Boy Scouts receive storm shelter donations from Fareway, Dean Snyder Construction
The Mid-Iowa Council of the Boy Scouts of America announced that Fareway and Dean Snyder Construction have committed to fully fund construction of two storm structures at Mitigwa Scout Reservation in Woodward, an approximate value of $40,000 each. The Aug. 10 derecho caused devastation at the camp just eight days after the last campers left. Fareway President and CEO Reynolds Cramer said the shelters are “essential for a safe camp experience for members of the Boy Scouts and we are proud to assist with this needed infrastructure.” Each storm shelter will provide safe refuge during inclement weather with room for up to 40 people. Mitigwa was the only Scout summer camp open in Iowa this year, hosting nearly 1,000 boys, girls and adult leaders without any COVID cases, the council said in a press release. An additional 10 storm shelters are needed to sustain campers when Mitigwa is at full capacity. Individuals or companies interested in supporting the construction of storm shelters can contact the council’s director of development, Dan Gelis, by email at Dan.Gelis@scouting.org, call 515-266-2135 or visit CampIowa.org/MitigwaStrong.