Life to Eagle Seminar

Life to Eagle Seminar – Online
Sunday, September 13, 2020
8-9 p.m.
Zoom Meeting at your house!
No cost to attend but you must register

Please join Mr. Tim Adams on Sunday, September 13, 2020, from 8-9 p.m. via Zoom for a seminar on how to prepare to become an Eagle Scout.

During this seminar you will learn the first steps in the Eagle Scout process.  You will learn about the requirements of your project, the purpose of the project and tips on how to plan and execute the project.  This seminar will cover the current Life to Eagle workbook and how to prepare for the Eagle Scout Board of Review. Also included for the adults are details on how to help your Scouts obtain this elite rank.

This seminar is for those Scouts who are motivated to become Eagle Scouts regardless of your current rank (being a Life Scout is not a requirement of the seminar).  This seminar is also good for those adults who need a refresher course and tips on how to make the process run smoothly within their Troop. 

There is no cost to attend this event but you must register.  Registration is currently open and ends on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

The Zoom link will be emailed out to all registered participants on the day of the event.

Questions please contact Tim Adams

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Cubmaster and Pack Committee Chair Training

Cubmaster and Pack Committee Chair Training
Saturday, September 12, 2020
1-4pm
Spring Lake Park, shelter #2, North Mankato

Whether you are a new Pack leader or one with experience, thank you for all you do to make your program successful.  We have a training coming up in September and we’d like you to join us.  Let us help you make your job easier!

Last spring was a challenge and the kickoff for this fall will be as well.  We’d like to get together and talk about how we can make Scouting work during this time. 

During this time we’ll discuss plans for this fall and the virtual resources being made available, and we’ll break into groups to go over position specific training. The focus of this session is to not only have a training for your specific position but to also have an open discussion about best practices for this fall.  

Training will be held from 1-4pm in shelter #2 at Spring Lake Park in North Mankato.  In case of inclement weather the training will be held at the Center for Scouting in Mankato.

Please bring a completed Covid-19 release of liability form. 

There is no cost to attend this informative event.

Registration will be open through Wednesday, September 9, 2020.  

Questions please contact David Kosmatka at dkosmatka@gmail.com

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OA Fall Conclave

OA Fall Conclave
Friday, September 11 – Sunday, September 13, 2020
Norseland Scout Camp

The Order of the Arrow is the Brotherhood of Honor within the Boy Scouts of America.  It recognizes those scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and, by such recognition, causes other scouts to conduct themselves in such a manner as to warrant similar recognition.

Covid-19
The OA staff have worked to ensure the OA Conclave conforms to the CDC guidelines.  We will use Covid-19 practices that will include but not be limited to the following

  • Face masks will be worn by all persons on Norseland Scout Camp property.  Participants should plan to bring at least 1 mask with them (preferably multiple for the weekend).
  • Pre-medical screening will take place once you arrive at camp.  Those with a temperature will be sent home along with all others in your vehicle
    If you have any symptoms prior to conclave, please stay home.
  • All persons on Norseland property will need to sign a Liability Release form.
  • Model Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist
  • Release of Liability

 

Ordeal Candidates
Those who have been elected in the OA, will begin their Ordeal on Friday, September 11, 2020, at Norseland Scout Camp during the fall Conclave.  

Ordeal candidates should arrive at Norseland at 5p.m. on Friday, September 11th.  Eat before you arrive. 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, face masks and bug repellent.  

Cost for your Ordeal is $35 (if registered by September 6, 2020) and includes:  OA dues for 2020, OA sash, OA handbook, patches, meals for Saturday & Sunday. If you register after September 6, 2020, cost is $40. There will also be a trading post open for misc. purchases if you wish to bring additional money.

Brotherhood
Thank you for your continued faithful service your fellowman.  Your Brotherhood ceremony will happen during the fall Conclave the weekend of September 11 – 13, 2020, at Norseland Scout Camp.  Arrival at Norseland should be 5 p.m. and eat before you arrive please.

Cost for your Brotherhood is $30 and includes the Conclave and your new sash and meals on Saturday & Sunday.  If you register after September 6, 2020, cost is $35.

Order of the Arrow Members T
he Conclave is a time of great fellowship.  Please arrive at Norseland by 6pm on Friday, September 11th.  Everyone will be camping in designated sites so please plan accordingly.  Cost for conclave is $15 and includes 3 meals on Saturday and Sunday breakfast.  If you register after September 6, 2020, cost is $20.  Please eat before you arrive.

