Don’t Be A Lady, Be A Legend! All Girl Camp-o-ree

Don’t Be A Lady, Be A Legend!
Troops G Camp-o-ree
First Ever All Girl Camp-o-ree
Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1, 2022
Norseland Scout Camp
$15 per Scout   $10 per Adult

Don’t Be A Lady, Be A Legend! is the theme for the first ever all girl camp-o-ree hosted by Troop 8 of Mankato.  Meet female Scouts from throughout the region at this unique and fun fill camp-o-ree!

This entire event is geared for meeting other females Scouts and experiencing how mighty we are!  Scouts will have opportunities to not only meet each other but to do rank advancement items, service project time and show off their performance skills!

Troops should arrive Friday evening, eat before you arrive to set up camp and have a welcome campfire
Saturday, Scouts will spend the day participating in a variety of activities, some of which are (but not limited to)Archery
(dis)Ability Obstacle Course
GPS Course Scavenger Hunt
Campfire Stage Show
Conservation Service Projects
Dutch Oven Cookoff (with awards)
Pioneering Projects
Rank advancement opportunities are woven into and throughout the event!
Troops should provide their own breakfast & dinner on Saturday; Lunch is provided on Saturday.
Sunday you’ll be headed home around 10a.m.  Troops should plan for their own breakfast
Cost to attend this event is $15 for Scouts and $10 for adults which includes programming supplies, Saturday lunch and a bandana.

Registration is open until April 5, 2022.  After this date you may still attend but must contact Becky directly to register and bandanas are limited to supply.

Questions contact Becky Sandquist at cbsand@hickorytech.net or 507-995-2946

Click Here to register for this great event!

3rd Annual Bunnies on Belgrade

Bunnies on Belgrade
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Festivities begin at 4pm
200 Block of Belgrade Avenue in North Mankato
$10 per person

It’s the third annual Easter Bunnies on Belgrade!  Join in the fun!  Win great prizes!

Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with live music!  Some businesses on Belgrade will be offering different specials for the event.  

At 6 p.m. HUNDREDS of Easter Eggs will be rolled out onto Belgrade Avenue.  Participants will “dive in” and select six eggs.  Some eggs will have treats – some eggs will have prizes!

Prizes include

$1,000 Cash sponsored by Knutson  & Casey
Big Screen TV sponsored by Business on Belgrade
Bunny Boxes filled with goodies from businesses on Belgrade
Tickets can be purchased at

Twin Valley Council Center for Scouting located at 810 Madison Avenue
Dino’s
Menari Body Works
Neutral Groundz
Circle Inn
The Beast
                         

Must be 21 to participate
Must be present to win
Not responsible for accidents or injuries

All proceeds to support Twin Valley Council, BSA.  
Event sponsored by Business on Belgrade Avenue

Questions please contact Jennifer Echevarria at 507-387-0294 or jennifer.echevarria@scouting.org

Mankato Community Values Event

Mankato Community Values Event
Community Values Event
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Country Inn and Suites, Mankato
5:30pm reception/6:30pm dinner
$75 per person

Twin Valley Council and Subway would like to invite you to celebrate these community volunteers:  Paul Willaert (Retired ISD 77 & Scoutmaster Troop 24), Jeni Bobholz (Circle Inn), Dan Robinson (True Real Estate) and Mankato Masonic Lodge #12

 Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, 
mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law
A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind,
Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.

These are the values of Scouting that 1,007 youth and 460 adults stand and pledge every week.  These are also the values that Paul, Jeni, and Dan exemplify in their work, family, and community volunteerism.  These are also qualities found in the work done by the Mankato Masonic Lodge #12.

Join us as we honor them at the Mankato Community Values Event.  Cost to attend this event is $75 per person.  The event is held at the Country Inn & Suites (1900 Premier Drive) in Mankato with a reception beginning at 5:30pm followed by dinner at 6:30pm.

Guest Speaker for this event is Alex Ramerth from Kids Outdoors.  Alex has more than 10 years of experience in the outdoor industry as an employee for both Scheels and Gander Mountain.  He has also been a youth pastor for 13 years and has developed a new and innovative business in Mankato know as Kid outdoors.

If you or your business would like a salute in the evening’s program recognizing one or all of the honorees, please see link below as well.  Or you may contact Jennifer Echevarria at 507-387-0294 or jennifer.echevarria@scouting.org.

This event made possible by the generosity of 
     Subway; Event Sponsor
     Bremer Bank; Reception Sponsor
     Maschka, Riedy, Ries & Frentz;  Dinner Sponsor
     WowZone; Premium Ad Sponsor
     Compeer Financial; Premium Ad Sponsor
     True Real Estate; Premium Ad Sponsor
     Financial Concepts; Premium Ad Sponsor
     Mankato Masonic Lodge #12; Premium Ad Sponsor

Click here to purchase tickets or to place a program salute

9th Annual Brotherhood Bash!

9th Annual Brotherhood Bash
Saturday, March 5 – Sunday, March 6, 2022
Oakland Lutheran Church near Hayward, MN
2pm Saturday – 9am Sunday
$10 per person; $12 CASH at the door

The 9th Annual Brotherhood Bash is being hosted by the Cedar Valley Chapter on Saturday, March 5 – Sunday, march 6th.  This event will also host an LEC meeting during the Bash.

