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Cub Scout Activities

Scout Family Day with the Timberwolves

Scout Family Day with the Timberwolves
Sunday, April 2, 2023
Target Center. Minneapolis
2:30pm
Prices beginning at $35 per person

Join the fun at Scout Family Day with the Timberwolves and celebrate the birthday of their beloved mascot, Crunch, on Sunday, April 2, 2023 beginning at 2:30pm.

The Wolves will be playing the Portland Trail Blazers and your Scout will have the opportunity to shoot a free throw on the court following the game.  Plus, the first 2,500 kids will receive a Karl-Anthony Towns replica jersey!

Each game the Minnesota Timberwolves provide the opportunity for a Scouting unit to fly the flag and honor the nation with pride during the singing of the National Anthem.  Duties for this include 1) wearing Scout uniform 2) Flag presentation at center court during the National Anthem prior to the Timberwolves game 3) your unit’s name announced and displayed on the scoreboard during the color guard and tickets to the game at an exclusive rate.

If interested contact in color guard, contact Maddie Westerman at maddie.westerman@timberwolves.com.

When ordering tickets please use promo code 22ScoutDay23

 

Twin Valley Council Annual Recognition Event

Council Annual Recognition Event
Sunday, April 23, 2023
4:30pm
WOW Zone, Mankato
$25 per person

Volunteers are the backbone of Scouting.  Without our volunteers, the Scouting program would be amiss.  As a thank you, let’s join together for a time of celebration and let’s recognize some outstanding volunteers from 2022.

Congratulations Silver Beavers

Kathy Ehlert:  Kathy has served as Assistant Cubmaster from 2004-2009, Venture Crew Advisor from 2010-2019, and Troop 41’s Charter Organization Representative, Assistant Scoutmaster, and Merit Badge Counselor from 2019-present.  She has earned the District Award of Merit and is a Vigil Honor in the Order of the Arrow.

Kathy and her husband, Brian, have been married for 30 years and have four children:  Megan, Corey, Makenzie, and Melany and one grandchild, Jaxton. 

Kathy has also served as a Sunday School Teacher for 10 years at the Good Shepard Lutheran Church in Wells, MN and a counselor at the Good Shepherd Bible Camp for 5 years.  She has been an EMT for the Bricelyn Fire and Ambulance for 18 years where she saved a youth’s life who was involved in a hunting accident.

 

Lisa Vasquez:  Lisa has served as Cubmaster for Pack 91 and is currently Scoutmaster for Troop 4 in Mankato.  She has also served on the Twin Valley Council Executive Board as the Vice President of Membership, Training Chair, and Vice President of Program.  She served on staff at Camp Cuyuna as the Aquatics Director and attended National Camping School for Aquatics.  Lisa has serves on many committees, such as Camp-o-rees, EXPO committee, and has helped run countless camping programs.

Lisa has a love for animals and nature.  Over the past several years has found a home for over 65 pets by being a pet foster parent.  She and her family help the animals overcome their fears and transition into loving pets. 

Lisa plays the violin for various events, is a reader at St. John Catholic Church and is a Travel Leader for International Student Travels. 

 

District Award of Merit

Brenda Bachenberg – North Star Neighborhood:  Brenda is the Committee Chair and a Den Leader for Pack 80 in Jackson. She and her husband Tim have two children, Justice Badgley (23), an Eagle Scout, and James Bachenberg (9). She has served in many roles in Scouting including co-camp director for Fun with Son in 2008, ran programs at Cedar Point from 2008-2013 and was a Den Leader and Committee Chair for Pack 80 during that time. In the fall of 2022, she helped put together a neighborhood shooting sports event at Cedar Point. Breanda also recently joined the council membership committee.

 

 

Council Awards

Above and Beyond Award Kevin Cole:  Kevin serves as the Vice President of Properties for the Twin Valley Council and the chair of the Friends of Cedar Point.  After 2 major storms knocking down many trees, Kevin loaded up heavy equipment and helped clear trees so that camp could once again be operational. 

Committee Chair of the Year Heidi Nelson:  Heidi serves as Committee Chair for Troop 24 and is currently the Council’s Advancement Chair.  She has also served as the Council’s Cub Camping Chair and a District Commissioner.  Currently Heidi is serving as Spring Camporee Chair for the 2023 and led the planning for 2022 as well.

