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Cub Scout Activities

Opportunity for Packs to Earn $100 at Scout Shop

Pack Recruitment Incentive
Monday, March 1 – Sunday, October 31, 2021

Every Pack in Twin Valley Council has the opportunity to earn a $100 gift card to the Council’s Scout Shop.  All it takes is a little organization between now and Sunday, October 31, 2021.

Here is what needs to be completed

  • Pack has a public Facebook page; remember this is also a requirement for the Level Up Challenge listed above.  
  • Pack has two opportunities for youth to join the Pack.  Spring and Fall recruitment events will make this happen and hosting a Spring Recruitment is also part of the Level Up Challenge listed above.
  • Your Pack has a written fall program calendar (September 2021 – December 2022) that is distributed at September School Night.
  • 75% of youth who attend September School Night register by September 30, 2021.
  • At least 50% of Pack’s Cub Scouts submit at least 1 email invite for the peer to peer promotion by September 12, 2021.
  • Unit shares council school night Facebook event on unit public Facebook page and encourages families to share
  • Unit attends live a Neighborhood’s Fall School Night training in June in‐person or via Zoom

Once your Pack has completed these items, please contact your District Executive or Neighborhood Chair.

2021 Cub Scout Pack Recruitment Incentives!

Click Here To Invite Your Friends!

Summer of Service Award

April 1 – October 31, 2021

Join Scouting families across the country in a spirited Summer of Service! As we have throughout our history, Scouting families are answering the call to work together in service of the greater good. From public health drives, to caring for the environment, to assisting neighbors in need, Scouts have always been a force for positivity and goodness in our communities. Now more than ever, our world needs that Scouting spirit once again. Let’s step up! Together, we can answer the call to make a positive impact in our neighborhoods and communities. Join us today, with projects big or small, in a Summer of Service!

Twilight Camp 

Cub Scout Twilight Camp
Three Locations:  Alden, Lyle, or North Mankato, MN
See below for location dates
6-8 pm 
$30 per Scout; Adults attend at no cost

Three locations ~ Three nights ~ Three Times the Fun!

This camp is open to every BSA registered Cub Scout!  Twilight Camp is designed to introduce families to Cub Scout Summer Camp and Outdoor Adventures without having to spend the night!

Enjoy an evening of games, crafts and adventures as we explore the wilds of Minnesota!  At the end of the night, head home and prepare to come back the next evening for more excitement!  Twilight Camp is three consecutive evenings.

Each Cub Scout will earn a minimum of one required AND one elective rank adventure all while having fun outdoors with their Cub Scout friends.

Covid-19 rules will apply and we encourage all Cub Scout parents to join their Scout during the camp.

                       Three Locations


North Park                                                              Lyle Park                                                                  Spring Lake Park 
Alden, MN                                                               Lyle, MN                                                                   North Mankato
M,T,W, June 14-16, 2021                                      M,T,W, July 19-21, 2021                                         M,T,W, July 26-28, 2021
6-8pm                                                                      6-8pm                                                                       6-8pm

Registration is open until 
June 6, 2021 for Alden location
July 11, 2021 for Lyle location
July 18, 2021 for North Mankato location

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

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It’s Scout Night With The MoonDogs!

Scout Night With The Mankato MoonDogs
Friday, June 25 – Saturday, June 26, 2021
5:30 pm Friday – 10am Saturday
$20 per person

It’s time for our annual Scout Night with Mankato MoonDogs!  After missing last year due to Covid, everyone is anxious to get back in the stands to cheer on their favorite team – the Mankato MoonDogs!

This annual event is the perfect way to spend a quality family night.  For your $20’s you will receive a tailgate meal/get together, grandstand ticket, overnight camping, late night movie and breakfast!  This event is the same price if you attend a portion of the fun or all, so grab your gear and join in!

The night begins at 5:30pm with check-in and tailgate party.  Enjoy your typical tailgate food:  pulled pork, hot dogs, chips.  Please bring you own beverage if you would like something other than water.  

 Following the National Anthem, where the kids are lined up on the base line, the Mankato MoonDogs host the Thunder Bay Border Cats.  First pitch is at 7:05pm.

If you’ve never been to a MoonDogs game, they are lots of fun and filled with crowd antics along the way.

Following the game you will pitch your tent and enjoy great activities, like S’mores and a late night movie.

A light breakfast is served in the morning and you’ll be heading home by 10am.

All Covid 19 regulations will be enforced.  Each person at this event, adult and youth, are required to complete a Health Form parts A/B, a Covid release form and Covid Pre-check form.

This event is open to the entire family – share the fun!

Registration is open until June 20, 2021.

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

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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 Camper/Outdoorsman, Webelos Walkabout or Stronger, Faster, Higher
  • Tuesday’s options are Cast Iron Chef, Into the Woods/Into the Wild, Castaway or Adventures in Science

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.

