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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 Shelley.corry@scouting.org 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!

To record your service hours please click the button below.

Year of Service FAQ

Eagle Scout Projects
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Worship Services

Sundaes on Sunday!

Sundaes on Sunday!  Volunteer Recognition
Sunday, April 28, 2024
3:30pm
Spring Lake Park Warming House
Event is free but registration is required

Join us on Sunday, April 28th as we celebrate you – our outstanding volunteers!  And what says celebration more than ice cream sundaes and Scouting fellowship!

This event will be held at the Spring Lake Park Warming House in lower North Mankato beginning at 3:30pm.  We’ll have a short program announcing Twin Valley Council’s 2023 outstanding volunteers which include “Of the Year” recipients, District Award of Merit recipients and of course our Silver Beaver.

Following the short program, we’ll enjoy a full ice cream sundae bar complete with toppings galore!

There is no cost to attend this event, but you must register – we don’t want to run out of ice cream!

Registration is open until Wednesday, April 24, 2024.

See you at the celebration!

 

Silver Beaver
2023

Duane Rader

District Award of Merit
Buffalo Prairie Neighborhood  
Amy Ostgarden

District Award of Merit
Cedar River Neighborhood  
Jeremy Johnson

District Award of Merit
Great Bend Neighborhood
Carl Fitzloff

District Award of Merit
North Star Neighborhood
Eric Sauer

District Award of Merit
River Valley Neighborhood  
Kristi Borowy

Volunteer of the Year
Twin Valley Council 
Mike Kunkel

Committee Chair of the Year
Pack 105
Nicole Loyd

Cubmaster of the Year
Pack 69
Matt Burnett

Scoutmaster of the Year
Troop 29
Greg Ous

Assistant Scoutmaster of the Year
Troop 24
Paul Biederman

Committee Member of the Year
Pack 105
Ashley Fauber

When Nature Calls Spring Camp-o-ree

When Nature Calls Spring Camp-o-ree
Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19, 2024
5pm Friday – 9am Sunday

Norseland Scout Camp
$30 per Scout and $15 per Adult

This spring, come to camp-o-ree and view Camp Norseland through an environmental lens.  Scouts will participate in three separate learning sections about environmental issues including: invasive species, water quality, and erosion.  Each section will have hands on learning and service project work including trail maintenance, water quality measurements and invasive species mitigation.  Sections will be led by environmental professionals from local government agencies who work daily to conserve and restore our Minnesota environment.

While the Soil and Water Conservation merit badge is not being offered as a complete badge, many of its difficult-to-fulfill requirements will be met by scouts participating in the camp-o-ree.  Units may wish to begin the merit badge on their own and use the camp-o-ree to supplement the needed field work.  It is also expected that each Scout will earn at least 3 hours of conservation service hours.  Please be sure your unit logs these into the Year of Service tracker.

Units should plan to arrive at Norseland any time after 5pm on Friday.  Food on Friday is the troops responsibility.  Following Saturday morning breakfast (provided by your troop) Scouts will spend the day with hands-on learning about environmental issues.  Camp wide lunch on Saturday is provided, Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast are provided by the Troop.

Saturday evening the OA call-out will take place.  With this being the first official Scout BSA activity for the new Cross-Over Scouts, units should use the call-out as a learning tool regarding what the Order of the Arrow is all about, how it works, etc.  

Units will be on their way home by 9am on Sunday.

Each person on property will need to complete a Health Form parts A/B. 

Any adult staying overnight (regardless of one night or two; staff or with a unit) must be a BSA registered member.  Applications for non-registered adults must be submitted by May 10, 2024, to obtain proper approval by the camp-o-ree date.  Adults wishing to spend the day only, do not need to be BSA registered however they cannot act as leadership for the Troop.

Registration is open until Sunday, May 12, 2024.

Questions please contact Chris Sandquist at 507-327-5149 or csandquist.law@gmail.com.

Spring camporee flyer
Health Form AB fillable updated 4-5-22

Scout Games with the St. Paul Saints

Scout Games with the St. Paul Saints
Friday, May 17, 2024 at 6:37pm or 
Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 2:07pm

CHS Field in St. Paul, MN
$20 per person

It’s Scout Games with the St. Paul Saints!

Grab your Scout t-shirt and a baseball glove and join in the fun of Scout Games at CHS Field in St. Paul (360 North Broadway, St. Paul, MN  55101).

