Camp Branded Apparel Available

Camp Branded Apparel
November 29 – December 16, 2022
Available on-line 

From November 29 – December 16, 2022, we are excited to offer an on-line store with Camp or Council apparel. Choose from hoodies, flannels, polos and more!  Each item can be ordered with the Cuyuna, Norseland or Cedar Point logo or the Twin Valley Council logo.  All items have an estimated deliver date of late January 2023.  Your purchase will be shipped to the Twin Valley Council office and can be picked up or shipped you for only $8.

To view the on-line store, click here


OA Winter Conclave

OA Winter Conclave
Saturday, January 21- Sunday, January 22, 2023
Loyola High School, Mankato
$30 per member; Golden Ticket accepted

January will be here before we know it, so it’s time to make plans to attend Winter Conclave 2023!

This fun filled weekend begins will check-in at Noon at Loyola High School.  There will be time for conversation, settling in and games before we head out to Pizza Ranch around 3-3:30pm.  As tradition dictates, we will cheer on our Mavericks at the hockey game before heading back to Loyola for an evening of activities.

Cost for this event is $30 per member; those with the Golden Ticket attend at no additional cost.

Each participant must have a BSA Health Form A/B with them.

Registration is open until Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

Questions please contact Paul Taylor.

Holiday Hours at the Center for Scouting

Whether your plans are to eat cookies and watch holiday movies or spend time with family and friends, Twin Valley Council staff would like to wish each of you a joyous holiday season. 

May the magic of the holiday be with you til the season comes ’round again.

Happy Holidays 
       Ray, Erik, Jennifer, Becky, Shelley, Julie, Tom, Joe and Jeff

Center for Scouting Holiday Hours

  • Regular Business Hours December 1 – 22, 2022
  • Friday, December 23 – Monday, December 26, 2022, the Center for Scouting will be closed
  • Tuesday, December 27 & Wednesday, December 28, 2022, we will be open regular business hours of 8:30am – 5pm
  • Thursday, December 29 & Friday, December 30, 2022, the Scout Shop will be closed for year-end inventory.  Regular office open 8:30am – 5pm
  • Monday, January 2, 2023, the Center for Scouting will be closed for the New Year holiday

Regular business hours resume Tuesday, January 3, 2023

  • Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 5pm
  • Friday – 1-5pm

1910 Club Popcorn Celebration

1910 Club Celebration 

1910 Club Celebration
Sunday, December 11, 2022
Wow!Zone in Mankato
Free event for Club Members

Make your $1,910 popcorn goal to become part of the 1910 Club!  

It’s simple!  Have a total popcorn sale of $1,910 and you become a member.  To tabulate your sales, combine on line, site sales, draggin’ wagon and take order.  As long as the total is $1,910 you’re a member.

We’ll celebrate your success on Sunday, December 11th at the Wow!Zone in Mankato (2030 Adams Street).  From 4-6pm join us as we have pizza, bowl a game, make a hole in one and play in the arcade.

There is no cost to attend this celebration and each youth can bring one adult with them.

Registration is open until Sunday, December 4, 2022.  

Questions please contact Shelley at the Center for Scouting; 387-3123 or

Click here to register for the 1910 Club Celebration

Base Camp Lock-In

Base Camp Lock-In

Annual Base Camp Lock-In
Saturday, December 3 – Sunday, December 4, 2022
7:30pm Saturday – 8am Sunday
Base Camp in St. Paul
$40 per Youth; $15 for Adults
AOL – Scouts BSA and Venturing Crews

Twin Valley Council is excited to announce Base Camp 2022!  This is a great event that is growing in popularity.

Check in begins at 7:30pm at Base Camp (6202 Bloomington Road in St. Paul).  Do not arrive before 7:30 as other groups may have reserved the facility or staff is using the time to prepare for Twin Valley Council.

At check-in each person must have ready to turn in their Base Camp Waiver.  Each Scoutmaster must have in their possession a Health Form A/B for each member of their units.  Health Forms will not be collected but need to be available in case of emergencies.

The evening will be filled with Base Camp activities including Archery, Climbing and Indoor Ropes Course.

*NEW* For 7th grade and older is the Leadership Adventure!  Available for the first 16 participants.  This adventure is a 2-hour course from 8:15-10:15pm.

At 11:45pm dive into the late-night Pizza that is provided.

From 12:30-2:30am enjoy a movie. Unfortunately, we’ll call lights out at 3am!

Breakfast is served at 7am and you’ll be on your way home by 8am.

This overnight event is open to all Scout BSA members, Venturing Scouts and 5th grade AOL Scouts.

Registration is open until Wednesday, November 23, 2022.  After this date you can only do substitutions as this facility does not allow for late registrations.

Questions please contact Lisa Boomgarden at 507-317-7411 or

 Click here to register for Base Camp





Happy Thanksgiving To All

The world around us is crazy busy.  People get pulled in so many ways it’s hard to keep up.  This Thanksgiving season we are hoping everyone is able to take a moment or two, to truly appreciate and be thankful for all that we are blessed with.

The Center for Scouting will be closed Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th to allow employees’ time with their families.  We will open again for regular hours on Monday, November 28, 2022; Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 5pm and Friday 1-5pm.

Twin Valley Council wishes each of you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  


Pumpkin Pi Fun Run

Pumpkin Pi Run
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Mount Kato Parking Lot
9 am


It’s the 2nd Annual Pumpkin Pi Run!

Come out to support Twin Valley Council at the 2nd Annual Pumpkin Pi Family Fun Run!  The race will take place along the beautiful Red Jacket Trail and Indian Lake Road.

Along the route, you can look forward to Scouting Surprises!  Maybe you’ll have a S’more, build a fire, tie a knot – who knows!  But Scouting Surprises await those who wish to stop, otherwise you can keep going to the finish line!

Open to youth and adults; runners, joggers, walkers – we’ll even take those in strollers!  Cost for this event is $35 per person.

Your fee includes a shirt, custom race bib and finisher’s medal if registered before November 4, 2022

This event is in partnership with YWCA’s Girls on the Run!

Many thanks to Profinium for being this year’s event sponsor.

Questions, please contact Jennifer Echevarria at 507-387-0294 or email

Click here to register for the Pumpkin Pi Fun Run

Pumpkin Pi Volunteers Needed

Coming up on Saturday, November 19, 2022, is our 2nd Annual Pumpkin Pi Fun Run.  This year, we are partnering with the YMCA’s Girl On The Run.  This means we should have around 150 girls, in grades 3rd – 5th, participating along with their adult mentors/partners.  We want to use this opportunity to showcase Scouting, so we are going to have 3 activity stations along the route for those kids and adults who need to take a short break during the run.  The activities are going to be Scouting themed and show a little bit of who we are.

Twin Valley is in need of volunteer participation from the units to help us, particularly when it comes to running the stations for the kids.  It’s a great way to get your units out there and promoted to a brand-new audience.  Listed below are the areas we need volunteers.  If you have an interest in any of them or would like to have your troop or pack help out, please contact Jennifer Echevarria asap. or 507-387-0294.

If you are interested in participating in the Fun Run, the registration link is below.  The cost is $25 and includes T-shirt, medal and PIE!!

To register for the Fun Run click here