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Cub Scout Activities

Scout Sunday

Scout Sunday
Sunday, February 7, 2021
Your church or place of worship

Make sure to put Scout Sunday on your calendar. Traditionally held on the Sunday before Scouting’s birthday. This year it’s February 7th. Talk to your place of worship about what day they celebrate it as they are free to celebrate it any day in February. Scouts and leaders are encouraged to wear the uniform and participate in the services.

If your unit is chartered to a church, perhaps as a unit you could participate in their services helping as greeters, lead an opening flag ceremony, or more. Keep in mind Covid protocols this year.

Check out this article for more information click here for Scout Sunday article

The Great Penguin Race

The Great Penguin Race
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Norseland Scout Camp
$25 per Cub Scout; Adults are free

It’s that time of year again – it’s the Great Penguin Race of 2021!  All Cub Scouts are invited to Norseland Scout Camp on Saturday, February 27,  2021, for a day of outdoor wintery fun!  

This year will come with some changes.  We’ll be hosting two shorter sessions to help keep our rotation numbers within CDC guidelines.  Our first session is from 9am – Noon and the second session is from 1pm – 4pm.

This little change won’t slow down the fun we’ll have!  There will be game stations, ice fishing, snow shoes, sledding, crafts, hot chocolate and more!

All participants must come prepared to spend the day outdoors.  This means proper winter attire; snow pants, layered socks, boots, mitten/gloves, scarves and hats.  Covid-19 face masks will be required as well.  This winter wardrobe is for adults and youth alike! 

Space is limited for this event.  Sessions will host 80 people; that’s adults & Cub Scouts combined.  Each Cub Scout needs to attend with one adult from their family.  Due to CDC restrictions, this is an event limited to BSA registered Cub Scouts only (no siblings) and one parent per household.  If you have two Cub Scouts, two parents are welcome to attend.

This event is back by popular demand so please don’t wait until the last minute to register!  It will fill up quickly.  Cost for this event is $25 per Cub Scout and adults attend at no cost.

Questions please contact Liz Paul at 651-216-4735 or elizabeth.paul@scouting.org.

Registration open Friday, January 1, 2021 and will remain open until Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

                                              

 

 

Pinewood Derby Champ Camp

Scoutshop.org is bringing to you Pinewood Derby Champ Camp!  It’s a virtual camp that can be watched over and over again!

These events talk about how to host a virtual Pinewood Derby or how to design your dream Pinewood Derby car.

Hosting a super fun and safe virtual Pinewood Derby event is doable, it can be a huge success – follow this link for details!

How to host a Virtual Pinewood Derby

All the info you need to get the fastest car (hint – it’s science) along with the best tools to make building easy can be found with this video!

How to build your dream Pinewood Derby car

Snowfest and Candlelight Event

Snowfest and Candlelight Event
Ney Nature Center
28238 Nature Center Lane in Henderson, MN  56044

Saturday, February 6, 2021
3-8:30pm
$5 per person for Snow Shoe rental

Break up the winter blues with an afternoon of snow-filled fun. The Ney Nature Center will have plenty of snow themed activities for the whole family: snow creature building, snow art, snowflake science, and more!

In the evening strap on your skis or snowshoes for a candle-lit walk around the prairie. Snow shoe rentals are available.

For more details please contact the Ney Nature Center at 507-357-8580.

Northwoods Webelos Camp

Northwoods Webelos Camp
June 27-30, 2021
Cuyuna Scout Camp, Cross Lake, MN
$125 per Scout; $60 per adult
Camp is open to BSA registered Cub Scout going into grades 4/5 school year 2021-2022

Let’s test the skills you have learned in Cub Scouts thus far at Northwoods Webelos Camp!

Any BSA registered Cub Scout who will be entering grades 4/5 fall 2021 is invited to attend this incredible camp experience.  This is the camp where the skills learned in Cub Scouting are put to the test, fine tuned and then expanded upon.  It is typically the Cub Scouts first experience as to what excitement awaits them in Scouts BSA.   

Held at Cuyuna Scout Camp located in Cross Lake, MN, this camp is five days, four nights of living in the great outdoors.  Cub Scouts will have the opportunity to earn two Webelos Adventure Pins, have a splashing great time at the waterfront, test their skills at the climbing wall, make crafts and experience the BB Gun and Archery shooting range the “big kids” use.

