‘Memories of Camp Mitigwa’ chronicles beloved Scout camp’s 100 years

‘Memories of Camp Mitigwa’ chronicles beloved Scout camp’s 100 years

‘Memories of Camp Mitigwa’ chronicles beloved Scout camp’s 100 years

Over the past 100 years, thousands of youth have developed leadership skills, gained wilderness experience, cultivated friendships and built memories during summers spent at Camp Mitigwa.

A Boy Scout camp operated by the Mid-Iowa Council, it’s located across the river from the Iowa Arboretum in rural Boone County. This June marks its 100th summer of camping, and next year will commemorate its 100th year in existence at its present location.

A new book, “Memories of Camp Mitigwa,” chronicles the story of the camp. Its pages (totaling more than 500) are filled with stories, anecdotes, mementos, newspaper clippings and photos from the last century. Merit badges and patches are also meticulously documented.

It was authored by Mid-Iowa Council Historian Steven Palm, and designed by Jeremy Schultz, men with roots at the camp.

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