Mid America Council is a local council of the Boy Scouts of America offers programs in 58 counties in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. See also Scouting in Iowa.
The Mid-America Council was formed from a merger of the Covered Wagon Council and the Southwest Iowa Council in 1965. The first recorded Scouting in the area was in 1918 as the Omaha Council. In 2000 the council merged with the Prairie Gold Council in Sioux City, Iowa.
Each District coordinates scout leader training. activities and other resources for community based scouting programs. This council is divided into 11 Districts:
- Diamond Dick District
- Goldenrod District
- Lewis and Clark District
- Ohwahnasee District
- Petah La Shauro District
- Soaring Eagle District
- Thundercloud District
- Trailblazer District
- Twin Lakes District
- Wagon Wheel District
- War Eagle District
Council Camps Edit
Mid America Council Camps feature many resources for organizing exciting outdoor adventure group activities and are available for rental by scout groups, families and other youth groups. Some camps feature an organized week long campership program during summer months.
Mid America Council operates four camps. Its Boy Scout summer camp is located at Camp Cedars, near Fremont, Nebraska while its Cub Scout resident camp is located at Little Sioux Scout Ranch near Little Sioux, Iowa. Other council camps include Camp Eagle, near Fremont, Nebraska and Camp Wa-Kon-Da, Bellevue, Nebraska. The council formerly operated Camp Wakonda near Griswold, Iowa, in operation from 1948 until 1978. The Little Sioux Scout Ranch was heavily damaged by a tornado on June 11, 2008, which killed four Scouts and hospitalized 40 of 93 Scouts and Scouters attending a leadership development event. Camp Butterfield is currently being sold for private hunting and recreation purposes.[cita
- Little Sioux Scout Ranch is a 1,800 acres (7.3 km2) Scout reservation operated by the Mid-America Council of the Boy Scouts of America. It is located in Little Sioux, Iowa, approximately sixty miles north of Omaha, Nebraska in Iowa's Loess Hills and is approximately 15 minutes east of Interstate 29.[4
Council Special Events Edit
- Council Scout Fair
- Wood Badge
- University of Scouting
Order of the Arrow Edit
Order of the Arrow is the National Honor Society of Scouting and recognized those who uphold the scouting ideals of camping, service and citizenship.
- Mic-O-Say Lodge is the OA Lodge for this council.
Eagles Nest Edit
Noteworthy scouts and service projects of the council:
External Links Edit
- mac-bsa.org - Official Website of Mid America Council