Second Annual I.C.S. Sanctioned Chili Cook-off April 22 at Scout-O-Rama 2017


On Saturday, April 22, 2017, some of the area’s best chili cooks will compete in the International Chili Society sanctioned cook-off as part of Scout-O-Rama 2017 to be held at Spring Lake Park in Texarkana.

Press Release:

For the second year in a row, Scout-O-Rama will be hosting the International Chili Society’s “Home Style” Chili Cook-off on Saturday, April 22 right after the opening ceremonies. Anyone interested in organizing a team and competing with their best chili recipe, logon to to download the registration form and check out the rules. The registration fee is $25.00 for ICS members and $45.00 for non-members. Participants are required to cook 4-5 gallons of Chili at the event to serve to the public. SOR-2017-pocket-patchfbParticipation in this event supports Scouting in our community.

Area Scouts will be selling tickets for the cook-off for only $5.00 each. When they sell 10 tickets they earn a Scout-O-Rama t-shirt and other memorabilia, plus a portion of the funds go to support their own troop as well as our area Scouting programs. Chili Cook-off tickets will also be sold at the Ross Perot Scout Service Center at #24 Lynwood drive in Texarkana, Texas and at the show! Teams should have their chili ready for serving by 12:30 on Saturday, April 22 after the Scout-O-Rama public opening ceremony.

If you like to cook chili and want to compete in an ICS sanctioned Chili Cook-off here is your opportunity. Trophies and cash will be awarded for First, Second and Third place, as well as awards for People’s Choice, and Best of Show. All cooks will receive a participation award; something they would be proud to display as recognition for supporting scouting. First place winner will be eligible to compete in the larger regional ICS Chili Cook-offs. Cash awards for this event are $200.00 for 1st place, $75.00 for 2nd place and $50.00 for 3rd place.

Registration and sponsor information can be found under the “Chili” tab at and sponsor information can be found under the “Chili” tab at


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