OA Spring Conclave

OA Spring Conclave
Friday, June 10 – Sunday, June 12, 2022
Cuyuna Scout Camp
All OA members welcome!

Ordeal – Those who have been elected in the OA, will begin their Ordeal on Friday, June 10, 2022 at Cuyuna Scout Camp during the spring Conclave.  Please begin arranging transportation to and from Cuyuna.  

Ordeal candidates should arrive at Cuyuna between noon and 4 p.m. on Friday, June 10th.  Please bring appropriate clothing for the expected weather.  You will also need work clothes and gloves, your uniform, and a clean change of clothes along with your personal items.  Also on your list to bring is rain gear, tent, sleeping bag, ground cloth, and bug repellant.  

Cost for your Ordeal is $65 ($50 if registered by June 1, 2022) and includes:  OA dues for 2022, OA sash, OA handbook, patches, meals for the weekend.  There will also be a trading post open for misc. purchases.

Brotherhood – thank you for your continued faithful service to your fellowman.  Your Brotherhood ceremony will happen during the spring Conclave the weekend of June 10 – 12, 2022, at Cuyuna Scout Camp. Please begin arranging transportation to and from Cuyuna. 

Cost for your Brotherhood is $60 ($45 if registered by June 1, 2022) and includes the Conclave, your new sash and meals for the weekend.  

Order of the Arrow Members – The Conclave is a time of great fellowship.  Please arrive at Cuyuna between noon and 4 p.m. on Friday, June 10th.  Everyone will be camping in designated sites so please plan accordingly.  Cost for conclave is $45 ($30 if registered by June 1, 2022) and includes Friday night supper, 3 meals on Saturday and Sunday breakfast.

Registration is open until June 5, 2022.

Questions please contact Paul Taylor at 507-381-1173 or pt1173@gmail.com

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Cub Scout Range Officer Training

Range Officer Training
Sunday, June 5, 2022
Waseca Fairgrounds
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

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Escape to Unknown Lands

Escape to Unknown Lands
Friday, May 13 – Sunday, May 15, 2022
Norseland Scout Camp
Friday 6pm – Sunday 10am
$25 per Scout and $10 per Adult

Good Afternoon Travelers!  Thank you for booking your group with Troop 24 International Travel Agency.  We are excited to take you on a trip to many “Unknown Lands”.  Your trip begins with  departure on Friday, May 13, 2022, with your departure time of 6pm.  There is no meal on this flight so please eat before you arrive at the airport.  Your return  flight is scheduled for Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 10am.  We are finalizing all of the land excursions.  What we need is a list of each traveling passenger including their excursion choice.  All excursions will be enjoyed Saturday morning, May 14, 2022, from 9am – 11:30am.  A full itinerary will be sent soon.  Excursions will fill up fast, so please book early.  Watch your email for further travel correspondence.  Again, thank you for choosing Troop 24 International Travel Agency.

Registration Opens 

Spring Camp-o-ree is coming together and your Travel Agency, AKA Troop 24, is excited to see so much participation and variety in the countries chosen!  When units come together and are enthusiastic about their participation, it makes the entire event so much fun.

Registration is now open.  Cost for the event is $25 per Scout and $10 per Adult.  During the registration process Scouts will need to select their merit badge for Saturday a.m.  These are your “land excursions”.   

Current Land Excursions are

Citizenship in the World – additional $6 fee; limited to 20 Scouts
Citizenship in the Nation – limited to 20 Scouts
Home Repairs
Scouting Heritage – limited to 12 Scouts
Health Care Professions
Indian Lore – additional fee applies
This event begins on Friday evening with at 6pm check in.  This is also called your “departure time” and units should plan to eat before they arrive at Norseland (also known as the airport).  More details about food will be released later.  Please continue to watch this site and your emails for more information.

Questions please contact your travel agent
Heidi Nelson 
Troop 24 International Travel Agency

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Cub Scout Shooting Sports Event

Cub Scout Shooting Sports Events
Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Cedar Point Scout Camp
9am – Noon
$15 per Scout; Adults attend at no cost

Ask any Cub Scout “What’s the favorite thing you do in Scouting?”  Chances are you’ll get shoot BB Guns and do Archery!  

