October 2018 Edition | www.midiowacouncilbsa.org
Order of the Arrow | Mitigwa lodge

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Jamboree on the Air 2019 | October 20th

DATE: Saturday, October 20 LOCATION: Maytag Scout Center SET-UP/TEAR DOWN: set-up starting at 7AM, tear down at noon, leave building by 1PM SCHEDULE: 9AM - Noon: activities open AUDIENCE: Cub scouts ACTIVITIES: 1. send and receive radio...

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We're Hiring - Mitigwa Scout Reservation Director

The Mitigwa Scout Reservation Director is employed by Mid-Iowa Council for the purpose of directing overall camping operations for the summer. The Reservation Director is in complete charge of the Reservation and is responsible for all phases of ad..

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Cub Scout Science Center Overnighter | 11/30/18

Cub Scouts will spend an overnight at the museum exploring SCI after-hours! Experience science behind the scenes for an evening of education and fun! The program that SCI has put together for Mid-Iowa Council will focus on different activities...

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Iowa Wild Scout Nights

Iowa Wild Scout Games: Sat Nov 10th vs Bakersfield Sat Dec 8th vs Grand Rapids Sat Jan 19th vs Ontario Sat Feb 9th vs San Antonio Sat March 30th vs Texas Sat April 13th vs Rockford More information, click below or email Patrick.burns@iowawild.com.

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Merit Badge Day | 11/17/18

Come and explore different careers as Mid-Iowa Council partners with unions and companies to open their doors to Scouts. Different merit badge classes will be offered by professionals in the field at their business or union hall. Class size will...

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Spring 2019 Railroad Camporee| MAY 3 – MAY 5, 2019


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Winter Survival Training | 01/26/2019

32nd Winter Survival Training Saturday, January 26, 2019, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (Check-in: 8:30 am to 8:55 am) Iowa State University Armory Pammel Drive and Russell Road Ames, Iowa

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Camp Survey
We want to know what programs the Scouts want to see at Camp Mitigwa. If you have a youth in the Boy Scout program, please have him complete the survey and let us know your opinion so we can better serve you and your fellow Scouts.

Thank you!

Be the BEST leader you can! Get Trained
Check out training opportunities below
Outdoor Ethics Training | 10/26/18-10/28/18

For all Leaders! This training will prepare those attending to present LNT Awareness sessions for their units and help them to understand the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace as well as Tread Lightly....

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Cub Scout Leader Training... November 10th, December 1st

8:00 AM Check-in; Leader Training starts at 8:30 AM, Cub Scout Leader Training will run till approx. 3:30 PM. Cub Scout Leader Training will have a one hour break for lunch on your own.

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Wood Badge Training Course 2019

If you have been looking for a way to take your adult leadership skills to the next level, this is it! This is not outdoor skills training, this is developing your personal skills of group leadership.

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Mid-Iowa Council Powder Horn Course 3/29-31/19 & 4/12-14/19

Powder Horn is a training opportunity designed to expose participants to activities and resources necessary to operate a successful Venturing or Troop High Adventure program and conduct the following: Helps Venturing, Scout, and Cub Leaders learn ...

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Youth Protection - Boy Scouts of America

BSA Youth Protection Mission Statement True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. It is the mission of Youth Protection volunteers and professionals to work within the Boy Scouts of America...

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Tips and tricks to stay warm while camping this winter

There's nothing like camping in cold weather. The bugs are gone, and campsites that were crowded in summer are largely yours alone. And if there's snow, new adventures beckon: Ski or snowshoe a trail; follow animal tracks; sleep in a snow trench...

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Jamboree Leaders needed for 2021- Deadline to apply is October 31st
Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Crew Advisors and Associate Advisors
3 rd Assistant Scoutmasters (ages 18-21)

The 2021 National Scout Jamboree will once again be held at the new high-adventure base for the BSA in West Virginia called The Summit. This exciting Scouting event will be held, July 2021. Although July of 2021 may look to be in the distant future, important planning steps need to be taken, in order to prepare for this large-scale event. The Mid-Iowa Council has already formed a selection committee for the adult leadership positions for the Mid-Iowa contingent to the 2021 National Scout Jamboree.

