Welcome to the Mid-America Council

The Mid-America Council was chartered in 1916 and now covers 58 counties in
Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota.

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 movement in
the area was in 1918 as the Omaha Council. In 2000, our council merged with the
Prairie Gold Council in the Sioux City, Iowa area.

Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has instilled timeless values of character,
citizenship and leadership in each young man and woman who has entered the Scouting program. The Mid-America Council continues this tradition through educational based
skills and activities. Currently, there are 18,646 Scouts and 5,465 volunteer leaders.

Upcoming Events

Silver Beaver Applications Due September 7th

The Silver Beaver Awards is the highest award given to volunteers at the local Council level. Applications are due September 7th and presented at the Council Awards Reception January 12, 2019. Learn More

FirstCamp September 15th

FirstCamp is a day of program to give Cub Scouts a sampling of different activities: bouldering, hiking, STEM, fishing, shooting sports and more. Learn More

Scouts in Space

Webelos Scouts can begin their transition to Boy Scouts by working in patrols and doing advanced activities: first aid, fire building, survival skills, knots, lashing and more. Learn More

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October 12-14

Jubilee is the biggest Scouting party in the Midwest. Join in the fun at E.T. Mahoney State Park for shooting sports , climbing walls, obstacle courses, survivalist training, LARPing, food trucks, concerts, fireworks, and more. Learn More

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Why Join Scouting?

Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of youth and their families. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Family involvement is an essential part of the program, and parents are encouraged to play an active role in making the most of the short time they have to impact the lives of their children. Scouting is designed to be experienced outdoors. Hiking, camping, mountain biking, skateboarding, BMX, mountain climbing, kayaking, whitewater rafting—these are just some of a Scout’s outdoor experiences. Learn More

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Serving the Whole Family 

Our priority is to bring the benefits of Scouting to more youth while remaining true to our mission. We are excited to announce that our Cub Scouting program is now open to boys and girls. By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises.
Girls are welcome in Cub Scouts in 2018. The Boy Scout program will have a name change to Scouts, BSA and begin taking girls in February of 2019.  Learn More

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Outdoor Programs

Young people yearn for outdoor programs that stir their imagination and interest. In the outdoors, Scouts have opportunities to acquire skills that make them more self-reliant. They can explore canoe and hiking trails and complete challenges they may have thought beyond their ability. Attributes of good character become part of a child as they learn to meet outdoor challenges that may include extreme weather, difficult trails and portages, and dealing with nature’s unexpected circumstances. Scouts plan and carry out activities with thoughtful guidance from their Scoutmaster and other adult leaders. Learn More