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.

Registration deadline is June 20, 2021.

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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 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.

All CDC regulations will be followed including face masks and social distancing.  All persons at camp must have a Health Form, parts A & B, a Covid release form and pre screening form submitted at check in.

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 
  • Face mask
  • Covid Pre Screen form and Release form.

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.

Registration closes June 27, 2021

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Scout Night with the St. Paul Saints

Scout Night with the St. Paul Saints
Sunday, July 18, 2021
CHS Field  360 North Broadway Street  St. Paul, MN  55101
2:05 pm
$18 per person

Join the other MN Cub Scouts and their families at Scout Night with the St. Paul Saints!

First pitch is at 2:05pm on a Sunday afternoon!  Tickets are $18 and include:  outfield reserved seat, Saints Hat and post game activity.

Bring your glove to play catch after the game!  Baseballs and tennis balls are furnished.

This event will follow all Covid-19 restrictions current on day of event.

Please contact Michael Villafana at mvillafana@saintsbaseball.com or 651-288-9890 with your questions.

To order tickets enter Password: scouts on the saintsgroup.com website.

Cub Scout Recruitment Incentive

Cub Scout Recruitment Incentive
Sunday, August 1 – Saturday, September 11, 2021

Adventures are always more fun when shared with a friend.  This fall all Cub Scouts are encouraged to share their adventures!

So Cub Scouts, let us help you invite your friends to Scouting!

Starting August 1, 2021, visit twinvalleybsa.org and complete an invitation form.  It will ask the name of a potential Scout, their parents name and an email address.  It will also ask for your name and contact information.  Answer the question “What do you like best about Scouting?” and hit submit. The last step is to contact that family and have them watch for an invitation to join the fun. 

Now here is the best part!  For every invitation form you complete, you will receive one entry into a drawing for a Nintendo Switch Lite + one game.  The more people you invite, the more entries you have into the drawing.  The lucky winner will be drawn at Expo 2021 on September 12, 2021.

2021 Cub Scout Peer-to-Peer Incentive

Click Here To Invite Your Friends!

 

 

Cub Scout Resident Camp

Cub Scout Resident Camp
Saturday, August 14 – Sunday, August 15, 2021
Cedar Point Scout Camp
8am Saturday – 3pm Sunday
$60 per Scout and $40 per Adult

Pack you bag and tent and head to Cedar Point Scout Camp near Fairmont for a weekend full of fun and activities!  It’s Resident Camp and we’ll be heading “Into The Woods” with our adventure.

This overnight camp is held at Cedar Point Scout Camp located near Fairmont, MN at begins at 8am on Saturday morning.  It’s a full day of fun including day time stations and a campfire program at night.  Following breakfast on Sunday, you will have more activities and will be heading home by 3pm.

Scouts and their parent will spend the day heading “Into The Woods”  of Minnesota!  Some of the fun includes:  NOVA module “Into The Wild”, a visit from the RAD Zoo, Animal Tracking, Astronomy, making Ice Cream and Shooting Sports.  This is just a short list of all the things you will do at Resident Camp.

This camp is open to all Cub Scouts and their siblings.  Cost for Cub Scouts is $60 per Scout.  Each Cub Scout must have an adult attend with them and the adult fee is $40.   Siblings are $40 each and please keep in mind their age will determine which activities they can participate in.

Registration closes August 11, 2021.

Current CDC regulations will apply to this event including the wearing of masks and social distancing.  Every person at camp, adult and youth, must complete a health form, portions A & B, a Covid prescreen form and Covid release form.

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

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“Under The Big Top” Expo 2021

“Under The Big Top” Expo 2021
Friday, September 10 – Sunday, September 12, 2021
Brown County Fairground, New Ulm
$40 per Scout and $30 per Adult

It’s The Biggest Show In Scouting!”

Join us September 10-12, 2021, at the Brown County Fairgrounds (1201 North State Street) in New Ulm for EXPO 2021.  EXPO 2021 is designed to be a “jamboree like” experience held locally and will be full of fun, adventure, games and advancements for Scouts and Scouters of all ages.  You won’t want to miss it!

Saturday, September 11, 2021
Cub Scout Packs are encouraged to arrive Saturday morning. Exhibits open at 9am and will be available the entire day.  Participants are welcome to wander the fairgrounds enjoying the exhibits and experiencing hands on events.  OA will have lunch on Saturday available for purchase or you can bring a sack lunch to enjoy a picnic.  Please plan food accordingly with meals and snacks to last the entire day.  Water Bottles are a must for the day!  Wear comfortable closed toe shoes and either your Pack t-shirt or Class A uniform.  Units are required to have two deep leadership when not participating as a family unit.  Cub Scouts will enjoy a variety of adventures (listed below) along with all of the exhibits.  The adventures will need to be indicated during the registration process.  Cub Scouts may choose one or two adventures and there is no additional fee.      