 

 

Cubmaster of the Year Dan Ploog:  Dan serves as Cubmaster for Pack 98 in North Mankato.  He also helps with council events such as Scout Night at the Moon Dogs,  Norseland Nightmare, Fishing event, and more.  Dan is a Wood Badge trained leader.

 

 

 

Popcorn Kernel of the Year Kara Lehman:  Kara serves as Popcorn Kernel for Pack 58 in St. Peter, increasing the sale from $8,000 to $17,000!  In 2023 she joined the Council Popcorn Committee.

 

 

Rookie of the Year Kevin Thomas:  Kevin is an assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 76.  Kevin is Wood Badge trained and was the chair for the 2023 Klondike Derby.  Along with other leaders from Troop 76, they provided over 75 hours of service to Camp Cuyuna after the summer storms.

 

 

Scoutmaster of the Year Paul Willaert:  Paul has served as Scoutmaster for Troop 24 for over 30 years.  Under his leadership, almost 50 youth have obtained the rank of Eagle Scout.  Paul has attended Camp Cuyuna every year since camp opened.  He has also served on the camp properties committees.

 

Volunteer of the Year Steve Lawrence:  In 2022, Steve joined the Executive Board for the Twin Valley Council and chaired the 2023-2027 Council Strategic Planning Committee.  He also serves on the ProGrowth Bank “On My Honor” Sporting Clay Classic Committee and the Values Event Committee.  In 2023, he accepted the position of Vice President of Marketing for the council.  Steve has a daughter who just crossed over into Troop 8.

 

Tickets for this event can be purchased at the link below.  They will be available until Sunday, April 16, 2023.

Questions please contact Ray Brauer at ray.brauer@scouting.org or 507-387-0295.

Spring Shooting Sports Event

Spring Shooting Sports Event
Saturday, May 6, 2023 at Norseland Scout Camp
Saturday, May 13, 2023 at Cedar Point Scout Camp
1-4pm
$15 per Youth   Adults attend free
Siblings and Friends grades K-5 are welcome

To a Cub Scout, shooting BB Guns, Sling Shots and Arrows is the best thing ever!  It’s one of the main reasons they join Cub Scouts.

At this awesome event, we will work on safety and skills for three shooting sport disciplines; Archery, BB Gun and Sling Shot.  All skills are taught by certified Range Officers.  Due to National BSA policy those youth in kindergarten or younger will not shoot BB Guns.  They will, however, shoot with actual Sling Shots and Archery equipment.

This event is open to all BSA registered Cub Scouts, their siblings and friends (in grades K-5).  All youth must be accompanied by their parent.

Each youth shooting must have a signed permission form.  All persons on property must have a completed Health Form parts A/B.

Registration is open until Wednesday, April 26, 2023.

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

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

Northwoods Webelos Camp

Northwoods Webelos Camp
Sunday, June 18 – Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Cuyuna Scout Camp, Cross Lake, MN
$175 per Youth and $75 per Adult

Northwoods Webelos Camp is an amazing three days for Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts.  It’s the excitement of being at the same camp as the “Big Kids”.  It’s cooking, shooting, games, crafts and skills that are mimicked after the older Scout programs.  But mostly, it’s a rite of passage.  This camp is designed for those Scouts entering 4th or 5th grade fall of 2023.  It’s their time to discover what lies ahead for them in the Scouts BSA program (grades 6+).  It’s the camp their peers have been talking about!

 This camp is held at Cuyuna Scout Camp located just outside Cross Lake, MN and is designed specifically for this age group.  Each Pack is responsible for two deep leadership, but parents are not required to attend.  If a Pack has both male and female Scouts attending, then both male and female leadership is required.

Camp begins on Sunday, June 18, 2023, with check-in between 1 and 3 pm.  Plan on eating prior to arriving at camp as your first meal will be dinner that evening.  Your time will be spent settling in, having health and swim checks, getting to know your way around camp and making friends.

Monday morning following breakfast, Scouts will breakout into their Webelos Adventure they selected during registration.  Be Prepared!  You will be asked during registration which of Adventure they wish to complete:  First Aid, Camper, Webelos Walkabout or Stronger/Faster/Highter.  Also, on Monday will be the round robin experience of the other areas of Cuyuna Scout Camp such as waterfront, ranges, crafts and more.  

