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Camping Program's New Vision Task Force Appointed

The February 2012 "Winnebago Scouter" is Online Now

The Council Calendar updated - 1/26/2012

Internet Re-Chartering


2011 Popcorn Product Sale

Patrol/Kitchen Boxes and Tables for Sale

"Welcome New Parents – Click For Information"

Locating Scout Units with Google Maps - A Leader's Guide [pdf]

The Mason City Scout Shop has moved to 600 1st St. NW. - See Map

Ingawanis Adventure Race – 5K Trail Run - 2011 5K Trail Run Race Results & Photos

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The Winnebago Council

The Winnebago Council serves more than 4,500 youth in 17 counties in North Central Iowa. With the Council headquarters in Waterloo and a service center in Mason City, the council also has four Districts (Lakeland, Sun Rivers, Twin Rivers, & Wabuha).

The Scouting program includes:


The Winnebago Council owns and operates two Scout camps – the Ingawanis Adventure Base (I.A.B.) near Waverly, Iowa, and the Winnebago Scout Reservation (W.S.R.) near Marble Rock, Iowa. The camps are home to Cub Scout Day Camps, Cub and Webelos Resident Camps, Klondike Derbies, Boy Scout Summer Camps, Polar Bear Camps, Snowy Owl (winter camping experience), and more. The facilities are open year-around and are available for Scouts, non-Scouts, and other organizations.

Activities available (at either I.A.B. or W.S.R.) include: swimming, tent or cabin camping (including “Hobbit Houses” and Adirondacks), horseback riding, mountain biking, pedal go karts, Project C.O.PE., climbing, shooting sports (including BB, rifle, shotgun, and archery), hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and much more.

To learn more about the programs and facilities of the Winnebago Council please explore the links on the left-hand side of this website.

I'm Tyler..

Check out Eagle Scout Tyler Greene's "I'm Tyler" website and be sure to check out his video!




 Feb 3-5- Snowy Owl- W.S.R.
Feb 5- Scout Sunday
Feb 7- Twin Rivers District Meetings
Feb 8- 102nd Anniversary of BSA!!
Feb 9- Sun Rivers & Wabuha Meetings
Feb 11- W.S.R. Klondike Derby
Feb 14- Lakeland District Meetings
Feb 18- Polar Bear Winter Games- W.S.R.
Feb 20- Council Service Center Closed in observance of President's Day

Mar 3- Lakeland Merit Badge College
Mar 3- Scout Master/Assistant Scout 
      Master Leader Specific Training
      (at Lakeland Merit Badge College)
Mar 6- Twin Rivers District Meetings
Mar 6- Twin Rivers Eagle Scout
Mar 8- Sun Rivers & Wabuha District
Mar 13- Lakeland District Meetings
Mar 17- Venturing Leadership Retreat
Mar 20- Council Coordinated
        Committee Meeting- St. John
        Lutheran Church (Charles City)
Mar 24- Wabuha Merit Badge
Mar 24- Scoutmaster/Assistant Scout
        Master Leader Specific Training
        (at Wabuha MBC)
Mar 25- Wabuha District Dinner
Mar 27- Lakeland District Dinner
Mar 31- Ad Altare Dei Workshop
Mar 31- Lakeland District Pinewood
Mar 31-April 1- Wilderness First Aid

April 13-15- Twin Rivers Merit Badge College

See more on the Council Calendar

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