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Cuyuna Deposit Phase Now Open

Cuyuna Deposits
Sunday, March 1, 2020
$20 per Scout

It’s time to start thinking about Cuyuna and making your deposit!

This $20 deposit will give camp staff a better idea of attendance per week, making it easier for preparations such a food ordering and supply purchases.  There is no deposit required for adults.

To make your deposit, click on the registration link below, select your week and complete the information requested.  Payment is collected electronically as well. 

Cuyuna Family CampDeposits are refundable until May 1, 2020.

Please save your email confirmation as you will work through the link in the email to finalize your Cuyuna 2020 registration.

As always, if you have questions please contact the office.

Deposits are due by March 1, 2020.   


 

“Rendezvous” Cuyuna Summer Camp 2020 

Key Contacts

  • Cuyuna Camp Director; Steve Knuth 507-525-3149 or sknuth2003@yahoo.com
  • Cuyuna Ranger; Tom Stober 507-387-0299 or campcuyunaranger@outlook.com
  • Center for Scouting; Shelley Corry 507-387-3123 or shelley.corry@scouting.org
  • Scout Executive; Ray Brauer 507-514-3922 or ray.brauer@scouting.org
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

 

Important Documents

 

 

Scouting For Food


Post-It Notices delivered to neighborhoods – Saturday, March 21, 2020
Filled bag pick up in neighborhoods – Saturday, March 28, 2020

For over 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America has been an active participant is helping communities.  In 1917-1918 Scouts collected nutshells and peach pits that were eventually used in the production of gas masks.  In the 1930’s Scouts collected clothing, household furnishing and food as aid to families during the depression.  And in the 1940’s it was aluminum as part of the war effort.  Whatever the need, Boy Scouts of America is there.

In March, Twin Valley Council Scouts will have the opportunity to once again help our communities by participating in Scouting for Food.

Scouting for Food is a National Good Turn of the Boy Scouts of America. Since 1988, over 200 million pounds of food have been gathered, making this the single largest food collection effort in the history of the United States. Local food banks and relief agencies within the communities distribute the food. Not only does Scouting for Food help feed the hungry of our communities, it teaches our Scouts that hunger is a problem. Millions of people go hungry every day. By participating in Scouting for Food, a Scout realizes there is a problem and he or she can help be a part of the solution. Scouting For Food provides a great service to our communities.

Twin Valley Council 2020 Scouting for Food Campaign will begin by distributing post-it notes to homes in your community. Distribution of notices will be March 21st.  Food pick up will be the following weekend on March 28th.  We ask that all units coordinate with their families to make this project a huge success.

Thank you in advance for helping with this incredible project.  Together we do make a difference.
 
 
 
 

Thank you to our 2020 Scouting for Food sponsors

                                                                      

                                                                   

Leadership and Layups

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Timberwolves front office
3:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $25

The Minnesota Timberwolves would like to invite all Scouts BSA to an exclusive basketball clinic and executive business panel on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at the Timberwolves front office.  Scouts will fulfill some of the requirements for the following merit badges

  • American Business
  • Athletics
  • Sports

Following the event participants will receive an exclusive Timberwolves patch and then see the Minnesota Timberwolves take on the San Antonio Spurs.

To register for this event and to order tickets, CLICK HERE  Use promo code LL2020

Questions please contact Alan Branch at alan.branch@timberwolves.com


“Scouting’s Superheroes”

“Scouting’s Superheroes”
Twin Valley Council’s Annual Honors Event
Sunday, April 19, 2020
2-5 p.m.
WoWZone, Mankato
$20 per person

Join us as we celebrate “Scouting’s Superheroes” of Twin Valley Council. 

Each year we ask a panel of fellow Scouters to review the nomination forms and select the outstanding volunteers of Twin Valley Council.  

We are proud to announce 

Silver Beavers Class of 2019

                   

                                                                                               Beth Clymer                     Bob Homer                Shawn Pomeroy

  • Beth Clymer – Cedar Valley District Commissioner and Scoutmaster of Troop 1069 Sherburn
  • Bob Homer – Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 29 North Mankato
  • Shawn Pomeroy – Scoutmaster Troop 85 Waseca, 2021 National Jamboree Contingent Leader, Council Board

“Of the Year Recipients” Class of 2019

                                                                                               

                                                Ben Malloy                                Jay Striemer                        Dawn Selly                           Kasey Helling

 

  • Cubmaster of the Year: Ben Malloy – Pack 58 St. Peter
  • Scoutmaster of the Year:  Jay Striemer – Troop 69 Sherburn
  • Volunteer of the Year:  Dawn Selly – Scoutmaster Troop 58 St. Peter, Council Popcorn Chair
  • Committee Member of the Year:  Kelly Dinsmore – Troop 76 Mankato
  • Rookie of the Year:  Kasey Helling – Cubmaster Pack 20 St. James

District Award of Merits have yet to be selected.

The Eagle Scout Class of 2019 will also be recognized.  Twin Valley Council is proud to have 39 youth reach this honorable rank.

Beverage and an Hors d’oeuvres buffet will be served. 

Registration is open until Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

 

Win Win Part Deux

Win Win Event
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Norseland Scout Camp
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Last year, Scouts and Leaders teamed together for an awesome day of fellowship, merit badges and Norseland Scout Camp clean up. Working together it created a 

“WIN WIN EVENT”

Join us on Saturday, May 2, 2020, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. for “Win Win Part Deux”.  It’s a half day merit badge session and a half day clean up session for the Scouts and a full day of clean up for adults.  The weather will dictate which will come first; merit badges or clean up.

Merit Badges Potion – $10 per Scout; class size limited  in each merit badge class.  Scouts will participate in the Norseland clean up project opposite the time they are in merit badge classes.

There will be various merit badges offered.  For the $10 fee, Scouts can choose one merit badge to work on for half a day.  Choices of merit badges will include (please note:  more merit badges to come)

  • Composite Materials
  • Citizenship in the Community – presented by State Representative Jeremy Munson
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Pioneering

Clean Up Crew – Adult  cost is $7 (to cover lunch).

While Scouts are working on merit badges, adults will spend the day cleaning up Norseland.  The lodges needs cleaning, brush needs to be cut, firewood cut, bushes trimmed, etc.  Please bring gardening/landscaping tools such as loppers, small pruners, rakes, saws, shovels, wheel barrows, and anything else that may come in handy.  Scouts will also be participating in clean up, opposite their merit badge time, and should have the proper work clothing and gear along.

Any troop assisting with clean up is welcome to camp at Norseland for the weekend at no additional charge.  Food and leadership is the responsibility of the troop during this time.  Please contact Shelley at the Center for Scouting to reserve a site.  Sites are first come, first served.

Many hands make light work – so let’s have many hands at Norseland May 2nd!  

For more details or for questions, please contact Alex Hutchens.

 

Breaking News – Special Report
Ready To Go:  Urban Emergency Preparedness Event

Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August 2, 2020
8 a.m. check in; 3 p.m. check out
Ingawanis Adventure Base
Waverly, IA  50677
$30 per person

Scouts BSA are invited to be part of the Winnebago Council’s Ready To Go: Urban Emergency Preparedness event, happening July 31 – August 2, 2020.

This event is a three day tenting event that begins with an 8 a.m. check in.  Scouts will complete three merit badges:  Search and Rescue, Emergency Preparedness and First Aid.  

More information and to registration for this event can be found on by clicking here.

Registration is open until July 17, 2020.  No late registrations or walk in’s will be accepted.

 

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