Community Events

Adult Indoor Pinewood Derby Drag Race

Adult Indoor Pinewood Derby Drag Race
Thursday, February 23, 2023
Mankato Brewery
Fundraising per Team

The first annual Adult Pinewood Derby will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at the Mankato Brewery (1119 Center Street) in North Mankato, MN.  

Team captains will be provided a Pinewood Derby Car and weights.  They will build a car to race against other competitors.  Each team captain is asked to solicit pledges from businesses, friends, family, associates, etc. with a goal to raise at least $500 for the local Scouting program.

Each team captain will provide their own “pit crew” of 2 or 3 people.  Captain and crew will be provided food and beverages at the event.  There will also be a silent auction and voting for best car design ($1 a vote).

Winners in both categories of Speed and Design will receive
     1st Place – Trophy and $250
     2nd Place – Trophy
     3rd Place – Trophy

Questions please contact Ray Brauer at 507-387-3123 or

Pinewood Race Team Captain Flyer

Mankato Values Event

Mankato Values Event
Thursday, March 30, 2023
Courtyard by Marriott Mankato
5:30pm Reception     6:30pm Dinner
$75 per person (table pricing also available)



Twin Valley Council and Maschka, Riedy, Ries & Frenz Law Firm proudly invite you to celebrate these community volunteers


        Brett Taylor                        Joe Wallschlaeger                                Nancy Zallek                                         Doug Faust                                 American Legion 
Lifetime Achievement                   Vetter Stone                                    Mankato Area                                Taylor Corporation                          Posts 11, 475 & 518
            Award                                                                                               Foundation                                              Retired

at a dinner in their honor on Thursday, March 30, 2023.  Reception begins at 5:30pm with dinner at 6:30pm.  Courtyard by Marriott in Mankato.

Each of these honorees exemplifies what it means to live by the values of the Scout Oath and Law in their everyday lives.


Special Guest speaker is Kenny Klooster.  Kenny is the past president for the Greater Mankato Rotary Club and immediate past Rotary District Governor.  Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self” closely aligns with the Values found in the Scout Oath and Law.  In fact, the past several years Rotary has recognized several Scouts with their prestigious “Service Above Self” Award.



We would like to also thank our sponsors:

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To purchase a ticket or to see table pricing please click here.

If you would like to congratulate any of our honorees with a program salute please contact or call 507-514-3922.