A Quarterly Publication of the Central Minnesota Council
of the Boy Scouts of America
August - October 2005 Volume 1 Issue 3 www.bsacmc.org
Free Pinewood Derby Cars! Chevrolet and Jeff Gordon have Race to Cub Scouting Expo
Qualifying Rules: teamed up to help spread the word September 10th from 9 am-1 pm
about Cub Scouting to boys in grades
Each new Cub Scout will receive a free 1through 5. Try Cub Scouting for a Day!
Pinewood Derby Car Kit. St. Cloud Technical College
GM Engineers will build the world’s
1540 Northway Drive
Each Pack that reaches its new membership largest Pinewood Derby Car. This St. Cloud, MN
goal will receive free Pinewood Derby Car car will be on display at the National
Kits for each member of the Pack. Jamboree, BSA’s National Annual Hey Cub Scouts, invite your friends to join
Meeting, Disney’s Epcot Center and you at our Race to Cub Scouting Expo.
A Pack Representative must attend the “Race select Chevy dealerships. The World’s We will show them all the fun things Cub
to Cub Scouting” Kickoff. Scouts get to do.
Largest Pinewood Derby Car will
Race to Cub Scouting Leaders’ Kickoffs: eventually ﬁnd a perminent home at The Expo will feature rock climbing, race
Gateway: Thursday, August 11 the National Scouting Museum. cars, Scout skills, Pinewood Derby car
Scenic: Tuesday, August 2 building clinic, camping and canoeing
Pine Tree: Tuesday, August 9 demonstrations, heavy machinery,
North Star: Thursday, August 4, Staples appearances by St. Cloud and Minnesota
Thursday, August 11, Little Falls sports mascots, food, games, crafts and
much more of what Cub Scouts do.
Race to Cub Scouting with these Central Minnesota Chevrolet Dealerships
Miller Chevrolet in Rogers Laubach Chevrolet - Buick in Paynesville Rife Chevrolet in Sebeka
Gould Chevrolet in Monticello MacDonald - Wold in Aitkin Saxon Motors in Elk River
B. Gunderson Motors in Mora Murphy Chevrolet in Foley Schwieter’s Chevrolet in Cold Spring
Dan Welle Southtown in Sauk Centre Nyhus Chevrolet - Buick in Staples Thielen Motors in Park Rapids
Dondelinger Chevrolet in Brainerd Pine Motor Company in Pine River Wadena Chevrolet
