Merit Badge Midway

It’s the place to be to earn merit badges!

Merit Badge Midway
Saturday, December 14, 2019
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sleepy Eye Public School
$15 per youth   $8 per adult (if you want a fabulous lunch)

It’s time to start preparing for Merit Badge Midway.  This event is a great time for adults and Scouts.  We have added new classes and chose classes typically not available at camp.

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Base Camp

Be part of this great event held at an incredible venue!
Base Camp Lock-In 2019

Base Camp Event
Saturday, December 7th – Sunday, December 8, 2019
7:30 p.m. Saturday – 9 a.m. Sunday
Base Camp St. Paul, MN
$35 per youth and $10 per adult

Base Camp is located on the grounds of Fort Snelling and is an incredible venue offering archery, climbing walls, indoor ropes course and so much more!

Each year Twin Valley Council hold a lock-in event at Base Camp that is open to all Scouts BSA, Venture Crews, and Arrow of Light Scouts.

The event is held Saturday, December 7th with check-in beginning at 7:30 p.m. Activities run from 8 p.m. until midnight.  At 12:30 a.m. there is a movie and time to sleep.  Breakfast begins at 7 a.m. and you’ll be heading home by 9 a.m. on Sunday, December 8th.

There will be a late night pizza snack and breakfast provided.  Youth will also receive a patch.

Cost to attend this event is $35 per youth and $10 per adult.  Each person in attendance must have a Health Form parts A & B and all youth must have a parent signed participation waiver.

Registration is open until November 24, 2019.  After this date registration cannot be accepted due to Base Camp policy, we can however make substitutions.

Questions please contact Event Coordinator Lisa Boomgarden

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

National Membership Fee Increase

National membership fee increase goes into effect January 1, 2020

A message from Twin Valley Council’s President, Commissioner and Scout Executive

We would like to thank you for your leadership and service to Scouting in south central Minnesota.  The service you are providing is helping shape the future of our communities by instilling the values of the Scout Oath and Law in young people.  Scouting teaches the leadership, communication, teamwork, and the character traits necessary to serve them throughout life and future vocation.  Words cannot express the gratitude we have for you and the other 750+ volunteers serving 2,000+ Scouts throughout the Twin Valley Council.

As you are aware, the National Council has been evaluating the cost of delivering the Scouting program.  A group of dedicated volunteers and professionals have been meeting to determine the best way forward.  The increase in national registration fees is in large part caused by the increased cost of liability insurance that not only covers our charter partners but also our unit leadership for all Scouting events and activities.

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Criminal Background Check Update

Immediate Action Required

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is committed first and foremost to keeping youth safe. Part of that commitment includes continually updating our youth protection policies to help ensure we are always on the forefront of youth safety.

As you know, one of the BSA’s many barriers to abuse is a mandatory criminal background check during the adult volunteer application process. The BSA will now also perform periodic rechecks of criminal backgrounds to support the continued safety of youth in our programs.

Please complete the process listed below at your earliest availability to help us continue to provide the safest environment possible for our Scouts and leaders. Please note that these steps must be completed before your 2020 annual registration can be processed.

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