During the registration process Cubs Scouts need to choose which Webelos Adventure Pins they wish to work on

 

  • Monday they can choose between First Responder, Camper, Webelos Walkabout or Movie Making
  • Tuesday’s options are Cast Iron Chef, Into the Woods/Into the Wild, Castaway or Sports

This camp begins Sunday, June 27, 2021, with arrival between 1-3pm.  Families should eat lunch before arriving at camp.  Camp concludes on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, following breakfast and breaking camp. 

Cost to attend the Northwoods Webelos Camp is $125 per Scout ($115 for Popcorn Super Saver Units) and $60 per adult.  Included in your on time registration of May 28, 2021, is a camp t-shirt for each youth.  Adults may purchase a t-shirt for $15.  After the May 28, 2021, date cost is $140 for youth and $75 for adults and shirts for both youth and adults can be purchased at the trading post for $15 while supplies last.

Due to the nature of this camp, it is recommended a parent attend with their Scout.  At a minimum each Pack must provide two deep leadership.  If your Pack brings both male and female Scouts, at least one leader must be female.

 

 

Cuyuna Family Experience

Cuyuna Family Experience
June 30 – July 3, 2021
Cuyuna Scout Camp Cross Lake, MN
$65 per person

There aren’t many places you can go on a family vacation for $65 per person; have your food provided, your entertainment provided, and view some of the prettiest outdoors in the state.  This is one time something that “sounds to good to be true” is actually true!  It’s called the Cuyuna Family Experience.

Your experience begins Wednesday, June 30, 2021, with your family arriving at camp between 1-5:30pm.  Please eat before arriving at camp.  Dinner is served at 6pm followed by a campfire program.

Wake up Thursday morning to breakfast prepared for you.  Your morning will be spent climbing and rappelling at the tower,  learning about fire building & campfire cooking and activities at Scoutcraft.   Following a tasty lunch, head to the swimming and boating activities followed by the Rifle/BB Gun (age restrictions apply) and Archery ranges.  In the evening enjoy some down time, test your luck with a fishing lure or play a great match of beach volleyball.

Friday brings an entire new list of things to do.  Following breakfast, you will work on S.T.E.M. programs at the Nature area and then build your confidence with COPE initiative games.  We’ll serve you lunch, then send you off to learn basketry, leatherworking and carving skills.  When you’re done with that head over to the beach for more swimming or boating.  After your camp supper enjoy free time or participate in life size Chess, Foosball or GaGa Ball at the Cuyuna Outdoor Arcade.

Saturday morning, July 3, 2021,  we’ll send you on your way home after breaking camp and feeding you.

If you are not one who enjoys sleeping in a tent, bring your RV or popup camper and stay at family camp for no additional cost!  Another option would be to rent one of our 4 cabins at family camp for an additional $75 per night.  Just bring your own towels and bedding.

The Cuyuna Family Experience is fun for the entire family.  The experience is designed for family members to enjoy camp and do activities together.  For Aquatic activities, a swim test is required.  For the Shooting Range activities, those ages 6-11 will shoot BB Guns and those over age 11 can shoot .22’s.  Parents must give written permission for children under age 18 to shoot firearms or BB Guns.  Unfortunately, those under age 6 cannot shoot BB Guns but will experience the archery range without limitations.

To reserve your spot at family camp for your RV or camper, please contact Shelley at the Center for Scouting at 507-387-3123 or shelley.corry@scouting.org.  Space is limited so reserve your spot early.  

With only 4 cabins, please make your reservations early by clicking here.

 

Items to bring
  • Tent/RV/Camper
  • Cot/Sleeping Pad/Sleeping Bag or Blankets
  • Swim Wear and Towel
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Change of Clothes
  • Boots or Closed Toes Shoes
  • Sunscreen and Bug Repellent
  • Fishing Gear (optional)
  • Water Bottle
  • Class A & B Health Form  Health Form 2021 Parts A, B, C

Registration opens January 18, 2021.  Due to the popularity of cabins, you may want to reserve those in advance to registering for Cuyuna Family Experience.