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Training Opportunities

Chainsaw Operator Training

Saturday, October 19 – Sunday, October 20, 2019; Cuyuna Scout Camp
Saturday, October 26 – Sunday, October 27, 2019; Norseland Scout Camp
9 a.m. Saturday – Noon Sunday
$25 per person

Twin Valley Council will be hosting two opportunities for you to become Chainsaw Operator trained.

The first is from 9 a.m. Saturday, October 19 until Noon on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at Cuyuna Scout Camp.

The second is from 9 a.m. Saturday, October 26 until noon on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at Norseland Scout Camp.

The course is $25 per person and includes all training materials and meals.

Each participant must be 21 years or older and submit their health form parts A & B.

For more details contact Tom Stober.  

Registration is open until Friday, October 18, 2019. 


University of Scouting

Saturday, October 26, 2019
St. Paul College, St. Paul, MN
Check in begins at 7:30 a.m.

University of Scouting is an excellent supplemental training session.  There are classes on everything from learning how to play games with Cub Scouts and to adult training.

For more details and to register for the University of Scouting classes please see the University of Scouting registration.

Twin Valley Council is taking a bus – join in the fun!

Once you have registered for the classes, make plans to ride the bus with us!  Twin Valley Council is offering bus transportation to the event.  Bus leaves the Center for Scouting in Mankato at 6 a.m.  Cost to ride the bus is $10 per person round trip!




Commissioner Conference

“Helping Units Better Serve Youth”

Saturday, November 23, 2019 (please note date change)
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Morson Ario VFW Post Mankato
$5 per person

Helping Units Better Serve Youth” will be the topic at the Commissioner Conference in September.

There will be great discussions and learning sessions such as

  • Recruiting and mentoring Lion/Tiger/Wolf Den Leaders
  • Promoting Cub Camp
  • Helping units develop an annual program plan and budget
  • Webelos to Scout transition
  • Helping Packs prepare for School Night
  • On-time charter renewal
  • Unit Health Assessments

Also on the agenda for the day is the detailed assessment of a unit each commissioner is asked to complete yearly.  More specifically, you’ll be looking at a few key factors such as are leaders trained and do they have a succession plan?  Does the unit have an annual program and budget?  Does the unit have a summer camping program? And does the unit have missing age groups of Scouts?

Cost to attend this event is only $5 (to cover lunch) and registration will be open until Monday, November 18, 2019.

For questions please contact Tim Adams.

Den Chief Training Now Online

The new online Den Chief Training is now available for Scouts who are registered in troops, crews and ships.

The new online course identifies den chief responsibilities and tasks and describes the den chief’s relationship with supporting den leaders and how it relates to the den chief’s activities with the den.

At the end of the online training module, den chiefs can print their certificate of completion signifying they are trained for their position and fulfilling a requirement toward their Den Chief Service Award.

The training is available at or by clicking here.

Leadership Training

One of the keys to a successful Scouting experience for young people, second only to the selection of the right person for each responsibility, is trained volunteer leadership. Leadership training provides adult leaders with fundamental information about the aims and methods of the movement, as well as specifics about their particular roles in Scouting.

For this reason, the Twin Valley Council is committed to provide top quality training opportunities for leaders, parents and Scouts at the district and council levels. Through these efforts, the delivery of a better and quality Scouting program can be provided to our entire youth membership.

Adults are welcome to attend any training opportunity regardless of location.  There are no district boundaries; all are welcome!  Please look through the upcoming dates and mark your calendar today!

Click any of the below links for training information!

General Council Training and Leadership Development Information

  • Training News
  • Training Calendar
  • Council Training Committee

Leadership Training Information

New Training Material

See new presentation that promotes and teaches using! Coming soon.

University of Scouting

This is a supplemental training offered by the Northern Star Council headquartered in St. Paul, MN.  Choose from over 120 courses in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Unit and District Operations, General courses, and in Youth Leadership.  It also includes a midway with lots of information to support your Scouting program.

University of Scouting takes place at St. Paul College in St. Paul on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Check in opens at 7:30 a.m.  You register for the University of Scouting directly through the Northern Star website. 


Need a ride:  a bus will be leaving from the Scout office at 6:00 a.m. and will take you to there for only $10.