Year of Service

Year of Service Project 

September 1, 2023 – August 31, 2024
Your Place, Your Time, Your Activity

Twin Valley Council has set a goal to complete 25,000 hours of community service for this Scouting year.

Each time your Scout, your family, your den or your Pack, completes service to our communities please record your hours.

If you have photos of what you did, please send them in an email to so we can share with other units.

25,000 hours is a lofty goal but not only are we committed to reaching it, but also passing it! 

Year of Service FAQ

Click here to record your service hours

Cub Scout Shooting Sports

Shooting Sports
Saturday, October 7, 2023
Cedar Point Scout Camp near Fairmont
$20 per Youth; Adults attend free
Maximum 45 Shooters

We always say, to a Cub Scout, shooting BB Guns, Sling Shots and Arrows is the best thing ever!  It’s the most popular activity we offer and to some, the main reason they join Cub Scouts!

At this awesome event on Saturday, October 7th, youth will work on safety and skills for three shooting sport disciplines: Archery, BB Gun and Sling Shots.  Please note due to National BSA policy those youth in kindergarten will not participate in BB Gun shooting.  They will, however, shoot actual sling shots and archery equipment. 

This is an afternoon the kids will remember for years!  This event is open to 45 youth.  Please use the waitlist as needed.

Open to all BSA registered youth and their friends not currently in Cub Scouts.  All shooters must be at least in kindergarten.  All shooters need to have a parent attend with them.

Each shooter will need to have a parent signed permission form.  All persons on property, including adults, must have a health form.

Cost to attend this afternoon of fun is $20 per youth.  Adults attend at no charge. 



What to Bring

  • Your friend who wants to learn more about Cub Scouts!
  • Health forms for everyone including adults
  • Permission Form
  • Sunscreen
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Dress for the weather – this event is held rain or shine!
  • Scout uniform is not needed, please wear a Scouting t-shirt instead
  • Water Bottle
  • Parents may wish to bring lawn chair

Questions please contact Becky Sandquist at 507-387-0293 or

Shooting Sports Flyer
Health Form AB fillable updated 4-5-22
2023 Cub Scout Shooting Sports Permission Slip


Click here to register for the Shooting Event

Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid Training
Norseland Scout Camp
Saturday, October 7 – Sunday, October 8, 2023
Wilderness First Aid 10:30am Saturday – 5pm Sunday
$130 per person
CPR/AED/FA add-on 8am – 10am Saturday
$60 per person for add-on CPR/AED/FA


Class is limited to 24 participants
Must be 14 years of age or older to attend

This Wilderness First Aid course teaches participants the skills necessary to assess, stabilize and treat injured or ill persons in backcountry conditions.  For Scouting, being prepared includes being ready to render first aid.  As units go farther into the backcountry, additional training is needed to compensate for settings where access to hospitals or clinics and even emergency transport can be delayed for hours or even days. Wilderness First Aid is the next step up from basic first aid and is required for all unit backcountry outings. This is also a great training for all Scouts (age 14 and up), Scout Leaders, hunters, outdoor enthusiasts and those who work in outdoor settings including camp staff members.

PRE-REQUISITE:  American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED/First Aid Training

Each participant must have current American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED/First Aid training and must submit a copy of their American Red Cross certificate.  This certificate must show certificate ID number and date of completion.

A certificate copy should be submitted prior to class by emailing it to Course Instructor Chris Sandquist at

For those without Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Training, we are offering this course Saturday morning, (October 7, 2023), from 8am – 10am prior to the Wilderness First Aid course.  This class will begin sharply at 8am and is an additional $60 fee.  This is a blended class; meaning you will complete part online and part in person.  You will be asked to register for this class during the Wilderness First Aid registration. 

Shortly after registration, you will receive an email from the American Red Cross to create (or log into) an account on their website, and you can then begin the on-line portion of the class.  This on-line portion must be complete before October 7, 2023, or you will not be able to participate in the hands-on instruction portion of the class.

