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Cub Scout Activities

2019 Popcorn Fest

Saturday, August 24, 2019
Cedar Point Scout Camp
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Popcorn Committee for Twin Valley Council is very excited to announce Popcorn Fest 2019!  Popcorn Fest is our new and improved training and the committee is hoping you’ll find it a fun filled event!

Popcorn Fest will held at Cedar Point Scout Camp located near Fairmont, MN, on Saturday, August 24, 2019, beginning at 9 a.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)

The first 90 minutes of the day will be spent learning all about the NEW Trail’s End popcorn app, and the NEW Trail’s End prize program.   We’ll talk popcorn sales tips and strategy and have time for conversations with fellow Popcorn Kernels and other adults.

Following popcorn training we will open up the Popcorn Fest for the Scouts and have some fun!  

For our Cub Scouts, the ranges will be open for BB Gun and Archery, have your face painted, try your skill at all types of yard games, *run the obstacle course, *attempt the monkey bridge, fly a drone, check out the cement truck, or just have fun! 

Scouts, BSA should bring their swimsuit and towel as the waterfront will offer canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards. Also for the older Scouts will be tomahawk throwing, climbing tower, yard games, lashing station, and robotics.

*Please note – some activities are age/height/ability sensitive.

Roasting a hot dog over the fire, making a S’more, playing a yard game or having your face painted.  Whatever you choose, it will be a fun time!  

As mentioned, for lunch grab a hot dog or two.  If you’d like a soda/tea/etc please bring one along otherwise, we’ll have water available.  

Popcorn Fest wraps up at 2 p.m.  At this time you are welcome to wander Cedar Point Scout Camp (at your own risk) or head into Fairmont for some shopping.  

In the evening it’s Scout Night At The Raceway!  What Scout doesn’t want to sleep by the racetrack?  This event is happening at the Fairmont Raceway.  Your Scout will attend the races free of charge and adults will receive reduced priced tickets of $6 each.  You do need to register for this event separately so please see the button below.

Are you a $1,500 Club Member? 

All Club Members (those who sold $1,500 or more in popcorn during the 2018 sale) will receive an awesome $1,500 Club Sweatshirt sporting our new Club logo!  However, you must register by July 12th AND attend the event to be eligible to receive the sweatshirt.

2019 Commission Climb.  

Units who attend the Popcorn Fest with their Popcorn Kernel and at least one youth will have an additional 2% commission added to their base level.

As an added bonus, units who  have 10% of their youth who are on their BSA unit roster July 31, 2019, attend Popcorn Fest on August 24, 2019, along with the Unit Popcorn Kernel (minimum of 2 Scouts) will receive an additional 3% commission.  

For example, if your units has 25 Scouts on the roster July 31, 2019, your unit would need 3 Scouts (10% of 25 is 2.5 rounded up to 3) and the Popcorn Kernel.  Another example,  if your unit has 9 Scouts on the roster July 31, 2019, your unit would need 2 Scouts (10% of 9 is .9 rounded up to 1 but there is a 2 youth minimum requirement) and the Popcorn Kernel.

Schedule of Events

  • 8:30 a.m. Check-in begins
  • 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Popcorn Training
  • 10:30 – 2 p.m.  Popcorn Fest!
  • 2 – 5 p.m.  Families are on their own
  • 5 p.m. Door open for Scout Night At The Fairmont Raceway!

Scout Night At The Fairmont Raceway

Saturday, August 24, 2019
Fairmont Raceway
Doors open at 5 p.m.
$6 per person; 12 and under free

Join us for a full night of dirt track racing!  It’s Scout Night At The Fairmont Raceway!

Twin Valley Council is excited to team up with the Fairmont Raceway to bring you this event on a great night; it’s the Raceway’s Annual Ultimate Kids Night!  This means there will be several chances to win some great prizes for the younger kids, including bikes!  The grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. The Hot Laps start at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.  Prize giveaways are before the races begin so it is important to arrive a little early on kid’s night.  Watch the Fairmont Raceway website for details about the giveaways. 

What kid doesn’t want to camp at the raceway?  The area on the north side of the track (behind turn 4) is reserved for Scout camping.  Arrive early and pitch your tent before the races.  After the races is fine as well, but you’ll setting up in the dark!

Before the races be part of the National Anthem and check out the race cars on display in the grandstand area.

Immediately following the races everything from autographs, tours of the pit areas, chat with the drivers and get another chance to check out the race cars!       

In the morning grab a doughnut and head for home by 10 a.m.

All Scouts (any age) and youth under age 12 will attend free of charge.  Adults and youth age 13 and older are $6 each ($12 at the door). 

Everyone must register through the twinvalleybsa.org website to receive this special pricing.   

Questions please contact
Jay Striemer at 507-236-0679 or jstriemer@yourstarnet.net

 

Shooting Sports Event

Saturday, October 5, 2019
Norseland Scout Camp
8 a.m. – Noon
$5 per Scout

One of the best things in the whole world to a Cub Scout is shooting BB Guns, Sling Shots and Arrows!  And that is what this event is all about.  Archery, Sling Shots and BB Gun Camp is a great way to fine tune your shooting skills, learn about safety and the history of BB Guns and Archery.  Plus, by the end of the day, Scouts will have earned their Shooting Sports Award (see Lion Scout exception below)!  So, whether you like bow and arrows, sling shots or the Red Rider BB guns, join us at  Shooting Sports Camp!  The fun level is sure to hit the mark…

*Lion Scout exception: BSA policy does not allow for Lion Scouts (kindergarten) to shoot BB Guns.  They may however, participate in Archery and Sling Shots.  Also, BSA does not provide a  Shoot Sports Award for Lions.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Cost to attend this morning of shooting is $15 per youth; adults attend at no charge.  Registration is open until September 27, 2019.