Falls Motor Company in Little Falls Prairie Motors in Long Prairie
Gilleland Chevrolet in St. Cloud Princeton Auto Center
The Central Minnesota Council of the Boy Scouts of America
Council Calendar The Compass is published quarterly by the Central
Minnesota Council, Boy Scouts of America. A
complimentary copy is mailed to all registered
August Scouting families. Yearly subscriptions are
16 Executive Committee Meeting available through the council service center for
25 Sporting Clays Outing for Scouting $10.00.
30 Popcorn Training - Sartell
31 Popcorn Training - Brainerd Central Minnesota Council, BSA
1191 Scout Drive
September Sartell, Minnesota 56377
5 Council Ofﬁce Closed - Labor Day
Phone number 320.251.3930
10 Quarry Park Rock Climbing Fax Number 320.251.3933
10 Race to Cub Scouting Expo - St. Cloud Technical College
16 - 18 Council Fall Camporee Council Web site www.bsacmc.org
18 Field Sports Day BSA Web site www.scouting.org
20 Executive Board Meeting
Council President Jim Miller
24 Scouting for Food Bag Distribution Scout Executive Dave Trehey
October Compass Editor Paul Ravenberg
1 SUPER SATURDAY - Popcorn Sale Begins
1 Scouting for Food Pick up Editor’s note* The publishing calendar for The
Compass has been shifted to better align with
8&9 Webelos Activity Badge Day Scouting’s yearly cycle in an effort to keep
15 Coordinated Program Meeting information more timely and pertinent.
18 Executive Committee Meeting Quarterly issues of The Compass will now come
27 Friends of Scouting Kick-off out in August, November, February and May.
Please see your District’s page for additional important dates
Congratulations Eagle Scouts! (New to the Eagle’s Nest as of March 2005)
Tyrell Post Benjamin Godding Spencer Wigmore Michael Young
Princeton - Troop 116 St. Cloud - Troop 13 Elk River - Troop 90 St. Cloud - Troop 106
Nathan Ellering Nathan Hall Joshua Wiskus Marcus Luniewski
Melrose - Troop 68 Baxter - Troop 36 Cushing - Troop 38 Zimmerman - Troop 91
Eric Schleppenbach Colin Simmons Jeremy Maslowski Anthony Held
St. Cloud - Troop 14 Little Falls - Troop 65 Little Falls - Troop 51 Elk River - Troop 90
Brian Olmanson Nicholas Segaar Andrew Manners Gary Robinson
St. Cloud - Troop 94 Brooten - Troop 66 Park Rapids - Troop 58 Foley - Troop 10
Evan Giffen Marc Crepeau Derek Kocker
Sartell - Troop 9 Elk River - Troop 90 St. Cloud - Troop 106
New Units Central Minnesota Council Membership
as of 6/30/05
Unit Charter Organization
2,382 Cub Scouts
Troop 566 St. Donatus Church - Brooten
1,184 Boy Scouts
Troop 601 Catholic Charities
Pack 601 Catholic Charities
1,498 Adult Leaders
Crew 296 Friends of Parker Scout Reservation
Pack 566 St. Donatus Church - Brooten
3,627 Total Scouts in 156 Units Registered in the Central
Post 2282 Tom Fread’s Emergency Lighting
Welcome to the Central Minnesota Council!
Help Your Boys Get the Most Out of Scouting!
Take Advantage of Volunteer Leader Training Opportunities
What Makes a Trained Leader?
Cub Scout Leaders are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials and the Cub Scout Leader
Speciﬁc training for their position.
Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials,
Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Speciﬁc Training, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.
Troop Committee Members are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials and the Troop
Committee Challenge as their Leader Speciﬁc training.
Venturing Crew Advisors, Assistant Advisors, and Crew Committee Members are considered trained when they have
completed New Leader Essentials and Venturing Leader Speciﬁc Training.
Tiger Den Leader Training Fast Start Training
For all Tiger Den Leaders For all new Boy Scout, Cub Scout and Venturing Leaders
September 27 - Scout Service Center in Sartell available online anytime
For Cub Scout Leaders:
This training is designed for Tiger Cub Den Leaders, their assistants and http://www.scouting.org/cubscouts/faststart/
interested parents. While the main emphasis of the training is the Tiger
Cub Programs (Den Meeting, Uniform, Awards, etc.), it also provides an
excellent overview of the Cub Scout Program as a whole. For Boy Scout Leaders:
For Venturing Leaders:
Cub Scout Leader Speciﬁc Training http://www.scouting.org/venturing/faststart/
For All Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, Committee
Members and Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos Den Leaders
Introduction to Scouting and its methods. To be taken by all new adult
October 4 - Elk River leaders after joining the Troop, Pack or Crew.
October 6 - Staples
October 8 - Sartell (Scout Service Center)
October 11 - Parker Scout Reservation Venture Leader Speciﬁc Training
October 13 - Princeton For all Venturing Crew Advisors, Assistant Advisors and Crew
October 13 - Isle Committee members
October 18 - Cold Spring
October 29 - Sartell (Scout Service Center) November 5 - Scout Service Center in Sartell
This course teaches you the basics of pack and den operations, including
advancement, program planning, and secrets of successful leaders. While This training introduces the new adult crew leader to Venturing by providing
the main emphasis of the training is the Wolf and Bear Programs (Den basic information needed to successfully operate a crew. This information
Meetings, Pack Meetings, Committee Meetings, Uniform, Awards, etc.), it includes the purpose and mission of Venturing, characteristics of Venturer-
also provides an excellent overview of the Cub Scout Program as a whole. aged youth, organization and leadership of the crew, and program planning
and ofﬁcer training.
More information on Leader Training and Training materials can be obtained by contacting the Scout Service Center.
Times and locations of these Leader Training Session will be posted at www.bsacmc.org when they become available.
If these dates are not condusive to your schedule, please contact the following people on the Training Team to set up a
time to complete the Training program necessary for your position within your unit.
