Popcorn Training for Adults

Can you believe it’s time to start making plans for Popcorn 2024!

Commission required training for all Popcorn Kernels (and for any other adult who wishes to attend) will be held at the August Neighborhood meetings.  More details will be release as we get closer but mark your calendar and make plans to attend one of the August neighborhood meetings.

River Valley – Thursday, August 1, 2024
Cedar River – Tuesday, August 6, 2024
Great Bend, Gneiss and Buffalo Prairie – Tuesday, August 6, 2024
North Star – Thursday, August 8, 2024

Don’t put your unit in JEOPARDY, plan to attend!  Sign up to open soon!

Northwoods Adventure Camp

New for 2024 Northwoods Adventure Camp

Northwoods Adventure Camp
Sunday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Cuyuna Scout Camp
Cub Scouts grades 1-5 (fall 2024) and family
$175 per Cub Scout and $50 per Adult

Twin Valley Council’s Cub Camp Committee is excited to present a new summer camp opportunity for all Cub Scouts.  It’s called Northwoods Adventure Camp.

The Cub Scout program is changing on June 1, 2024, and what a better way to kick it off than with a new camp designed to help Cubs earn their first adventures.

This camp is open to all Cub Scouts grades 1-5 (fall 2024) and their siblings in the same age group. 

Participants will rotate between 8 different stations during their stay at camp.  This is structured camp complete with programming. Cost for them is $175 which includes all program materials and staff plus all meals.

If your siblings are aged 0-3.  These “little Cubs” are welcome to hang out in the great outdoors.  There will be no cost for them to attend but also no babysitting services.  They may have fun playing in the sand however!

Siblings aged 3-5.  Our future Cubs!  Again, they are welcome to attend this event but there is no programming for them.  Parents can take them fishing, build sandcastles, or hike the trails.  Cost for Future Cubs is $25 to cover the cost of food.

If you have older siblings (entering grade 6 fall of 2024) pack their gear and they can hang out at camp.  Fishing, canoeing, boating, hiking and more is available to them (with parental supervision).  Cost for older siblings is $45, again for food cost.

Families should provide their own camping gear.  If you need assistance with this please contact Lisa Boomgarden.

Families should arrive at Cuyuna any time after noon.  Please eat before you arrive.  You will be given a tour of the camp, have your health checks, swim checks and begin to set up camp.  All persons on camp property must complete a Health Form parts A/B including parents and siblings.

Dinner is served at 5:30pm Sunday followed by Chapel, flag ceremony, opening campfire and campfires in campsites.  This activity will include everyone.  Kids will be off to bed by 9:30pm.

Monday and Tuesday mornings break early at 7am.  Following breakfast and flags, Cub Scout age participants (grades 1-5 fall 2024) will be off to spend the day rotating between stations.  Younger/older siblings will have family time.  Lunch is served to everyone at 12:30pm and dinner is at 5:30pm.

On Wednesday, you’ll have breakfast at 7:30am and break camp heading home by 9am.

The kids are going to have a blast!  Swimming, BB Guns, Archery, fishing, hiking, learning first aid, and spending time in the great outdoors of Northern Minnesota!  This is 4 days like they have not spent before!

Registration is open until June 16, 2024.  You will receive information on what to bring from camp staff so watch your email!

Questions please contact Lisa Boomgarden at 507-317-7411 or dbltrubl2@gmail.com.

 

Health Form AB fillable updated 4-5-22
2024 Cub Scout Shooting Sports Permission Slip
Northwoods Adventure Camp Flyer

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Center for Scouting Staff & Hours Change

Things are happening at Twin Valley Council, and we are excited to announce the changes!

 

Erik Karre will be moving to the Mankato office with the new title of Field Director.  In addition to working with the Great Bend and Gneiss Neighborhoods, he will be working with membership and multiple other projects.  We are hoping to have him settled in Mankato by end of summer.

