Since February 8, 1917 the Northeast Iowa Council, Boy Scouts of America strives to follow its mission by improving our youth membership, educational programming, and Council owned facilities. The Council has impacted numerous lives over the past 100 years. Listen to some of the stories below to know what impact Boy Scouts can have on an individual, a family and whole communities.

 

Proclamation

WHEREAS, the Northeast Iowa Council of the Boy Scouts of America, originally called the Dubuque Council, was founded on January 17, 1917; and,

WHEREAS, the Northeast Iowa Council of the Boy Scouts of America has been inspiring, conducting service projects and teaching Scouts in Northeast Iowa for more than 100 years; and,

WHEREAS, more than 4,200 current Boy Scout youth and adult leaders in Northeast Iowa and millions nationwide will be celebrating this American tradition; and,

WHEREAS, the Boy Scouts of America is committed to helping millions of youth succeed by providing the support, friendship, and mentoring necessary to live a happy and fulfilling life; and

WHEREAS, throughout its distinguished history, Scouting has welcomed youth from every background to join and has inspired them with courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place; and,

WHEREAS, through the Northeast Iowa Council of the Boy Scouts of America youth develop the skills and lessons that will serve them throughout their lives so that they may contribute to their communities and to our great state of Iowa; and,

WHEREAS, the Northeast Iowa Council of the Boy Scouts of America takes an active role in increasing Scouts’ awareness of the opportunities in camping, hiking, math, science, sports, technology, community service and many other fields of interest that can expand their horizons; and,

WHEREAS, a Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent,

NOW, THEREFORE, I Mayor of [town], on behalf of the City Council, staff, and the citizens of [town], do hereby applaud the commitment to the Northeast Iowa Council of the Boy Scouts of America has made to support the development of Iowa Scouts and proudly proclaims the week of September 17-23, 2017 as

“Boy Scouts of America Week”

The following towns have proclaimed the week of September 17-23, 2017, as Boy Scouts of America Week:

  • Cascade
  • Dubuque
  • Dyersville
  • Edgewood
  • Elkader
  • Epworth
  • Farley
  • Garnavillo
  • Guttenberg
  • Hopkinton
  • Manchester
  • McGregor
  • Peosta
  • Postville
  • Strawberry Point
  • Waukon