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Saylorville Lake Archery Range

Saylorville Lake is looking for a group of scouts to aide in the construction of an Archery Range. Their in-kind service and partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers will place their group or troop on the partnership plaque as the final piece to this project. A helping hand from a scouting group in the Polk County area would be much appreciated. For more information or to volunteer please contact Justin Edwards at or call 515-344-5797.

Here's a summary of the project:
Saylorville Lake is located on the Des Moines River in central Iowa, just north of the city of Des Moines. Grant funding will support the development of an archery range in the Bob Shetler Recreation Area. The project is divided into two construction phases. The first phase will establish a range that will feature a handicap accessible paved walkway that leads to an elevated shooting structure. This will feature three ground (paved) and three elevated shooting stations. The canopy covered wooden target structures will be stationed straight out from the shooting stations; for a total of 5 structures. The structures will be ranged at 10 to 50 yards. Targets areas will allow for paper and 3-D targets to be utilized. The walkway will continue past the elevated shooting structure leading to seven ground level shooting stations. The ranges will feature 2-10, 2-20, 30, 40 and 50 yard packed gravel shooting lanes. These ground stations will also feature the canopy covered wooden structures. As an added safety feature, two signal flag poles will be established on both ranges to signal to spectators, newly arrived archers and park visitors that an archer (or archers) is on the range shooting.

Mid-Iowa Council Scout Days with Iowa Hawkeye Football

Saturday, November 18, 2017 Iowa vs. Purdue Kickoff TBA $50 per ticket (savings of $10)

Part of the proceeds from these ticket sales will go back to benefit scout programs at Mid-Iowa Council.

For more details, please download the flyer in the grid at the bottom of this page.

To order tickets, call 319-626-8286 or click

Iowa Wild Scout Sleep Over

Saturday, October 21, 2017
7:00 pm
Wells Fargo Arena
Des Moines, IA

See the flyer in the grid at the bottom of this page and contact Brent Arnold at 515-564-8723 or to get your Pack/Troop involved.

Iowa Wild Game Dates for Scout Groups

Saturday, October 21st - 7:00 pm (Scout Sleep Over)
Saturday, November 11th - 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 12th - 5:00 pm
Saturday, January 20th - 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 10th - 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 18th - 3:00 pm
Sunday, March 11th - 3:00 pm
Friday, April 6th - 7:00 pm
*Additional dates available upon request

See the flyer located in the grid at the bottom of this page for more details.

Contact Brent Arnold at 515-564-8723 or to get your Pack/Troop involved.

File Name Description
Iowa Wild Game Dates Flyer Download
Iowa Wild Scout Game Sleep Over Flyer Download
Mid-Iowa Hawkeye Football Flyer Download