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Cub Scout Activities

Cub Scout Range Officer Training

Range Officer Training
Sunday, June 5, 2022
Waseca Fairgrounds
2-3:30pm
Free of charge

This training is designed for leaders who will be responsible for the direct supervision of Shooting Sports ranges at Council or Neighborhood Cub Scout events. To be a Range Master, you must be at least 18 years old. Training certification is valid for two years from the date of the course.

This training is a 1.5-hour course that covers setting up a range, safety, handling equipment, maintaining and storing equipment, and instructing Cub Scouts.  

This training is free of charge.

Registration is open until Friday, June 3, 2022.

Questions please contact Erik Karre at erik.karre@scouting.org or call 308-440-2641

Summer S.T.E.M. Camp

Summer S.T.E.M. Camp
Monday, June 6 – Friday, June 10, 2022
9am – 4pm
Jack McGowan’s Farm, Mankato
$150 per child completing grades K-4 (June 2022)

Twin Valley Council is excited to announce a new camp for 2022; Summer S.T.E.M. Camp!

Join us each day, Monday – Friday, as we explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  Campers will experience so many different activities we simply cannot list them all but here are some of the things we will be doing

     Slime Creation          Launching Rockets          Mind Blowing Experiments          Games Galore          Dabble into Chemistry                  Plunge into Physics      Explore Nature         Creative Crafts                  Take aim with Sling Shots          And more!

This Summer S.T.E.M. Camp is open to any youth who has completed grades K-4 (June 2022).  Youth does not need to be a Cub Scout or affiliated with the Scouting program.  So Cub Scouts – grab your friends and enjoy camp together.     

For families who need before/after camp care for youth, we have that too!  For an additional $10 per day, before/after care is available from 7-9am and/or 4-6pm each day.  Food for this camp is provided by the parents.  The camp will supply snacks.  Please be sure to pack a water bottle!

Space is limited for this camp to 100 youth so register early!

Every camper must complete the following
Cub Scout Shooting Sports Permission Form
Health Form Parts A & B
Forms can be printed, completed, scanned and emailed to shelley.corry@scouting.org.

This is sure to be an exciting camp! Registration is open Friday, April 1, 2022 – Sunday, May 22, 2022.

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

Family Fishing Fun!

Family Fishing Fun!
Saturday, June 11, 2022
8am – 11am; Come and go as you like
$25 per youth (includes fishing pole)
or $10 per youth (without pole)
Various area lakes

Hang a sign on your front door saying “Gone Fishing” and join us for a morning of Family Fishing Fun!  We will meet at the lake at 8am, hand out bait and fishing poles (to those who ordered them) and spend the morning testing our luck against the big ones!  

This event is open to all Cub Scouts and their friends.  Cost is $25 if you need a fishing pole (you’ll get to take it home with you) or $10 if you have a pole.  Bait will be furnished but you are welcome to bring you own as well.

We’ll have snacks and water available.  This is an open house event which begins at 8am and will finish at 11am.

Various lakes will be hosting this morning of Family Fishing Fun!  Those lakes include:
Albert Lea Lake     St. James Lake     Madison Lake at Brey Park     Gomsrud Park in Fairmont     and Spring Lake Park in North Mankato.

Every adult and youth at this event will need a BSA Health Form parts A&B.  Health Form Parts A & B

Registration is open until Wednesday, June 8, 2022.  After this date you may still attend but will need to contact Liz directly.

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

 

 

Scout Night With The MoonDogs!

Scout Night With The MoonDogs
Friday, June 17, 2022
First pitch is at 6:35pm
Franklin Rogers Field
$20 per person

Take me out to the ball game!  Take me out with the crowd!  It’s our annual Scout Night With The MoonDogs event!

Gather your people – mom, dad, sister, brother, grandma, grandpa, EVERYONE and join in the “knock it out of the park” fun event!  

Everyone is invited to attend the meal (5:30pm), game and overnight camping experience.  Following dinner, the Scouts will present the flags at the opening of the game.  Be sure to have your uniform for this!  First pitch is at 6:35pm.  Be Prepared for a few game time antics happening as well!  Remember, it’s SCOUT NIGHT with the MoonDogs, so how will MutNik know to possibly choose you for fun antics, a free baseball and photos?  Wear your uniform!  Immediately following the game get ready for autographs from the MoonDogs on that baseball you receive, run the bases, have some snack, watch a movie then pitch your tent and spend your night in the stadium.    You’ll wake to a light breakfast and be headed home by 9a.m.

Cost to attend this amazing family is event is $20.  This event is held rain or shine (unless the game is called by MoonDogs).

Every person – even grandpa and grandma – needs to complete a Health Form parts A and B.    Health Form Parts A & B

Registration is open until Friday, June 10, 2022.  After this date you may still attend but must contact Liz directly.

