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Minnesota Wild Scout Night!

Minnesota Wild Scout Night!
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul
5pm
Ticket Package $25 per person

Cheer on your Minnesota Wild during the Saturday, October 8, 2022, game against the Dallas Stars.  

Your ticket package includes a Minnesota Wild Drawstring Bag, your ticket.  The best part is a portion of the proceeds will come right back to Twin Valley Council!

You can conveniently purchase up to 7 tickets on line or you can call Karen Reisinger at 651-312-3486 to purchase 8+ tickets.

Go Wild!

 

Scout Leader Forum

Scout Leader  Forum
Saturday, October 15, 2022
1-5pm
Messiah Lutheran Church, North Mankato
No Cost

Plans are underway for our next great Leader Forum!

If you have a topic you would like discussed please contact Council staff and share!  We’ll do our best to get it on the list!

  • Canoe Trips to Remember a Lifetime
    • Troop 89 and Troop 24 have taken a canoe trip down the Minnesota River from Redwood Falls to Mankato. They will share with you the highlights of the trip, what to expect, how to prepare, and other helpful tips to help your troop plan a similar trip in the future.
  • Cold Weather Camping Program Basics for Troops
    • Outdoor camping in Minnesota from October to April entails outdoor temperatures which can be at or below freezing. These temperatures are daunting for many scouts and leaders both for activities during the day as well as overnights. Learn the basics of cold weather camping, from gear choices to simple campout plans to integrate winter camping in the normal fabric of your troop’s program and weekend camps. 
  • Life to Eagle Seminar – You’re Almost There!
    • You’re so close! Now what? This class will help prepare Life Scouts to become Eagle Scouts. It will cover specific rank requirements, the Eagle workbook, project approval process and the Eagle Board of Review. This is a great class for Star and Life Scouts and their parents. It’s a great class for Scoutmaster and Troop Advancement Chairs. It’s a great class for those new to the Life to Eagle process or those needing a refresher. It’s just a great class!
  • Developing a Meaningful Troop High Adventure Program
    • Meaningful high adventure programs benefit troops via retention and leadership development of older scouts. A ground level breakdown of how to develop an impactful high adventure program for your troop. For troops who have an interest in retaining older scouts and developing a program which motivates scouts to develop their scout and leadership skills.
  • It’s A Race To The Finish Line!  Successful Pinewood Derby Races
    • The “why” of Pinewood Derby needs little explanation. You do it because it’s the perfect combination of cars, competition and character-building fun. But as for the “how”, we’ve got you covered. This class will talk about different ways to execute the “how” in your Pinewood Derby.
  • Field Trips, Campouts, Adventures and more!  Outings That Will Leave Your Cubs Wanting More!
    • Outings and visits are an important part of a quality Cub Scout program. The leadership team in your pack is encouraged to offer at least one outing 3-4 times per year. But what do you need to know in order to plan this outing? Where do you go? How do you pay for it? May questions arise when you begin talking about outings – let us talk you through the steps. Remember “outing” is part of scouting!
  • Happy Birthday Scouting – Planning Your Blue & Gold
    • Blue and Gold Banquets are a tradition in Cub Scout packs. They are a celebration of the birthday of Scouting. It is designed to be a time of celebration and fun. The key to any good party is in planning the details. Just about anything goes with Blue and Gold Banquets so let’s start thinking outside the box! Let’s get creative with a theme, activities, program etc.! Let’s work together to create some awesome Blue and Gold events for our Cubs!
  • Website Navigation & Scoutbook Ease
    • This is a two for one class! Part of the session will be learning how to navigate the Twin Valley Council website. Have specific questions? Have suggestions? Now is the time for discussion!
      The other part of the session will be Basic Scoutbook. You’ll learn how to set up Scoutbook for your unit, how to track a Scouts progress and generate reports. We will also be able to answer questions and give you tips and secrets
  • Re-Chartering 2022
    • Recharter season is just around the corner. Earlier this year as a matter of fact. This is a great class for those working on the recharter for the first time but its also the perfect refresher course.
  • The Million Dollar Question – How To Get Parent Participation
    • It’s the million dollar question. How do you get parents more involved. If only we knew the perfect answer. Some units are very successful with this, others struggle. Every unit needs a strong team. During this class we’ll discuss how to begin the process of building this team and expanding it to include all parents in your unit.

Registration closes Sunday, October 9, 2022.

Esports Tournament Series Announced

Esports Tournament Series
Saturday, October 15, 22, and 29, 2022
From your home!
No Cost

Boy Scouts of America is excited to announce the Fall 2022 Esports Tournament Series!  

Throughout the month of October, Scouts aged 8-12 and 13-17 will be able to compete in single day tournaments in Smash! Ultimate, Rocket League and Madden 23!

