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2021 Scout BSA Individual Recruitment Incentive

Scout BSA Individual Recruitment Incentive
Monday, March 1 – Sunday, July 4, 2021

The best way to grow Scouting is for Scouts to share with their friends the cool stuff that happens in their unit.  Maybe your best memory is from summer camp, maybe it’s rock climbing or maybe it’s earning merit badges.  Whatever it is, we want you to share your experiences with your friends.

Here’s your chance to receive your week at Cuyuna Summer Camp for FREE (additional fees for merit badges, etc. not included).  Or, you can choose one of the specialty weeks happening this summer.   Recruit 2 new Scouts to join any troop within Twin Valley Council and then those 2 new Scouts join the fun at Cuyuna Summer Camp/Specialty Week in 2021.  This happens and your week is paid.

So, talk to your friends! Invite two of them to join you on a week long fishing experience at Cuyuna during specialty camp week.   Find two friends and the 3 challenge yourselves to survive the week of Wilderness Camp.  Or simply invite 2 of your buddies to spend a week at Cuyuna Summer Camp to experience all that Scouting has to offer.  Since the goal for this incentive is to recruit those not currently part of the program, Arrow of Light Scouts crossing over do not qualify for this incentive.

Every adventure is more fun when you share it with friends!

Recruitment Flyer

 

 

 

Summer of Service Award

April 1 – October 31, 2021

Join Scouting families across the country in a spirited Summer of Service! As we have throughout our history, Scouting families are answering the call to work together in service of the greater good. From public health drives, to caring for the environment, to assisting neighbors in need, Scouts have always been a force for positivity and goodness in our communities. Now more than ever, our world needs that Scouting spirit once again. Let’s step up! Together, we can answer the call to make a positive impact in our neighborhoods and communities. Join us today, with projects big or small, in a Summer of Service!

Daytime Summer Adventures 2021

Daytime Summer Adventures 2021
Happening in June
Many options from which to choose
Space is limited so register early

Back by popular demand!  The Daytime Summer Adventures are returning for 2021!  

Twin Valley Council is excited to offer at least 7 different merit badge adventures.  Each session is self contained and Scouts should be able to complete most if not all of the requirements.  Each merit badge has specific details so be sure to read carefully; each merit badge requires a separate registration.

Pottery Merit Badge
Thursday, August 5, 2021

Mankato Makerspace   1700 3rd Avenue in Mankato
11am – 5pm
$75 per Scout; Class is limited to 6 Scouts

 

Sink your hands into clay and learn more about this fascinating art that is part craft and part science.  Counselor Dustin Swiers will lead you through a full day of hands-on learning.  Cost to attend this merit badge session is $75 and covers your clay and other materials needed.

Scouts must complete requirements #3, #6 and #8 prior to attending this class.  Scouts also need to bring with to class a blue card with all the appropriate information completed.

All current Covid directives will be followed including the wearing of masks and social  distancing.  Scouts and adults attending must wear facemask.  

Scouts should bring their own lunch, snacks and drinks.

Railroading Merit Badge
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Center for Scouting in Mankato
8am – 6pm
$50 per Scout; Class is limited to 20 Scouts

At the turn of the 19th century, travel over land in the United States was slower than it had been in ancient Rome.  And look how far we’ve come! 

Scout who sign up for this Railroading merit badge will meet at the Center for Scouting at 8am.  From there you will travel to the Twin Cities metro area for a ride on the Osceola, WI train and a trip through history at the Jackson Street Roundhouse Museum in St. Paul.  You’ll arrive back at the Center for Scouting at 6pm.  Cost to attend this great outing is $50 per Scout, which includes your travel, train ride and private tour of the museum.

There are no pre-requisites for this merit badge but Scout must bring with to class a blue card with all the appropriate information completed.

All current Covid directives will be followed including the wearing of masks and social distancing.  Scouts attending must wear a facemask.

Scouts should bring a lunch, snacks and drinks.

Aviation Merit Badge
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Mankato Airport  3030 North Airport Road  Mankato
8:45am – Noon
$25 per Scout; Class is limited to 30 Scouts  

Flying!  For most of history, people have dreamed of flying, imagining how it would feel to soar through the sky like an eagle!  This merit badge adventure will give you that opportunity!  Scouts will spend the morning examining flight and then enjoying an airplane ride!  Cost to attend this uplifting merit badge class is $25 per Scout which includes any needed materials for class.  Your flight is offered through the EAA at no fee.

