January 2018 Edition | www.midiowacouncilbsa.org

Saturday, January 27, 2018 
9:00am to 3:00 pm 
Iowa State University 
For Boy Scouts and Venturers
Friday, March 16th

Registration is Now Open!
$25 per adult and $45 per Scout
March 24, 2018
May 26, 2018
@ Mitigwa Scout Reservation
Governor's Luncheon
for Scouting

Tuesday, February 6
Iowa Events Center

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
Sale Starts February 1st!

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 starts February 1st and ends April 30th

Snowflake Pow Wow is now
 March 2-4, 2018

More information on our website.

New OA Monument to be built at the Maytag Scout Center
The 2016-2017 officers approved a design for an Order of the Arrow monument at the Maytag Scout Center. It will consist of a concrete pad with the three 6 foot sashes cut into steel rising vertically from the concrete.  

Additionally, the Lodge has received a grant to help fund a new fishing pier at Mitigwa Scout Reservation.

Thank you and keep up the good work!
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

Camp Akela invites you to Explore the Wizarding World!

There is a great program waiting for all this summer. You are invited to Explore the Wizarding World this summer at Camp Akela! 

Looking for an overnight experience filled with swimming, archery, shooting sports and more? Try our Cub Overnighter. Want to attend camp as an entire pack? We have a Pack Resident Camp, with a program and advancement for each rank. 

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

Trainer's EDGE: March 3rd
8am-4pm ($5)

Are you interested in training adult leaders? Are you looking for an edge to help you train Scouts?

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. Scoutmasters and Cubmasters will also find it very useful. The Trainer's EDGE course will help you hone your planning and presentation skills.

BSA recently changed the requirement to retake the Trainer's EDGE course--you now need to take it only once. If you're interested in upping your training game, sign up here.
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 and experience they can use in their units as well as other situations. 

Camp Mitigwa on July 29 th to August 4 th , 2018

For more information contact Dale Hedrick. scoutmaster383@gmail.com
2018 NYLT Staff Needed

Mid-Iowa Council is looking for youth and adult staff for the 2018 NYLT course. Youth must be 14 to 20 years of age, a past NYLT participant, and have held a position of leadership in their home unit. 

Both males and females are encouraged to apply. 

For consideration contact Dale Hedrick scoutmaster383@gmail.com .
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.

$37,500 in scholarships to Iowa students
The Uncommon Student Award is project based and is a great opportunity and fit for those in the Scouting program. Especially those going through the Eagle Scout process. In the past, some of the projects proposed were Eagle Scout projects which is perfectly acceptable. However, the applicants have to take their project to a higher level. Please read more at : www.UncommonStudent.org

If you should have any questions, please contact Delene McConnaha at the Hoover Presidential Foundation, 319-643-5327; DMcConnaha@HooverPF.org
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.

Mid-Iowa Scout Shop News
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