Scouts BSA Activities

Merit Badge Midway

Saturday, December 14, 2019
8 am – 4 pm
Sleepy Eye Public School
$15 youth  $8 adult

It’s time to start preparing for Merit Badge Midway.  This event is a great time for adults and Scouts BSA.  We have added new classes and chose classes typically not available at camp.

Cost to attend this great event is $15 per youth and $8 per adult.  Some merit badge classes will also require an additional fee.  Class size is limited so please register early.

All Scouts BSA must have the following 

  • Blue card for merit badge
  • Maximum of two classes per Scout
  • Field Uniform is required
  • Water Bottle if desired

Walk-ins and late registrations will be accepted for merit badge classes that have not yet met the maximum number of participants. 

Some of the merit badge classes being offered include

  • Animal Science; 1 session p.m.; 20 Scouts
  • Communications; 2 sessions; 20 Scouts per session; AM SESSION FILLED
  • Crime Prevention; 1 session a.m.; 15 Scouts
  • Disability Awareness; 1 session a.m.;  20 Scouts
  • Dog Care; 1 session a.m.; 15 Scouts
  • Fingerprinting; 1 session p.m.; 15 Scouts
  • Fire Safety; 2 sessions; 10 Scouts per session
  • Genealogy; 1 session a.m.; 15 Scouts; pre-requisites required
  • Geocaching; 1 session p.m.; 10 Scouts
  • Horsemanship; 1 session all day; 20 Scouts; Additional $15 fee; heeled boots required
  • Personal Management; 2 sessions; 16 Scouts per session 
  • Pets; 1 session a.m.; 10 Scouts
  • Sports; 1 session p.m.; 15 Scouts; SESSION FILLED
  • Welding; 1 all day session; 15 Scouts;  Additional $10 fee; SESSION FILLED

More merit badges are being added each day.  Once we have a complete list of classes, we will announce the date registration will open.

  • Schedule
    8-8:30 am       Check-in
    8:30-8:45 am  Opening flag ceremony and information
  • 9:00 am           Merit Badge Classes Session 1
  • Noon-1 pm      Lunch
  • 1-4 pm             Merit Badge Classes Session 2

Scout Night At The World’s Toughest Rodeo

Scout Night At World’s Toughest Rodeo
Friday, January 24, 2020
7:30 p.m.
Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul
$20 per person

The World’s Toughest Rodeo returns to St. Paul Friday, January 24, 2020, at Xcel Energy Center starting at 7:30p.m. 

The sidewalk ends and the Wild West begins at the World’s Toughest Rodeo featuring three fan favorite events; Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding and the most extreme sport – Bull Riding!

Bull Jumper Emmanuel Lataste is also scheduled to return!  The Frenchman will show off his unbelievable athletic talent and nerves of steel.

Scout Packages include:  Ticket, early access to pre-show Scout time on the dirt at 5:30 p.m., plus a rodeo patch!  

Tickets must be purchased through mail.  Please see attached form.  

Orders are due by January 15, 2020 and are based on ticket availability.

Questions please contact Karen Reisinger at 651-312-3486

Click here to order Rodeo tickets

2020 Cuyuna Kickoff

Cuyuna Kickoff 2020
Saturday, January 25, 2020
WowZone, Mankato
4 p.m.

Troop/Crew Leaders and Senior Patrol Leaders welcome!

Join us Saturday, January 25, 2020, at the WowZone in Mankato as we host Cuyuna Kickoff 2020.

Over pizza and soda we will highlight all the new and exciting things happening for Cuyuna 2020.

There is no cost for this event but you must register so we can provide enough food for all.

Registration is open until Sunday, January 19, 2020.


Klondike 2020 “Gold Rush”

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Norseland Scout Camp
7a.m. – 5 p.m.
$25 per youth; $5 per adult

Catch Gold Rush Fever!  Transport yourself back to the days of the Gold Rush, where golden nuggets ruled and survival depended on your wisdom and knowledge.

