April 2018 Edition | www.midiowacouncilbsa.org

As many people find their way to the Maytag Scout Center, we want to warn you of a road closure on 63rd Street, just south of Grand Ave. There is a short detour, and road work should be completed by the end of May.
April 27-29 at Lake Humeston

Scouts will do all their activities at night. The outline is loosely based on Lord Baden Powell’s defense of the city of Mafeking in the Boer War. This event is open to all Boy Scout troops and Venturing Crews that are interested.   

Woodland Trails
Saturday May 5th 8:30am-2pm
Lake Red Rock- South Overlook
1105 Highway T15
Knoxville ,Iowa

$14 per youth and $6 per adult ($20 per youth and $10 per adult after 5/1/18)

Starts: April 20th 5:00 PM
Ends: April 21st 10:00 AM
CrossRoad Baptist Church
57011 US Highway 30
 Ames, IA 50010
Cost: $20 per participant
Eagle Scout and Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate embraces the Boy Scout's mission of preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime.  

The purpose of the Iowa Youth Straw Poll is to allow young people to experience the voting process. 
Tuesday, April 24th

  1. Registers online
  2. Vote on 2 questions
  3. Submit Troop's results
  4. Check out

Open House for Girls

Saturday, May 19th
10 am to 2 pm

Maytag Scout Center
6123 Scout Trail
Des Moines, IA 50321
Location Phone: 515-266-2135

Open house for girls and their families to try out some classic Cub Scout activities.
Program Planning Fair

Saturday, May 12, 2018 --- 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (Child care available at 9:45 am) Saydel High School 5601 NE 7th St, Des Moines, IA 50313 Free Event, Registration is Required

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Do you have Scouts who cannot attend Summer Camp with your Troop?
To help assure that every scout in Mid-Iowa Council has an opportunity to attend summer camp, Mid Iowa Council is offering a Provisional Troop experience the fifth week of Boy Scout camp at Camp Mitigwa. Lead by experienced Scouters from the Council. To register your Scouts, go to

Mitigwa's Future Forest Program
Mid-Iowa Council is pleased to announce Year 5 of Mitigwa Scout Reservation’s Future Forest Program.

Tree Planting: May 19th at 9am
Check in at the Deere Conference Center at Mitigwa Scout Reservation

Individuals and units can help our forests by sponsoring one or more trees. Each tree costs $100

Computer Programming Camp April 28th

Have you ever wanted to learn what makes a computer work? This Webelos Only program will teach them how! It is free to the first 40 Webelos Scouts that register. Check out the website for more information.

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Mid-Iowa Council Alumni & Friends Event
Tuesday, April 24th from 5:30 to 7:00pm
Dehner Distillery
7500 University Ave, Suite E, Clive IA
   Near Sam’s and Walmart off 73rd

All current friends and alumni of Scouting and anyone who wishes to join, please join us for a fun and educational evening. Door prizes will be given out!!!

Please: E-mail scott.walters@scouting.org if you are planning to attend. Space is limited. Thanks!

If you have not joined the Friends and Alumni Association of Mid-Iowa Council, you can do so by clicking on the button below.
April 20 & 21, 2018
Mitigwa Scout Reservation

Welcome to BALOO training! Packs must have at least one BALOO trained leader to conduct outdoor events, including pack camping overnighters and Webelos den overnighters. 
April 20 & 21, 2018
Mitigwa Scout Reservation
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) course builds and expands on the concepts and themes introduced in Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training and provides Scouters with the confidence to take youth into the outdoors.  
2018 NYLT Course

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action packed program designed to provide 13 to 20-year-old youth members of Troops and Crews with leadership skills.

Camp Mitigwa on July 29 th to August 4 th
Camp Akela invites you to Explore the Wizarding World!

New for 2018 is our Family Camp. Programs and advancement for your Cub Scouts as well as adventures for their siblings and parents.  

