January 10, 2012
Contact: Robert Hopper, Scout Executive / CEO
Mid-Iowa Council, Boy Scouts of America
Jamie Boersma, CEO
Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa
Scouts Recognized at Governor’s Annual Scouting Luncheon
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts Come Together to Celebrate Scouting in Iowa
Altoona, IA –Iowa Governor Terry Branstad will recognize the thousands of Iowa boys and girls who grow and give through the many programs offered by the Mid-Iowa Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa at the third annual Governor’s Luncheon for Scouting at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at The Meadows Events & Conference Center at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona.
“More than 40,000 youth and adults in Iowa are touched by scouting each year,” says Jamie Boersma, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa CEO. “Today’s scouts are tomorrow’s leaders and it’s important that we, as a community of scouting supporters, come together to celebrate the impact scouting has on youth in Iowa.”
More than 500 business and civic leaders from around the state attend the Governor’s Luncheon for Scouting each year to show their support for the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. At the luncheon, Governor Branstad will address how Scouting programs impact Iowa’s youth and their families, their local communities, and the state.
“Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts impact Iowa communities every day. Our programs are built to develop leadership and character to help secure our children’s future,” says Robert Hopper, Senior Executive with the Mid-Iowa Council, Boy Scouts of America. “Scouting changes lives.”
At the Governor’s Luncheon for Scouting, both Central Iowa Scouting organizations are formally kicking off their annual fundraising campaigns for 2012. The event features stories of current Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and celebrate how scouting has made a different in their lives.
Some 40,000 Iowa boys and girls, ages 5-17, are part of today’s Scouting adventures and tomorrow’s Scouting legacies. That legacy now spans a century for both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
About Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa
Serving girls in Central through Western Iowa, NE Nebraska and SE South Dakota, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa provides leadership programming for up to 15,000 girls and 4,000 adult volunteers. It is a great time to be a Girl Scout and you can sign up at any time during the year. To find out more about our program, please visit our website at www.girlscoutsiowa.org or call us at 800-342-8389.
About Mid-Iowa Council, Boy Scouts of America
Throughout 27 counties in Central Iowa, in and in between our towns and cities, Mid-Iowa Council serves more than 20,000 members who every day learn and live Scouting’s values of character, citizenship, leadership, and fitness. Find out about Scouting in your hometown or neighborhood by calling 515-266-2135 or visiting www.midiowacouncilbsa.org.