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Cub Scout Activities

Parent Meeting for Cub Scout Summer Camps

Cub Camp Parent Meeting
Wedneday, May 20, 2020
6:30 p.m.
Your home via Zoom

Many questions are out there concerning our Twin Valley Council Cub Camp offerings this summer.  Are we having camp?  Will it be safe?  How will it look? 

Our Cub Camp Committee has been meeting regularly to discuss these very items and have put together a very comprehensive plan to operate Cub Camps this summer.  This plan is an overview on how things look now and most likely will change as we get closer to time.  We are expecting some additional guidance from the CDC as well.

We would like to invite you to a zoom meeting on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. to highlight this plan for camp in 2020.  During this time, we will discuss the changes to the Cub Camp calendar, the safety plans we are putting in place, and the updates on Cub Scout advancement.

The zoom address is as follows:

Online Video and Audio CLICK HERE

Phone Call Audio Only: 720.707.2699 Meeting ID: 507 387 3123

Download the app for your Android or Apple device:

Android click here

Apple click here

We hope to see many Cub Scout families present online to learn about our summer Cub Camp options!

Registration is not needed for this event; just join in!

S.T.E. M. Academy Session 2 

S.T.E.M. Academy – Science Saturday, June 6, 2020
Virtual Camp in Your Home Via Zoom!
9 am – 1 pm
No Cost To Attend – just register!
Limited to 25 Cub Scouts grades 2-4

S.T.E.M. Academy Session 2 will feature Science.  We will explore how and when science touches our lives each day.

The modules in the Science portion of S.T.E.M. will touch on  

  • Science in general
  • wildlife
  • earth science
  • astronomy
  • archaeology

During this session you will have pre-requisites to complete, hands on experiments and activities and homework.

Whatever type of science we talk about, this academy is sure to offer cool experiments, fun activities and interactive learning.

Academics are age based materials for Cub Scouts in grades 2-4 (fall 2020)

Due to a generous grant from “Valero Benefit for Children”, there is no cost to participate.  However, class size is limited to 25 youth, so be sure to register early and use the waitlist option if needed.

Registration is open until May 31, 2020

Question please contact Rob Groebner.

“Scouting’s Superheroes”

“Scouting’s Superheroes”
Twin Valley Council’s Annual Honors Event
Please note new date

Sunday, June 14, 2020
2-5 p.m.
WoWZone, Mankato
$20 per person

Join us as we celebrate “Scouting’s Superheroes” of Twin Valley Council. 

Each year we ask a panel of fellow Scouters to review the nomination forms and select the outstanding volunteers of Twin Valley Council.  

We are proud to announce 

Silver Beavers Class of 2019

           

                                                                                      Beth Clymer                     Bob Homer                Shawn Pomeroy

  • Beth Clymer – Cedar Valley District Commissioner and Scoutmaster of Troop 1069 Sherburn
  • Bob Homer – Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 29 North Mankato
  • Shawn Pomeroy – Scoutmaster Troop 85 Waseca, 2021 National Jamboree Contingent Leader, Council Board

“Of the Year Recipients” Class of 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ben Malloy                           Jay Striemer                    Dawn Selly                    Kasey Helling                                        
  • Cubmaster of the Year: Ben Malloy – Pack 58 St. Peter
  • Scoutmaster of the Year:  Jay Striemer – Troop 69 Sherburn
  • Volunteer of the Year:  Dawn Selly – Scoutmaster Troop 58 St. Peter, Council Popcorn Chair
  • Committee Member of the Year:  Kelly Dinsmore – Troop 76 Mankato
  • Rookie of the Year:  Kasey Helling – Cubmaster Pack 20 St. James

District Award of Merits have yet to be selected.

The Eagle Scout Class of 2019 will also be recognized.  Twin Valley Council is proud to have 39 youth reach this honorable rank.

Beverage and a Hors d’oeuvres buffet will be served. 

Registration is open until Tuesday, June 9, 2020. 

Cub Scout Shooting Sports Events

Shooting Sports Events
Saturday, July 18, 2020 – Norseland Scout Camp
8 a.m. – Noon or 1-5 p.m.
$15 per Scout; Adults attend at no cost

Join us at our Shooting Sports Event for our Cub Scouts! 
To Cub Scouts, BB Guns, Archery and Sling Shots are the “best things ever”

At this event, Cub Scouts learn proper shooting techniques; including eye dominance, shooting shoulder, breathing, sight alignment, trigger squeeze and follow through.  They will learn the importance of safety gear such as glasses, arm guards, and finger tables.  And they will have an amazing time working on their skills while target shooting. 

Lion Cubs (those in kindergarten fall 2020) will practice their shooting skills at the BB Gun station using Nerf Guns.  Lion Cubs will shoot real arrows at the archery station, and participate in the sling shot station.

All Cub Scouts need to have a signed Parent Permission form at camp. Also, everyone needs to complete parts A&B of the health form to be on Twin Valley camp property.  Forms can be found on the registration page for this event.

Shooting Event Schedule

We are offering two session for this event.  Session 1 begins at 8 a.m. and will last until noon.  Session 2 is from 1-5 p.m.  Each session is limited to 30 Scouts; so please only register for one session.  There will be an opening ceremony followed by a safety and equipment briefing.  Ranges open and a round robin rotation will be used.   

Cost to attend this event is $15 per Scout.  Adults attend at no cost but must register.

Registration is open until July 13, 2020.  Click the box below to register.

