On September 11, 2009, Illowa Council held a building dedication and open house for their new Boy Scout service center. In addition to the open house, the Council encouraged Scouting Families, supporters, and community members to participate in an on-site blood drive.
The new building is 12,000 square feet and is twice the size of the Council’s old building. The building houses offices for the proffessional staff, a new scout shop, and a training center.
During the Council’s open house, the Council dedicated a new flagpole in memory of former KWQC-TV General Manager Emeritus Jim Graham. Mr. Graham was a longtime supporter of Scouting.
According to Council volunteers on hand, the Council recieved a very generous deal from local real estate executive Mel Foster III. Mr. Foster is a strong supporter of non-profits and Scouting.