This Year's Project: Scouting During COVID-19
About Our Organization
The Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council provides Scouting opportunities to 1,100+ boys and girls throughout the Siouxland area. Scouting programs are designed to meet the needs of today's youth my implementing fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. With positive adult mentors, encouragement to "do you best" and one-of-a-kind outdoor programs, Scouts see personal growth and develop interpersonal skills, leadership experience, self-confidence, team work and conflict resolution skills at their specific age level.
It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council 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.
On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty, to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times: To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent
Current Project: Scouting During COVID-19
During these unprecedented times, Scouting has remained strong across Siouxland. The legendary Scouting programs instill positive character, good citizenship and leadership experience in nearly 1,000 boys and girls. Scouting has adapted to help youth continue on their rank advancement journey, even while social distancing. New opportunities like online merit badge courses and virtual den meetings help families stay involved no matter what. Outdoor programs continue to thrive, as Scouts and thier families can enjoy nature in safe and healthy ways.
As a non-profit, the Mid-America Council relies on proceeds received from community donations, products sales, and camp registrations to support the Scout operations. By putting your dollars into Scouting now, you are helping boys and girls learn positive values and life skills that will help them success in life.
Send 10 Scouts to Summer Camp
Your support may help a child explore the outdoors for the first time.
Boy Scouts of America is all about creating memories and experiences that will aid a child’s personal development. There is no better place to do this than in the outdoors. Each year, thousands of Scouts attend summer camp to go horseback riding, hiking, fishing, canoeing and more. These are unparalleled experiences every child deserves to enjoy on their Scouting journey. For that reason, the Mid-America Council provides camp scholarships – camperships - to Scouts who are financially unable to afford the summer camp registration fees.
Through activities like camping in the rain or climbing a rock wall, Scouts accomplish challenges they never thought possible by pushing their mental and physical capacity. Help us reach a goal of $1,150 to help send TEN Siouxland area Scouts on a Mid-America Council summer camp experience.
Boy Scouts of America
Support Siouxland by supporting Scouting. Scouting benefits everyone as we help mentor good citizens for the future. In a Tufts University study the following results were found: ◾Gains were made in those six critical areas I mentioned above: cheerfulness, kindness, hopeful future expectations, trustworthiness, helpfulness, obedience ◾Scouts were more likely than non-Scouts to embrace positive social values. Ask a Scout what’s most important to him, and he was more likely to respond with answers like “helping others” or “doing the right thing.” Ask a non-Scout the same thing, and he was likely to say “being smart,” “being the best” or “playing sports.” ◾There were even variations within Scouting. For example, Scouts who attended meetings regularly reported higher character attributes than those who attended infrequently. In a nod to the importance of tenure, Scouts who stayed in the program longer reported higher character attributes.