January 7, 2013
For immediate release:
Contact: Jamie Boersma, CEO
Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa
Robert Hopper, Scout Executive / CEO
Mid-Iowa Council, Boy Scouts of America
Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts Host Governor’s Luncheon for Scouting in Support of Youth Leadership Development
Altoona, IA – Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa and Mid-Iowa Council, Boy Scouts of America are excited to kick off the 4th Annual Governor’s Luncheon for Scouting, set to take place on Wed., Jan 9th, 2013 at Meadows Events and Conference Center.
Hundreds of business and civic leaders from around the state are expected to attend this year’s unique fundraising event, where community members will have the chance to help support our future leaders by making a contribution to the organizations.
Guests will also hear from Governor Terry Branstad, as well as from several Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, who will discuss the personal impact Scouting has had on them.
“We are very excited for this year’s luncheon and are so thankful for the continued support we have received from community members, business leaders, parents and teachers. They are truly helping us build the leaders of tomorrow,” Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa CEO Jamie Boersma said.
The organizations hope to raise a total of $250,000 this year, after bringing in a total of $203,000 last year.
“Those funds have a direct effect on our future leaders. Community members are helping ensure that these young men and women have bright futures ahead of them,” Robert Hopper, CEO of Mid-Iowa Council, Boy Scouts of America said.
Nearly 40,000 Iowa boys and girls are part of today’s Scouting adventures and tomorrow’s Scouting legacies. The tradition now spans a century for both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
11:15 – Registration opens/Lunch
12:00 – Program begins
12:45 – Governor Branstad set to speak
1 p.m. – Program ends
To register for the Governor’s Luncheon for Scouting, visit governors-luncheon.cfm.
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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.
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