VFW Scout of the Year Program

VFW Scout of the Year Program
Applications due March 1, 2020

Annually, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States  awards three individuals who are:  Eagle Scouts, Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, Venture Summit Award recipients and/or Sea Scout Quartermasters who have risen above their peers in exemplifying the qualities of that rank. 


Staff To Attend Training

Staff Training Days
Thursday, February 27 – Friday, February 28, 2020
Center For Scouting
Closed for business

Please mark your calendars for February 27-28, 2020, as the Center for Scouting will be closed.


“Gold Rush” Klondike 2020

“Gold Rush” Klondike 2020
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Norseland Scout Camp
7am – 5pm
$20 per youth; $5 per adult

Catch Gold Rush Fever!  Transport yourself back to the days of the Gold Rush, where golden nuggets ruled and survival depended on your wisdom and knowledge.


Mad Bobber Ice Fishing Contest & Fishing Merit Badge Event

Mad Bobber Fishing Contest & Fishing Merit Badge
Saturday, February 1, 2020
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Duck Lake in Madison Lake, MN
$20 per person  $5 age 15 and under

Who says the Fishing merit badge has to be completed during the summer months?  It’s 2020 – A New Year – A New Decade – So let’s do the Fishing merit badge A New Way!


It’s The Great Penguin Race; A Cub Scout Winter Event!

The Great Penguin Race; A Cub Scout Winter Event
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Norseland Scout Camp
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$25 per youth and $5 per adult

It’s The Great Penguin Race!  All Cub Scouts are invited to join us for some winter fun!  Saturday;, January 11, 2020, at Norseland Scout Camp located near St. Peter beginning at 9 a.m.


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.