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Cub Scout Activities

Scouting For Food

Post-It Notices delivered to neighborhoods – Saturday, March 21, 2020
Filled bag pick up in neighborhoods – Saturday, March 28, 2020

For over 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America has been an active participant is helping communities.  In 1917-1918 Scouts collected nutshells and peach pits that were eventually used in the production of gas masks.  In the 1930’s Scouts collected clothing, household furnishing and food as aid to families during the depression.  And in the 1940’s it was aluminum as part of the war effort.  Whatever the need, Boy Scouts of America is there.

In March, Twin Valley Council Scouts will have the opportunity to once again help our communities by participating in Scouting for Food.

Scouting for Food is a National Good Turn of the Boy Scouts of America. Since 1988, over 200 million pounds of food have been gathered, making this the single largest food collection effort in the history of the United States. Local food banks and relief agencies within the communities distribute the food. Not only does Scouting for Food help feed the hungry of our communities, it teaches our Scouts that hunger is a problem. Millions of people go hungry every day. By participating in Scouting for Food, a Scout realizes there is a problem and he or she can help be a part of the solution. Scouting For Food provides a great service to our communities.

Twin Valley Council 2020 Scouting for Food Campaign will begin by distributing post-it notes to homes in your community. Distribution of notices will be March 21st.  Food pick up will be the following weekend on March 28th.  We ask that all units coordinate with their families to make this project a huge success.

Thank you in advance for helping with this incredible project.  Together we do make a difference.

Thank you to our 2020 Scouting for Food sponsors

                                                                  

             

“Scouting’s Superheroes”

“Scouting’s Superheroes”
Twin Valley Council’s Annual Honors Event
Sunday, April 19, 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, April 14, 2020. 

Let’s Burn Up The Tracks!
Austin Noon Kiwanis Pinewood Derby Race
Saturday April 25, 2020
Austin Chrysler Jeep, Austin MN
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

It’s time to “Burn Up The Tracks” with Pinewood Derby Racing!  Sign up for this fast paced event and have a great time racing against Cub Scouts from different Packs.

This event is sponsored by the Austin Noon Kiwanis Club of Austin, MN, and will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at Austin Chrysler Jeep (2905 West Oakland Avenue) from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.  This race is open to all Cub Scouts and Non-Scouting Youth (K-5).

There is no cost to participate but you must register through the twinvalleybsa.org website.  Registration will be open until Thursday, April 23, 2020.

To help things move along on the day of the race, below is the listing of race times.  Everyone is welcome to spend the morning watching races however, please know families only need to be present during their child’s race event.  Cars will be checked in during the appropriate time slot only.

  • Lion & Tiger Cubs
    • 9:30 weigh in and inspection.
    • 9:50 racing
  • Wolf Cubs
    • 9:50 weigh in and inspection
    • 10:10 racing
  • Bear Cubs
    • 10:10 weigh in and inspection
    • 10:30 racing
  • Webelos & Arrow of Light (4th and 5th grade)
    • 10:30 weigh in and inspection
    • 10:50 racing
  • Open Class (non-Cubs)
    • 10:50 weigh in and inspection
    • 11:10 racing

The top four winners in each class, including the open class, will receive trophies. 

All cars, even the open class, must be made this year.

The Austin Noon Kiwanis Club is also offering pre-race events.  Please see attachments for details.  This is a great way to hold a race if you do not have access to a track or have a large number of racers.

Pre Race details

For questions please contact Race Coordinator, Jean McDermott at 507-438-1563 or jmcdermott@pacellischools.org

 

Cub Scout Shooting Sports Events

Shooting Sports Events
Saturday, May 2, 2020 – Norseland Scout Camp
8 a.m. – Noon
$15 per Scout; Adults attend at no cost
Optional Friday, May 1, 2020 overnight $5 per youth or adult

Saturday, May 9, 2020 – Cedar Point Scout camp
8 a.m. – Noon
$15 per Scout; Adults attend at no cost
Optional Friday, May 8, 2020 overnight $5 per youth or adult

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”!  And we have two weekends and two locations from which to choose!

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) 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.

 
 
Friday night optional campouts

If you are attending the event at either location, you may wish to participate in the overnight campout.  For an additional $5 per person, Scouts can tent overnight, and have games and activities in the lodge that evening.  Of course, the traditional campfire and S’mores will be had as well.  Scouts should eat before they arrive at camp between 5:30 – 7p.m.  There will be games and activities in the lodge until 8:30 p.m.  Campfire and S’mores will begin at 8:30 p.m.  Breakfast is served Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m.

Cub Scouts attending Friday night’s campout must be accompanied by a parent. 

Shooting Event Schedule; both locations

Check-in begins at 8 a.m.  There will be an opening ceremony followed by a safety and equipment briefing.  Ranges will open at 9 a.m. with a round robin rotation.  You’ll be headed home at  noon.

Registration is open until April 24, 2020 for the Norseland event.  

For the Cedar Point event, registration is open until May 1, 2020.

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

 

S.T.E.M. Academy – Technology
Saturday, May 9, 2020
Cedar Point Scout Camp
1-5 p.m.
No Cost To Attend – just register!
Limited to 25 Cub Scouts grades 2-4

Due to a generous grant from “Valero Benefit for Children”, we are excited to announce our  S.T.E.M. Academy. 

This is the first of four academies that will be held during 2020.

All academies are different, have cool experiments, fun activities and interactive learning.

Technology will be the area of study at this first academy.  We will explore how a simple machine and  modern day technology affect our everyday lives.  Tech Talk and Swing! are the sessions to be covered.

 TECH TALK – How is technology used in the Cub Scout adventures of

  • World of Sound
  • Build It
  • Movie Making
  • Finding Your Own Way

SWING!  Simple Machines can be fascinating.  How are they used in

  • Paws of Skill
  • Baloo the Builder
  • A Bear Goes Fishing

There is not a charge to attend this academy but you must register for proper planning.  We are limited to 25 Cub Scouts but be sure to add your name to the waitlist (if applicable) just in case.  Due to the nature of the adventures, Cub Scouts must currently be in grades 2-4.

Registration will open soon.

Question please contact Rob Groebner.

 

Cub Scout Summer Camps

Northwoods Webelos Camp; June 28, 2020 – July 1, 2020
Family Experience Cuyuna; July 1 – 4, 2020
Twilight Camp; July 27-29, 2020
Resident Camp; August 15-16, 2020

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 June 28 – Wednesday, July 1, 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!

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

 

Cuyuna Family Experience; Wednesday, July 1 – Saturday, July 4, 2020

Pack your bags and head to Minnesota’s beautiful north woods!  It’s Cuyuna Family Experience!

This experience is designed so your entire family has fun.  The waterfront will be open, shooting ranges, Scoutcraft skills, and of course the life size game boards will be available for you to test your skills.   The Cuyuna Family Experience is fun for the entire family.  Parents, Scouts and siblings; all are welcome.  We have designed this experience so families come to camp and do activities together.  Included in the cost is a camping site.  Bring your tent and gear and make yourself at home in one of the provided sites.  Don’t want to sleep in a tent?  Bring your RV or pop-up camper at no additional charge.  You are also welcome to rent one of our 4 family cabins for $75 per night.   

A full description of Cuyuna Family Experience and to register can be found by clicking the box below.