Join us on Saturday morning, May 21st at Cedar Point Scout Camp near Fairmont.  We’ll have the all the ranges set up and your youth can spend the morning shooting BB Guns, firing arrows on the Archery range or hitting the target on the Sling Shot range.

BRING A FRIEND!  Each friend must be accompanied by their parent/guardian.

Every youth will be learning safety techniques on all ranges, will learn how to properly handle BB Guns, Archery equipment and Sling Shots, and will learn some history about each of the 3 shooting sports.  Those Cub Scouts who complete the course will earn their shooting sports award patch and pins.

Please note:  youth in Kindergarten will have a chance to practice their shooting while using Nerf Guns instead of actual BB Guns.  Kindergarteners will participate on archery and sling shot ranges with regular bows, arrows and sling shots.

Each youth, Cub Scout or non-Scout, must have a signed Shooting Sports permission form at the event in order to participate.  Cub-Scout-Shooting-Sports-Permission-Slip  

Every person on camp property, youth and adult/Scout or non-scout, must have a completed health form parts A&B.  

Cost for this event is $15 per youth.  Adults attend at no cost.  Registration is open until Wednesday, May 4, 2022.

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

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Don’t Be A Lady, Be A Legend! All Girl Camp-o-ree

Don’t Be A Lady, Be A Legend!
Troops G Camp-o-ree
First Ever All Girl Camp-o-ree
Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1, 2022
Norseland Scout Camp
$15 per Scout   $10 per Adult

Don’t Be A Lady, Be A Legend! is the theme for the first ever all girl camp-o-ree hosted by Troop 8 of Mankato.  Meet female Scouts from throughout the region at this unique and fun fill camp-o-ree!

This entire event is geared for meeting other females Scouts and experiencing how mighty we are!  Scouts will have opportunities to not only meet each other but to do rank advancement items, service project time and show off their performance skills!

Troops should arrive Friday evening, eat before you arrive to set up camp and have a welcome campfire
Saturday, Scouts will spend the day participating in a variety of activities, some of which are (but not limited to)Archery
(dis)Ability Obstacle Course
GPS Course Scavenger Hunt
Campfire Stage Show
Conservation Service Projects
Dutch Oven Cookoff (with awards)
Pioneering Projects
Rank advancement opportunities are woven into and throughout the event!
Troops should provide their own breakfast & dinner on Saturday; Lunch is provided on Saturday.
Sunday you’ll be headed home around 10a.m.  Troops should plan for their own breakfast
Cost to attend this event is $15 for Scouts and $10 for adults which includes programming supplies, Saturday lunch and a bandana.

Registration is open until April 5, 2022.  After this date you may still attend but must contact Becky directly to register and bandanas are limited to supply.

Questions contact Becky Sandquist at cbsand@hickorytech.net or 507-995-2946

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3rd Annual Bunnies on Belgrade

Bunnies on Belgrade
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Festivities begin at 4pm
200 Block of Belgrade Avenue in North Mankato
$10 per person

It’s the third annual Easter Bunnies on Belgrade!  Join in the fun!  Win great prizes!

Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with live music!  Some businesses on Belgrade will be offering different specials for the event.  

At 6 p.m. HUNDREDS of Easter Eggs will be rolled out onto Belgrade Avenue.  Participants will “dive in” and select six eggs.  Some eggs will have treats – some eggs will have prizes!

Prizes include

$1,000 Cash sponsored by Knutson  & Casey
Big Screen TV sponsored by Business on Belgrade
Bunny Boxes filled with goodies from businesses on Belgrade
Tickets can be purchased at

Twin Valley Council Center for Scouting located at 810 Madison Avenue
Menari Body Works
Neutral Groundz
Circle Inn
The Beast

Must be 21 to participate
Must be present to win
Not responsible for accidents or injuries

All proceeds to support Twin Valley Council, BSA.  
Event sponsored by Business on Belgrade Avenue

Questions please contact Jennifer Echevarria at 507-387-0294 or jennifer.echevarria@scouting.org

Mankato Community Values Event

Mankato Community Values Event
Community Values Event
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Country Inn and Suites, Mankato
5:30pm reception/6:30pm dinner
$75 per person

Twin Valley Council and Subway would like to invite you to celebrate these community volunteers:  Paul Willaert (Retired ISD 77 & Scoutmaster Troop 24), Jeni Bobholz (Circle Inn), Dan Robinson (True Real Estate) and Mankato Masonic Lodge #12

 Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, 
mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law
A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind,
Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.

