February 2018 Edition | www.midiowacouncilbsa.org

Saturday, April 14, 2:00-5:00pm, at Mitigwa Scout Reservation as part of our next
Wood Badge Reunion

Friday, March 16th

Registration is Now Open!
$25 per adult and $45 per Scout

March 24, 2018
May 26, 2018
@ Mitigwa Scout Reservation
Mid-Iowa Council
Court of Honor
Sunday, February 18
2:00 pm
Maytag Scout Center

Congratulations to our 2017 Class of Silver Beaver Recipients. The Silver Beaver Award is the highest award a Council can bestow on an individual.

Elizabeth Cox, Albert Jergens, Bradley Johnson
Terry A. Kleinhesselink, Kevin Krause, Jeffrey Traviss
Are you a new Den Leader, Cubmaster, or Committee member? Did you just move over to a Boy Scout troop and take a new role? Then you need to know what to do by getting trained!

2018 Camp Cards

There are still a limited number of cards to be reserved. Please reserve today!

Over $300 of added value to the card, and they still sell for only $5.

Sale ends April 30th

Snowflake Pow Wow is now
 March 2-4, 2018

More information on our website.

March 3rd 8am-4pm ($5)
Maytag Scout Center

The Trainer's EDGE course is for anyone interested in training others. It's geared toward council and district training teams, including Wood Badge staff, summer camp staff, National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) staff and district roundtable chairs, but Scoutmasters and Cubmasters will also find it very useful.

The 2018 Corporate Pinewood Derby Challenge
Sponsored by the Iowa Wild

This event is an adult Pinewood Derby race with awards, food, raffle items, silent auction items, and a fun night out! Make a car and head out to Wells Fargo Arena!! 

Funds raised by this event help Mid-Iowa Council offer youth career opportunities in Skilled Trades and S.T.E.M. fields.

Friday, April 6, 2018
Wells Fargo Arena

Racers $50 
Spectators $25
Game tickets, food and drinks included in price

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.
Outdoor Ethics/ Leave No Trace Training Camp Mitigwa, April 20-22, 2018. The course is for Scouts and adult leaders that are interested in helping their units infuse Outdoor Ethic Principles into camping, high adventure and rank advancement. 

The course begins at 7:00 PM Friday and concludes at 12:00 noon on Sunday. Participants must attend all sessions to complete the course. 
If you have any questions please contact Dale Herzberg.
Mid-Iowa Council Alumni & Friends  

We encourage you to continue your involvement with Scouting through our group.
Mid-Iowa Council

Saturday, May 5th, 2018
Maytag Scout Center

World Jamboree 2019

The United States will host the 24th World Scout Jamboree in 2019 along with Mexico and Canada. Held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, young men and women from around the world will enjoy Scouting at its best for 12 days, July 22 - August 2, 2019.

Only 216 youth and 24 adults from the entire Area are accepted as parts of Jamboree units.

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

Community Activities for your Scouting Units
This page is found on the Mid-Iowa Council Website and is updated with community events offered to your Scouting units throughout the year.
Current Events:
Iowa Wild Scout Nights
Iowa Barnstormers Scout Night
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Camp Staff Interviews

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

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