Tuesday morning, again following breakfast, Scouts will participate in the Adventure of their choice:  Cast Iron Chef, Into the Woods/Into the Wild, Castaway or Aquanaut.  And once again, the round robin of waterfront, crafts, ranges and climbing wall will be happening.

Following breakfast on Wednesday, Scouts will learn how to “break camp” packing up their gear and cleaning up their sites.  You’ll be headed home no later than 10am.

Northwoods Webelos Camp provides dinner on Sunday, all 3 meals on Monday and Tuesday.  Breakfast on Wednesday is also included.  Packs should plan to feed their Scouts before arriving at Camp on Sunday and on the way home from Camp on Wednesday.

All packs must provide two deep leadership.  If the pack has both male and female Scouts attending, then both male and female leadership must be provided.  Unlike other Cub Scout events, parents are not required to attend with their Webelos/Arrow of Light Scout as long as the pack has proper leadership.  Parents are responsible for transportation to and from camp.

All persons on Cuyuna property must complete a health form parts A/B.  All youth must have a parental permission form signed for shooting sports to participate at the ranges.

Registration is due May 20, 2023.  With your on-time registration youth will receive one Camp T-shirt at no additional fee.  Adults may purchase a shirt for $15. 

Cost for this fun filled camp is $175 per Scout and $75 per adult.  If your pack is a Super Saver Unit from Popcorn 2022 (Packs 86, 89, 130, 113, 51, 91, 57, 69, 80, 81, 15, 58 and 105) your rates are $150 per Youth and $75 per adult.  Super Saver rates only apply until May 20, 2023.

After May 20, 20, 2023 cost for this camp is $200 per youth and $100 for adults.  Shirts would need to be purchases at camp and will be limited in both quantity and size.  Super Saver rate no longer applies.

Northwoods Webelos Camp registration closes Saturday, June 3, 2023.

Questions, please contact Lisa Boomgarden at 507-317-7411 or dlbtrubl2@gmail.com

Health Form AB fillable updated 4-5-22
Cub-Scout-Shooting-Sports-Permission-Slip
Northwoods Webelos


Cuyuna Family Experience

Cuyuna Family Experience
Wednesday, June 21 – Saturday, June 24, 2023
Cuyuna Scout Camp, Cross Lake, MN
$75 per person

There are not many places you can go on a family vacation for $75 per person; have your food provided, your entertainment provided, and view some of the prettiest outdoors in the state.  This is one time something that “sounds too good to be true” is actually true!  It’s called Cuyuna Family Experience.

Your experience begins Wednesday, June 21, 2023, with your family arriving at camp between 1-5:30pm.  Please eat lunch before arriving at camp.  Dinner is served at 6pm followed by a campfire program.

Wake up Thursday morning to breakfast prepared for you.  Your morning will be spent in a round robin format of events such as climbing/rappelling, fire building, campfire cooking, and crafts.  Following a tasty lunch, head to the swimming beach for water fun, and to the ranges (age limits do apply) for shooting and archery.  After dinner it’s time for chapel and the campfire.

Friday brings a day full of different activities.  STEM programs are happening at the Nature Center and COPE will be at the Climbing Tower.  After lunch try your hand a crafts; basketry, leatherwork or carving followed by time at the waterfront for swimming or boating.  Following dinner on Friday night, you’ll enjoy friendship fires and maybe a treat or two!

Saturday morning enjoy breakfast, break camp, check-out and head for home by 10am.

If you are not one who enjoys sleeping in a tent, bring your RV or camper and stay at family camp for no additional cost.  Another option would be to rent one of our 4 cabins at family camp for an additional $95 per night.  Just bring your own towels and bedding!

The Cuyuna Family Experience is fun for the entire family.  The experience is designed for family members to enjoy camp and do activities together.  For Aquatic activities, a swim test is required.  For the Shooting Range, those ages 6-11 will shoot BB Guns and those over age 11 can shoot .22’s.  Parents must give written permission for children under the age of 18 to shoot firearms or BB Guns.  Unfortunately, those under age 6 cannot shoot BB Guns but will experience the archery range without restriction.

Price for this adventure (if registered by May 20, 2023) is $75 per person and includes 8 meals, camping (tent or camper) and all program/supplies.  Enjoy swimming boating, rifle/bb gun shooting, archery range, STEM programs, learn Scoutcraft skills, basketry, leatherwork, fishing, human foosball, gaga ball and more!  After May 20, 2023, the price is $90 per person.  

