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New River Valley District Patches are Here!

With recent changes to the Council, creating the River Valley District, we have been in the process of designing a new patch with your help. The new patch has been decided on. Find out more about this here!

Eagle Candidate Orientations at October Roundtables

If you are currently a Star or Life Scout, this orientation will help you prepare, plan, lead, and execute your final rank(s) to achieve Eagle.

Day Camp Preview on October 10 at Ingawanis Adventure Base

Looking to see what Cub Scout Camping is all about? Come out to camp for our preview day. The whole family is encouraged to attend!

Cub Recruiting Season is Here!

It's back to school time which means cub recruiting time!

Sunday at the Quarry

Sunday at the Quarry is an event held in Raymond, Iowa, for Scouting youth of all ages.



2016 Summer Camp Opportunities

Beginning in the summer of 2016, the Winnebago Council and the Hawkeye Area Council
in Cedar Rapids, will collaborate on a new venture. Each council will hold camps that
complement the offerings of the other council, rather than duplicate efforts.

Howard H. Cherry Scout Reservation, near Central City, will host traditional residential
camps.  Programming will remain similar to the current standard, with outdoor activities
and the opportunity to earn merit badges.  Ingawanis Adventure Base will host a series
of mini camps, offering day camp, merit badge-specific camps like horsemanship and
welding, and a variety of activities for the general public. 

Plans are in the works to provide outdoor opportunities to a variety of other organizations
including Girl Scouts, 4-H, church groups, and other youth-serving entities. 
Adding outdoor elements to existing local camps in the area, mini camps, day camps,
and extra opportunities to earn merit badges for our own members are a few options
being pursued.

Programs for corporate organizations and the general public—like opening up the
horse program for trail rides, use of the COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal
Experience) course and rental of dining and cabin facilities also will be possible.

This collaboration will help provide funding for scheduled camp repair and maintenance.
Programming will be scheduled to allow for construction projects to be safely undertaken.

Summer 2017 will find Ingawanis Adventure Base in excellent condition to take our turn
hosting resident camp.  It will be ready to support camping at full capacity while Howard
Cherry will take on mini camps and various other programming.

We are excited for this venture; it’s a positive collaboration that will provide benefits for
both councils. 

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