The event is being held at Oakland Church located near Hayward, MN (22042 850th Avenue Albert Lea).  It’s an event that is lots of fun, has lots of food and great activities are planned.  And best of all – it’s affordable.  This year is also, Bring a Buddy to Brotherhood Bash!  Know someone who is a registered Scout BSA, but is not in OA yet?  Invite them to join in the fun!  Early registration is on line and is $10.  Or, you can pay at the door but you must have cash and it is $12.  

This event is open to all OA members in the Wahpukete Lodge.

All people present must have a health form parts AB.

Schedule of events
Saturday:
2pm     Registration and Gathering Activities
5pm     LEC and Dinner (Pizza, chips and soda)
7-8pm Service Project
8-11pm Board & Non-electronic Games & movies
11-Midnight Cracker Barrel – Open Games and movies
Midnight – Quiet time and Open Games and movies

Sunday:
7am      Wake Up
7:15 am  Breakfast
7:30-8:30am Clean Up, Pack Up and go home

Menu:  Saturday supper:  Pizza, chips, soda and drink mix.  Cracker Barrel:  ham, crackers, cheese, soda, popcorn, chips and salsa.  Breakfast:  cereal, pop tarts, fruit, juice and milk

You are also welcome to bring your own snacks and beverages.  A kitchen with stoves, microwave and refrigerator is available.

NOTE:  If anyone is willing to bring their own Nintendo Switch, Wii, TV, Projector, DVD player, and board games to add to our supplies, please let us know.

Questions please contact Kevan Maxa 507-440-4341 or kjmaxahome@gmail.com

Click here to register for Brotherhood Bash

Great Penguin Race New Date!

The Great Penguin Race 2022 “Penguin Winter Olympics”
Saturday, March 5, 2022 (PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE)
Norseland Scout Camp
1-4pm
$25 per Cub Scout; Adults attend free of charge

We will be following the CDC guidelines for masks at this event.  All persons should plan on wearing a mask while indoors at this event.

It’s time for the annual Great Penguin Race!  This year we are off to the Winter Olympics and our Penguins will be participating in all sorts of winter sports and games!  Who will e our golf medal penguins?

Each year all Cub Scouts are invited to the Great Penguin Race to be held at Norseland Scout Camp on Saturday, March 5, 2022.  Cubs should plan for a winter day outside in the snow. 

Each Scout must have an adult attend with them.  Everyone should dress in proper winter attire as most of our activities are outside.  This includes but is not limited to:  coat, snow pants, boots, mittens or gloves, hat and scarf.

Check-in at Norseland begins at 12:30pm.  Everyone on property must have a Class AB medical form to stay.  Some of the events include curling, Bobsledding Cub Scout style, Slalom Skiing, Penguin Luge, crafts, hot chocolate and more!

This event is a lot of fun for our Cubs, so be sure to register early.  Registration closes Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

Questions please contact Liz Paul at 507-387-0293 or elizabeth.paul@scouting.org.

Click Here to register for this great event!

God & Family Religious Award Classes

God & Family Religious Award
Thursday’s in February
Hilltop United Methodist Church
6-8pm
Open to all 4th and 5th Grade Scouts
$24 per Scout/Adult pair

Are you curious to know what God, your family and pizza have in common?  Or why is a pizza party part of the curriculum of the God & Family Award?  

Join Roger Bergquist and Jeff Adams on three Thursday nights in February (February 10, 17, and 24) at Hilltop United Methodist Church Mankato (108 south Manitou Drive) between 6-8pm and you will learn the answer to these mysterious questions.

Pastor Jeff will lead the group of Webelos/AOL’s through the God & Family series.  This is a protestant series, but any faith is welcome to attend.  At the end of the session, those who complete the series will receive their religious knot.  Remember, religious knots can be worn on the uniform through adulthood!

Cost to attend this event is $24 per Scout/Adult pair and each Scout must attend with an adult.

Registration is open until February 3, 2022 and class size is limited to 14 youth.

Questions please contact Roger Bergquist at 507-340-8441 or rogerandmariya@gmail.com

Click here to register for the God & Family classes

Leader Resource Forum

Leader Resource Forum
Saturday, January 8, 2022
9am – Noon
Prairie Winds Middle School, Mankato, MN

We will be following the CDC guideline regarding facemasks.  All persons at this event should plan to wear a facemask while indoors.

Join us for a morning of fellowship, training and ideas on Saturday, January 8, 2022 in Mankato.  This Leader Resource Forum will feature a gathering time including a light breakfast, coffee and Council announcements.  Attendees will then have an opportunity to attend three 45 minute sessions of their choice on topics related to Cub Scouts or Scouts BSA.

Topics featured include (list is still developing so check back often)

Cub Scouts:

  • How to get more parents to volunteer
  • Fun Blue and Gold Banquets
  • 101 Pack Meeting Ideas
  • Lions, Tigers and Bears – Herding Wild Animals
  • Cubs with Disabilities
  • Incorporating STEM/NOVA into Cub Scouts
  • Fun Cub Campouts

Scouts BSA

  • Working with Scouts with Invisible Illness
  • Teaching Introduction to Scout Leadership Training
  • How to plan a High Adventure Trip
  • Train the Trainer – Citizenship in Society
  • Winter Camping
  • Unit Finance Best Practices
  • Troop Policies and Procedures

There is no cost to attend this forum but registration is required to help us plan our rooms/materials for each session.  

For questions or more information please contact Liz Paul at 507-387-0293 or elizabeth.paul@scouting.org.

Click here to register for the Leader Forum