There are no pre-requisites for this merit badge but Scout must bring with to class a blue card with all the appropriate information completed.  All Scouts are also required to have a signed BSA Parent Permission Form for the flight and also the Young Eagles form.

Flying parent consent form
Young Eagle form

All current Covid directives will be followed.

Landscape Architecture Merit Badge
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Cedar Point Scout Camp  Fairmont
9am – 4pm
$25 per Scout; Class is limited to 20 Scouts

Your earliest experience as a landscape architect was probably in a  sandbox, where you poured water into a moat around a castle you built using an overturned pail.  At this merit badge class, you’ll take that same idea, build on it to develop a more mature landscape creation.  Cost for this class is $25 per Scout which included all needed materials.

There are no pre-requisites for this merit badge but Scout must bring with to class a blue card with all the appropriate information completed.

All current Covid directives will be followed including the wearing of masks and social distancing.  Scouts and adults attending must wear a facemask.

Scouts should bring a lunch, snacks and drink.

Skating Merit Badge – Ice Skating Option
Friday, June 18, 2021
All Seasons Arena  Mankato
10am – 1pm
$30 per Scout; Class is limited to 10 Scouts

If you have an enjoyment for ice skating, this merit badge session is the perfect way to dig into a favorite even more.  Cost for this merit badge is $30 per Scout and includes skate rental and ice time.

There are no pre-requisites for this merit badge but Scout must bring with to class a blue card with all the appropriate information completed.

All current Covid directives will be followed including the wearing of masks and social distancing.  Scouts and adults attending must wear a facemask.

Scouts should bring a lunch, snacks and drink.

Water Sports Merit Badge
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Bass Lake near Winnebago
9am – 6pm
$50 per Scout; Class is limited to 6 Scouts

We live in the land of 10,000 lakes!  Let’s get out and enjoy them.  With this merit badge class you’ll spend the day at the lake learning various aspects of water sports.  Cost for this class is $50 which includes materials needed, your lunch and use of aquatic equipment.

Meet at the public landing of Bass Lake located near Winnebago.   Your hosts for the day, Brian and Kathy Ehlert, will meet you there and you’ll be on your way to a day on the water.

In case of inclement weather this event will be held Thursday, June 24, 2021; same place same time.
Thursday, August 5 2021 will be date for a skills check off day if needed because Scout did not pass skill on June 23rd.  August 6th is back up day for skills check due to inclement weather.

There are pre-requisites for this merit badge; Requirement 1a,b and c, requirement 2 a,b, and c and requirement 3.  Instructors will briefly go over these pre-requisites.  Scouts must have their merit badge worksheet with them and the answers to these must be filled in.  Scout must bring with to class a blue card with all the appropriate information completed.

In order to save time and provide proper equipment all participants should “Be Prepared” to indicate height, weight and shoe size during registration process.

All current Covid directives will be followed including the wearing of masks and social distancing.  

Lunch is provided for Scouts.

 

Animal Science Merit Badge – Swine option
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Christensen Farms Research Farm 2  13069 320th Avenue Comfrey, MN  56019
1 – 4:30pm
$25 per Scout; Class is limited 10 Scouts

This is not your typical day on the farm.  Scouts will spend the afternoon touring one of the largest swine operations in southern Minnesota.  There are a few unusual details with this merit badge session so please read carefully.

Upon arrival at the Christensen Farms Research Farm, all Scouts will be required to shower before entering the facility (Parents will not be allowed to enter the touring area as we are not able to accommodate that many people through the shower in process.)  Everything required to do so will be provided by the Research Farm.  Shower stalls are individual (not locker room style).

After shower in process, Scouts will be provided Research Farm specific clothing (including undergarments).  Clothing and boot sizes will be necessary to list during registration.  Gender identify will also be collected during registration so we can understand an underwear/bra preference.

All personal items such as phones, jewelry, etc. will not be allowed into the Research Farm due to bio-security.  Please leave as much as possible home or with your parents in waiting area.