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

Cuyuna Family Experience

Cuyuna Family Experience
Sunday, June 19 – Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Cuyuna Scout Camp
$70 per person

Visit Minnesota’s Northwoods for the Cuyuna Family Experience for a great outdoor adventure!  Enjoy swimming, boating, rifle/bb gun shooting, archery, STEM programs, learn Scoutcraft skills, basketry, leatherwork, fishing, human foosball, gag ball and more!  Not a tent camper?  Bring your RV or popup camper at no additional charge or rent one of our 4 cabins for an additional $95 per night.  Just bring your own towels and bedding.

The Cuyuna Family Experience is fun for the entire family.  This camp is designed for family members to enjoy camp and do activities together.

For aquatic activities, a swim test is required.  With rifle range activities, those under 11 years of age will do BB Guns, those over 11 can shoot .22’s.  Parent must give written permission for children to participate in range activities (firearms, BB guns or archery).  Children must have completed kindergarten to shoot BB Gun).

There are few places where you can spend 3 days in the beautiful north woods of Minnesota, with all your food and activities provided for $70 per person.

Families should plan to arrive at camp between 1-5pm on Sunday, June 19, 2022.  Please eat before you arrive.  After settling in, you will complete your swim check and have time to relax.  Dinner is served at 6pm followed by campfire time.  Wake up Monday & Tuesday mornings to spend the day rotating through various activities and end with beautiful sunsets and campfires.  Wednesday will have heading home by 10 a.m.

Items to bring:
     Tent/RV/Pop-up camper
     Swim wear and accessories
     Personal toiletries
     Change of clothes
     Hiking boots or other closed toes shoes (flip flops not allowed)
     Towel
     Sunscreen and Bug Repellant
     Fishing gear (optional)
     Water Bottle
    Health For Parts A & B
    Cub-Scout-Shooting-Sports-Permission-Slip

Registration deadline is June 15, 2022.  Please note that cabin, RV and popup locations are limited so you may want to reserve in advance for these options.  Please contact Shelley at 507-387-0290 or shelley.corry@scouting.org.

 

Northwoods Webelos Camp

Northwoods Webelos Camp
Wednesday, June 22 – Saturday, June 25, 2022
Cuyuna Scout Camp
$145 per youth; $75 per adult

Any BSA registered Cub Scout entering grades 4 or 5 fall of 2022 is eligible to attend this amazing Northwoods Webelos Camp!  This camp is designed for meeting the interests of older Cub Scouts.  

Scouts and leaders will arrive on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, between 1-5pm.  Please eat before you arrive.  You’ll spend the day getting settled, having swim checks and making new friends.

Thursday and Friday Scouts will work on adventures they chose during the registration process.  

Thursday they can chose between First Responder, Camper, Webelos Walkabout, Earth Rocks or Stronger, Faster, Higher. 

On Friday, the choices are Cast Iron Chef, Castaway, Into the Woods/Into the Wild, or Aquanaut.

You will be headed home Saturday morning by 10 a.m.

Each person on Cuyuna property must complete a health form parts A & B.  All youth must have a parental permission form signed for shooting sports.
Health Form Parts A & B
Cub-Scout-Shooting-Sports-Permission-Slip
NWW Guide Book 2022

Cost to attend this fabulous multiple day event is $165 per youth and $95 per adult.  All units must provide 1 registered leader for every 4 youth attending with a minimum of 2 leaders.  If your pack brings both male and female youth, then one leader must be female.

Registration deadline June 15, 2022.

Red, White and BOOM Rocket Camp!

Red, White and Boom Rocket Camp
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Cedar Point Scout Camp
9am – Noon
$25 per youth | Adults attend free

3-2-1 Mission Control we have lift off! 

Who doesn’t enjoy the excitement of a rocket lifting off toward space?  The sight, the vibration, the anticipation as we wait for the BOOM of the rockets boosters!

Red, White and BOOM Rocket Camp will explore the history and science of rockets including the lift, thrust and flight.  And of course we’ll be making and launching our own rockets.

Scouts in grades K-5 (fall 2022) are welcome to attend this camp and are encouraged to bring a friend.

Cost for this morning of “out of this world” fun is $25 per youth and adults attend free.

All persons at this event will need to have a Health Form AB completed.

Registration is open until Friday, July 1, 2022.  After this date you may still attend by contacting Liz directly.  Please be aware those registering after the date risk not having a rocket for launching.

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

Cub Scout Twilight Camps

Twilight Camps
Various dates; see below
Monday – Wednesday evenings
6-8pm
$30 per Youth or $10 a la carte | Adults attend at no cost

It’s all the fun of summer camp without sleeping in a tent!

At Twilight Camp you will enjoy three evenings of games, crafts, and adventure as we investigate, explore and experiment.  We’ll get messy, earn adventures and dig into weird science together.  

