Mankato Values Event

As always, your safety and the safety of all our members, volunteers, and employees is our top priority. We know there are questions and concerns about how COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, could affect local Scouting programs in Twin Valley Council. Please know that we are monitoring developments regarding COVID-19 both locally with our Council Health Supervisor and through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


At this time, the following events have been cancelled or postponed:

Mankato Values Event postponed until May 27, 2020


Help us thank and congratulate three outstanding people and one organization while supporting programs and services of the Twin Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Twin Valley Council proudly invites you to our Mankato Values Event on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, Country Inn & Suites, Mankato.  Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m.

This Years Honorees

                        Barb Kaus                               Chris Sandquist                         Javier Cardenas, M.D.                  Mankato Eagles Aerie 269
           Mankato Area United Way            Sandquist Law Office              Mayo Clinic Health System           Mankato Fraternal Order of Eagles           


A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent.

These are the values of Scouting that 1,847 youth and 655 adults stand up and pledge every week. These are also the values that Barb, Chris, Javier exemplify in their work, family, and community volunteerism. These are also the qualities found in the work done by the Mankato Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Keynote Speaker Jack Zimmerman

Our keynote speaker this year is Jack Zimmerman. Jack is a military combat soldier from Cleveland, MN, who survived catastrophic injuries. Jack joined the U.S. Army and became an Airborne Infantryman. He deployed in 2010 with the legendary 101st Airborne Division. After spending nine months in heavy combat, Zimmerman, while on a foot patrol, stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and suffered catastrophic injuries. As he laid there, his own life flashed before his eyes, while the platoon medic and teammates worked to save him and the rest of his team engaged the enemy. Zimmerman was not expected to survive that day, but twenty surgeries and two years later, he left the San Antonio Military Medical Center and medically retired from the U.S. Army.

Back home, his friends, family and community rallied around him to offer their support. Zimmerman tackled many hurdles in his first months home and struggled to find his purpose after leaving the military. Through many opportunities to serve, both personally and professionally, Zimmerman found his passion in speaking to others and inspiring through his unique and valued perspective.


Tickets for this event can be ordered through Ray Brauer; or 507-514-3922.

Table of 8     $600
Table of 4     $300
Individual       $75

Please contact Ray for a program salute order form recognizing one or all of these honorees or if your business would like to place an ad that will appear in the evening’s program.

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