Scouts can have no contact with hogs for a minimum of 3 days/2nights prior to this tour.  There are pre-requisites for this class; requirements #1, 2, and 3 and Scout must bring with to class a blue card with all the appropriate information completed.

All current Covid directives will be followed including the wearing of masks and social distancing.  Scouts and adults attending must wear a facemask.

Plumbing Merit Badge
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Norseland Scout Camp
8am – 2pm
$40 per Scout; Class is limited to 8 Scouts


It’s amazing to think how knowing a few basic plumbing techniques could keep you out of hot water!  This session will teach you some basic but needed plumbing skills.  Cost for this class is $40 and is limited to 8 Scouts.

There are no pre-requisites for this class but Scout must bring with to class a blue card with all the appropriate information completed.

All current Covid directives will be followed including the wearing of masks and social distancing.  Scouts and adults attending must wear a facemask.

Scouts should bring a lunch, snacks and drink.

Questions about these events please contact Liz Paul at elizabeth.paul@scouting.org or 507-387-3123.

Registration closes one week before the event.

Health For Parts A & B
Model Pre-Event Medical Screen Checklist Signature
Release_of_Liability 2020

It’s Scout Night With The MoonDogs!


Scout Night With The Mankato MoonDogs
Friday, June 25 – Saturday, June 26, 2021
5:30 pm Friday – 10am Saturday
$20 per person

It’s time for our annual Scout Night with Mankato MoonDogs!  After missing last year due to Covid, everyone is anxious to get back in the stands to cheer on their favorite team – the Mankato MoonDogs!

This annual event is the perfect way to spend a quality family night.  For your $20’s you will receive a tailgate meal/get together, grandstand ticket, overnight camping, late night movie and breakfast!  This event is the same price if you attend a portion of the fun or all, so grab your gear and join in!

The night begins at 5:30pm with check-in and tailgate party.  Enjoy your typical  tailgate food:  pulled pork, hot dogs, chips.  Please bring you own beverage if you would like something other than water.  

 Following the National Anthem, where the Scouts are lined up on the base line, the Mankato MoonDogs host the Thunder Bay Border Cats.  First pitch is at 7:05pm.

If you’ve never been to a MoonDogs game, they are lots of fun and filled with crowd antics along the way.

Following the game you will pitch your tent and enjoy great activities, like S’mores and a late night movie.

A light breakfast is served in the morning and you’ll be heading home by 10am.

All Covid 19 regulations will be enforced including mask wearing.  Each person at this event, adult and youth, are required to complete a Health Form parts A/B, a Covid release form and Covid Pre-check form.

This event is open to the entire family – share the fun!

Registration is open until June 20, 2021.

Questions please contact Liz Paul at 507-387-3123 or elizabeth.paul@scouting.org

Health For Parts A & B
Model Pre-Event Medical Screen Checklist Signature
Release_of_Liability 2020

Cuyuna Family Experience

Cuyuna Family Experience
June 30 – July 3, 2021
Cuyuna Scout Camp Cross Lake, MN
$65 per person

There aren’t many places you can go on a family vacation for $65 per person; have your food provided, your entertainment provided, and view some of the prettiest outdoors in the state.  This is one time something that “sounds to good to be true” is actually true!  It’s called the Cuyuna Family Experience.

Your experience begins Wednesday, June 30, 2021, with your family arriving at camp between 1-5:30pm.  Please eat before arriving at camp.  Dinner is served at 6pm followed by a campfire program.

Wake up Thursday morning to breakfast prepared for you.  Your morning will be spent climbing and rappelling at the tower,  learning about fire building & campfire cooking and activities at Scoutcraft.   Following a tasty lunch, head to the swimming and boating activities followed by the Rifle/BB Gun (age restrictions apply) and Archery ranges.  In the evening enjoy some down time, test your luck with a fishing lure or play a great match of beach volleyball.

Friday brings an entire new list of things to do.  Following breakfast, you will work on S.T.E.M. programs at the Nature area and then build your confidence with COPE initiative games.  We’ll serve you lunch, then send you off to learn basketry, leatherworking and carving skills.  When you’re done with that head over to the beach for more swimming or boating.  After your camp supper enjoy free time or participate in life size Chess, Foosball or GaGa Ball at the Cuyuna Outdoor Arcade.

