Mankato Values Event

As always, your safety and the safety of all our members, volunteers, and employees is our top priority. We know there are questions and concerns about how COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, could affect local Scouting programs in Twin Valley Council. Please know that we are monitoring developments regarding COVID-19 both locally with our Council Health Supervisor and through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Mankato Values Event postponed until May 27, 2020


Twin Valley Council proudly invites you to our Mankato Values Event on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, Country Inn & Suites, Mankato.  Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Help us thank and congratulate three outstanding people and one organization while supporting programs and services of the Twin Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America.

This year's honorees are


                 Barb Kaus; Greater Mankato Area United Way      Chris Sandquist; Sandquist Law Office, LLC     Javier Cardenas, M.D.; Mayo Clinic Health System

                                                                                                                Mankato Fraternal Order of Eagles

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

These are the values of Scouting that 1,847 youth and 655 adults stand up and pledge every week. These are also the values that Barb, Chris, Javier exemplify in their work, family, and community volunteerism. These are also the qualities found in the work done by the Mankato Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Keynote Speaker Jack Zimmerman

Our keynote speaker this year is Jack Zimmerman. Jack is a military combat soldier from Cleveland, MN, who survived catastrophic injuries. Jack joined the U.S. Army and became an Airborne Infantryman. He deployed in 2010 with the legendary 101st Airborne Division. After spending nine months in heavy combat, Zimmerman, while on a foot patrol, stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and suffered catastrophic injuries. As he laid there, his own life flashed before his eyes, while the platoon medic and teammates worked to save him and the rest of his team engaged the enemy. Zimmerman was not expected to survive that day, but twenty surgeries and two years later, he left the San Antonio Military Medical Center and medically retired from the U.S. Army.

Back home, his friends, family and community rallied around him to offer their support. Zimmerman tackled many hurdles in his first months home and struggled to find his purpose after leaving the military. Through many opportunities to serve, both personally and professionally, Zimmerman found his passion in speaking to others and inspiring through his unique and valued perspective.


Tickets for this event can be ordered through Ray Brauer; or 507-514-3922.

Table of 8     $600
Table of 4     $300
Individual       $75

Please contact Ray for a program salute order form recognizing one or all of these honorees or if your business would like to place an ad that will appear in the evening’s program.

Event Sponsors 

Please join us in thanking our sponsors for their generosity


                      Mankato Eagles Aerie 269; Title Sponsor                          Bremer Bank; Reception Sponsor              Maschka,Riedy, Ries & Frentz; Dinner Sponsor


  Minnesota River Insurance, Gislason & Hunter, Vetter Stone, and WoWZone; Premium Ad Sponsors


ProGrowth Bank "On My Honor" Sporting Clays Classic

The ProGrowth Bank On My Honor Sporting Clays Classic supports the Twin Valley Council and the programs and services provided to almost 100 units served by the council. Specifically, the programs at our three camps: Cuyuna, Norseland, and Cedar Point.

Please join us on  the RESCHEDULE DATE OF THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2020 at Caribou Gun Club to support Scouting and enjoy this 100 clay shoot!

Any questions or to register a team call Ray Brauer
Office: 507-387-3123
Cell: 507-514-3922


Sporting Clays Classic Details

October 1, 2020

12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Safety briefing
1:00 p.m. Shotgun start
4:00 p.m. Reception / steak dinner
5:30 p.m. Conclusion

$1,000 / team of 4 ($250 each) Includes:

  • 100-round sporting clay shoot with 2 Lewis Classes
  • 12-gauge ammunition
  • Lunch
  • Steak dinner
  • Beer/Wine after the shoot
  • Shooting Shirt

Optional events:

  • 50-round flurry – for an additional $10 per person, your team shoots as many birds as possible with birds thrown every 1-3 seconds from 4 different throwers. Prizes will be awarded to team with highest score.
  • 10 round “long shot” – For an additional $10, try your luck at 10 “long range” targets. Prize awarded for person that breaks the most.
  • Silent Auction Items and raffles


  • Top individual shooter
  • Top team overall
  • Top team Lewis Class
  • Top person Long Shot
  • Top Team 50 round flurry
  • Door prizes

4 Under 40

BSA Fleur de Lis4 Under 40 award honors members of the Martin County Community for their commitment and contributions both professionally and personally.  Members of Martin County are invited to submit nominations for the “4 Under 40” award and then nominees are sent an invitation to formally apply for the honor.  After the application deadline closes, a selection committee of community leaders review every submission.

How the Program Works:

Community members and leaders nominate individuals who will be over the age of 18 but under the age of 40.

Applications are then distributed to the Selection Committee members for evaluation. Following a meeting, announcements of the new class of honorees are made. 

What does the program benefit?

Each year thousands of youth in our area are benefiting from the funds raised through various events and now including 4 Under 40. It provides important revenue to maintain the programs that are developing tomorrow’s leaders through activities that bring fun, excitement, and time with friends while really learning self-reliance, team work, self-esteem and determination. Raised funds give over 2,000 youth in a fifteen county area the opportunity to participate in programs like Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, National Youth Leadership Training, Venturing, Exploring, and ScoutReach. Not only does this award raise funds for important program, but it also recognizes truly remarkable people serving our community.

Why should I nominate?

We know that communities are made stronger when they support and value their talented young professionals. The 4 Under 40 awards allows the area to invest in this talent by recognizing the outstanding work of young professionals in our community. By nominating someone to receive a 4 under 40 award, you are providing valuable acknowledgement of their work, as well as encouragement to continue making a difference in our community.

Who should I nominate?

Think of influential young professionals you know that are working hard to make a difference in Martin County. They may be your friends, co-workers, neighbors, or fellow organization members. As you consider who to nominate, think of individuals who not only excel professionally, but have chosen to dedicate their time outside of work to efforts that improve their community. These individuals should serve as role models for future leaders and have demonstrated the ability to motivate and lead others.

What information do I need?

In addition to the basic contact information about the nominee, the nomination form asks you to state why you feel that particular individual deserves to be recognized as one of this year’s 4 Under 40. It is helpful to the selection committee if you can include as much detail as possible about what distinguishes your nominee from the others as your nomination statements can offer great insight into the nominee.