September 2018 Edition |
Mitigwa Fun Day (Cub Scouts)
Mitigwa Pioneers Day (Boy Scouts and Venturing)

Both Events: October 6th from 9am-4pm
at Mitigwa Scout Reservation
Cub Scouts and Families
What better way can you spend a beautiful Fall day, than heading out to camp to shoot BB-guns, fish, and many more events designed for the whole family!

Boy Scouts and Venturing
Come and experience the 1870’s at Mitigwa Scout Reservation’s very own WeCanDoIt Village. Try your hand at: Blacksmithing, Woodwork, Flint Knapping, Wood Carving, Soap Making, Civil War Reenactments, Fire by Friction, and other stations. Events will be open on Saturday, camping is available to make it a weekend trip for your Scouts.
Order of the Arrow | Mitigwa lodge

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Boy Scouts and Venturing Open Climb and Open Shoot 10/27/18

Online registration is now available by clicking on the button(s) below. Registration will close 2 weeks prior to the event and there will not be walk ins allowed. Fees are for participants only, youth or adult. Adults who will be supervising do...

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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

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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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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! 

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
The Trainer's Edge

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...

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Outdoor Leadership Skills - for Scouts BSA leaders

Join us on the hills above the river at Mitigwa Scout Reservation to work on leadership skills to provide the best program you can for the youth in your pack or troop. The session will be available for Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills...

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Cub Scout Leader & Scout Troop "Indoor" Leader Training...

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. Scout Troop Leader Training will run till approx. 12:30 PM.

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Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation | October 12-13

For Cub Scout Adult leaders! Here is some of what Scouting Magazine has to say about the new BALOO course...The new BALOO is not a mere mashup of the older courses. Cub Scouting has changed significantly in the ....

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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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Outdoor Ethics Training | 10/26-10/28, 2018

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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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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Propane Stoves

Download PDF SUMMARY "Stoves made for the outdoors can also extend the range of your travels by giving you a reliable way to generate heat anywhere and in any weather". This is a quote from the 2014 edition of the Fieldbook (Scouting's Manual of...

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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:

Jamboree Adult Leadership Resumes should be sent electronically to: Alan Strohmaier, at  
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 . Area 5, of which Mid Iowa is a part, will have five troops and two crews. 
Click on and learn about the excitement.

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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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
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
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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