Saturday morning, July 3, 2021,  we’ll send you on your way home after breaking camp and feeding you.

If you are not one who enjoys sleeping in a tent, bring your RV or popup camper and stay at family camp for no additional cost!  Another option would be to rent one of our 4 cabins at family camp for an additional $75 per night.  Just bring your own towels and bedding.

The Cuyuna Family Experience is fun for the entire family.  The experience is designed for family members to enjoy camp and do activities together.  For Aquatic activities, a swim test is required.  For the Shooting Range activities, those ages 6-11 will shoot BB Guns and those over age 11 can shoot .22’s.  Parents must give written permission for children under age 18 to shoot firearms or BB Guns.  Unfortunately, those under age 6 cannot shoot BB Guns but will experience the archery range without limitations.

To reserve your spot at family camp for your RV or camper, please contact Shelley at the Center for Scouting at 507-387-3123 or shelley.corry@scouting.org.  Space is limited so reserve your spot early.  

With only 4 cabins, please make your reservations early by clicking here.

 

Items to bring

  • Tent/RV/Camper
  • Cot/Sleeping Pad/Sleeping Bag or Blankets
  • Swim Wear and Towel
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Change of Clothes
  • Boots or Closed Toes Shoes
  • Sunscreen and Bug Repellent
  • Fishing Gear (optional)
  • Water Bottle
  • Class A & B Health Form  

Due to the popularity of cabins, you may want to reserve those in advance to registering for Cuyuna Family Experience.

Health For Parts A & B
Model Pre-Event Medical Screen Checklist Signature
Release_of_Liability 2020


Cuyuna Summer Camp 2021

2021 Camp Dates
June 18-20, 2021     Order of the Arrow Spring Conclave and Ordeal Induction weekend
June 27-30, 2021     Northwoods Webelos Camp
June 30-July 3, 2021 Cuyuna Family Experience
July 4-10, 2021        Week 1 Cuyuna Summer Camp
July 11-17, 2021      Week 2 Cuyuna Summer Camp
July 18-24, 2021     Week 3 Cuyuna Summer Camp
July 25-31, 2021     Week 4 Cuyuna Summer Camp
August 1-7, 2021    Specialty Week – it’s new, it’s exciting and it’s just for you!

Click here to verify 2021 site reservation

Due to the unknown’s caused by Covid-19, we have created two different program plans for summer camp 2021.  The first is a “Traditional” camp format where Scouts choose the merit badges and activities they wish to take.  The second format being the “Pod” format if still required due to Covid-19.

As of this posting, we do not know which option we are able to run based on CDC guidelines and the State of Minnesota requirements.  Unfortunately, we most likely will not know until late spring, possibly even after the early bird deadline.

We will continue to communicate updates the best we can with information as we receive it.  Our goal is to provide a fun, educational, and safe program for your Scout no matter what format we must run.

Thank you for your understanding and for bringing your troop to summer camp 2021 at Cuyuna.

“Traditional Camp Format”

Due to the success of the Scouts BSA Daytime Summer Adventures in 2020, the Scouts BSA Camping Committee of Twin Valley Council, has changed the format of camp for 2021.  Instead of a Scout signing up for a merit badge that they take at the same time every day, we have gone to 100% block scheduling where a Scout signs up for a merit badge all morning, all afternoon, or in some cases all day.  We have also set Wednesday up as a “Build Your Adventure” day.  On this day, troops/patrols can plan their own program either on camp property or off camp property.  All program areas will be open and offering opportunities for Scouts.  This new format allows units to better be able to customize camp for their own needs.

“Build Your Adventure Wednesday” will be days designed for units to create the adventure their troop desires with flexible opportunities both in camp or out of camp.

The “In Camp” opportunities include open boating, open swimming, climbing/rappelling, High COPE Course, conservation projects, frisbee golf, fishing, fly fishing, Inter-Troop Arcade Tournaments, open shooting, etc.  “Out of Camp” opportunities include trips to Crosslake and the Brainard Lakes area which offer a host of high adventure and unit based activities your troop may wish to participate in (all at an additional cost).  Some activities include zip lining, mountain biking, river tubing, horseback riding, go-carts, Paul Bunyan amusement park, wildlife park or the arboretum.  Please see Leader Guide for cost and locations of such activities.

