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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 two opportunities for youth to join the Pack.  Spring and Fall recruitment events will make this happen!
  • 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!

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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!

Cub Scout Shooting Sports Event

Cub Scout Shooting Sports
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Cedar Point Scout Camp, Fairmont
9am – Noon
$15 per Scout; Adults attend at no cost

To a young Cub Scout, one of the “Best Things Ever” is shooting a BB Gun, Arrows at a target, or learning to use a Sling Shot.

Join us Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 9am-Noon as we set up the target and teach our Cub Scouts all about BB Guns, Archery and Sling Shots.  The event will be held at the Cedar Point Scout Camp located just south of Fairmont.  Cost to attend this morning event is $15 per Scout.  Adults attend at no cost. 

All Cub Scouts are encouraged to invite a friend in grade K-5.  Each friend will also need to bring their parent.

BB Guns – In our BB Gun rotation Cubs will learn

  • Proper BB Gun safety
  • Demonstrate their skill at target shooting
  • We will work with them learning proper shooting techniques
  • Cub Scouts will work towards improving their skill
  • Please note Lion Cubs will practice their skills using Nerf Guns due to BSA policy

Archery – The Archery rotation will offer

  • Proper Archery safety rules and whistle commands
  • Learning how to apply arm guards, finger tables and quivers
  • Demonstrate how to effectively shoot an arrow including how to stand, nock an arrow, griping the bow, and the aim and release of arrow

Sling Shot – Slings Shot use is new to most Cub Scouts.  This rotations

  • Teaches proper shooting techniques including sight alignment, breathing and follow through
  • Demonstrating the proper way to shoot a sling shot
  • Learn about different types of ammunitions’ and targets for sling shot use.

All Scouts must have a signed Parent consent form in order to shoot.
All persons on site must complete parts A & B of a Health Form – this means youth and adult
All persons on site must complete two Covid required forms – this means youth and adult.
Face masks are optional for this event.  We will be outdoors at all times.

Registration for this event is open until Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

Health For Parts A & B
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Shooting Sports Flyer

Questions please contact Liz Paul at 507-387-0293 or elizabeth.paul@scouting.org

Norseland Nightmare!

Norseland Nightmare ~ Where Your Dreams Come Alive
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Norseland Scout Camp
1-5pm
$20 per youth; Adults attend at no cost

It’s one of the fastest growing events for Cub Scouts!  Norseland Nightmare ~ Where Your Dreams Come To Life!

Grab your Halloween costume and join us for an afternoon of Halloween Fun!  Saturday, October 30, 2021, is the date; 1-5pm is the time and Norseland Scout Camp is the place!

The afternoon will have Spooky Shooting Sports, Ghastly Games (insert spooky music here), A Haunted Hike – if you dare, Creepy Crafts, Terrifying Treats and more!

We encourage all Scouts to wear their Halloween costumes!  This is a great afternoon of fun!  

All Scouts must be accompanied by an adult for this event, one adult per family.  Scouts who participate in the Spooky Shooting Sports must have a signed Parent Consent Form.  Please note that Lion Cubs will be at the BB Gun range using Nerf Guns due to BSA policy.

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All people on Norseland property must complete the following – youth and ADULTS

Pumpkin Pi Fun Run – 3 Great Causes, 1 Race, 4 miles!

Pumpkin Pi Fun Run
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Mount Kato parking lot
8am – Noon

Come out in support of the Twin Valley Council Boy Scouts, Salvation Army and Echo Food Shelf at the inaugural Pumpkin Pi Family Fun Run!  This event will be held Saturday, November 20, 2021, beginning with an 8am check-in; Fun Run at 9am.

To kick off your holiday spirit Twin Valley Council will be collecting non-perishable food for the Echo Food Shelf as well as new or gently used winter clothing for the Salvation Army.  All donations can be brought to the parking lot at Mount Kato the day of the run, or to Twin Valley Council Center for Scouting located at 810 Madison Avenue in Mankato prior to the race.

The course will begin at Mount Kato (20461 State Highway 66 in Mankato) and you’ll run along the beautiful Red Jacket Trail and Indian Lake Road for approximately 4 miles.  

All registered Scouting families have the opportunity to participate in this great event for a special reduced price of $30, plus a donation of non-perishable food or used winter clothing.  Children between the ages of 5-11 may participate for $15.  Strollers tots are welcome as well!  Non-Scouting participants are $40 per person with ages 5-11 fee being $15.

Price includes a long-sleeved performance t-shirt for the adults and a short sleeved cotton t-shirt for those ages 4-12.

Registration is open until November 4, 2021.  After this date, you may still participate but shirt sizes will be limited.

Questions please contact Jennifer Echevarria at 387-0294 or jennifer.echevarria@scouting.org.

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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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