Questions can be sent to Liz Paul at 507-387-3123 or elizabeth.paul@scouting.org

 

Cub Scout Summer Camps

Northwoods Webelos Camp;  Sunday, August 2, – Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Twilight Camp; July 27-29, 2020
Resident Camp; August 15-16, 2020

Due to COVID-19 we are adjusting our summer schedule.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.   The staff have been working to change the event program and conform to CDC guidelines for health, safety, and social distancing requirements.  We are also working on policies and procedures to ensure a fun, healthy, and safe event.  

Camp captures the imagination of Scouts through a rich menu of age appropriate adventures.  Camp activities progress to meet a Scout’s growing abilities.  While each camp offers unique opportunities, our entire camp program follows a plan to intentionally progress a child’s Scouting abilities and ensures fun with a purpose.

Northwoods Webelos Camp; Sunday August 2 – Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Northwoods Webelos Camp is for youth entering 4th or 5th grade during the 2020-2021 school year.  This 4 day, 3 night camp is located at Camp Cuyuna near Crosslake, MN and begins to transition youth from Cub Scouting into Scouts BSA. 

Price of camp includes 8 meals, camping and all programs.  Enjoy swimming, boating, BB gun shooting, archery, STEM, Scoutcraft skills, fishing, games, nature, campfires, climbing/rappelling, human size games and more!

For a full description of Northwoods Webelos Camp and to register please click the button below.  

 

 

Cub Scout Twilight Camp; evenings Monday, July 27 – Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Twilight Camp is designed to introduce families to Cub Scout summer camp and outdoor adventure without having to spend the night in a tent!  Twilight camp also happens outside normal working hours.

Check-in begins each night at 5:30 p.m. with program starting at 6 p.m.  It ends at 8 p.m.  Each night has a different theme; First Aid, Hiking & Dutch Oven Cooking and ending with Games and Activities.

Scouts will also work on various electives from their handbooks through a round robin format.

This camp is open to all Cub Scouts and their siblings ages 5-10.

A full description of Twilight Camp and the registration can be found by clicking the appropriate box below.

We are boldly making plans to host this camp in person.  However, if CDC requirements dictate otherwise, this camp will be held virtual.  Either way, there will be Twilight Camp and it will be a great time!

 

Cub Scout Resident Camp; Saturday/Sunday August 15-16, 2020

It’s your “Passport To Adventure”!  Join us as we travel around the world to learn more about other cultures, traditions and Scouts!  

This camp is designed for a Cub Scout/Adult pair to travel the stations together.  Additional Cub Scouts same family do not need to have another adult.  As a team you’ll experience Scoutcraft from Around the World, International Games, Rank Advancement rotations, BB Guns, Archery, Sling Shots, Nature Exploration, and Astronomy.  

Cost for this overnight camp includes all your food, rotations supplies, T-shirts  and lots of memories.

For a full description of the camp and to register please click the box below.

It’s Scout Night With The Moon Dogs

Scout Night With The Moon Dogs
Friday, August 7 – Saturday, August 8, 2020
Franklin Rodgers Park, Mankato
$15 per person 
Optional campout $5 per person

 

Due to COVID-19 we are adjusting our summer schedule.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.   The staff have been working to change the event program and conform to CDC guidelines for health, safety, and social distancing requirements.  We are also working on policies and procedures to ensure a fun, healthy, and safe event.  

It’s time for our annual Scout Night With The Moon Dogs!  Join us on Friday, August 7, 2020, when the Moon Dogs take on the Duluth Huskies.  Your $15 fee includes your ticket to the game and tailgate party.  Tailgate party begins at 5:30 p.m. and will offer hot dogs, chips and drink.  First pitch is at 6:35 p.m.

You can now own a piece of the fun!  Order  your very own “Scout Night at the MoonDogs” t-shirt for an additional $10 (more for larger sizes).  T-shirts are non-refundable and you must register by July 22, 2020.

Following the game, set up your tent in the infield, enjoy snacks, and other fun activities.  Cost for the overnight is $5 per person.  After a light breakfast in the morning, you’ll be on your way home by 9 a.m.

This event is open to the entire family; so invite grandparents, friends and the little ones too!

This event is held rain or shine unless otherwise canceled by the Moon Dogs.  If the game is cancelled and not rescheduled due to weather or season cancelled due to Covid-19, your $15 fee is fully refundable.  T-shirts however, are non-refundable.

All persons attending any portion of this event must complete parts A&B of the Health Form.  Form can be found on the registration page.

For those wanting to order t-shirts, your registration is due by July 23, 2020.  
Those attending tailgate, game and or camp out, your registration is due by August 2, 2020. 

Questions please contact Liz Paul at 507-387-3123 or elizabeth.paul@scouting.org

 

Free Kids Fishing Day

Free Kids Fishing Day
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
River Side Park, New Ulm
Kids of all ages can participate (anyone who can hold a fishing pole to age 18)
Free event for kids

It’s the thrill of the chase, not the size of the catch!


There is nothing that puts a smile on a child’s face like catching a fish!  The anticipation, the focus, and the determination to land that fighting beast!   And we have the perfect event for all of those things!

Join us Wednesday evening, August 19, 2020 for Free Kids Fishing Day from 3 – 7 p.m. at River Side Park (101 South Front Street) in New Ulm.

This event is sponsored by the New Ulm Are Sport Fishermen and is free to kids (anyone who can hold a fishing pole to age 18).

They will have extra fishing gear available and bait is provided.

You can also join us for a hot dog lunch!  Hot dogs, chips and beverage are also included at this event.

Scouts:  This will be the perfect time to bring your friend and invite them to join Scouting!  Alex will be on hand to get kids signed up for Scouting!  

Registration is not needed for this event – just arrive on time and have lots of fun!

Questions please contact Alex Osterberg