Thursday, January 29, 2015

U of MN Merit Badge Day - April 4th
Eleven merit badges taught by those majoring in the fields.

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Klondike Derby 2015

Registration is now open for the event on February 7, 2015, at Fred C. Anderson near Houlton, WI.

Pack up your sleds, it's Klondike time!  Sled race with scout made sleds, driven by scouts, and powered by scouts.  Each patrol will pull their sled with a passenger to several towns (skill stations) for patrol competitions.  It's is a one day event of Scouting fun.

For questions, contact Sue Gurrola at or (651) 295-5292 cell.


District Lock-In at Oxford Community Center

Registration is now open for the event on February 27, 2015, at Oxford Community Center in St. Paul, MN.

Units are required to furnish adult supervision and leadership throughout the Lock-in. Webelos dens are encouraged to attend with their future troop. Health forms are required for all participants. Be sure to bring a sleeping bag and appropriate clothes/swimwear for classes chosen.

Program Features

Webelos Aquanaut and Readyman activity pins
Boy Scouts First aid requirements for the Tenderfoot and Second Class ranks; Aquatics requirements for the Second Class and First Class ranks; BSA Swin Test; Fingerprinting merit badge
Ventures Come and have fun


For questions, contact Craig Moeckly at (651) 762-7693.


Attention all Cub Scout Leaders!

There are changes coming this summer for the Cub Scout program.

This will be the most significant change since the introduction of the current Webelos program in 1967.

There will be a webcast on January 17th if you would like to learn more and we will be offering more information at the upcoming roundtables for the rest of this school year.  Follow this link for information about the webcast:


Great Rivers District Roundtable

Please come to our Roundtable for new ideas and learn what's new in the District. Bring someone that has never attended before and they will receive a Great Rivers District patch and you will too for bringing them.

Roundtable meets on the first Thursday of the month, September through May. January and April conflicts move roundtable to the 2nd Thursday of the month. Please follow THIS LINK for directions.

  • 7:00 – Breakouts
  • 8:00 – Announcements
  • 8:30 – Midway

December roundtable will have shortened breakouts to allow for a presentation on the Religious Emblem program.

Don't forget January roundtable will be on January 8th (second Tuesday of the month).

January's Cub breakout will have a guest presenter to discuss boy behavior.

The Cub Leader Breakouts at our 2014-2015 roundtables will cover Cub Scouting's Core Values and Themes as follows:


         Month      Core Value      Themes
September Responsibility   Dollars and Sense
October Citizenship   Give Goodwill
November Respect   Stars and Stripes
December Positive Attitude   Yes, I Can
January Resourcefulness   Litter to Glitter
February Compassion    Aware and Care
March Faith    Soaring the Skies
April Health and Fitness   Backyard Fun

SAVE THE DATE - May 15-17 2015 - Ripley Rendezvous

Registration is now open for the event on May 15-17, 2015, at Camp Ripley near Little Falls, MN. Join Scouts and Venturers from the US and Canada for a fun and challenging weekend!

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This is an area-wide event put on by the Central Minnesota Council.

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