Wilderness First Aid Training

All participants are welcome to arrive Friday evening and tent camp at no additional cost.  Meals and supplies are the responsibility of the participant for Friday night as is Saturday breakfast.

For those not participating in the CPR/AED/First Aid training, you should be ready to begin the Wilderness First Aid at 10:30am Saturday morning.

Wilderness First Aid Training runs from 10:30 am Saturday to 8:00 pm and Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  You must complete all 18 hours of this training in order to be certified.

Again, participants are welcome to camp Saturday night at Norseland for no additional charge.  You are responsible for your own evening snacks, beverages (no alcohol) and supplies.

On Saturday, lunch and dinner are provided.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided Sunday.

This course is limited to 24 participants.  All participants must have a BSA Health Form parts A/B with them.   

Registration is open until Friday, September 29, 2023.

Questions contact Chris Sandquist at 507-327-5149 or

Click here for Wilderness First Aid registration

Camp Cuyuna Needs Our Help

Camp Cuyuna Needs Our Help
October 19-22, 2023

As you know, we have a LOT of tree work and clean up at Camp Cuyuna yet to do.  The damage camp from the two major storms last summer and a hard winter.  Please mark your calendar and consider helping out MEA Weekend.  We need to continue our camp cleanup efforts in orders to be ready for the 2024 camping season.  Food and lodging will be provided all weekend.  Can’t come for all four days?  No problem!  Come only the days you can and are available.

Please RSVP your availability to Ray at the Center for Scouting.

  • The cabins have been reserved.  Please let us know if you need room in one of them. 
  • There is also room in the staff cabins and tree houses.
  • If you prefer to bring your RV/tent, we can certainly reserve a site in family camp at no charge.
  • We would need to know which meals you will be joining so we can get the proper amount of food.
  • If you are chainsaw trained, we would REALLY appreciate your help!  If your training has expired, Ranger Tom can re-certify you that weekend.  Let us know if you need this recertification.
  • Don’t want to use a chainsaw?  Again, no problem!  We need help hauling brush, burning brush, chipping, splitting and more.

Please say you can help us out.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Questions or to confirm your spot, please contact Ray Brauer at or call 507-387-0295

Chopping Through Cuyuna – OA Section Conclave

Wahpekute Lodge To Host Section Conclave 2023

Section Conclave 2023 “Chopping Through Cuyuna”
September 29 – October 1, 2023
Cuyuna Scout Camp
$45 per person 

The Section Conclave “Chopping Through Cuyuna” will be held at Cuyuna Scout Camp!  You won’t want to miss this event!

Cost for this weekend event is $45 per person if registered by September 18, 2023. After that date registration is $55 per person.

As details are planned for the Lumberjack themed weekend, they will be posted.


A bus will be headed to Cuyuna.  Details on departure and return times yet to be determined.  Cost will be $15 per person with a limit of 36.  Choose the bus option during registration.

Registration is open until Friday, September 22, 2023.

Questions please contact Chris Nelson at

Click here to register for Conclave

Click here to register for the bus

OA Fall Conclave

OA Fall Conclave

Wahpekute Lodge Fall Conclave
Friday, September 15 – Sunday, September 17
Norseland Scout Camp
Prices vary based on honor

Fall Conclave 2023 is coming faster than we think!  It is the weekend of September 15-17, 2023, held at Norseland Scout Camp.

OA Members should arrive Friday evening with check in beginning at 5pm.  Please arrive ready for the weekend.  It will be filled with many memories and service.  Appropriate clothing for the weather should be a priority.  This includes work clothes, your field uniform, and a clean change of clothes.  You should also pack your personal and camping gear, including tent, ground cloth, sleeping bag, rain gear and most importantly bug spray!

This is a camping only event.  Each person on site must have a Health Form parts A/B

We will be having games and activities throughout the weekend, a service project on Saturday and LEC in the afternoon.  Meals included are 3 on Saturday and Sunday breakfast.  Please eat before you arrive on Friday.