Shooting at Riffle Range“Pod Camp Format”

The Pod Camp Format is another successful way to execute summer camp.  In the Pod Method, Scouts are placed in a specific Pod and you spend the week within your Pod.  Pods are made up of one or more units based on size.  The Pod format has Scouts spending the day working on various skills based on a daily theme.  This is a replacement for selecting individual merit badges to complete.  Daily themes are:  Nature, Scoutcraft, Waterfront, Climbing/Shooting Sports and Handicraft.  Various degrees of difficulty are included in activities to encompass all skill levels.  This format also allows for units to develop their own specific programming inside each Pod for units wishing to lead programming under their own leadership.

 

New for 2021 – Week 5 Specialty Camp

We are excited to announce new camp opportunities for Cuyuna 2021!  Wilderness Camp, Fishing Week and Mountain Biking Adventure.  All three adventures are a week long and designed to give Scouts a more challenging week doing something they love.  Due to the nature of these camps, the cost is different than traditional Cuyuna weeks and second week of camp pricing does not apply.  With the Specialty Camps, troops do not need to participate as a group.  Individual Scouts are encouraged to register.  Leadership for each week is provided.  

Wilderness Camp

You’ve been part of Scouting for how many years?  You’ve tied how many knots?  You’ve camped how many times?  It’s time to test what you’ve learned.

You’re allowed to bring the following ten items:  Tarp, Knife, Firestarter (that is not matches or a lighter), Water Bottle, Cooking Pot, Paracord, First Aid Kit, Blanket, Fishing hooks and line, and a Folding Saw.

You need to survive in the wilderness for one week.  You will build and sleep in your own shelter.  Catch your own food and live off the land.  It’s time to test your skills.  Do you have what it takes to survive?

$240 per Scout.  This experience is limited to 15 Scouts.

Fishing Week

Is fishing your passion?  Is it the thrill of not knowing what you’ll reel in?  The strategy of finding that perfect spot to cast your lure?  This week is for you.  You’ll take a fishing trip on all three of Camp Cuyuna’s beautiful lakes:  Pickerel, Command and Goodrich.  Take part in a day fly fishing trip on a local stream or lake.  If there are four or more people, you can do a Walleye fishing charter on Cross Lake.  Participate in a traditional fish fry.  And end the week earning your “Complete Angler Award” by earning your Fishing, Fly Fishing and Fish and Wildlife merit badges.

$270 per Scout ($430 with Walleye Fishing Charter trip).  This experience is limited to 12 Scouts.

Mountain Biking Adventure Week

If riding the trails, jumping fallen logs and enjoying the view of the backwoods interests you, then check out the Mountain Biking Adventure week.  Spend the week mountain biking through the Cuyuna Recreation Area and other biking trails in the area such as Grand Rapids, Chism and Spirit Mountain.  Helmets are required and you can either bring your own bike or rent one.  Due to the extreme nature of this week, a special “shake down” event will be held in May/June at Mount Kato.

$270 per Scout; additional $200-$250 if renting bike.  This experience is limited to 8 Scouts.

Whichever specialty camp you choose, you are sure to test your abilities, experience something you’ve never done before at Cuyuna and will have the time of your life!

Do not wait to register for the Specialty Weeks.  Not only is space limited but we will determine if there is enough interest to move forward.

 

Key Contacts
  • Twin Valley Council Center for Scouting     507-387-3123    
  • Shelley Corry, Twin Valley Council                507-387-3123 or shelley.corry@scouting.org
  • Ray Brauer, Scout Executive                          507-514-3922 or ray.brauer@scouting.org
  • Steve Knuth, Camp Director                          507-525-3149 or sknuth2003@yahoo.co
  • Tom Stober; Cuyuna Camp Ranger              507-387-0299 or tom.stober@scouting.org
Camp Fees 

Cuyuna Summer Camp offers various options for camp fees.