Our hope is to take three to four units to the Jamboree from the Mid Iowa Council. That means we will need 12 to 16 adult leaders and 4 alternates to mentor the junior leaders and participants in our jamboree units as the scouts and leaders experience this once-in-a-lifetime event!

If you are interested in interviewing for an adult leader position on the Mid-Iowa Council Jamboree Contingent, please submit a one-page resume which needs to include:
·        Name, email and address
·        Your Scouting background
·        Professional history
·        Additional volunteer efforts you may have
·        A short paragraph explaining why you would like to be a jamboree leader

Please note that selection as a Jamboree adult leader will bring the following responsibilities:
·        required attendance of planning meetings in advance of the Jamboree
·        full participation in a pre-Jamboree shakedown event to be held during June of 2021. 
·        recruitment of Scouts and Crew members to fill out our jamboree troops and crew
·        participation in the entire Mid Iowa Jamboree tour approximately July 13 – July 27, 2021

The deadline to submit resumes is: October 31, 2018 . Resumes should be sent to the address below. Interviews will take place during November at the Maytag Scout Center. If you have any questions about these positions please contact Alan Strohmaier, Jamboree Committee Chairman at: Alan.strohmaier@gmail.com

Jamboree Adult Leadership Resumes should be sent electronically to: Alan Strohmaier, at Alan.strohmaier@gmail.com  
World Jamboree 2019

THERE IS STILL TIME TO SIGN UP TO BE PART OF THE 2019 WORLD JAMBOREE , this GRAND ADVENTURE will bring together nearly 40,000 Scouts and Scouters from 160 countries 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. The jamboree is open to all scouts ages 14-17 at the time of the jamboree, (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 . Area 5, of which Mid Iowa is a part, will have five troops and two crews. 
Click on https://www.midiowacouncilbsa.org/Jamboree and learn about the excitement.

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. 
crjordal@gmail.com or (515)279-8746
Central Region Outdoor Conference
Do you need new ideas on how to better serve youth in the outdoors? The Central Region Outdoor Conference will be held at the Maytag Scout Center in January. This conference is open to any Scouter at all levels with an interest in Outdoor Programming. Click Below for details.
Jan 19, 2019 7:30 am to 2:30 pm
SAVE THE DATE!! April 28, 2019
Scout Day at Principal Park

Save the date for April 28, 2019 and join us on the field for the National Anthem and a completely Scout themed baseball experience!
$10 per ticket for the full experince and event patch

Jereseys worn by players will be Scouting related and auctioned off during and after the game!

More details very soon!

Welcome to the Eagle's Nest
Congratulations to the Newest Class of Eagle Scout
Cub Scout Shooting Saturdays @ Foster Acres 11/3/18

Shooting Sports Saturday programs are available to registered Cub Scouts and their leaders. Registering is easy and available online. Registrations are made on a first-come basis.

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Cub Scout Shooting Saturdays @ Camp Akela 11/3/19

Camp Akela (Woodward, IA) Shooting Sports Saturday programs are available to registered Cub Scouts and their leaders. Registering is easy and available online. Registrations are made on a first-come basis....

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Join the Mid-Iowa Council Alumni and Friends for Fun and Fellowship!

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NEXT EVENT - November 13, 2018
The next great event for all Alumni and Friends of Scouting will be on Wednesday, Nov. 13th from 5:30 to &pm at the Barn Town Brewery at 9500 University, West Des Moines. We will have some taste testing and you will be able to purchase your own beverages and food while you enjoy an evening with your friends.
Our featured speaker will be Our New Scout Executive, Matt Hill. He will share some of his vision for Camp Mitigwa and the Mid-Iowa Council. Let’s give Matt a big Iowa Welcome!

Please e-mail scott.walters@scouting.org to let us know if you are coming and how many you are bringing.

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