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Twin Valley Council BSA

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun.

The Twin Valley Council, BSA serves youth in 15 counties in Southern Minnesota.

Good News: Scouting Update July 1, 2020

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Like all local business and non-profits, the Twin Valley BSA been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Scouting continues to make a difference and be active! This summer over 50 Daytime Outdoor Summer Adventures have been planned that have over 120 Scouts taking over 370 adventures locally. These adventures include taking merit badges and Webelos Adventures at Camp Norseland and Camp Cedar Point, shooting sports at Caribou Gun Club and Fairmont Gun Club, rock climbing at Blue Mounds State Park, Zip Lining at Kerfoot Canopy Tours, Horseback riding, and more.

Scouts will be earning merit badges such as Archery, Astronomy, Basketry, Camping, Canoeing, Chemistry, Chess, Woodcarving, Environmental Science, First Aid, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Fish and Wildlife Management, Horsemanship, Kayaking, Orienteering, Pioneering, Rifle Shooting, Rock Climbing, Shotgun Shooting, Weather, Welding, and Wilderness Survival.

During the state mandated stay at home orders, 185 merit badges were offered and earned on-line including Salesmanship, Digital Technology, Gardening, Graphic Arts, American Business, Law, Fishing, and Art. We held two on-line STEM Camps for Cub Scouts with a total of 40 participants. We held a virtual camporee with 51 participants. We even held an on-line Scouting for Food campaign raising $6,525 supporting 18 different local food banks. This is enough money to purchase approximately 78,300 pounds of food!

Twin Valley Council BSA needs your help to keep these opportunities going. Please click on the DONATE TO FRIENDS OF SCOUTING button to contribute to our Friends of Scouting campaign or the PURCHASE POPCORN button to buy popcorn on-line direct.

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Camps

The Council operates three outstanding Scouting camps;  Cedar Point, Norseland and Cuyuna Scout Camp.

Cedar Point Scout Camp

With woods and water, Cedar Point is a great place for Scouts to experience all that nature and Scouting offers. Camp for a day or for a week.

Norseland Scout Camp

Norseland features water and winding trails, with open space for tenting and activities such as the new Orienteering Games Course.

Cuyuna Scout Camp

Cuyuna Scout Camp offers a back to basics approach to the patrol method including having the patrols cook most of their meals. Resident Camp (summer camp) is offered each summer during the months of June, July, and August. Cuyuna Scout Camp offers a chance for seclusion at a 684 acre facility that is not overdeveloped.

Cuyuna Family Camp

Cuyuna Family Camp offers a chance for seclusion at a facility that isn’t over developed. It is located on Lake Pickerel in a heavily wooded area approximately 30 miles north of Brainerd and four miles north of Cross lake. The 684 acres the camp boasts beautiful wooded areas and is known for its birch and pine trees. Cuyuna is strictly for families of Scouts so you can expect all campers to observe the Scout Oath and Law in their camping practices.

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Scouting provides youth with an opportunity to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence, and reinforce ethical standards. These opportunities not only help them when they are young, but carry forward into their adult lives. The skills they learn in Scouting help them overcome obstacles and challenges with courage and character throughout their lives.

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