The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is the largest Scouting organization in the United States of America and one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with more than 2.4 million youth participants and nearly one million adult volunteers. The BSA was founded in 1910 and, since then, more than 110 million Americans have been participants in BSA programs at some time. The BSA is part of the International Scout Movement and became a founding member organization of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1922.
Our Scouts 

VFW Post 9127 charters BSA Troop 43 and Cub Scout Pack 43
Our Scout Troop is currently selling real Christmas trees on Merle Hay Road in Urbandale, next to Buffalo Wild Wings. Proceeds go to support the Scouts in paying for gear, camping, and other activities. Check out their commercial:
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For more information about Scouting please contact Troop 43 Scoutmaster Russell "Doc" Saffell at (515) 988-8686.

Scout of the Year

Some of our earliest ties to the community involve youth groups and perhaps none are stronger or more lasting than the relationship between the VFW and America's scouting organizations. In fact, our partnership with the Boy Scouts of America dates back to 1915 when VFW Post 2100 helped to establish Troop 1 in Everett, Washington.

Our Scout of the Year program provides members of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to be recognized for their standout citizenship, patriotism and love of country. 

Before submitting your Scout of the Year application, please review the rules and eligibility requirements. Please download the VFW Scout of the Year brochure and entry form to submit at your local VFW Post.