Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts spent the day with various other volunteers placing 350 wreaths on veteran's graves. The Sioux Center Wreaths Across America collects donations year round to fund this project. Visit www.siouxcenterwaa.org for more information or to sponsor.
Troop 211 spent their annual weekend fall camping outing up in Garretson, South Dakota. The Troop spent most of morning on Saturday cleaning up the river area. Scouts hiked up that afternoon up to the well known Devil's Gulch to see where Jesse James jumped.
Scouts and parents gathered to celebrate the accomplishments our Scouts had made since the last Court of Honor.
Scouts were allowed to take only a few items from home - flashlight, backpack, water bottle, and a para cord bracelet. Each was then given a pill bottle, dental floss, and an emergency blanket to survive the weekend. Scouts made their own shelters and had to try and find food on their own.
The Sioux Center Public Library is now home to Sioux Center Boy Scout history. Filled with various items and reading materials from various stages through out Scouting's history, the display case shows how Scouting began and where is has gone over the years.
After much discussion, Troop 211 of Sioux Center spent a week in the heat of Oklahoma at Hale Scout Reservation. After the week at camp, the Troop visited the National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas before returning to Iowa.
Scouting began in Sioux Center back in 1923. We were charted as Troop 1 with Sioux City Area Council. After a number of years however, Troop 1 was discontinued until 1935. Under the same council, Troop 94 was chartered by the American Legion Post #199. The Troop has continued since 1935 without interruption. In 1943 the Sioux City Area Council gave up our Troop to the Prairie Gold Area Council located out of Fort Dodge. In this year was when we became Troop 211.
The Sioux Center Boy Scouts were honored at the Sioux Center Community Awards for the 2014 Volunteer Organization of the Year. The Troop was presented with a plaque from Mayor Dennis Walstra.
Scouts spent the day in Omaha, Nebraska at the Air & Space Museum learning about the various types of aircraft that our nation has used in various wars. In the evening, Scouts were entertained by the Harlem Globetrotters.