Potterfields Donate Lincoln Building to Boy Scouts of America, Great Rivers Council

Potterfields Donate Lincoln Building to Boy Scouts of America, Great Rivers Council by MidwayUSA
Columbia, MO -

Wednesday December 15th, 2021 marked the official ribbon cutting ceremony for Boy Scouts of America’s new Council office, programs, and activity center – a generous donation from MidwayUSA co-founders Larry and Brenda Potterfield.

Last year, during a Board Meeting of the Boy Scouts of America, Great Rivers Council, the Potterfields announced the donation of the Lincoln Building on their MidwayUSA campus to the scouting organization. MidwayUSA’s Customer Support operations, former occupants of the 13,000 square foot building, recently moved to the Company’s new distribution center.

“This building has served us well but is no longer a part of our future. We are fortunate and pleased to be able to donate it to one of our favorite organizations,” said Larry Potterfield, MidwayUSA Founder and Executive Chair of Board of Directors.

Plans are to move the Council office and Scout Shop to the Lincoln building on the MidwayUSA campus and utilize the open space for programs and activities. The Council envisions the opportunity to create a program center for youth that could include a climbing wall, invention lab, and other activities. 

“The Great Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America is excited to receive this transformative gift,” said Scout Executive John Fabsits. “We are elated Larry and Brenda Potterfield considered the mission, programs, and activities of the BSA when contemplating who should benefit from this donation. This contribution not only works into our strategic plan but allows us to expand our vision for the future in ways we did not consider possible.”

About MidwayUSA

Both country kids from Missouri, Larry and Brenda Potterfield turned their passion for shooting sports into a career by opening a small gun shop in 1977 that would eventually become MidwayUSA (https://www.midwayusa.com). They instilled family values like honesty, integrity, and respect for others into the business, and strive to maintain this culture with each Employee added to their growing team. For over 44 years, MidwayUSA has maintained an unyielding focus on Customer Satisfaction and continues to offer JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING® for Shooting, Hunting and the Outdoors.

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