UNCLE BADE’S POPCORN SALE
The Popcorn Sale has supported Scouting in Mid-Iowa Council since 1983. It is a significant part of funding for unit and council operations. It provides a safe, coordinated unit money earning opportunity with no upfront cost to the unit.
The Popcorn Sale provides financial support for all Mid-Iowa Council Scouts! This includes everything from paying for unit needs like program materials, badges, and camp fees, to council expenses for camping facilities, training, staff support, and insurance.
The Popcorn Sale is the best way for units to support their Ideal Year of Scouting and help youth learn valuable life skills while earning great profits and prizes!
Uncle Bade’s Story
John Hurst, known to one and all as "Uncle Bade", was the naturalist and Camp Ranger at Mitigwa Scout Reservation, Mid-Iowa Council’s Scout camp on the hills above the Des Moines River.
Uncle Bade was a great mentor to a generation of Iowa boys. He was a wonderful storyteller and instructor in Native American lore - especially adept at chipping arrowheads. However, Uncle Bade was best remembered by Scouts for teaching life skills when they gathered at his cabin.
John Hurst worked at Mitigwa Scout Reservation from 1922 until his retirement in 1947. His positive influence is still remembered as Scouts today learn to pay their own way by selling Uncle Bade’s Popcorn.