Recharter Information

Rechartering Opens October 15th – Are You Ready?

October 15 – December 1, 2023

For those familiar with the recharter process there are only a few small changes for the 2024 Recharter. Recharter information is included in the links to help guide you through the process. Further questions or issues can be directed to Council Registrar Julie Brewer at or to your District Executive.

First change for 2024, any new members on your roster who have registered after August 1, 2023, will show on the roster as Pre-Paid $0.00 due for recharter fees. This is due to the new National 12-month registration cycle which starts on the first day of the month they register.

The second change is Twin Valley Council is now offering individual payment plan options through a system called Give Smart. Youth fees of $120 can be paid in three monthly payments of $40 each and adult fees of $76 can be paid in two monthly payments of $38 each.

The last change is a Merit Badge Counselor (MBC) fee of $25 for those NOT registered in a paid position with a unit. Those whose primary registration and payments are through the unit will be multipled as a MBC and won’t pay the MBC fee of $25.  This piece is what makes rechartering on time so important. If a unit is not rechartered on time leaders who are multipled as a MBC will be dropped off the roster and then be charged a fee when re-registering as a MBC. If recharters are completed on time, MBC can also be renewed on time and not have a dropped gap time for renewal. Currently registered MBC’s will receive a renewal email later this month.


Recharter Dates

Online Recharter opens: October 15, 2023
Recharters Due: December 1, 2023
Give Smart Payment Plan First Payment Due: December 21, 2023

Recharter Fees

Unit Charter Fee: $100
Youth; Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA & Venturing: $120
Adults; Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA & Venturing: $76
Merit Badge Counselors (not registered in another paid position): $25
Exploring Youth & Adult: $90
Scout Life $15

Year of Service

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 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! 

Year of Service FAQ

Click here to record your service hours

God and Family Religious Award

God and Family Religious Award

God & Family Religious Award
Thursdays in January (4, 11, 18 and 25)
Hilltop United Methodist Church
Open to all 4th, 5th and 6th Grade Scouts
$24 per Scout

All Webelos, Arrow of Light and 6th grade Scouts BSA, of any denomination, are welcome to attend with an adult.  Youth will be completing the protestant God and Family religious award.  Cost for this event is $24 per Scout/Adult pair which covers all materials, certificate, religious knot and a pizza party as part of the course.  

Class is open to 20 youth.

Registration is open until Monday, December 11, 2023, so don’t delay!

Questions, please contact Roger Bergquist at 507-340-8441 or

Click here to register for God and Family Class

Silver Beaver and District Award of Merit Nominations Due

Nominations for Silver Beaver and District Award of Merit 

It’s that time of year again to nominate a worthy candidate to receive recognition for all they do for Scouting.  We have several award categories that you can nominate someone for:

  1.  Twin Valley Council “Of the Year” Awards for Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Committee Chair/Member, Rookie of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.  These nominations are due January 31, 2024.
  2. District Award of Merit:  The Highest Award a Neighborhood can give an adult volunteer.  Each Neighborhood is allowed 1 recipient.  Nominations are due January 31, 2024.
  3. Silver Beaver Award:  The Highest Award Twin Valley Council can bestow upon an adult volunteer.  We will be allowed to present one Silver Beaver in 2024 as a Council.  Nominations are due by December 31, 2023.

Nomination forms can be sent to the Center for Scouting or emailed to Ray Brauer at

Council Annual Dinner Volunteer Recognition Nomination Form
District Award of Merit Nomination Form
Silver Beaver Nomination Form
Silver Beaver listing

1910 Club Celebration and Spin To Win Event

1910 Club Celebration

1910 Club Celebration
WowZone in Mankato
Sunday, December 10, 2023
No Cost

Join us Sunday, December 10, 2023, at the WowZone in Mankato for a great afternoon of fun!  

Check in begins at 2pm followed by a quick program acknowledging our Super Sellers for Popcorn 2023.  We will enjoy pizza and soda, plus each member will receive a game card for the arcade and mini golf.  The lanes will also be open for some bowling excitement.

Any Scout who sold $1,910 is welcome to attend along with a parent.

Spin To Win Event

For our top 25 sellers, we will also have the Spin To Win event.  For every $1,910 in popcorn sales you had, you will receive 1 spin.  There will be lots and lots of prizes to choose from – Gaming Chair, Snow Board, Camping Gear and More!


There is not a cost to attend this great event, but you must register. When signing up for the WowZone Celebration, those who qualify for Spin to Win are automatically registered for that event as well.

Registration is open until Wednesday, December 6, 2023.

Both youth and adults should register. 

Questions, please contact Shelley at 507-387-3123 or

Click here to register for 1910 Club Celebration and Spin To Win Event

Center for Scouting Closed for Staff Conference

Just a reminder the Center for Scouting will be closed from Tuesday, November 28 – Thursday, November 30, 2023.  We will open at our regular time on Friday, December 1st at 1pm.

If you have questions during this time, please contact your District Executive.  

Have a great week!

Camp Cuyuna Needs Our Help

Camp Cuyuna Needs Our Help
October 19-22, 2023

As you know, we have a LOT of tree work and clean up at Camp Cuyuna yet to do.  The damage camp from the two major storms last summer and a hard winter.  Please mark your calendar and consider helping out MEA Weekend.  We need to continue our camp cleanup efforts in orders to be ready for the 2024 camping season.  Food and lodging will be provided all weekend.  Can’t come for all four days?  No problem!  Come only the days you can and are available.

Please RSVP your availability to Ray at the Center for Scouting.

  • The cabins have been reserved.  Please let us know if you need room in one of them. 
  • There is also room in the staff cabins and tree houses.
  • If you prefer to bring your RV/tent, we can certainly reserve a site in family camp at no charge.
  • We would need to know which meals you will be joining so we can get the proper amount of food.
  • If you are chainsaw trained, we would REALLY appreciate your help!  If your training has expired, Ranger Tom can re-certify you that weekend.  Let us know if you need this recertification.
  • Don’t want to use a chainsaw?  Again, no problem!  We need help hauling brush, burning brush, chipping, splitting and more.

Please say you can help us out.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Questions or to confirm your spot, please contact Ray Brauer at or call 507-387-0295

Chopping Through Cuyuna – OA Section Conclave

Wahpekute Lodge To Host Section Conclave 2023

Section Conclave 2023 “Chopping Through Cuyuna”
September 29 – October 1, 2023
Cuyuna Scout Camp
$45 per person 

The Section Conclave “Chopping Through Cuyuna” will be held at Cuyuna Scout Camp!  You won’t want to miss this event!

Cost for this weekend event is $45 per person if registered by September 18, 2023. After that date registration is $55 per person.

As details are planned for the Lumberjack themed weekend, they will be posted.


A bus will be headed to Cuyuna.  Details on departure and return times yet to be determined.  Cost will be $15 per person with a limit of 36.  Choose the bus option during registration.

Registration is open until Friday, September 22, 2023.

Questions please contact Chris Nelson at

Click here to register for Conclave

Click here to register for the bus