Council Leader Training Chairs
Boy Scout Leader Training Chair: Roger Worm (320)253-4351
Cub Scout Leader Training Chair: Jean Duininck (320)253-3895
District Leader Training Chairs
Scenic: Cub Scouts - Paul Tweedy (320)249-3268
Boy Scouts - Al Beckel (320)685-4473
Gateway: Judy Hanson (763)263-8857
Pine Tree: Mike Rader (320)251-3930 ext. 116
North Star: Marty Richards (320)251-3930 ext. 108
Serving the Communities of: Akeley, Bertha, Bluffton, Bowlus, Browerville, Burtrum, Clarissa, Eagle
Bend, Hewitt, Little Falls, Long Prairie, Menahga, Nevis, Park Rapids, Pierz, Randall, Royalton, Sebeka,
Staples, Swanville, Upsala, Verndale, and Wadena
Roundtable Schedule Training, Venturer Leader Speciﬁc Training, Recharter
North Star- North Site November
Staples Campus of Central Lakes College in the Webelos Transition, Okpik, Youth Protection
Outward Bound Room 7:00 PM
Aug. 4th Sept. 1st Oct. 6th Blue & Gold Banquet, Courts of Honor, Awards in
Nov. 3rd Dec. 1st Jan. 5th Venturing, Fiesta
Field Director Feb. 2nd Mar. 2nd Apr. 6th
May 4th Program Kick off and Volunteer Appreciation January
Marty Richards BBQ, site to be determined. Resident Camp, Day Camp, Summer Camp Plan, Fund
(320) 251-3930 ext. 108 Raising
Cell: (815)985-3738 North Star South Site-
E-mail: email@example.com Little Falls Public Library at 7:00 PM February
Spring Roundup and Ripley Rollout
District Calendar Aug.11th Sept. 8th Oct. 13th
Nov. 10th Dec. 8th Jan. 12th March
August Family Camping and Leader Training
Feb. 9th Mar. 9th Apr. 13th
3 District Committee Meeting
May 4th Program Kick off and Volunteer Appreciation
4 Roundtable Meeting - North April
BBQ, site to be determined.
8-9 Little Falls Day Camp Day Camp ﬁnal plan
11 Roundtable Meeting - South
September Roundtable Topics Program Kickoff
1 Roundtable Meeting - North
7 North Star Committee Meeting August Roundtable meetings are vitally important to the
8 Roundtable Meeting - South Race to Cub Scouting, Camporee Planning & Venturing quality of your unit. Roundtables allow you to stay
23-25 Northern Districts Historee Exciting Weekends. up to date with what is going on within the Council,
talk to other leaders about what has helped them
October September be successful in their units, and to learn what can be
5 North Star District Committee Meeting Leader Training Promotion, Summer Camp Report, High done to bring a quality program to our boys. Our
6 Roundtable Meeting - North Adventure Report and Scouting for Food. untis are only as good as our leaders and attending
6 Cub Scout Leader Training - Staples & Isle Roundtables is an excellent way to help improve your
8 Tiger Prowl October Troop or Pack.
13 Roundtable Meeting - South Cub Scout Leader Training, National Youth Leader
Serving the Communities of: Aitkin, Backus, Baxter, Brainerd, Crosby, Crosslake, Cushing, Deerwood,
Emily, Fifty Lakes, Garrison, Ironton, McGregor, Merriﬁeld, Motley, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Pillager,
and Pine River
Welcome, Michael Rader Mike has held numerous unit leadership positions to
include Cubmaster, Scoutmaster and Associate Crew
Mike is pleased to be the new District Executive for Advisor. Some of the awards Mike has received are
Pine Tree District. One of his additional assigned the District Award of Merit and the Twin Lakes District
duties is Camp Operations Manager at Parker Leadership Award. He is a James E. West Fellow (in
Scout Reservation. Mike and his family are living at two councils). Mike has been on two Philmont treks and
Parker Scout Reservation and will be participating in has been Wood Badge trained.
developing expansion of program opportunities and
District Executive facility improvement and utilization. Having already participated in the Pine Tree Day
Mike Rader Camp, Webelos and Cub Scout Resident Camps,
(320) 251-3930 ext. 116 Mike has been married to his wife, Cindy for 24 years. Mike and Cindy are looking forward to meeting and
Cell: (218)851-5293 They have two sons, Derek and Daren, who are both working with all of the dedicated Scouters in the
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org currently Life Scouts. Council.