Items to bring:

Tent/RV/Camper
Cot/Sleeping Pad

Sleeping bag or blankets
Pillow
Swim wear and towels.
Swim shoes are recommended
Personal Toiletries
Change of clothes
Hiking boots or closed toes shoes (be sure they are comfortable as there is much walking)
Sunscreen
Bug Repellant
Fishing Gear (optional)
Water Bottle is a must!

Registration is open until Saturday, May 20, 2023, for the early bird rate and registration officially closes on Saturday, June 3, 2023.

If you wish to reserve a cabin, please reserve early as they fill quickly.  Here is the link to reserve a Cabin.

For RV or Camper sites, please contact Shelley at the Center for Scouting at 507-387-3123 or shelley.corry@scouting.org.

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

Health Form AB fillable updated 4-5-22
Cub-Scout-Shooting-Sports-Permission-Slip
Cuyuna Family Experience

 

Twilight Camps for Cub Scouts

“Bushcraft Cubs”
Twilight Camp for Cub Scouts
Various Dates, see below
6-8pm
Various Locations; see below
$25 per Youth   Adults Attend Free

“Bushcraft Cubs” is two evenings of learning all things wilderness!  Tackle fire building, shelter building, plant identification, animal and more!  You’ll get messy, learn many skills and really begin to think about how you would survive in the woods.  This camp is held at three different locations, but the program materials are the same at each.  You are welcome to choose any or all of the locations!

Austin area camp will be held Monday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at the East Side Lake Park Gazebo in Austin.
Mankato area will be at Spring Lake Park in North Mankato on Monday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 25, 2023.
New Ulm area is on Monday, July 31 and Tuesday, August 1, 2023, and a location is still to be determined.

Twilight Camp is held from 6-8pm each evening.  Cub Scouts and friends, grades 1-5 fall 2023, are invited to participate.  All need to have a parent with them.

Participants should bring their own water bottle, bug spray, and dress for the weather.  This camp is held rain or shine so plan accordingly.

Registration is open until Sunday, June 18, 2023.  We must have 20 youth registered, per location, for these camps to be held.

Each participant must have a Health form parts A/B.

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

Twilight Camp Flyer
Health Form AB fillable updated 4-5-22

                    

Cub Scout Resident Camp

“The Great Scouting Mystery”
Cub Scout Resident Camp
Saturday, August 12 – Sunday, August 13, 2023
Cedar Point Scout Camp 
9am Saturday – 3pm Sunday
$80 per Scout   $20 per Adult

Can you solve puzzles, gather clues, and complete your investigations by the end of the weekend? The theme for this year’s Cub Scout Resident Camp is “The Great Scouting Mystery” and has a focus of puzzle solving and detective work.

Camp begins at 8am on Saturday, August 12, 2023.  Please eat breakfast before you arrive at Cedar Point Scout Camp located near Fairmont.  Beginning at 9am Scouts will start to unravel “The Great Scouting Mystery”.  Meals and snacks on Saturday are all provided.

 

Scout and Parent will have time to set up their campsite before nightfall.  Who knows?  It may be part of the mystery.  Following breakfast on Sunday morning, Scouts will be putting the final pieces together and hopefully solving the mystery.  You’ll be headed home around 3pm on Sunday, August 13, 2023.

Cost for this full weekend of events is $80 per Youth and $20 for adults.

This camp is open to all Registered BSA Cub Scouts grades 1-5 (fall 2023) and a parent must accompany each Scout (one parent per family minimum.)

All persons on camp property must has a completed Health Form parts A/B.  All youth participating at the shooting ranges must have a signed Permission Form.

 

What to bring 
Camping gear
Flashlight
Water Bottles
Extra snacks and beverage (if desired; no alcohol)
Lawn Chair
Closed Toe Shoes (flip flops are not allowed at camp)
Scout Uniform
Change of clothes
Personal toiletry kit (Shower House is available)
Bug Spray
Sun Screen
Health Form Part A/B for Youth and Adult
Shooting Sports Permission Form

Registration is open until Sunday, June 18, 2023.

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

Health Form AB fillable updated 4-5-22
Shooting-Sports-Parent-Consent-Form-1
resident camp flyer