It’s the “Gold Rush” of 2020.  Collect precious gold nuggets as you travel the route of prospectors from days gone by.

Cost to attend this all day event is $25 per youth and $5 per adult.  Registration is open until Sunday, February 2, 2020.

Lunch is provided.
Troops please invite Arrow of Light Scouts (grade 5).

More details on what to bring and sled details will be provided soon.

Please “Be Prepared” to  list number of patrols you will have during registration process.

 Schedule of Events

  • 7-8 a.m.       Registration and Sled Inspection
  • 8 a.m.           Opening Ceremony
  • 8:30 – 12:15 Travel Through Time Stations  
  • 12:15 p.m.    Lunch
  • 2:30 – 3:15    Travel continues
  • 3:30 p.m.      Klondike Sled Race
  • 4:30 p.m.      Final Score Tally
  • 5 p.m.           Award Ceremony      

Click here to register

Reserve Your Site At Cuyuna 2020

Welcome to the new Cuyuna Camp reservation process!

We are excited to offer this fantastic new system of registering for your 2020 Cuyuna site.

With this being a new process for all of us, it is extremely important that you read and follow the instructions below.

Camp Matrix.  It shows you which campsites are available.  More importantly this year, it shows you how many attendees and/or units are allowed per site.  In 2020 you may find your unit sharing a site with another unit.  You will see the Camp Matrix once you click the “reserve your site button”.

Reserving Your Site. 

  • Click the green button for the week you are requesting.
  • Click “continue as a guest”
  • You will be asked to estimate the number of youth and adults attending Cuyuna 2020.  Even though this is an estimate, it is important to make it realistic.  Make the estimate too high to block another unit from sharing the site, and you’ll need to pay for those reserved sites come registration time.  Make it too low, and the site may be overfilled.
  • Click the green $100 fee button
  • Sign in as a guest by entering your name and email
  • On the next screen it will show you a red “Update Information” button; click it
  • Select your unit number and enter your phone number
  • In the campsite preference box, you will see the max number of participants per site.
  • Select your choice.
  • Click save
  • Click the red “Book Registration” button
  • Enter your payment information and complete your transactions

Couple of items to note:

The $100 Pre-Registration Deposit is the terminology of the site and not Twin Valley Council.  The $100 collected during this transaction is a site fee and is not applied toward your participant registration fees for 2020.  This is no different than it ever has been.  This fee is refundable until March 1, 2020.  Sites are reserved only with full $100 payment.

The most important detail of this process.  Registering for summer camp is now a several step event.  It is imperative that units save the email received when selecting your site.  This email contains your registration number which will give you the access needed to enter participant names, make payments, select merit badges, etc. next May.  Please save the email.

Units, both in Twin Valley Council and out of council, who are enjoying summer camp at Cuyuna in 2019 may choose their site beginning Monday, June 24, 2019, at 9 a.m.

Units not camping with us, both in Twin Valley and out of council, must wait until August 15, 2019, to register.

As always, if you have questions or issues please call Shelley  

“Rendezvous” Cuyuna Summer Camp 2020 

Plans are underway for Cuyuna 2020.  Listed below are some details thus far.

Key Contacts

  • Center for Scouting; Shelley Corry 507-387-3123 or
  • Scout Executive; Ray Brauer 507-514-3922 or
  • Cuyuna Camp Director; Steve Knuth 507-525-3149 or
  • Cuyuna Ranger; Tom Stober 507-387-0299 or
2020 Camp Calendar
  • June 19-21, 2020:  OA Conclave and camp work weekend
  • June 30-July 3, 2020:  Cuyuna Family Experience
  • July 5-11, 2020:  Week 1
  • July 12-18, 2020:  Week 2
  • July 19-25, 2020:  Week 3
  • July 26-August 1, 2020:  Week 4
  • August 2-8, 2020:  Week 5

Camp Fees

Click here for Cuyuna Fees 2020 and payment schedule

Important Forms



2021 National Jamboree…”Face The Challenge”

National Jamboree 2021
Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia
July 2021 

In July 2021,  Scouts will be asked to rise to the occasion and “Face the Challenge” by joining in Scouting’s next grand adventure, the 2021 National Jamboree. 

