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Mid-America Council, Boy Scouts of America


To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Boy Scouts of America…

Mid-America Council provides Scouting opportunities to youth in 58 counties throughout western Iowa; eastern Nebraska; and Union County, South Dakota. Scouting programs are designed to meet the needs of today’s youth my implementing fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. With positive adult mentors, encouragement to “do your best” and one-of-a-kind outdoor programs, Scouts see personal growth and develop interpersonal skills, leadership experience, self-confidence, teamwork and conflict-resolution skills at their specific age level.

The four primary programs include:

  • Cub Scouting is an educational program created for boys and girls in grades K-5th. Cub Scouting focuses on promoting education, developing character and building
  • Self-esteem with wholesome activities and outdoor fun.
  • Scouts BSA is a leadership and character development program for young men and women ages 11-18. With the support of adult leaders, youth learn self-confidence and develop personal values guided by the ideals found in the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Venturing is an advanced leadership training program for young men and women in high school and college. Venturing provides educational and recreational experiences with an emphasis on high adventure.
  • Exploring is a dynamic worksite-based career education program for young men and women ages 14-20. Explorers develop social and leadership skills while gaining real-world career experience.

GIVING opportunities:  

  • Individual Giving
  • Corporate Sponsorships
  • Citizen of the Year Luncheon
  • BSA Big Give Day (November 30, 2021)
  • Planned Giving

Volunteer opportunities:  

  • Scout Leader/Unit Support: Are you a former Scout or Scout Leader?  Would you like to make the difference in the life of a Scout?  Do you want to create memories that will last a lifetime, both for the Scouts and for you?  Units are located throughout Omaha and the surrounding area, and volunteers are needed to help coordinate exciting Scout meetings and supervise outings and campouts.  No prior Scouting experience needed!
  • Event Volunteer: The Mid-America Council holds many different events throughout the year including both youth camping and outdoor experiences and fundraising events.  Volunteers are needed in both programmatic and administrative capacities to ensure these events are a great experience for attendees.


  • Scout uniforms
  • Program supplies
  • Camperships
  • New camp gear


12401 W Maple Rd. • Omaha, NE 68164

Phone (402) 431-9272

CEO: Chris Mehaffey

Board Chairman: Steve Seline

To volunteer contact: Tina Douglas • (402)-514-3032



Featured Event: BSA Big Give & Leadership Luncheon

Date: November 30, 2021

Event Description/Theme: Join us Tuesday November 30, 2021, for an all-day celebration of Scouting. The giving day will include virtual Scout stories and program highlights from across our 58 counties in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. Our in-person Leadership Luncheon, located in Omaha, will bring donors and community leaders together to hear from inspiring youth and a special keynote speaker. This event kicks off our annual giving campaign for the next year.

Location: TBD*

Time: All Day

Event Chair: TBD*

Ticket Price: ​Free-will donation

Attire: Business

Event Contact: Ryan Pickett

(402) 431-9272 •

Other Fundraising Events:

  • Citizen of the Year Luncheon - Fall 2021
  • Scouting Golf Tournament - Fall 2021
  • Sporting Clays Tournament - Fall 2021

Nonprofit Profile