On Friday, May 17, 2024, the St. Paul Saints will take on the Omaha Storm Chasers.  First pitch is thrown at 6:37pm.

Cost for this event is $20 per person and includes an outfield reserved ticket, special Saints/Scouts patch and a St. Paul Saints hat.  

Since it is Scout Games night, you can also participate in a pre-game Scout Parade on the warning track. Scouts are encouraged to bring their Unit flag to carry during the parade.  Be sure to dress like a Scout in your unit t-shirt or uniform!

Following the games, Scouts will have exclusive access to the outfield for Friday Night Fireworks! 

The Sunday afternoon game on June 23,2024, against the Toledo MudHens is sure to be exciting!  First pitch is at 2:07pm

Same $20 per person ticket price and this time it includes an outfield reserved ticket, special Saints/Scout patch and a St. Paul Saints hat.  Scouts will also receive first access to run the bases after the game! 

To order tickets go to saints-group.com using the password: Scouts.
Order tickets here.

For more information or questions please contact Kailyn Johnson at 763-703-5230 or kjohnson@saintsbaseball.com

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 daniel.r.ploog@state.mn.us or 507-382-4255

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

Skilled Trade Specialty Camp

Skilled Trade Specialty Camp
July 7-13, 2024
Cuyuna Scout Camp
Regular Prices $380 per youth 
Super Saver and Early Bird rates valid until May 3, 2024

Troops, do you have a Scout or Scouts who feel as if they have done it all at camp but still would like to attend?  Maybe you have a Scout who is enjoys construction.  Skilled Trades Specialty Camp may be just what they’d like.

Designed to work in conjunction with Week 2 of summer camp, Scouts can camp with their troop, attend afternoon adventures with their troop, but spend time working hands on with demolition, tile work, plumbing and electrical.

Scouts are also welcome to register as a single participant where you will camp and eat with the camp staff.

The program for this specialty camp is led by Kevin Cole, Twin Valley Council’s VP of Properties and owner of Cole Construction in Fairmont. 

Portions of the Home Repair, Plumbing and Painting merit badges will be completed.

This is not an “all work” time at camp.  Scouts will still enjoy camp time adventures as well.

Limited to the first 6 Scouts who register.  Super Saver and Early Bird rates apply if registered by May 3, 2024

Full Health Record parts A, B, and C will be required.

Questions please contact Ray Brauer at 507-387-3123 or ray.brauer@scouting.org

Annual Health & Medical Form Parts A,B,C Fillable
Skilled Trades Specialty Camp flyer

Cuyuna Summer Camp

Cuyuna Summer Camp
OA Spring Conclave – June 14-16, 2024

Week 1 – June 23-June 29, 2024
Week 2 – July 7-13, 2024
Cuyuna Scout Camp
Regular Price $380 per youth and $135 per Adult
Super Saver and Early Bird rates valid until May 3, 2024

Summer Camp is just around the corner and it’s time for units to begin making choices and plans for your week at Camp Cuyuna.

New for 2024
Tips to help registration go smoothly.
  • All registration for summer camp needs to be electronic and is due by May 3, 2024.
  • Please only unit registrations.  Individual registrations create additional work for staff.
  • Remember to save your registration receipt as this is your “ticket” back into the system to enter merit badges (if not done at time of initial registration).
  • Super Saver units are Twin Valley Council units only.  Super Saver pricing is a unit reward for popcorn sales and does not apply to individual scouts.
    • 2024 Super Saver units are:  Troop 4, Troop 8, Troop 24, Troop 25, Troop 58, Troop 68, Troop 69, Troop 76
  • Camp T-shirts must be ordered at time of registration to guarantee a shirt.  Limited supply will be available at Cuyuna Trading Post.
  • May 4, 2024, registration will automatically update prices to $380 per Scout.
  • All registration and fees are final except for a very limited number of circumstances and then it is only a partial refund.
  • “Be Prepared” during the registration process to choose your afternoon patrol activities for each day.
  • Be Prepared” during the registration process to indicate how many years each Scout has attended Camp Cuyuna (not including staff).
  • “Be Prepared” to use this this link to register any non-BSA registered friends who are attending camp with your unit and to not register them with the rest of your unit.  Bring a Friend to Camp

Links to other important information