Melissa Walders is our new District Executive covering Cedar River and North Star Neighborhoods.  She is also handling a lot of social media for the Council.  Melissa comes to us from the Neveda Council with lots of Scouting experience.

Julie Brewer has taken a full-time position with Connections in Mankato but will stay on at Twin Valley part-time handling bookkeeping etc.  We will miss her greatly but at least we get to keep her part-time!  She begins her new role July 1, 2024.  

Jeff Kagermeier has joined the staff part-time.  During the summer he will be working with fund raising events and will take over the Scout Shop by end of summer.  Jeff has a long history of Scouting and will bring much experience to our team.  Jeff is a member of NESA, Cubmaster for Pack 130 and Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 95.

Shelley Corry will move into the position of Office Manager and will handle the workflow in the office.  Having been with Twin Valley Council for 20 years, we’re hoping for an easy transition into the new role.

 

With the announcement of staff changes, we are also announcing the new Center for Scouting and Scout Shop hours.

 

Center for Scouting will be open Monday – Thursday from 8:30am – 5pm with a lunch closing from Noon-1pm. 
                                                       Friday’s we will be open from 1-5pm as usual.

Scout Shop will be open Monday – Friday from 1-5pm

 

Spring Conclave OA

OA Spring Conclave

OA Spring Conclave
Friday, June 14 – Sunday, June 16, 2024
Cuyuna Scout Camp
All OA members welcome!
Prices vary

Order of the Arrow Members – The Conclave time is here!  It’s the perfect time of fellowship plus it’s a great way to help launch Cuyuna Summer camp!

All members should arrive at Cuyuna between noon and 4pm on Friday, June 14, 2024.  Everyone will be camping in designated sites so please plan accordingly.  Cost for conclave is $45 ($30 if registered by June 2, 2024) and includes Friday night dinner, 3 meals on Saturday and Sunday breakfast.

Ordeal – Those who have been elected to the OA, will begin their Ordeal on Friday, June 14th, at Cuyuna Scout Camp during the Conclave.  Please begin arranging transportation to and from Cuyuna.  

Ordeal candidates should arrive at Cuyuna between noon and 4 p.m. on Friday, June 14th.  Please bring appropriate clothing for the expected weather.  You will need work clothes and gloves, your uniform, and a clean change of clothes along with your personal items.  Also, on your list to bring is rain gear, tent, sleeping bag, ground cloth, and bug repellant.  

Cost for your Ordeal is $65 ($50 if registered by June 2, 2024) and includes:  OA dues for 2024, OA sash, OA handbook, patches, meals for the weekend.  There will also be a trading post open for misc. purchases.

Brotherhood – thank you for your continued faithful service to your fellowman.  Your Brotherhood ceremony will happen during the Conclave the weekend of June 14-16, 2024, at Cuyuna Scout Camp.  Please begin arranging transportation to and from Cuyuna. 

Cost for your Brotherhood is $60 ($45 if registered by June 2, 2024) and includes the Conclave, your new sash and meals for the weekend. 

Golden Ticket Brotherhood Candidates – Those of you who purchased Golden Tickets and will receive Brotherhood during Conclave, the Golden Ticket does not include cost of supplies for your Brotherhood.  There will be a $20 fee to cover expenses.

Bus Details – A bus traveling to Cuyuna will be leaving the Center for Scouting in Mankato at 9am on Friday, June 14, 2024.  If you would like to ride, please indicate so during your registration process.  Fee is $15 per person.  Seats are limited so please register early.

Registration is open until June 9, 2024.

All persons on property need a Health Form parts A/B

Questions contact Paul Taylor at 507-381-1173 or pt1173@gmail.com

Click here to register for spring Conclave

Scout Night with the MoonDogs

Scout Night with the Mankato MoonDogs

Scout Night with the Mankato MoonDogs
Friday, June 14, 2024
Gates open at 5:35pm
Game and Overnight Camping
$25 per person

First 100 youth to register will receive a custom designed Twin Valley Council inflatable baseball bat!

