May 2018 Edition |

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.
Girls in Cub Scouts Open House has been cancelled
With so many Packs ready to or already welcoming girls, the previously planned Girls in Cubs Open House scheduled for May 19 has been cancelled. If your Pack is welcoming Girls this summer watch this 3 minute “Welcome to Cub Scouts” video that may be helpful.”

Twin Rivers Twilight Camp

Session 1: July 23-27 For all Cub Scout ranks Session 2: July 30-August 3 For all Cub Scout ranks Monday-Friday 5:30 PM-9:00 PM Maytag Scout Center (Des Moines, IA) Cost: Youth fee is $55 LIONS/TIGERS MUST HAVE AN ADULT PARTNER ATTEND THE ENTIRE...

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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

2018 NYLT Course

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action packed program designed to provide Troops and Crews, age 13-20 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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We're Hiring

Job brief:
Mid-Iowa Council is seeking a part-time  Facilities Manager  to oversee all building-related rentals, maintenance, repairs, and cleaning. This person will be responsible for preserving the good condition of infrastructure and ensure that facilities are clean, safe, and well-functioning. The goal is to ensure Mid-Iowa Council’s headquarters is problem-free and safe for our employees, visitors, program participants, and especially youth members. 

The ideal candidate will be well-organized and able to optimize the use of space and equipment while reducing operating costs. Customer service and time efficiency skills can set you apart among the candidate pool.

Sign-Up to Sell Popcorn this Fall
The Popcorn Sale has supported Scouting in Mid-Iowa Council since 1983. The Popcorn Sale provides financial support for all Mid-Iowa Council Scouts! This includes everything from paying for unit needs like program materials, badges, and camp fees, to council expenses for camping facilities, training, staff support, and insurance.
The Popcorn Sale is the best way for units to support their Ideal Year of Scouting and help youth learn valuable life skills while earning great profits and prizes! 

Scouting Alumni and Friends

Your Alumni Association encourages everyone to join who has been positively impacted by their experience with Boy Scouts. Whether that be as a Scout, family member of a Scout, a volunteer leader, or as someone who has enjoyed the benefits from...

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Mid-Iowa Council Boy Scouts of America Facebook Page

Keep up with all that is happening in Mid-Iowa Council on a daily and weekly basis! Like us!

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Fareway Partner Cards
Thank you for volunteering your time and talents to mentor our youth. Your commitment to community is appreciated.

Fareway and Scouting have many similarities including putting family first, working hard and being thrifty.

These similarities made the “Partner Card” a possibility. As a preferred partner of Mid-Iowa Council, we encourage you to shop Fareway for snacks, party supplies,food for ceremonies, and your adventurous camp outs.

Our organizations are committed to helping you
make Scouting more impactful for our youth.
Each Fareway store has different ways they can help your Scouting unit. Fareway encourages units to reach out to your local stores to discuss discounts, product donations, or other ways Fareway might be able to help your program.
Thank you to all our volunteers and Fareway for making a difference. 

Pick your cards up at the Maytag Scout Center or at your next District meeting!

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...

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


Camping in hammocks has gained in popularity over the past 10 years. More camping equipment manufacturers are offering hammock-style tents as a way of reducing the “footprint” on the camping area. This is helpful from a Leave No Trace standpoint. However, hammocks are not without their risks.

All Accounts settled May 18th

Units may purchase cards after May 18th 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
Youth Protection
The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides ...

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 Mid-Iowa Council's Website and is updated with community events offered to your Scouting units.
Mid-Iowa Scout Shop News
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Closed the following dates:
  • Memorial Day - May 28, 2018
  • Independence Day - July 4, 2018
  • Labor Day - September 3, 2018
  • Thanksgiving - November 22, 2018
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  • 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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