes National Park of Colorado.

�The stereoscope displays are usually a big hit with the kids,� said Dennis Brezina. �It�s neat to hear their excitement as the kids say something like, �Wow!� or �Awesome!� as they are looking at the photos.�

Scouts, children and adults alike enjoyed the views they received while looking through the stereoscopes.
Scouts, children and adults alike enjoyed the views they received while looking through the stereoscopes.