All youth must have a signed Parental Permission Form submitted at  check-in.  All persons on site must complete a Health Form parts A & B.

For questions about this event please contact Heidi Nelson.

 Shooting Sport Overnight Camp

Friday, October 11, 2019 – Saturday, October 12, 2019
Cedar Point Scout Camp, Fairmont
5:30 p.m. Friday – Noon Saturday
$20 per Scout, $5 per adult

(Overnight camping on Friday night optional)

Join us at Cedar Point Scout Camp, located near Fairmont, on Friday, October 11, 2019,  for a quick, simple, action packed overnight camping experience.  Eat dinner before you arrive at 5:30 p.m., then pitch your tent and set up your lawn chair.  At 7 p.m. there will be games and activities in the main Polaris Lodge.  Following the activities will be a short campfire program and treats around the fire.

Wake up Saturday morning and have breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in the lodge.  Check in at the Shooting Sports registration table at 8 a.m. and spend the morning participating in Archery, BB Guns and Sling Shots.  At 11 a.m. there will be sports and games. 

At the end of the day, Scouts will have the opportunity to have earned their Shooting Sports Award (see exception below for Lion Scouts).  Families will be on their way home by noon.

*BSA does not allow for Lion Scouts (kindergarten) to participate in BB Gun shooting.  They may however, shoot sling shots and arrows.  Also, the BSA does provide a Shooting Sports Award for Lions.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Cost for both portions of this event is $20 per youth and $5 per adult.  If you cannot participate in the overnight, cost is only $15 per Scout for shooting sports and adults attend shooting sports event at no charge.

For those not camping Friday night: please arrive at Cedar Point Scout Camp by 8 a.m. Saturday morning.  Eat breakfast before your arrive and bring a water bottle.  Shooting Sports begin at 8:30 a.m.

All participants in the Shooting Sports must have a signed parental consent.  All people on site must have a Health Form Parts A & B completed and submitted at check-in.

This event is held rain or shine so plan accordingly with rain gear!

Registration is open until October 4, 2019.  

Questions please contact Jay Striemer.

Fireside Chats; Cedar Valley and Western Prairie Districts

Thursday, November 7, 2019
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Potluck Event
3 Great locations

  • Cedar Point Scout Camp  125 200th Avenue  Fairmont, MN
    meeting led by Jeremy Gaul, Steve Knuth and Kevin Cole
  • Hayward Lutheran Church  200 Main Street  Hayward, MN 
    meeting led by Tom Rekstein, Lisa Boomgarden and Frank Samlaska
  • Trinity Lutheran Church  217 Brackenridge Street SW  Sleepy Eye, MN​
    meeting led by Brian Maciej, Paul Taylor and Gary Lager

By definition, a fireside chat “is an informal, yet structured, conversation between a moderator and guests”.  Please join us on Thursday, November 7, 2019, for an “informal, yet structured, conversation” about Scouting, Twin Valley Council, Cedar Valley or Western Prairie Districts and your unit.  

Nothing is more informal than conversation around a dinner table.  A potluck dinner will begin our conversation (please bring a dish to share, your own table service and beverage) at 6:30 p.m.  We’ll spend the next 90 minutes eating, laughing, and talking about how we can make Scouting strong in our communities.

Please join us.  We are asking you register for this event.  Registration is open until Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

 

Breakfast With A Cause

Sunday, December 8, 2019
WowZone, Mankato
8 a.m. – Noon

Twin Valley Council will be hosting “Breakfast With A Cause” on Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 8 a.m. – Noon.  We are hoping you will join us at the WowZone in Mankato for a wonderful breakfast buffet filled with scrumptious eggs, potatoes, bacon/sausage and more!

What an easy way to help your Council?  Simply purchase a breakfast buffet, enjoy the food, and a portion of the proceeds comes back to Twin Valley Council.  It’s that simple!

Plus that same day – those Scouts who sell $1,500 or more of popcorn during the 2019 sale will attend the WowZone Event that afternoon.  

So put Sunday, December 8, 2019, on your calender and make $1,500 your 2019 popcorn goal!  

We’d love to fill the WowZone with Scouts!

Cub Camp Health & Shooting Sports Forms

Any camp participant, youth or adult, must have a Health & Shooting Sports Form submitted at Camp. No exceptions.

If your child wishes to participate in BB Gun and Archery activities parents must also sign the Shooting Sports Permission.

It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure their child has a Health & Shooting Sports Form at camp.

North Woods Webelos Camp requires a physical signed by a Doctor.

Camp Camp Song Book

This songbook was developed by a Twin Valley Council volunteer for a Wood Badge ticket item and is available for download below.

Cub Camp Song Books

Cub Camp Staff

Are you interested in helping at Cub Camps as a staff member? Please contact your District Executive to complete a staff application so we can get your name to the appropriate camp director.

Forms listed on this page are in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and/or Adobe PDF format. You will need Microsoft Office, or Adobe Acrobat® Reader to view and print these forms. Free PDF Reader software may be downloaded from the Adobe web site.