These are the values of Scouting that 1,007 youth and 460 adults stand and pledge every week.  These are also the values that Paul, Jeni, and Dan exemplify in their work, family, and community volunteerism.  These are also qualities found in the work done by the Mankato Masonic Lodge #12.

Join us as we honor them at the Mankato Community Values Event.  Cost to attend this event is $75 per person.  The event is held at the Country Inn & Suites (1900 Premier Drive) in Mankato with a reception beginning at 5:30pm followed by dinner at 6:30pm.

Guest Speaker for this event is Alex Ramerth from Kids Outdoors.  Alex has more than 10 years of experience in the outdoor industry as an employee for both Scheels and Gander Mountain.  He has also been a youth pastor for 13 years and has developed a new and innovative business in Mankato know as Kid outdoors.

If you or your business would like a salute in the evening’s program recognizing one or all of the honorees, please see link below as well.  Or you may contact Jennifer Echevarria at 507-387-0294 or jennifer.echevarria@scouting.org.

This event made possible by the generosity of 
     Subway; Event Sponsor
     Bremer Bank; Reception Sponsor
     Maschka, Riedy, Ries & Frentz;  Dinner Sponsor
     WowZone; Premium Ad Sponsor
     Compeer Financial; Premium Ad Sponsor
     True Real Estate; Premium Ad Sponsor
     Financial Concepts; Premium Ad Sponsor
     Mankato Masonic Lodge #12; Premium Ad Sponsor

Click here to purchase tickets or to place a program salute

9th Annual Brotherhood Bash!

9th Annual Brotherhood Bash
Saturday, March 5 – Sunday, March 6, 2022
Oakland Lutheran Church near Hayward, MN
2pm Saturday – 9am Sunday
$10 per person; $12 CASH at the door

The 9th Annual Brotherhood Bash is being hosted by the Cedar Valley Chapter on Saturday, March 5 – Sunday, march 6th.  This event will also host an LEC meeting during the Bash.

The event is being held at Oakland Church located near Hayward, MN (22042 850th Avenue Albert Lea).  It’s an event that is lots of fun, has lots of food and great activities are planned.  And best of all – it’s affordable.  This year is also, Bring a Buddy to Brotherhood Bash!  Know someone who is a registered Scout BSA, but is not in OA yet?  Invite them to join in the fun!  Early registration is on line and is $10.  Or, you can pay at the door but you must have cash and it is $12.  

This event is open to all OA members in the Wahpukete Lodge.

All people present must have a health form parts AB.

Schedule of events
2pm     Registration and Gathering Activities
5pm     LEC and Dinner (Pizza, chips and soda)
7-8pm Service Project
8-11pm Board & Non-electronic Games & movies
11-Midnight Cracker Barrel – Open Games and movies
Midnight – Quiet time and Open Games and movies

7am      Wake Up
7:15 am  Breakfast
7:30-8:30am Clean Up, Pack Up and go home

Menu:  Saturday supper:  Pizza, chips, soda and drink mix.  Cracker Barrel:  ham, crackers, cheese, soda, popcorn, chips and salsa.  Breakfast:  cereal, pop tarts, fruit, juice and milk

You are also welcome to bring your own snacks and beverages.  A kitchen with stoves, microwave and refrigerator is available.

NOTE:  If anyone is willing to bring their own Nintendo Switch, Wii, TV, Projector, DVD player, and board games to add to our supplies, please let us know.

Questions please contact Kevan Maxa 507-440-4341 or kjmaxahome@gmail.com

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