Ordeal Candidates

Ordeal candidates need to be at Norseland by 6pm Friday evening.  You should be ready with everything needed for your Ordeal.  Please bring appropriate clothing for the expected weather.  You will also need work clothes, your field uniform, and a clean change of clothes along with your personal items.  Also on your list should be rain gear, sleeping bag, ground cloth and bug spray.

Brotherhood Candidates

Brotherhood candidates need to be at Norseland no later than 7pm Friday evening.  Please “Be Prepared” to do your Brotherhood conversion.  You should bring with you appropriate clothing for the weather, including work clothes, your field uniform, and all of your personal items.

Vigil Candidates

Vigil candidates need to be at Norseland by 6pm Friday evening ready to do your Vigil ceremony.  Please bring appropriate clothing for the weekend’s weather, including work clothes, and field uniform.  You should also bring your personal gear.

Registration Fees

OA Members:  Cost is $25 with a $5 discount if registered by Monday, September 11, 2023

Ordeal Candidates:  Cost is $45 with a $5 discount if registered by Monday, September 11, 2023

Brother Candidates:  Cost is $40 with a $5 discount if registered by Monday, September 11, 2023

Vigil Candidates:  Cost is $30 with a $5 discount if registered by Monday, September 11, 2023

Registration is open until Wednesday, September 13, 2023.

Questions please contact Paul Taylor at 507-381-1173 or

Click here for OA Conclave registration

Fall Camp-o-Ree “Star Warz”

Fall Camp-o-ree Happening Soon

Fall Camp-o-ree 
Friday, September 8 – Sunday, September 10, 2023
Cedar Point Scout Camp 
6pm Friday – 9am Sunday 
$30 per person

Who said Scout skills are only used during daylight hours?

Scouts are going to be celebrating Star Warz.  Not the Jedi Knight style but rather galactic style.  It’s a glow-in-the-dark, throughout the night, social celebration of Scouthood.

When you’re dealing with the stars and planets, when do you need to be out?  That’s right – at night – all night!  Scouts will be doing activities following the Friday night campfire.  Activities will last until approximately 3am and some of them (but not all) include Glow in the Dark Sling Shots, Nighttime Exploration Hikes, and Stargazing.  Friday night will also feature a movie that was an astronomical success!   After a late start Saturday morning, the afternoon will be spent socializing and celebrating the comradery of Scouting.  There will be games galore, maybe some tournaments, and aquatic events.  After an evening meal (troops should plan on skits – something new, something exciting, something galactic themed?!), there will be a social campfire and more movies.

There is a possibility of merit badges for Saturday. The merit badges in question are Crime Prevention, Finger Printing and Traffic Safety.  There will not be a sign up for these merit badges so Scoutmaster should “Be Prepared” by having blue cards or Scoutbook on your phone.

All meals will be provided.  Please eat before arriving at camp Friday around 5:30pm. Your Scouts may want to take a nap too! There will be a late-night snack provided on Friday. 

Saturday you’ll be treated to late morning brunch, supper and a cracker barrel Saturday evening.  If you are an early riser you would need to furnish your own breakfast.

Units will be on their way home Sunday morning by 9am.

All persons on property must have a Health Form parts A/B.  All adults camping must be BSA registered complete with Youth Protection training.

Effective September 1, 2023.  All adults staying overnight in connection with a Scouting activity must be currently registered in an adult fee required position as listed or as an adult program participant.  A Merit Badge Counselor does not meet this requirement.

Cost for this event is $30 per person and registration is open until Sunday, September 3, 2023.


Questions, please contact Jay Striemer at or 507-236-0679.

Click here to register for the Fall Camporee

Labor Day

Twin Valley Council will be closed Monday, September 4, 2023, in observance of Labor Day.

We will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.  
Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 5pm and Friday 1-5pm

Please have a safe and enjoyable holiday.