Scouting Program Changes
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 :: 218 Views
As you may know, there are many changes coming in Scouting during the next two years, including a complete overhaul of the Cub Scout advancement program. There are official Scouting websites that provide details of the upcoming changes in the Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs during 2015-2016


Mid-Iowa Council Presents a Railroad Merit Badge Camporee
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 :: 267 Views
Mid-Iowa Council presents a Railroad Merit Badge Camporee, May 8-10, 2015. This will be a council-wide Spring Camporee for 2015. This event will provide a program similar to the Railroad Merit Badge Program presented at the National Jamboree over the last 18 years. Several of our program staff have served at National events in the past and have been part of our events as well. We have provided this program at similar events over the last 16 years.


Peace Light of Bethlehem to arrive at the Maytag Scout Center on December 15, 2014 at 11:30 am
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 :: 157 Views
On December 15, 2014 the Peace Light of Bethlehem will arrive at the Maytag Scout Center. It will stay here, and at Iowa Religious Media Services in Urbandale, through December 23.  Your unit can “fetch the light” and share it with your community. What is the Peace Light?


Silver Beaver Award Nominations are Due November 15, 2014
Tuesday, November 04, 2014 :: 236 Views
Established in 1931, the Silver Beaver Award is the highest award presented by the Boy Scouts of America, to council, district, or unit volunteers for distinguished service to youth. Since then, of the many thousands of volunteers who have served central Iowa youth, fewer than 700 have received the Silver Beaver.


Campout Treat: Enjoy Making S'Mores Safely
Tuesday, November 04, 2014 :: 185 Views
Whatever the season, making S’mores during a campout is a great evening activity with Scouts of all ages. However, there are a few safety tips that can make your evening cracker barrel a fun, exciting, and enjoyable event.


Council Hot Topics

Camp Card Reservations now Open

Camp Card Reservations are now available online.  Reserve your unit's cards early as quantities are limited.  Cards will be available for pick up starting February 2 and the sale runs through March 31.  Click here to reserve your camp cards online!

Congratulations to all units that met their "Thank you for selling Trail's End Popcorn" goal!

As a special "thank you" for helping to support local Scouting as well as their own Scouts, units that met their sales goal in the 2014 Trail's End Popcorn fundraiser will receive a 5% discount on all paid District and Council events and trainings in 2015. Click here to learn more about the discount!

Council Court of Honor

Join us for a great afternoon of fun and fellowship as we present Silver Beaver awards and other distinguished awards to very deserving Mid-Iowa Scouters.

Click here to register online.

Maytag Scout Center Holiday Hours

Click to find out about Mid-Iowa Council's updated office Holiday Hours
Click here to check Mid-Iowa Scout Shop's Holiday Hours
The council office and the Scout Shop have separate operating and holiday hours.  Please check both.

Winter Survival Training 2015

Learn how to survive under winter conditions with the Army R.O.T.C. staff and cadets at Iowa State University.  Space is limited to the first 300 registrants. Click here to register for Winter Survival Training 2015.

Boy Scout "Prepared.  For Life." Iowa license plate now available!

Click here to learn more and to apply for your official BSA Iowa license plate! 

Wood Badge Training 2015

Wood Badge Training registration is now available!  Please visit the Wood Badge page (click here) to find out about this premier training opportunity only available every other year.

Summer Camp Registration

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Akela Summer Camp Web Page
Cub Scout Overnighter, Bear Camp, Webelos Camp.  Registration opens Feb 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Mitigwa Summer Camp Web Page
Campsite Reservations for 2015 Summer Camp are available and going fast.