Fred Maytag II Scout CenterFred Maytag II Scout Center

Mid-Iowa Council


There is a balance to Boy Scouts. Much of it is in the wilderness. Camping. Fishing. Living with nature. But there are also the day-to-day indoor activities where character and leadership are honed.

Mid-Iowa Council understands this balance. Because of it, we’ve developed our share of leaders throughout the years. In fact, each year we:

Serve more than 20,000 members in 500 Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venture Crews and Explorer Posts. Collaborate with the more than 400 churches, schools, businesses and civic organizations that sponsor these units. Have more than 5,000 volunteers who provide leadership at all levels. And serve 27 Iowa counties.

With success comes growth. During the past 35 years, Scout vitals have essentially tripled: participating youth, volunteer leaders and programs offered. The need to attract eager, qualified community volunteers—as well as train and retain them—has never been more important. And despite this growth, our training and program facilities have remained the same.

To some, those could be labeled growing pains. To us, it’s an opportunity. An opportunity to honor Scouting’s first one hundred years by making our second century even better.  To enhance programs. Improve facilities. And—most important—make a difference for every interested youth and family in Mid-Iowa.

The Fred Maytag II Scout Center will handle this balance with elegance. A true Urban Camp and Campus, the building will feature more than 30,000 square feet of flexible multipurpose space, and sixteen acres of usable outdoor land. Available free to Scouts, and also nonprofit groups. Built on natural, open space—yet all within a 20-minute drive for the vast majority of our members.

It’s a huge undertaking. But one that will serve today’s Scouts—and generations to come—for the next 50–75 years. Creating leaders who will in turn give back to our Central Iowa communities.

With your help, we plan to establish an endowment large enough to provide for the maintenance and operational expenses so that we create a legacy, not a burden. 

The following pages highlight and detail the Fred Maytag II Scout Center, as well as present the opportunity for you to contribute.

Thank you for your consideration. Now let’s explore!