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Going Over the Edge

October 6, 2011

The Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council is a non-profit organization – and one way of looking at it is we have to raise all of the money we use to fund all of our programs, and basically everything we do. You may or may not be familiar with our Friends of Scouting campaign and our popcorn campaign – the two fundraisers that raise the most money to operate the Mid-America Council. These campaigns raise a lot of the money the council needs to provide the best possible program we can to more than 31,230 youth, but it’s not enough. We supplement these fundraisers with some special events too, like a golf tournament and a clay shooting tournament.

In 2010, we added a really cool event called Over the Edge. Dozens of people fund raise at least $1,000 each for the opportunity to rappel almost 400 feet down the side of The Woodmen Tower in Omaha. Seriously. Not only is it an exhilarating experience for Scouters and non-Scouters alike, it’s an awesome way to raise money and awareness for Scouting. The funds that we raise from this event are targeted at helping at-risk kids. We use the funds generated to help provide the same leadership-based, character building program that thousands of families can afford to hundreds of youth who wouldn’t be able to benefit from the program without this support.

Thank you to our sponsors, the volunteers who helped put on this event, all of the participants, spectators, and businesses that made this event possible. Anyone who is interested in participating in 2012 can check out the website for more info.

Check out event photos by Amoura Productions.

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