Cub Scout Activities

Year of Service Project

September 1, 2023 – August 31, 2024
Your Place, Your Time, Your Activity

Twin Valley Council has set a goal to complete 25,000 hours of community service for this Scouting year.

Each time your Scout, your family, your den or your Pack, completes service to our communities please record your hours.

If you have photos of what you did, please send them in an email to Shelley.corry@scouting.org so we can share with other units.

25,000 hours is a lofty goal but not only are we committed to reaching it, but also passing it!

To record your service hours please click the button below.

Year of Service FAQ

Holiday Baskets for Elderly
Clearing Fire Hydrants of Snow
Scouting for Food

A Parent’s Guide to Cub Camps

Parental involvement in Cub Camps is like adding sprinkles to an ice cream cone – it’s a vital ingredient for crafting an unforgettable experience that brings joy to both Cubs and parents! No need to just drop off your little explorer—Cub Camps beckon parents to leap into the adventure headfirst, forging bonds and memories that will endure for a lifetime. The opportunity to spend quality time with your kids at camp is like hitting the ultimate family-fun jackpot! From witnessing your little ones grow and giggle to joining in the thrill of new escapades, being part of the camp journey cultivates indelible moments and connections as strong as the toasty warmth of s’mores shared around the campfire!

If you’re a parent planning to participate in the fun of Cub Camps this summer, here are some tips just for you! 

5 Tips for Parents at Cub Camps

  1. Volunteer for Camp Activities: Offer your time and skills to assist with camp activities, whether it’s leading a craft station, helping with outdoor games, or organizing a nature hike. Your involvement not only enriches the experience for all but also sets a positive example for your child.
  2. Engage in Learning Opportunities: Take advantage of the educational aspects offered at Cub Camps by attending demonstrations, and presentations with your child. This allows you to learn together and encourages curiosity and exploration.
  3. Support Your Scout: Encourage your child to participate in camp activities and cheer them on as they tackle challenges and earn adventures. Your presence and encouragement are invaluable in boosting their confidence and motivation.
  4. Connect with Other Parents: Take the opportunity to connect with other parents and families during Cub Camps. Building relationships with other Scout families can lead to lasting friendships and support networks beyond camp.
  5. Embrace Outdoor Adventures: Make the most of the outdoor setting of Cub Camps by exploring nature trails, observing wildlife, and stargazing with your child. These shared outdoor experiences create lasting memories and foster a love for the great outdoors.

Scout Night with the Mankato MoonDogs

Scout Night with the Mankato MoonDogs
Friday, June 14, 2024
Gates open at 5:35pm
Game and Overnight Camping
$25 per person

First 100 youth to register will receive a custom designed Twin Valley Council inflatable baseball bat!

It’s our annual Scout Night with the Mankato MoonDogs event!  This event is open to the entire family so bring siblings, grandparents, everyone!  It’s nine innings of fantastic family fun!  

Friday, June14, 2024, the Mankato MoonDogs take on the Bismarck Larks and it’s sure to be a great game.  During the game, the Scouts will have a chance to participate in the National Anthem as well as various antics from Mutnik!

Immediately following the game, you’ll pitch your tent and enjoy an evening camping, running the bases, treats and more!  Remember, Scouting is more fun with a friend so invite your bestie to be part of the event including the overnight camping (parent must also attend).

Gates open at 5:35pm with the first pitch at 6:35pm. 

Those youth wishing to participate in the National Anthem line up, must be in uniform and be at the designated location by 6pm.  (Designated location to be determined night of event).

Cost for this event is $25 per person.  

Every person spending the night at this event must submit a Health Form parts A/B.

Registration is open until Friday, May 31, 2024.

Questions please contact Dan Ploog at daniel.r.ploog@state.mn.us or 507-382-4255

Health Form AB fillable updated 4-5-22
Scout Night with the MoonDogs Flyer

Scout Games with the St. Paul Saints

Scout Games with the St. Paul Saints
Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 2:07pm

CHS Field in St. Paul, MN
$20 per person

It’s Scout Games with the St. Paul Saints!

