The Boy Scouts of Little Sioux Scout Ranch have been nominated for Beliefnet’s "Most Inspiring Person of the Year" award. The way our Scouts reacted following the tornado at the Iowa Scout camp in June has touched the lives of thousands of people across the country and around the world.

There are 10 nominees for this award, and the Scouts have a chance to win. To vote for the Boy Scouts as the most inspiring, visit

Please visit the tribute site at to learn more about what happened at Little Sioux last summer and what's been going on since. Many people have asked how to support the Scouts following the events on June 11, 2008. Voting for the Scouts as the most inspirational people of the year is one way. The winner of this award receives a donation to the charity of their choice. That donation can help the Mid-America Council continue to rebuild Little Sioux Scout Ranch so it’s ready for the grand re-opening on May 2, 2009.

Scouting programs promote honesty, helping others, character development, respect for the law, citizenship, and leadership in youth through fun activities. Some of Scouts’ favorite activities are campouts, time spent with friends, swimming, hiking and earning merit badges. Let’s give our Scouts the opportunity to do these things at Little Sioux Scout Ranch.

Thank you for your support.