All Cub Scouts grades K-5 (fall 2022) are welcome to attend these amazing camps and we encourage you to bring a friend!

There are multiple locations offering this weird science camp.  You can sign up for all three days for $30 or you can pick and choose which days you would like “a la carte” for $10 per night.

  • Monday – Wednesday; July 11-13; River Bend Area Learning Center, New Ulm
  • Monday – Wednesday; July 18-20; East Lake Park, Austin area
  • Monday – Wednesday; July 25-27; Spring Lake Park, North Mankato
  • Monday – Wednesday; August 1-3; Scout Building at the Waseca Fairgrounds

Each participant will need to have a Health Form parts A/B submitted.  Health Form AB fillable updated 4-5-22

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

Popcorn Training for Adults

Popcorn Training for Adults
Neighborhood meeting in August

Popcorn training for Unit Popcorn Kernels and any other adults interested will be held at the Neighborhood Meetings in August.  Kernels are welcome to attend any districts meeting, so please choose the date that works best for you.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
     Cedar Valley Neighborhood Meeting:  Austin Labor Center (316 4th Avenue NE) in Austin beginning at 6:30pm
     Great Bend Neighborhood Meeting:  Center for Scouting in Mankato beginning at 6:30pm; Zoom option will be offered
     Southern Trails Neighborhood Meeting:  Austin Labor Center(316 4th Avenue NE) in Austin beginning at 6:30pm

Thursday, August 4, 2022
     River Valley Neighborhood Meeting:  First Lutheran Church dining room (1114 Travers Road) in St. Peter beginning at 7-8pm

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
     Buffalo Prairie Neighborhood Meeting:  7-8pm

Thursday,  August 11, 2022
     North Star Neighborhood Meeting:  Cedar Point Scout Camp in Fairmont beginning at 6:30pm
     Gneiss Neighborhood Meeting:  6:30-7:30pm

This training is required to advance on the Popcorn Commission Climb.

Questions please contact Beth Clymer at bclymer69@yahoo.com

Registration is needed for this event and is open until Sunday, July 31, 2022.

 

Weird Science Cub Scout Resident Camp

Weird Science Cub Scout Resident Camp
Saturday & Sunday, August 13-14, 2022
Saturday 9am – Sunday 2pm

Cedar Point Scout Camp
$60 per Scout; $40 per Adult

Pack your camping gear and head to our Weird Science Cub Scout Resident Camp.  This year we will be diving into some “weird science” in our great outdoors!

Camp begins at 9am on Saturday (please eat before you arrive).  After you check in, you’ll have time to set up your “camp” area.  The day will offer lots of fun activities and adventures.  Please be sure to bring your water bottle but lunch and snack will be provided.   Following dinner (also provided),  you’ll enjoy a campfire program and treats before heading off to your tent for a good night sleep.

Wake Sunday morning to breakfast (provided), have another activity or two, have lunch (provided) clean up your camping area, then head home by two.

Cost for this full weekend adventure is $60 per Scout and $40 per adult.  Each Scout must attend with a parent (one parent parent per family required but all are welcome).

We have ordered sunshine and blue skies for our weather this weekend, but this camp will be held rain or shine!  Please “BE PREPARED”  accordingly with appropriate clothes, rain gear!

Registration is open until Sunday, August 7, 2022.  After that you may still attend but need to contact Liz Paul directly.

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

What to bring:
Tent and supplies
Cot or mattress if desired
Sleeping Bag & Pillow
Personal Toiletries (toothbrush etc.)
Water Bottle
Flashlight
Bug Spray
Appropriate clothes for the weather
Closed toe shoes must be worn
Scouts should bring their Class A uniform shirt along, but will mostly be wearing Class B t-shirts.
Parent Permission Form for Shooting Sports
                                                                       Health For Parts A & B needed for EVERY person

                                                             

Popcorn Kickoff!

Popcorn Kickoff and Youth Training
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Norseland Scout Camp
1pm – 4pm

Let’s get together to celebrate popcorn!  It’s that time of year to begin making plans for Popcorn 2022.

Youth training will be lots of fun.  Gone are the days of classroom seminars for kids!  We have moved on to a fun and games individualized approach to popcorn training.

Much like what we did at Expo 2021, we will have a question/answer at each game.  Listen and Learn then play the game!   Games are appropriate for and will differ by age brackets.  Some of the games in the plan for the event are:

  • Minute To Win It style games
  • Backyard Bass Fishing game
  • Corn Hole
  • Obstacle Courses
  • Water Rescue
  • Raingutter Regatta
  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
  • Pool Noodle Hockey

There is no cost to attend this fun time.  Youth attendance at this event is part of your unit’s Commission Climb. 

Each person on property must complete a Health Form parts A/B  Health Form AB fillable updated 4-5-22

Registration will be open until Thursday, August 18, 2022.

Questions please contact Beth Clymer at bclymer69@yahoo.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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