Each player will need to set up a BSA account that is unique to this event.  It is not you my.scouting or other account.  One account can be used for the various tournaments.

The winner from each tournament will receive a $100 gift card to scoutshop.org!

Saturday, October 15, 2022 is Rocket League 3 vs 3

The tournament will begin at 2pm Eastern time (which is 1pm our time).  Eligible platforms are:  PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Play Station 5 and Nintendo Switch.

Ages 8-12 should register here
Ages 13-17 should register here

 

 

Saturday, October 22, 2022 is Madden 23 – Solo

Madden 23 Tournament begins on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 2pm Easter time (which is 1pm our time).  Eligible platforms are:  Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

Ages 8-12 should register here
Ages 13-17 should register here

 

Saturday, October 29, 2022 is Smash Ultimate – Solo

Join in on Smash Ultimate!  Saturday, October 29, 2022, at pm Eastern time (which is 1pm here) for Ultimate!  Eligible platform is Nintendo Switch.

Ages 8-12 should register here
Ages 13-17 should register here

Questions please email thomas.rugh@scouting.org
For more details on this event please click here

 

Wilderness First Aid Training

Wilderness First Aid Training
Norseland Scout Camp
Saturday, October 15 – Sunday, October 16, 2022
10:30am Saturday – 5pm Sunday
$130 per person; must be 14 years of age or older
Class is limited to 16 participants

This Wilderness First Aid course teaches participants the assessment of, and treatment given to an ill or injured person in the backcountry.  In this type of setting access to a hospital or clinic, as well as emergency transport may be delayed for hours or even days.

For Scouting, being prepared often means being ready to render first aid.  As units go farther into the backcountry, some additional training is needed.  Wilderness First Aid is the next step up from basic first aid and is required for all backcountry outings.

This is also a great training for all Scouts (age 14 and up), Scout Leaders, outdoor enthusiasts and those who work in outdoor settings including camp staff members.

American Red Cross Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid Training

Each participant must have current American Red Cross Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid training and must submit a copy of their American Red Cross certificate.  This certificate must show certificate ID number and date completed.

A certificate copy should be submitted prior to class by emailing them to Course Instructor Chris Sandquist at csandquist.law@gmail.com.

For those without Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Training, we are offering this course Saturday morning, October 15th, prior to the Wilderness First Aid course.  This class will begin at 8am and is an additional $60 fee.  This is a blended class; meaning you will complete part online and part in person. 

You will be asked to register for this class during the Wilderness First Aid registration.

Wilderness First Aid Training

All participants are welcome to arrive Friday evening and tent camp at no additional cost.  All meals and supplies are the responsibility of the participant for Friday night and Saturday breakfast.

Beginning at 8am Saturday morning in the Igloo Lodge, the CPR/AED/First Aid training will begin.  Please ready to start at 8am so the class can be completed by 10am.  

For those not participating in the CPR/AED/First Aid training, you should be ready to begin the Wilderness First Aid at 10:30am Saturday morning.

Wilderness First Aid Training runs from 10:30am Saturday and will conclude at 5pm Sunday.  You must complete all 18 hours of this training on order to be certified.

Again, participants are welcome to camp Saturday night at no additional charge.  You are responsible for your own evening snacks, beverages (no alcohol) and supplies.

Sunday morning everyone should be ready to go by 9am.  

On Saturday lunch and dinner are provided.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided Sunday.

This course is limited to 16 participants.  All participants must have a Health Form parts A/B.  Health Form AB fillable updated 4-5-22

Registration is open until Saturday, October 7, 2022

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

Den Chief Training

Den Chief Training
Saturday, October 29, 2022

Norseland Scout Camp
10am – 5pm
$20 per person

Den Chiefs are extremely valuable youth leadership positions!

Den Chiefs

  • Assist Den Leaders in delivering a great program
  • Serve as role models to Cub Scouts
  • Learn important leadership skills
  • Area billboard for your troop

Scout who are interested in serving as a Den Chief are encouraged to take this training.

Check in for this event begins at 9:45am in the main lodge.  Training is from 10am – Noon when we break for lunch.

Scouts should bring their own bag lunch and beverage.  There will be microwave and refrigeration for use.  After lunch Scouts will be teamed up with assisting a den a the Norseland Nightmare from 1-5pm.  This will give practice to what has been learned and fulfill one of the training requirements towards the Den Chief Award.

Cost for this training is $20 per Scout and includes the Den Chief Handbook, Den Chief cords and the Den Chief shoulder emblem for their uniform.

Questions please contact Becky Sandquist at 507-387-0293 or rebecca.sandquist@scouting.org