  • Super Saver rate is for Twin Valley Council units only and is based on popcorn 2020 sales.  It is due by May 7, 2021.
  • Early Bird rate is for any unit attending Cuyuna Summer Camp who does not qualify for the Super Saver rate and is due by May 7, 2021.
  • Regular price for camp begins May 8, 2021.
  • We offer a 2nd week of camp discount if registered by May 7, 2021.
  • Leaders may attend all week or individual days.
  • Our week 5 Specialty Week has a fee designed just for this spectacular week.
  • There is camp site fee of $100.
  • Camperships are available and designed to assist those youth who otherwise could not afford camp.  See “Important Forms” below for application.
  • For quick review and printout of the  2021 cuyuna camp fees
Important Forms

2021 Leader’s Guide   All  you need to know about summer camp 2021 and then some!

Health Form 2021 Parts A, B, C  Everyone at camp, youth and adult, must have a  medical form regardless of length of time spent at camp.  Parts A and B are to be completed annually for every BSA member and includes a health history and list of medications taken.  Part C is to be completed and signed by a certified and licensed health care professional.

Medication Card  List of all prescription medication that is brought to camp.

Authorization for Minor to Handle Firearms and Archery  State law requires this form to be filled out in order to participate in any program at the rifle range, shotgun range, BB gun range or archery range.

Unit Swim Classification Record  The swim classification of individuals participating in a Scouts BSA activity is a key element of Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat.  The swim classification test is renewed annually.  Although this test can be completed upon your arrival at camp, it may be more useful and time saving to conduct prior to your arrival.

Unit Equipment Checklist   This is a list of equipment each troop should bring with them to camp.

Campership Application   The campership application is designed to help those youth get to camp who otherwise could not afford the experience.  A Scout should first try to “pay their own way” through participating in popcorn sales and other troop fundraisers, however, we don’t want money to be a reason  a youth does not attend camp.  A limited number of camperships are available to help these youth.  This form should be submitted by April 15, 2021, and your unit will be informed prior to the May 7, 2021, early bird deadline on the amount of the campership.  Camperships are NOT transferable to another Scout.

Power Point Presentation Link  A training was held on January 9, 2021, introducing the changes and plans for camp 2021.   And the Script for the Power Point presentation

Individual Scout Schedule Card

Merit Badge Sign Up Sheet 2021

Model Pre-Event Medical Screen Checklist Signature

Release_of_Liability 2020

 

 

“Under The Big Top” Expo 2021


“Under The Big Top” Expo 2021
Friday, September 10 – Sunday, September 12, 2021
Brown County Fairground, New Ulm
$40 per Scout and $30 per Adult

It’s The Biggest Show In Scouting!”

Join us September 10-12, 2021, at the Brown County Fairgrounds (1201 North State Street) in New Ulm for EXPO 2021.  EXPO 2021 is designed to be a “jamboree like” experience held locally and will be full of fun, adventure, games and advancements for Scouts and Scouters of all ages.  You won’t want to miss it!

Friday, September 10, 2021
The action begins Friday, September 10, 2021, with troops arriving and setting up camp.  Troops should plan to arrive after 5pm and will be responsible for their own food for the weekend.  There will be food for sale by the OA on Saturday (lunch time only).  Also, this is the perfect event for Arrow of Light Scouts to camp with a Troop Saturday night.  Please reach out and include them in your plans for the evening on Saturday.

Saturday, September 11, 2021
Exhibits open at 9am and will be available the entire day.  Participants are welcome to wander the fairgrounds enjoying the exhibits and experiencing hands on events.  OA will have lunch on Saturday available for purchase or you can bring a sack lunch to enjoy a picnic.  Scouts BSA should also provide food for their units at their camping sites.  Troops need to have proper leadership for the weekend. For our Scouts BSA there will be a variety of merit badges being offered.  You must sign up for the merit badge classes during the event registration.  Merit badges are at no additional cost but class sizes are limited.                                            

Some of the exhibits and entertainment will be Juggling, Clowns, Close up magic fun, Bounce house and more!  BB Gun Range will be open for all in first grade and up, Archery Range for all, Dazzling Dave’s YoYo Show, Pinewood Derby Car Races, Scouting Display, Patrol Cars, Fire Department Equipment, DNR Wall of Shame, Hungry, Hungry Scouts Game, Popcorn Training Tent, Young Eagle Plane Rides And More!

The big finale happens at night with the Grandstand Show!  

                                                                                                                           

Sunday, September 12, 2021
Sunday morning will find you packing up your camp site and pitching in for event clean up.  You should be on your way home by 10am.

