Summer Camp 2017

Mitigwa Scout Reservation is home to Camp Akela - resident camp for Cub Scouts - and Camp Mitigwa - resident camp for Boy Scouts. Have fun in the great outdoors at MSR

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Scout Jam

Our 100th Anniversary Scout Jam celebrates Scouting in Iowa. Plan to attend with your unit.

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Merit Badge Renewal

Merit Badge Counselor Renewal is quick and easy and assures that you can continue offering Merit Badge courses for Scouts.

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Scout Shorts

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter, “Scout Shorts,” by email and/or text message to receive Council news and activities

Welcome to Mid-Iowa Council, Boy Scouts of America!

Mid-Iowa Council is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, in the Fred Maytag II Scout Center. As of 2016, we are celebrating 100 years of Boy Scouting in central and southern Iowa.  Our mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Mid-Iowa Council Strategic Plan overview video:  view video

To support the delivery of a quality "Scouting Experience"  Mid-Iowa Council is working on a plan to guide the success of Scouting over the next five years.  The outcomes of this plan are no less than the Aims of Scouting - Character, Citizenship, Fitness, and Leadership.  In establishing this plan one key guidepost provided overarching direction - the plan must be Customer, not Council centered.  The plan addresses thirteen goals divided into five focus area.

New Refund Policy - Effective September 1, 2016

Our Registration & Refund policy has been crafted to achieve a balance between meeting participant expectations of a quality experience while meeting the fiduciary responsibilities of the Council. Visit our Refund Policy page to learn more or to request a refund.