It’s our annual Scout Night with the Mankato MoonDogs event!  This event is open to the entire family so bring siblings, grandparents, everyone!  It’s nine innings of fantastic family fun!  

Friday, June14, 2024, the Mankato MoonDogs take on the Bismarck Larks and it’s sure to be a great game.  During the game, the Scouts will have a chance to participate in the National Anthem as well as various antics from Mutnik!

Immediately following the game, you’ll pitch your tent and enjoy an evening camping, running the bases, treats and more!  Remember, Scouting is more fun with a friend so invite your bestie to be part of the event including the overnight camping (parent must also attend).

Gates open at 5:35pm with the first pitch at 6:35pm. 

Those youth wishing to participate in the National Anthem line up, must be in uniform and be at the designated location by 6pm.  (Designated location to be determined night of event).

Cost for this event is $25 per person.  

Every person spending the night at this event must submit a Health Form parts A/B.

Registration is open until Friday, May 31, 2024.

Questions please contact Dan Ploog at daniel.r.ploog@state.mn.us or 507-382-4255

Health Form AB fillable updated 4-5-22
Scout Night with the MoonDogs Flyer

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OA Golf Tournament

Order of the Arrow 13th Annual Golf Classic
Friday, June 7, 2024
Shoreland Country Club, St. Peter
Noon Lunch followed by event
$400 per team (or $100 per person)

Where did the time go?  Once again, it’s time to register for the Order of the Arrow Gold Classic. This time it’s year 14 and the event is still growing and going strong!  

The tournament begins at noon with lunch at the Shoreland Country Club in St. Peter.  Shot Gun start to golfing is at 1pm. 

Following your best golf game ever, will be dinner.  Throughout the afternoon of fun and shenanigans, will be challenge holes, silent auction and door prizes.

Now in year 14, the OA Golf Classic is a tradition!  It’s time to gather your team and get registered.  Cost is $400 for a team of 4 or you can register individually for $100 and be partnered with 3 others.  

All proceeds for this event will go toward the National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) in 2024.

Registration is open until Wednesday, May 29, 2024.

Questions, please contact Paul Taylor at 507-381-1173 or pt1173@gmail.com or Lisa Boomgarden at 507-317-7411 or dbltrubl2@gmail.com

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Summer Kickoff Cub Scout Day Camp

Summer Kick-Off Day Camp

Summer Kick-Off Day Camp
Saturday, June 1, 2024
McGowan’s Farm, Mankato OR
Lion’s Park, Austin

9am-4:30pm
$35 for Cub Scouts and $45 for Non-Scouts
(Adult must accompany youth)  $0

Calling all Youth!  Join us for a fabulous day of outdoor fun to kickoff the summer!

Youth entering grades 1-5 (fall 2024) are invited to join us at our Summer Kickoff Day Camp!  You do not need to be a Cub Scout!  This camp is open to the public!  And it’s open to both boys and girls!  You just need to be in grades 1-5 (fall 2024) to participate and attend with your parent/guardian (one per family).

We are hosting our Summer Kickoff Day Camps on Saturday, June 1, 2024 from 9am-4:30pm.  One will be at McGowan’s Farm in Mankato and the other at Lion’s Park in Austin. 

Programs will be the same at either location so choose the location that works best for you!

Cub Scouts and Non-Scouts will hang out together from 9am-4:30pm doing fun and creative outdoor activities.  

We ask that all youth in attendance be accompanied by a parent (one parent per family).  No cost for adults to attend.

Lunch will be provided for all.

Each person (youth and adult) should bring a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray, and wear close toed shoes – no flip flops!  Please dress for the weather as we will be outdoors all day, rain or shine.

Every person on property needs to complete a Health Form A/B.  All 

Health Form AB fillable updated 4-5-22
Kickoff Summer Camp Revised Flyer

Registration is open until Friday, May 17, 2024.

Questions please contact Amy Ostgarden at 507-327-6161 or gypsyrayne04@yahoo.com.

 

Click here to register for this Day Camp