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

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Family Fun Fest

Cub Scout Family Fun Fest
Saturday, September 12, 2020
10 a.m
Free Event for all Cub Scouts

If you like funny pets, rockets and astronauts, Pinewood Derby cars, movie make-up artists and backyard camping then you’ll love Family Fun Fest! It’s outdoor adventure you can have online!

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Twin Valley Council Super Heroes Honored

Please join us in thanking some very deserving leaders of Twin Valley Council. 

Due to Covid-19, we were not able to host the annual event where we present Silver Beaver Awards, District Award of Merits and honor VIP’s of Twin Valley Council.  Instead we asked units to video the presentation at a local event.  Lime Valley Advertising compiled all the videos in to one ceremony video.  

Twin Valley Council is only as good as it’s volunteers.  That makes us awesome!  When you next see these honorees be sure to congratulate them; they are all very deserving.

Thank you again Super Heroes!  Enjoy the video

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Introduction to Leadership Skills Training for Troops

ILST Training
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Norseland Scout Camp
9am – 2pm
$30 per Scout

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops & Crews teaches Scouts in leadership positions about their new roles and how to be successful leaders. 

This course will also give Scouts the organizational and leadership skills needed to make that success happen.

Completion of ILST allows Scouts to participate in more advanced trainings such as National Youth Leadership Training and various other    courses at Philmont Training Center.

Each Scout should bring with them

  • Appropriate attire for the day; Scout uniform and Class B t-shirt
  • Bug Spray
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Face mask
  • Food for lunch and snacks (cooler will be available)
  • Mosquito head net (optional)
  • Rain Gear
  • Sun Screen
  • Water Bottles (suggest more than one)
  • Appropriate paperwork

Cost to attend this all day training is $10.  If you would like a T-shirt you need to register by August 13, 2020, and shirts cost $20 each.

For questions please contact Shawn Pomeroy

Registration will be open until Sunday, August 23, 2020

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S.T.E.M. Academy Session 3 Engineering

S.T.E.M. Academy Session 3 “Engineering”
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Via Zoom
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
No cost to attend – class size limited to 25 Cub Scouts
Cub Scouts grades 2-4 (fall 2020)

S.T.E.M. Academy Session 3 will feature Engineering.  We will explore how and when engineering touches our lives each day.

During the module “Swing!” we will learn about levers and build different types.  We will also look at playgrounds and how levers are a part of their construction.

In the module “Up and Away” we will learn about airfoils.  What are they and how they work.  Then we’ll get hands-on building some different airfoils and test their lift.

Whatever adventure we complete, this academy is sure to offer cool experiments, fun activities and interactive learning.

Academics are age based materials for Cub Scouts in grades 2-4 (fall 2020)

Due to a generous grant from “Valero Benefit for Children”, there is no cost to participate.  However, class size is limited to 25 youth, so be sure to register early and use the waitlist option if needed.

This event is held via zoom and the link will be sent to email you register with, so please be sure it is accurate.  Registration closes August 23, 2020.

Questions please call Shelley at the Center for Scouting 387-3123.

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10th Annual OA Golf Classic

Order of the Arrow Golf Classic
Friday, August 28, 2020
Shoreland Country Club; St. Peter
Noon – evening
$90 per person or $360 for team of four

The Wahpekute Lodge Boy Scout of America
10th Annual Golf Classic

Can you believe it’s time for the 10th Annual Order of the Arrow Golf Classic?  Ten years!  We’ll head back to Shoreland Country Club in St. Peter for this year’s anniversary event.

This is a day filled with lots of laughter.  For some, it’s laughter about driving a golf cart, for others it’s laughter about how they are golfing, but for all it’s laughter with friends. 

This event begins with lunch at noon, followed by a 1 p.m. shot gun start.  Following the event will be dinner.  Don’t forget about the silent auction.  Lots of great items to be had.

Cost for this event is $360 per team of 4 or $90 for single entry.  This includes your golfing, two meals and all the challenge holes during the day.  Golf carts are an additional fee. Registration closes August 23, 2020.

Proceeds from this event will help send our OA members to the National Order of the Arrow Conference in 2022.

Covid-19 requirements include signing the Release of Liability form.  See attachements to the right.

Questions please contact Paul Taylor

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