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Cub Scout Activities

The Level Up Challenge for Packs

Level Up Challenge
Monday, March 1 – Monday, May 31, 2021

What does the plan in your unit look like for spring and summer?  To encourage units to have a stellar spring and summer program, units are encouraged to “Level Up” their game this spring.  Here are the ways each unit can earn points.  The more things you do, the more points you can earn.  This promotion runs March 1 – May 31, 2021.  Winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

Cub Scout Packs can earn points by
  • Having a public Facebook page (groups are ok, but do not count for points) – 2 points
  • Holding a Derby Race (Pinewood Cars, Space or Raingutter Regatta) (virtual or in person) – 1 point
  • Having 60% of Cub Scouts in your pack advance 1 rank (September 2020-May 31, 2021) – 3 points
  • Holding a Cub Scout Camp Presentation at a Pack/Den meeting (virtual or in person) – 2 points
  • Scheduling and holding a Spring School Night for Scouting – 3 points
  • Participating in Scouting for Food – 2 points
  • Having at least 1 Scout participate in the Spring Flower Sale – 1 point
  • Having at least 1 Scout participate in the Spring Shooting Sports Event – 1 point
  • Having at least 1 adult participate in the Camping Training (Baloo) – 2 point
  • Having a planned summertime program, this could include TVC camps (June – August) – 3 points

As units accomplish one of the items, email your District Executive or provide the details at your monthly neighborhood meeting.  Updates will be provided at each neighborhood meeting on how each unit doing.  Each unit will also be provided a game board to track things within their unit.

So what are the points for?

The Pack with the most points wins the prize.  If there is a tie, the winner will be drawn from a hat.

Cub Scouts Pack Prize – FREE Shooting Sports Day for your entire Pack that will occur in or near your community.  This will include BB Gun, Archery and Sling Shot.  The event will happen in 2021 on a date and time worked out with the winning unit.

Questions please contact your District Executive

Level Up Challenge – Pack Edition

 

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 August 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

Cub Scout Shooting Sports Event


Cub Scout Shooting Sports Event

Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Norseland Scout Camp
Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Cedar Point Scout Camp

9:00am – noon and 1-4pm at Norseland
9am – noon at Cedar Point
Open shoot at both camps from Noon-1pm
$15 per Scout; Adults no cost

**Cub Scouts are encouraged to bring a friend who may be interested in joining Cub Scouts.  That friend must attend with a parent.

Join us at Norseland Scout Camp (Saturday, May 8, 2021) or Cedar Point Scout Camp (Saturday, May 15, 2021) for our Cub Scouts Shooting Sports event.  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.

Times at the Norseland Scout Camp event are from 9am-Noon.  Open shooting is from Noon-1pm.  The second session is from 1-4pm.  There is a limit of 50 shooters per session.  All Scouts are invited to bring a friend who may be interested in joining Scouts.  That friend must be accompanied by a parent.

The Cedar Point event location will offer the time slot of 9am-Noon with an open shoot from Noon-1pm.  Again, all Scouts are invited to bring a friend who may be interested in joining Scouts.  That friend must be accompanied by a parent.

Each session is limited to 50 shooters.

Covid-19 Requirements & Permissions:  All Cub Scouts need to have a signed Shooting Sport Parent Permission Form (see attachments) at camp. Also, everyone (adults and youth) need to complete parts A&B of the health form and a Release of Liability form to be on Twin Valley Council property. Each participant will also need to wear a facemask and complete a health assessment form on the day of the event.

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.

Registration is open until May 5, 2021 for the Norseland location and until May 12, 2021 for the Cedar Point location.

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

Important forms

Twin Valley Council Award Dinner

Twin Valley Council Award Dinner
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Spring Lake Park Shelter #1 North Mankato
Festivities begin at 4pm
$20 per person; youth or adult

It’s that time of year again!  Time to honor some well deserving Volunteers of Twin Valley Council.  This year’s event is a little bit different as we are hosting it at Spring Lake Park in lower North Mankato.  We will be at Shelter #1 which is off of Webster Avenue.  

Festivities begin at 4 pm with a Fishing Derby!  Fish at Spring Lake between 4-5pm.  Register each fish you catch, the person with the longest fish wins the prize!  There is an adult division and a youth division.  Prize for each division is 2 Swim Passes to the the Water Park in North Mankato!

Fellowship time begins at 5pm with dinner served at 5:30pm.  As you register for this event, you will select your dinner choice.  Since we have a picnic atmosphere, your dinner choice will be a Club Sandwich or a Caesar Salad (vegetarian). Beverage will also be provided.

The Award Show will begin at 6pm as we recognize and say thank you to those who help make Twin Valley Council what it is.

2021’s Honorees Include

  • Silver Beaver Recipients:  Dawn Selly and Jim Neubauer
  • District Award of Merit
    • Cedar River Neighborhood – Jeff Zadow
    • Gneiss Neighborhood – Amanda Keppers
    • River Valley Neighborhood – Ben Malloy
  • Committee Chair of the Year:  Jeannie Liebl
  • Scoutmaster of the Year:  Ted Kruger, Troop 113
  • Cubmaster of the Year:  Jeremy Johnson, Pack 113
  • Volunteer of the Year:  Arvid Dittrich, Norseland Properties Committee
  • Rookie of the Year:  Jeff Kagermeier, Troop 4 and Pack 98

Registration is open until Sunday, May 9, 2021.

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.

Social distancing, mask wearing and 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

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 including mask wearing.  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

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.

 

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  Health Form 2021 Parts A, B, C
  • 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

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

 

 

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