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

Scout Night with the MoonDogs

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 or 507-382-4255

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

Click here to register for Scout Night with the MoonDogs!

OA Golf Tournament

Order of the Arrow 13th Annual Golf Classic
Friday, June 7, 2024
Shoreland Country Club, St. Peter
Noon Lunch followed by event
$400 per team (or $100 per person)

Where did the time go?  Once again, it’s time to register for the Order of the Arrow Gold Classic. This time it’s year 14 and the event is still growing and going strong!  

The tournament begins at noon with lunch at the Shoreland Country Club in St. Peter.  Shot Gun start to golfing is at 1pm. 

Following your best golf game ever, will be dinner.  Throughout the afternoon of fun and shenanigans, will be challenge holes, silent auction and door prizes.

Now in year 14, the OA Golf Classic is a tradition!  It’s time to gather your team and get registered.  Cost is $400 for a team of 4 or you can register individually for $100 and be partnered with 3 others.  

All proceeds for this event will go toward the National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) in 2024.

Registration is open until Wednesday, May 29, 2024.

Questions, please contact Paul Taylor at 507-381-1173 or or Lisa Boomgarden at 507-317-7411 or


Click here to register for the OA Golf Tournament

Summer Kickoff Cub Scout Day Camp

Summer Kick-Off Day Camp

Summer Kick-Off Day Camp
Saturday, June 1, 2024
McGowan’s Farm, Mankato OR
Lion’s Park, Austin

$35 for Cub Scouts and $45 for Non-Scouts
(Adult must accompany youth)  $0

Calling all Youth!  Join us for a fabulous day of outdoor fun to kickoff the summer!

Youth entering grades 1-5 (fall 2024) are invited to join us at our Summer Kickoff Day Camp!  You do not need to be a Cub Scout!  This camp is open to the public!  And it’s open to both boys and girls!  You just need to be in grades 1-5 (fall 2024) to participate and attend with your parent/guardian (one per family).

We are hosting our Summer Kickoff Day Camps on Saturday, June 1, 2024 from 9am-4:30pm.  One will be at McGowan’s Farm in Mankato and the other at Lion’s Park in Austin. 

Programs will be the same at either location so choose the location that works best for you!

Cub Scouts and Non-Scouts will hang out together from 9am-4:30pm doing fun and creative outdoor activities.  

We ask that all youth in attendance be accompanied by a parent (one parent per family).  No cost for adults to attend.

Lunch will be provided for all.

Each person (youth and adult) should bring a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray, and wear close toed shoes – no flip flops!  Please dress for the weather as we will be outdoors all day, rain or shine.

Every person on property needs to complete a Health Form A/B.  All 

Health Form AB fillable updated 4-5-22
Kickoff Summer Camp Revised Flyer

Registration is open until Friday, May 17, 2024.

Questions please contact Amy Ostgarden at 507-327-6161 or


Click here to register for this Day Camp

Certified Angler Training

Certified Angler Instructor Training

Certified Angler Instructor Training
Council Service Territory #4

Cuyuna Scout Camp
Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2, 2024
6pm Friday – 12pm Sunday
$40 per person; limited to 24 participants

Gain hands-on experience fly casting, fly tying, various fishing knots, finding fish, and learning fishing etiquette – and how to teach these same skills. Have time to experience the great fishing at Camp Cuyuna.  Learn to clean and cook the fish you catch including a no-bones method of cleaning Pike.  Participants will learn about other council’s fishing programs, about the Complete Anger Award and conservation programs.

You’ll learn about the new Cub Scout Fishing program adventures and how to organize a fishing committee in your council.  And finally, learn about discounts for fishing equipment and program materials.

This is an official BSA certification for fishing and fly-fishing programs and merit badge instructors.  This course will also aid in the development and support of council, district and unit fishing programs.

Cost for this weekend is $40 per person.  This includes all certification materials, tent camping, and delicious meals (dinner Friday evening, 3 meals on Saturday, breakfast & lunch on Sunday).  Or you are welcome to bring your RV, hookups are available, for an additional $35 per night.  

Open to anyone over 15 years of age.  Scouts BSA under age 15 can earn fishing/fly fishing merit badges.

Please arrive anytime Friday with plans to begin the program with dinner on Friday at 6pm.  The program will end following lunch on Sunday around noon.

All participants should bring 
Tent and Ground Cloth (let Ray know if you need this)
Personal Toiletries
Insect Repellent
Rain Gear
Notepad and Pen
Personal Fishing Gear
Health and Medical Form Parts A/B

Certified Angler Training
Health Form AB fillable updated 4-5-22

Questions, please contact John Woodhall III at 320-894-3700 or


Certified Angler Instructor Bios:

This course is led by a group of seasoned fishermen.  Their experience, knowledge, and skills are sure to provide you a great experience.  And let’s not forget about the fish stories they’ll have to tell!