This is a gathering time for nearly 40,000 Scouts and Scouters showcasing everything that is great about Boy Scouts of America. Held every four years at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in southern West Virginia, the National Jamboree provides an amazing opportunity for participants and visitors alike to experience the best Scouting has to offer.  Adventures include one of the longest zip line courses in North America, a world class skate park, ATV offerings, treetop canopy tours, rock climbing, shooting sports, all types of aquatics including white water rafting, stadium shows, and much, much more.  The National Jamboree began in 1937 when 27,000 Scouts camped on the National Mall under the Washington Memorial.  2021 will be the 19th National Jamboree.


For each National Jamboree, Twin Valley Council puts together a contingent to represent Scouting from Southern Minnesota. Our contingents have consisted of one to two units of Scouts from throughout the units that our council serves.  Each contingent has consisted of 36 youth and 4 adult leaders with the exception of the 2017 half contingent which consists of 18 youth and 2 adult leaders. 

The 2021 Twin Valley Council Contingent is scheduled to consist of one male troop, and depending on interest and final Jamboree Contingent rules, one female troop.

The Twin Valley Council 2021 Jamboree adventure will consist of a 20-21 day trip which will include many intensive days of touring and 10 days at the National Jamboree.  This will take place the last half of July 2021.  Specific dates and details have not been announced by the Jamboree yet.

Besides actual Jamboree costs, there will be other costs related to this event.  Twin Valley Council works very hard to keep the cost down to a minimum while still providing a once in a lifetime experience for all attendees.  Some additional costs included in the council fee are:

  • Bus transportation to and from the Summit in West Virginia
  • Lodging fees during the tour portion of our adventure
  • Meals during the tour portion of the adventure
  • Jamboree training, meetings and other events
  • Jamboree gear including troop/crew specific gear (flags, unit and contingent patches (including extra sets for trading), a jamboree hat, unit t-shirts, daypack, duffel bag and various other items)
  • Admission to all tour locations


The National Jamboree is open to all who are in good standing with the council and local troop/crew on a first-come first-serve basis.  Qualifications to attend the National Jamboree include:

  • Registered member of a Scout Troop and has completed 6th grade or will be at least 12 years old, but has not yet reached their 18th birthday, by the end of the Jamboree and is at least a First Class Scout –OR-
  • Registered member of a Venture Crew
  • lives and abide by the Scout Oath and Law
  • Abide by the Council’s Jamboree Code of Conduct

Each youth participant will be placed into an appropriate troop/contingent and will be put within a patrol within that troop/contingent.  Each Contingent member will be expected to participate in and have the following:

  • Troop meetings prior to the Jamboree
  • Attend all contingent meetings
  • Attend an overnight pre-jamboree training encampment
  • Have completed a detailed National Jamboree Medical form and physical by a licensed physician after July 2020 but prior to July 2021
  • Have fees paid in accordance with the fee schedule established by the Twin Valley Council
  • Have all fees paid in full no later than March 1, 2021


As of July 2019, pricing for the 2021 Twin Valley Council Contingent has not yet been confirmed. The estimated Jamboree cost including the Jamboree and the touring portion is $2,200 to $2,500 (this is only an estimate and is subject to change after National announces the 2021 costs, and tour details are developed). 

The contingent fees include: National Jamboree fee, fees noted above and other costs that may arise.  Out of pocket expenses may include, but not limited to, additional uniforms, patches for trading at the National Jamboree and spending money.

Youth registration will open August 1, 2019 and will require a $100 deposit.  This deposit is refundable until March 1, 2020.

For more information please contact Shawn Pomeroy  at