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Mitigwa Future Forest Program - Phase 2
Monday, February 02, 2015 :: 108 Views
Camp Mitigwa is pleased to announce Phase 2 of its Future Forest Program. Mitigwa's forested ridges, camp sites, and trails have been serving up memorable experiences for Scouts and Scouters for more than 90 years. Many of the camp’s trees were already mature when the camp was new, but, even trees eventually grow old. Old trees can become unsafe around buildings and campsites and need to be replaced. Newly developed areas of camp need to have trees planted to add shade, increase beauty, provide wind protection, and improve wildlife habitat. The Future Forest Program is planned as a long-term effort to meet those needs and insure that Mitigwa's forests and landscape trees remain safe, healthy, and beautiful. 

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Scouting Program Changes
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 :: 323 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

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Mid-Iowa Council Presents a Railroad Merit Badge Camporee
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 :: 433 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.

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Peace Light of Bethlehem to arrive at the Maytag Scout Center on December 15, 2014 at 11:30 am
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 :: 210 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?

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Silver Beaver Award Nominations are Due November 15, 2014
Tuesday, November 04, 2014 :: 293 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.

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Council Hot Topics

Camp Card Sale Has Begun - Sell from Feb 2 through March 31 and earn 50% Commission!

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!


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
Registration opens Monday, February 2 at 10:00 AM to enter names and sign up for Merit Badges.  If you haven't reserved your campsite, sign up today!


Summer Camp Merchandise


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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 Spring Camporee 

We've been working on the railroad . . . Camporee, that is!  Join us at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Boone May 8 - 10 for the Railroad Merit Badge Camporee.  Click here to register online!


Good Turn for Goodwill

Mid-Iowa Council will be doing a council-wide service project to benefit our communities.  Click here for more information and to register.

 


Council-Wide Training

Every Scout deserves a TRAINED Leader.  Learn more about training opportunities being offered this spring.  Click here to view our Council Training Events page.


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.