Grab your Scout t-shirt and a baseball glove and join in the fun of Scout Games at CHS Field in St. Paul (360 North Broadway, St. Paul, MN  55101).

Since it is Scout Games night, you can also participate in a pre-game Scout Parade on the warning track. Scouts are encouraged to bring their Unit flag to carry during the parade.  Be sure to dress like a Scout in your unit t-shirt or uniform!

The Sunday afternoon game on June 23,2024, against the Toledo MudHens is sure to be exciting!  First pitch is at 2:07pm

Cost is $20 per person ticket price and includes an outfield reserved ticket, special Saints/Scout patch and a St. Paul Saints hat.  Scouts will also receive first access to run the bases after the game! 

To order tickets go to saints-group.com using the password: Scouts.
Order tickets here.

For more information or questions please contact Kailyn Johnson at 763-703-5230 or kjohnson@saintsbaseball.com

New for 2024 Northwoods Adventure Camp

Northwoods Adventure Camp
Sunday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Cuyuna Scout Camp
Cub Scouts grades 1-5 (fall 2024) and family
$175 per Cub Scout and $50 per Adult

Twin Valley Council’s Cub Camp Committee is excited to present a new summer camp opportunity for all Cub Scouts.  It’s called Northwoods Adventure Camp.

The Cub Scout program is changing on June 1, 2024, and what a better way to kick it off than with a new camp designed to help Cubs earn their first adventures.

This camp is open to all Cub Scouts grades 1-5 (fall 2024) and their siblings in the same age group. 

Participants will rotate between 8 different stations during their stay at camp.  This is structured camp complete with programming. Cost for them is $175 which includes all program materials and staff plus all meals.

If your siblings are aged 0-3.  These “little Cubs” are welcome to hang out in the great outdoors.  There will be no cost for them to attend but also no babysitting services.  They may have fun playing in the sand however!

Siblings aged 3-5.  Our future Cubs!  Again, they are welcome to attend this event but there is no programming for them.  Parents can take them fishing, build sandcastles, or hike the trails.  Cost for Future Cubs is $25 to cover the cost of food.

If you have older siblings (entering grade 6 fall of 2024) pack their gear and they can hang out at camp.  Fishing, canoeing, boating, hiking and more is available to them (with parental supervision).  Cost for older siblings is $45, again for food cost.

Families should provide their own camping gear.  If you need assistance with this please contact Lisa Boomgarden.

Families should arrive at Cuyuna any time after noon.  Please eat before you arrive.  You will be given a tour of the camp, have your health checks, swim checks and begin to set up camp.  All persons on camp property must complete a Health Form parts A/B including parents and siblings.

Dinner is served at 5:30pm Sunday followed by Chapel, flag ceremony, opening campfire and campfires in campsites.  This activity will include everyone.  Kids will be off to bed by 9:30pm.

Monday and Tuesday mornings break early at 7am.  Following breakfast and flags, Cub Scout age participants (grades 1-5 fall 2024) will be off to spend the day rotating between stations.  Younger/older siblings will have family time.  Lunch is served to everyone at 12:30pm and dinner is at 5:30pm.

On Wednesday, you’ll have breakfast at 7:30am and break camp heading home by 9am.

The kids are going to have a blast!  Swimming, BB Guns, Archery, fishing, hiking, learning first aid, and spending time in the great outdoors of Northern Minnesota!  This is 4 days like they have not spent before!

Registration is open until June 16, 2024.  You will receive information on what to bring from camp staff so watch your email!

Questions please contact Lisa Boomgarden at 507-317-7411 or dbltrubl2@gmail.com.

 

Health Form AB fillable updated 4-5-22
2024 Cub Scout Shooting Sports Permission Slip
Northwoods Adventure Camp Flyer

Cubventure “The Great Outdoors” Camp

Cubventure
Saturday, August 10 – Sunday, August 11, 2024
Cedar Point Scout Camp, Fairmont
9am Saturday – 2pm Sunday 
$80 per Cub Scout and $20 per Adult
Cub Scouts in grades 1-5 welcome to attend

Join us for over 24 hours of incredible fun!  It’s “CUBVENTURE” Camp 2024.

