Letter to the Editor

Thundercloud District says thanks

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Thundercloud District of the Mid-America Council, Boy Scouts of America, would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to the Good Neighbor Fund for its donation this year, as well as the many donors who contributed to this worthwhile fund.

Thundercloud District provides unparalleled experiences for youth through the scouting program to over 650 scouts in cub scout packs and scout troops in eight Iowa counties: Dickinson, Clay, Palo Alto, Emmet, Buena Vista, Cherokee, Osceola and O’Brien. Scouts learn leadership and life skills through character-building activities, outdoor events and camping adventures — skills our scouts take back to their communities.

Thundercloud’s Spring Camporee this year was hosted by Okoboji Troop 152 at the Dickinson County Nature Center on April 21. Scouts from our eight-county area participated in different stations and skill competitions during the event, including geocaching, first aid, mammal study, edible plants and winter survival and the large sling-shot competition. Troop 152 was out-and-about on May 12 doing highway cleanup near the bridge between the lakes.

Along with Troop 152, other area scout packs and troops included Milford Pack 67, Spirit Lake Pack 168, Lake Park Pack 71, Spirit Lake Troop 168 and Milford Troop 170.

If you know someone interested in Cub Scouts (5-11 years), Scouts (11-18 years) or Venturing (14-21 years), go online to beascout.org for more information. Again, thank you to the Good Neighbor Fund. We are honored to be a part of this program.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Meyer

Thundercloud District Executive