Arrow of Lights Scouts (grade 5) this is a great opportunity for you to camp Saturday night with a Troop.  Remember, visiting and camping with a troop is a requirement for AOL.  Cub Scouts can head for home whenever they feel their day is complete; just don’t forget the big Grandstand Show Saturday evening!                      

Some of the exhibits and entertainment will be Juggling, Clowns, Close up magic fun, Bounce house and more!  BB Gun Range will be open for all in first grade and up, Archery Range for all, Dazzling Dave’s YoYo Show, Pinewood Derby Car Races, Scouting Display, Patrol Cars, Fire Department Equipment, DNR Wall of Shame, Hungry, Hungry Scouts Game, Popcorn Training Tent, Young Eagle Plane Rides And More!

The big finale happens at night with the Grandstand Show!  

                                                                 

 

Young Eagle Flights on Saturday
One of the highlights of the weekend are the Young Eagle airplane rides.  For an additional $5.00 per Scout, youth (grade 3 – age 18)  will receive an approximate 30 minutes plane ride.  Rides are given two participants at a time, so the promise of your group staying together cannot be made.  This is a very popular event so be sure to register early.  Rides will be offered from 9am – Noon on Saturday.  Everyone must complete two forms; the Young Eagle form  and the  BSA Parent Consent for Miner to Fly form Transportation to and from the airport will be provided.   This event is weather sensitive and could possibly be cancelled at the last minute; we will “Do Our Best” to make it happen!  Time slots will be assigned after registration closes.   

Please sign up for the Young Eagle Flight during the registration process.  Flights are limited to 120 participants so register early!

Cub Scout Adventures

Let’s talk about what we have for the younger Scouts!  Each rank level will have two adventures.  Each adventure lasts about 90 minutes and Cubs are welcome to choose one or both; however you are not required to do so.  You will need to select your choice(s) during the registration process.

Cub Scouts will work on the adventures of 

  • Tiger Rank
    • Tiger Tales from 9 – 10:30am and Curiosity, Intrigue & Magical Mysteries from1-2:30pm; class size limited to 15 Cub Scouts
  • Wolf Rank
    • Digging In The Past from 9-10:30am and Air Of The Wolf from 1-2:30pm; class size limited to 15 Cub Scouts
  • Bear Rank
    • Robotics from 9-10:30am and Grin and Bear It from 1-2:30pm; class size limited to 15 Cub Scouts
  • Webelos/AOL Rank  
    • Game Design from 9-10:30am and Art Explosion from 1-2:30pm; class size limited to 15 Scouts

 

The YoYo Adventure will also be offered to all Cub Ranks from 2-3pm; class size limited to 15 Cub Scouts


Popcorn Training

Finally, as part of the EXPO we will be holding our 2021 Popcorn Kickoff  Youth Training that is an advancement level on your unit’s commission climb.  The committee is hosting some carnival style games that will be part of the fun!

Registration for Expo is open – Be Prepared to register for your Cub Scout adventure during the registration process.

Registration closes Sunday, August 29, 2021.

Questions contact Lisa Vasquez at vasquezl12505@gmail.com

 

Select Cub Scout Electives To Be Retired

Every year, Cub Scout Adventures are reviewed to identify trends and determine interests of our youth, den leaders, and Cub Scout families.  In our ongoing efforts to keep the Cub Scouting Adventure program relevant to today’s families, Cub Scout elective Adventures are reviewed for both content and popularity.  The most recent review has identified 19 elective Adventures that do not meet the standards of youth and den leaders engagement, with the lowermost being earned by less than 3% of eligible youth.  They will be retired effective May 31, 2022.  The retiring of these adventures allows Cub Scouting to be more agile as we make continuous improvements to the program.

We know that some families may want one last chance to earn these Adventures. Some den leaders may have already made plans for the upcoming program year.  To help with transition, these Adventures will be available until the end of the 2021-2022 program year.

The elective Adventures to be retired are as follows:

                                  

Tiger Adventures                                                                                    Wolf Adventures
     Family Stories  #619922                                                                       Collections & Hobbies  #619940
     Earning Your Stripes  #619925                                                            Grow Something  #619944
     Tiger Tales  #619930                                                                            Hometown Heroes  #619947
     Tiger Theater  #619931                                                                        Motor Away  #619950

                     

Bear Adventures                                                                                    Webelos/AOL Adventures
     Beat of the Drum  #619958                                                                  Looking Back, Looking Forward  #619978
     World of Sound  #619960                                                                     Maestro   #619979
     Make It Move  #619963                                                                         Project Family   #619997
     Robotics  #619968                                                                                 Build My Own Hero  #619992
                                                                                                                        Adventures In Science #619989
                                                                                                                        Fix It  #619975
                                                                                                                        Movie Making  #619982

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