March 2018 Edition |

Saturday, April 14th, 2:00-5:00pm, at Mitigwa Scout Reservation as part of our next
Wood Badge Reunion
Orientation for Packs including girls in their summer programs

Monday, April 2nd – 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 7th- 10:00 am

Where:  Maytag Scout Center Online:   Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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

Friday, April 6th
Wells Fargo Arena
Car Check-in 5pm-6pm
Races start 6pm sharp

Races are before Iowa Wild Game
Fees include Food, Drinks, &Game ticket.

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Maytag Scout Center

Reserve your table today!

May 26, 2018
@ Mitigwa Scout Reservationtion
Do you have Scouts who cannot attend Summer Camp with the Troop?
To help assure that every scout in the Mid-Iowa Council has an opportunity to attend summer camp, the 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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The 2018 Corporate Pinewood Derby Challenge
Sponsored by the Iowa Wild

Friday, April 6th
Car Check-in 5pm-6pm
Races start 6pm sharp

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.

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

Mid-Iowa Council Alumni & Friends Event at the Zoo
Tuesday, March 20th from 5:30 to 7:00pm
Blank Park Zoo

All current friends and alumni of Scouting and anyone who wishes to join, please join us as we celebrate the beginning of Spring at the Blank Park Zoo. You and your family are invited to visit the Blank Park Zoo, check out the displays, learn a bit more about what goes on at the Zoo and coming attractions. We will also be served Ice Cream Sundaes by the CEO of the Zoo and Eagle Scout, Mark Vukovich and other Scouting leadership. A free will offering will be accepted for the ice cream. If you plan on attending please email and let us know how many will be attending so we have plenty of ice cream available!

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 20th & April 21st, 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 20th & 21st 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!

Severe weather hazards, such as tornadoes, lightning, hail, flash flooding, and down-bursts, can be dangerous. Each requires a basic understanding of what to do so that you can protect yourself and your Scouts. The scale of weather conditions can seem daunting—ranging from high heat with no humidity to torrential downpours with possible flooding.
However, some key basic principles can help everyone prepare. 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

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. or (515)279-8746

This page is found on the Mid-Iowa Council Website and is updated with community events offered to your Scouting units throughout the year.

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

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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