Ray Brauer, Scout Executive for Twin Valley Council.  Ray will be acting as host for this event and is a Certified Angler Course Instructor.  Ray grew up fishing for Sunfish, Crappie and Bass and knows all the best fishing spots at Camp Cuyuna, he even enjoys fishing in rain and thunder.   He has experience in filleting fish and enjoys outdoor cooking.  Ray’s “claim to fame” with this course is that he taught Course Instructor John Woodhall how to use Crappie jigs!

Kori Guza, Sioux Falls Council.  Kori is also a Certified Angler Course Instructor with 15 years of Scouting experience.  As a Clinical Services Director and Play Therapist by trade, Kori brings expertise to youth training.  Kori also has 20 years of coaching experience.  Being a lifelong fisherman will also aide with teaching this course.

Rich Koch, Greater St. Louis Council.  Rich has an extensive background with fishing and more specifically fly fishing.  Rich is the Fishing Program Instructor at S Bar F Ranch Reservation and a Fly-Fishing Guide at Philmont Scout Ranch.  An avid fly tyer and rod builder, Rich, a Fly-Casting Instructor, will be the one to go for all your fly-casting questions.

Tom Monson, Chippewa Council.  Tom, a Certified Angler Instructor, has fishing experience in North America, South Africa and Zimbabwe.  He fishes but saltwater and freshwater fish.  Tom is on the Fly-Fishing staff at Philmont Scout Ranch and is a Fly-Casting Instructor.

John Woodhall III, Northern Star Council.  John is the leader of this group and is an experienced Certified Angler Instructor.  His extensive fishing experience fishing in North America, both freshwater and saltwater, will aide in finding fish at Cuyuna.  John has been the Director of the Fly-Tying Venue at National Jamboree, is a member of the National BSA Outdoor Committee, the Section Director for BSA Outdoor Skills and First Year Camper Programs for National Camp School and the BSA territory 4 Fishing Advocate.  John is a fishing guide and instructor as well.

Click here to register for Certified Angler Training

Memorial Day Closing

The Center for Scouting will be closed Monday, May 27, 2024, in observance of Memorial Day.  Please have a safe weekend and remember those who gave all.

Regular hours resume Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 5pm
Friday – 1-5pm

Center for Scouting Closed Good Friday

The Center for Scouting will be closed Friday, March 29, 2024, in observance of Good Friday.

We will open with regular hours on Monday, April 1, 2024.
Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 5pm and Friday 1-5pm

Have a wonderful Easter!

ACT Conference for OA Members

ACT Conference

ACT Conference
Friday, March 22 – Sunday, March 24, 2024
Cedar Point Scout Camp
$25 per person

The Adapt, Collaborate and Thrive Conference is a national training being hosted by Section G11 on March 22 – March 24, 2024, at Cedar Point Scout Camp near Fairmont, MN.  

The purpose of this training is to take the lodge’s current plan and Adapt it through Collaboration with other lodges to help obtain the Performance Measurement Program (PMP) level of Thrive.

Cost is $25 for the weekend and includes 4 meals, 2 cracker barrels, and indoor lodging.  Participants should provide personal sleeping gear as there are no bunks.

Questions, please contact Paul Taylor at

Click here to register

Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food
Saturday, March 9, 2024; Post it note drop off
Saturday, March 16, 2024; Food pick up

Be part of the biggest community service project of the year!

For over 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America has been an active participant is helping communities.  In 1917-1918 Scouts collected nutshells and peach pits that were eventually used in the production of gas masks.  In the 1930’s Scouts collected clothing, household furnishing and food as aid to families during the depression.  And in the 1940’s it was aluminum as part of the war effort.  Whatever the need, Boy Scouts of America is there.

In March, Twin Valley Council Scouts will have the opportunity to once again help our communities by participating in Scouting for Food.

Scouting for Food is a National Good Turn of the Boy Scouts of America. Since 1988, over 200 million pounds of food has been gathered, making this the single largest food collection effort in the history of the United States. Local food banks and relief agencies within the communities distribute the food. Not only does Scouting for Food help feed the hungry of our communities, but it also teaches our Scouts that hunger is a problem. Millions of people go hungry every day. By participating in Scouting for Food, a Scout realizes there is a problem and he or she can help be a part of the solution. Scouting For Food provides a great service to our communities.

Twin Valley Council 2024 Scouting for Food Campaign will begin by distributing post-it notes to homes in your community. Distribution of notices will be March 9th.  Food pickup will be the following weekend on March 16th.  We ask that all units coordinate with their families to make this project a huge success.

Thank you in advance for helping with this incredible project.  Together we do make a difference.


When you have completed your Scouting for Food pick up and have your total pounds/item count, please submit your information by clicking here.