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Cub Scout Activities

Austin Noon Kiwanis To Host Pinewood Derby 

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 at Cedar Point

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 is open until May 3, 2020.

Question please contact Rob Groebner.

 

S.T.E. M. Academy Session 2 

S.T.E.M. Academy – Science Saturday, June 6, 2020
Cedar Point Scout Camp
1-5 p.m.
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.

One of the modules will be Nova Wild.  We may look at the Cub Scout adventures of  

  • Digging in the Past
  • Grow Something
  • Bear Goes Fishing
  • Critter Care
  • Into the Woods
  • Into the Wild

With the Down & Dirty module we may touch base with with 

  • Collections and Hobbies
  • Super Science
  • Adventures in Science
  • Earth Rocks!

Whatever adventures we complete, 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.

It’s Scout Night With The Moon Dogs

Scout Night With The Moon Dogs
Friday, June 12 – Saturday, June 13, 2020
Franklin Rodgers Park, Mankato
$15 per person 
Optional campout $5 per person

It’s time for our annual Scout Night With The Moon Dogs!  Join us on Friday, June 12, 2020, when the Moon Dogs take on the Rochester Honkers.  Your $15 fee includes your ticket to the game, T-shirt (if you register by May 1, 2020) 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.

New for 2020, Moon Dog players will wear special Scouting Jersey’s which will be auctioned off at the end of the game.  You can now own a piece of the fun!

Following the after game auction, set up your tent in the infield, enjoy snacks, a movie 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.

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.

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

 

“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. 

“Sail Into Scouting” Cub Scout T-shirt Available

“Sail Into Scouting” T-shirts
Available to all Cub Scouts & Adults
$8.00 each (more for larger sizes)
Orders due by July 1, 2020

“Sail into Scouting” this fall in style!  Twin Valley Council is offering all Cub Scouts and Adults a chance to purchase our Cub Scout 90th Anniversary T-shirt.  

This shirt will also be our recruitment shirt.  Every Cub Scout who joins Scouting this fall will receive this awesome shirt and we know there are going to be current Cubs who wish to have one.  

Here’s an idea!  Buy a shirt for each of your current Cub Scouts, have them wear them the first night your new recruits arrive!   Give your new recruits their shirts that night to make them feel part of the team.  What a great welcome that would be!

Shirts a light blue with the above artwork.

Orders can be placed until July 1, 2020.  Cost for each shirt is only $8 (more for larger sizes) and will be delivered at the Popcorn Fest on August 22, 20202.

 

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!

For 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 registration can be found by clicking the box 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 out 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.  and ending 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.

 

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.