Your weekend will be spent learning all about nature and answering the questions most don’t know the answers to!  Questions like “How do leaves breathe?”  “What sound does a quail make?” and the most important “How do I set up my tent?”

This camp is geared to Cub Scouts who will be in grades 1-5 fall of 2024.  Each Cub Scout must be accompanied by a parent (one parent per family is fine).

Families should arrive at Cedar Point Scout Camp, located near Fairmont, by 9am on Saturday morning.  Please eat before you arrive and dress for the weather as Cubventure is held rain or shine!

Cubs and their adult will spend the day traveling through various stations of games, crafts, skills, and more, all focused-on nature.  Those who remember to bring their shooting sports permission forms, will participate at the ranges.

Meals for the weekend, which are furnished, include Saturday lunch, dinner and campfire snack.  Sunday breakfast and lunch are also included.  Everyone should bring a refillable water bottle.

This is a great camp, and you won’t want to miss the fun.

Each family should bring the following items…
Health Form AB for each person on camp property
Cub-Scout-Shooting-Sports-Permission-Slip
Tent and Ground Cloth
Sleeping Gear (cots, sleeping bags, pillow, etc.)
Flashlight and Camp Chairs
PJ’s and clean clothes
Cub Scout T-shirt
Personal Gear (toothbrush, comb, etc.)
Appropriate clothing for the weather
Bug Spray
Refillable Water Bottle
Closed toe shoes (No flip flops at camp)

Registration is open until Saturday, July 27, 2024.

Cubventure Camp Flyer

Questions please contact Camp Director Nicky Ploog at nicky.ploog@gmail.com

S.T.E.M. Camp 2024

S.T.E.M. Camp 2024
Monday, August 26 – Friday, August 30, 2024
McGowan’s Farm Mankato
9am – 4pm
$165 per youth (before and after care provided for additional fee)

This is the perfect camp for all youth entering grades 1-5 fall of 2024.

Youth will spend 5 action packed days full of S.T.E.M. activities, games and crafts. 

Camp is from 9am – 4pm each day.  Each youth should bring a refillable water bottle, sun screen, bag lunch and be dressed for a day outdoors.  Cost for the week is $165 per youth.

 

If you need before care (beginning at 7:30am please eat before arriving at camp) it is an additional $30 for the week. 
After care is also available (lasting until 5:30pm) for an additional $30 for the week.

This camp is limited to 125 youth and is open to all Cub Scouts and to the public.  Please register early to secure your spot.

Questions please contact Becky Sandquist at 507-387-0293 or rebecca.sandquist@scouting.org.

Weird Science Camp

Weird Science Camp
Saturday, October 12, 2024
Cedar Point Scout Camp near Fairmont
9am – 5pm come and go at your leisure
Free for current Cub Scouts; $40 for Non-Scouting youth
Adults attend at no charge
Open to grades K-5

Science is weird.  There is no doubt about it.  It’s a scientific fact.  Join us at Weird Science camp as we explore just how weird science really is.

This camp is open to all youth (Scouts or non-Scouts) in grades K-5 fall of 2024.  Each youth must have a parent/guardian in attendance with them (one adult per family).

Weird Science Camp will offer a variety of, well, weird experiments.  Families will travel around to different stations to participate in each activity.  When it’s time for a break from experiments, head over to the ranges where youth can participate in BB Guns, Archery and Sling Shots.

Those participating at the range, must have a signed permission form submitted.  Note:  Due to National BSA policy, youth in kindergarten will not be able to shoot at the BB Gun range.  They will, however, participate at the sling shot range and archery range.

If you recently joined Cub Scouts and received the voucher for the rocket, this is the event where you will launch it and watch it soar to amazing heights.  You will receive a launch time at check in.  Since this was a special promotion celebrating you joining Cub Scouts, rocket launch will not be available to everyone.

  

The event runs from 9am – 5pm and families are welcome to come and go at their leisure.  There will be room for families to have a picnic lunch (brought by family) or you are welcome to purchase food on site.  Everyone is encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle.

Each person on property, adults and youth/Cub Scout or Non-Scout, must complete a Health Form AB.

Families should bring:

Registration is open until Saturday, September 28, 2024.