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Youth Protection Policies Extend into Cyberspace
Thursday, June 25, 2015 :: 35 Views
Youth Protection policies extend into cyberspace. There should be no one-on-one online or digital activities (games, social media, etc.) or electronic communications. Leaders should include or copy a parent or another leader in all online communications, ensuring no one-on-one contact exists in text, social media or other forms of online or digital communication.

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Rocket Into Scouting!
Monday, June 1, 2015 :: 103 Views
This year’s theme, for Cub Scout recruitment, is “Rocket into Scouting”.  Not only will we have new flyers, yard signs and posters with rockets on them, we will give any new youth, who joins in the months of August to September, a model rocket kit. 

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Pre-2005 15 Passenger Vans Prohibition
Thursday, February 26, 2015 :: 281 Views

Effective September 1, 2015, the use of 15-passenger vans manufactured before 2005 will no longer be allowed in connection with Scouting programs and activities and will no longer be covered under BSA liability insurance. Any 2005 or later 15-passenger vans may be used if equipped with Electronic Stability Control and seat belts for all passengers as well as the driver. This applies to all vehicles, regardless of ownership.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has determined that 15-passenger vans with 10 or more occupants had a rollover rate nearly three times that of one carrying fewer than five passengers. A major factor was the high center of gravity of the vehicle when loaded.

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Mitigwa Future Forest Program - Phase 2
Monday, February 2, 2015 :: 390 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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Council Hot Topics

Mid-Iowa Council offices will be closed Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.  Mid-Iowa Scout Shop will be open Friday, July 3rd and will be closed on Saturday, July 4th. 


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Wood Badge Training 2015

Wood Badge Training is September 19, 2015, and spots are filling up fast.  Please visit the Wood Badge page (click here) to find out about this premier training opportunity only available every other year.