Are you more resourceful than a Boy Scout? The Mid-Iowa Council Boy Scouts of America needs your help to find the oldest living Iowans who spent their summer at Camp Mitigwa near Boone.
As part of Camp Mitigwa’s 90th anniversary celebration this summer, the Scouts are putting out the call to help them find the oldest Mitigwa campers and camp staffers. The Mid-Iowa Council will recognize these "most seasoned" Scouts and Scout leaders on Saturday, June 15 from 3:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., at Mitigwa’s official summer camp season kickoff.
The Council will award prizes to "Camp Mitigwa’s Oldest Camper" and "Camp Mitigwa’s Oldest Staffer" at the mid-June event, "bringing summer camp history to life." The event will feature camp re-enactors from the 1920’s, history hikes, games, food, and an evening campfire, including old-fashioned campfire stories.
If you have information on who may be the oldest living camper, please contact Camp Mitigwa Field Director Todd Eipperle at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Mid-Iowa Council at 515-266-2135.
"Camping is such an integral part of Scouting, and we wanted a fun way to celebrate Camp Mitigwa’s 90th anniversary. So we’re getting together as many of our former campers as possible to join us for a full afternoon of bringing the camp’s history to life," Eipperle said. "Camp Mitigwa looks a lot different and so do our Scout uniforms, but much of what Scouting has to offer is timeless."
More information on the event is available at www.MidIowaCouncilBSA.org. The Mid-Iowa Council also debuted Camp Mitigwa’s 90th Anniversary Celebration commemorative logo and t-shirts, which is also available on the Council’s website.