 

Young Eagle Flights on Saturday
One of the highlights of the weekend are the Young Eagle airplane rides.  For an additional $5.00 per Scout, youth (grade 3 – age 18)  will receive an approximate 30 minutes plane ride.  Rides are given two participants at a time, so the promise of your group staying together cannot be made.  This is a very popular event so be sure to register early.  Rides will be offered from 9am – Noon on Saturday.  Everyone must complete two forms; Young Eagle form and the  Flying parent consent form.  This event is different from the Aviation Merit Badge listed below.  Transportation to and from the airport will be provided.   This event is weather sensitive and could possibly be cancelled at the last minute; we will “Do Our Best” to make it happen!  Time slots will be assigned after registration closes.   

Please sign up for the Young Eagle Flight during the registration process.  Flights are limited to 120 participants so register early!

 

Merit Badges

For our Scouts BSA we are offering a variety of merit badge classes.  “Be Prepared” to make your selection during the registration process.  Merit Badge classes are offered at no additional fee.  

 

Electronics                                                                                                                              Truck Transportation 
Offered at 9am, Class length is half day and Class size is limited to 15                       Offered at 9am, Class length is half day and Class size is limited to 15

Crime Prevention & Fingerprinting Merit Badge Duo                                                      Public Health                                                         
Offered at 9am, Class length is half day and Class size is limited to 15                       Offered at 9am, Class length is half day and Class size is limited to 15

Farm Mechanics                                                                                                                     Robotics
Offered at 1pm, Class length is half day and Class size is limited to 15                       Offered at 1pm, Class length is half day and Class size is limited to 10

Automotive Maintenance                                                                                                     Chemistry
Offered at 1pm, Class length is half day and Class size is limited to 10                       Offered at 1pm, Class length is half day and Class size is limited to 15

Fire Safety                                                                                                                                Indian Lore
Offered at 1pm,  Class length is half day and Class size is limited to 15                       Offered at 1pm, Class length is half day and Class size is limited to 15

Aviation                     

Offered at 9am, Class length is all day and Class size is limited to 8.  Scouts are asked to bring a sack lunch and water bottle.
Scouts will need to complete a Young Eagle form.
Scouts will also need a Flying parent consent form 
This merit badge class is different than the Young Eagle plane rides listed above.

Horsemanship
Offered at 9am, Class length is all day and Class size is limited to 8.
Scouts are asked to bring a sack lunch and water bottle.

 

Popcorn Training
Finally, as part of the EXPO we will be holding our 2021 Popcorn Kickoff  Youth Training that is a level on your unit’s commission climb.  The committee is hosting some carnival style games that will be part of the fun!

Registration for Expo is open – Be Prepared to register for your merit badge or Cub Scout adventure during the registration process.

 

Registration closes Sunday, August 29, 2021.

Questions contact Lisa Vasquez at vasquezl12505@gmail.com

Environmental Protection Agency Awards

EPA Award
February 1 – December 31, 2021

To commemorate the agency’s 50th anniversary last year, the Boy Scouts of America and EPA signed a memorandum of understanding to create a special award, encouraging those in the Scouts BSA program to strive to protect the environment. The award, which features a patch, requires Scouts to earn environmental and community health-focused merit badges and participate in a service project.

How to earn it


The award is designed to teach Scouts about their world and encourage them to explore and preserve it.  To earn the 50th Anniversary Environmental Protection Agency award, Scouts must earn four merit badges: the Public Health merit badge and one from each of three following groups.

Animal study group:

  • Animal Science
  • Bird Study
  • Insect Study
  • Mammal Study
  • Reptile and Amphibian Study

Outdoor activity group:

  • Backpacking
  • Camping
  • Climbing
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Fly-Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Gardening
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Whitewater
  • Wilderness Survival

Earth sciences group:

  • Energy
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Nature
  • Oceanography
  • Plant Science
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Weather

If your Scout has already earned these merit badges, they can count toward the Environmental Protection Agency award.

In addition to the merit badges, Scouts must also participate in an environmental or public health community service project totaling at least six hours, as part of an approved Scouting program. The project could be anything from picking up litter to organizing a public health awareness initiative.

Here is the EPA Award requirements and application