Check it all out below.
Adult Adventure Weekend - The Summit Bechtel Reserve

Registered Adults! Summit Bechtel Reserve has a great deal for you, a weekend where you can become a Scout! Enjoy shooting sports, zip lines, climbing, 3D archery, mountain bikes, water activities, rafting, hiking, fishing…. June 20 – 24. $295

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The most up to date
information can be found on our website!

Annual Health & Medical Record

The Scouting adventure, camping trips, high-adventure excursions, and having fun are important to everyone in Scouting—and so is your safety and well-being. Completing the Annual Health and Medical Record is the first
step in making sure you have a great Scouting experience. For more information.. .

  • Sale ends April 30th
  • Accounts settled May 4th
  • Units may purchase cards after April 30th to sell after the campaign is over!
World Jamboree 2019

July 22—August 2, 2019, this World Jamboree experience will bring together nearly 40,000 Scouts and Scouters from the entire World to build friendships and share common experiences. This is only the second time the World Jamboree has been held in the United States. Don’t miss this experience. There is still a limited amount of time to sign up as a youth participant (ages 14-18, both male and female), adult leader, or as a staff participant.

Details about the 2019 World Jamboree and how to apply can be found at http://www.2019WSJ.org.

2019 Philmont Contingent Registration Now Open!
Mid-Iowa Council’s annual Philmont Contingent for 2019 is open for registrations. We plan to include over 50 Scouts and Adult Advisors in our 2019 Expedition. We will organize those participants into five crews of 10-12 Scouts. Each crew will make their own choice of 35 available itineraries. This opportunity is open to individual Scouts or unit crews. At this time, we are just under half full. ACT NOW! 
Our 2019 departure date is July 20th with return on August 3rd. Cost for the trip is estimated at $1,320.00.
If you have Scouts looking for a real adventure in the mountains of New Mexico, let us know! Our reservation must be confirmed by May 1, 2018.

Contact Chuck Jordal for additional information. 
cjordal@raccoon.com or (515)279-8746
Both Trainings: May 4-6 AND May 18-20 COPE Instructor...

Youth and adult participants are welcome, level of certification available varies: * Level II Instructors must be at least age 21 * Level I Instructors must be at least age 18 * Instructors in Training must be at least age 16 * Scouts age 14-15...

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The commissioner is a friend of the unit. Of all their roles, this one is the most important. It springs from the attitude, "I care, I am here to help, what can I do for you?" Caring is the ingredient that makes commissioner service successful. He or she is an advocate of unit needs. MORE...
Outdoor Ethics Training

Begins April 20th! All Scouting programs include outdoor stewardship, care for the environment, and Leave No Trace....become your unit's expert!

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Boy Scout Summer Camp at Camp Mitigwa | See you there!

Don't miss this summer's new programs and expanded merit badge work! Mitigwa is calling, can you smell the smoke?

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Camp Staff Needed

Do you know someone looking for an exciting summer job? Mitigwa Scout Reservation is a great place to make those CAMP STAFF memories.

Cub Scout Summer Camp | Get Signed Up Today!

Cub Scout Camp at Camp Akela provides the opportunities for a Scout to try hiking, boating, outdoor skills, field sports, shooting sports, rafts, swimming, woodworking, nature studies, and campfires; these are just some of the activities the...

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This page is found on the Mid-Iowa Council Website and is updated with community events offered to your Scouting units throughout the year.
Mid-Iowa Scout Shop News
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Friday 9:00-6:00
Saturday 9:00-4:00.
Closed Sundays

Closed the following dates:
  • Memorial Day - May 28, 2018
  • Independence Day - July 4, 2018
  • Labor Day - September 3, 2018
  • Thanksgiving - November 22, 2018
Mid-Iowa Council offices
Hours: M-F 8:30am-5pm

Closed the following dates:
  • Memorial Day - May 28, 2018
  • Independence Day - July 4, 2018
  • Labor Day - September 3, 2018
  • Thanksgiving - November 22 & 23, 2018
  • Christmas- December 24-26, 2018
  • New Year's Day - January 1, 2019
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