District Calendar Mike started in Cub Scouting in 1964 with Hawkeye Roundtable Schedule
Area Council, Cedar Rapids, IA. Mike received the
August Arrow of Light and is an Eagle Scout with gold palms. The Pine Tree Site is in the Central Lakes College,
2 District Committee Meeting Brainerd, “Cube Area” They take place at 7:00PM the
9 Roundtable Meeting After attending Wartburg College in Waverly, Second Tuesday of each month.
Iowa, Mike enjoyed a 24-year career as a Deputy Dates are as follows;
September Sheriff with the Linn County Sheriff’s Department in Aug 9 Sept. 13 Oct. 11
6 District Committee Meeting Iowa. Upon his retirement, he embarked upon a new Nov. 8 Dec. 13 Jan. 10
13 Roundtable Meeting career in the Boy Scouts of America as the Properties Feb. 14 Mar.14 Apr. 11
23-25 Northern Districts Historee Administrator / Ranger for the Northwest Suburban May 9 Program Kick off and Volunteer Appreciation
Council at Napowan Adventure Base in Wild Rose, At Parker Scout Reservation
October Wisconsin for the past three and a half years. Roundtable topics for these meetings are the same as
4 District Committee Meeting those listed above in the North Star district’s section.
8 Tiger Prowl As a volunteer Scouter, Mike has held numerous
positions including District Commissioner in the Hawkeye
11 Cub Scout Leader Training
Area Council and Bay-Lakes Council, Council Properties
Pine Tree Day Camp
11 Roundtable Meeting
Committee member, Assistant Ranger, District Activities
On June 17-18, Pine Tree District held its Day Camp
Chair, and Council Shooting Sports Chair.
at Parker Scout Reservation. Approximately 45 Cub
Scout, leaders and parents attended each day.
Mike is currently a Boy Scouts of America National
Those in attendence had fun on the archery and BB
Camp School trained Shooting Sports Director and
gun ranges as well as cooking, crafts and ﬁeld sports
Camp Ranger. He is also certiﬁed by the NRA as an
games. On Saturday they were treated to a visit with
instructor for riﬂe, shotgun, muzzle loading riﬂe, muzzle
the National Jamboree shake down encampment.
loading shotgun and as a Range Safety Ofﬁcer. Mike
is also a National Archery Association Instructor.
Packs 36, 74 and 83 participated. Pack 49 from
Gateway District attended on Saturday. These Packs
Both Mike and Cindy have staffed numerous Cub Scout
completed one of the three event requirements for the
Day Camps, Family Camps, Webelos Resident and Cub
Summertime Pack Award. A special thanks to Frank
Scout Resident Camps. Mike has been a Boy Scout
Huber, Cindy Rader and Marty Richards for stafﬁng
summer camp staff member for eight years.
the Day Camp.
Mike, Cindy and Derek are Order of the Arrow Vigil
Honor members and Daren is a Brotherhood member.
New Popcorn Sale Dates!! Sporting Clays
The Popcorn Sale dates have moved to
Beneﬁtting Youth Leadership
October, a whole month earlier to help Super Saturday FLASH! Thursday, August 25, 2005
our salesmen get better results! Start 1:00 pm Shotgun Start
October 1st and conclude by October The special prize for this year’s 4:30 PM BBQ and Awards Ceremony
31st. Take advantage of warmer Super Saturday Sale is one air
weather and the opportunity to deliver rocket for each Pack and Troop. Rice Creek Sportsmans’ Club
Little Falls, Minnesota
product over the Thanksgiving holiday! for more information call 320-251-3930!
Don’t miss the fun or your chance to
NEWS FLASH! Try the new 8 ounce win cool prizes, sell popcorn! Mallard Corporate Team $750
White Ruby Popcorn for only $8.00! Team of Five
Station Sponsorship w/ Company
PRIZE FLASH! Prize program to logo
offer Gift Cards for Wal-Mart Additional Door Prize ticket for each
or Blockbuster for exceptional team member
salespeople (in addition to level
prizes!) Pheasant Team $500
$ 900 in sales - $ 50 gift card Team of Five
$ 1350 in sales - $ 75 gift card
$ 2200 in sales - $100 gift card You are placed on a team
Popcorn Kernels Brieﬁng: (must Station Sponsor $150
attend one for full commissions) signage with corporate logo
Tuesday, August 30, at 7:00 p.m. To register yourself or your team, please
Watkins Scout Service Center cut out and mail completed portion by
August 20th with check payable to:
1191 Scout Drive
Sartell, MN CMC - BSA
1191 Scout Drive
Wednesday, August 31, at 7:00 p.m. Sartell, MN 56377
Holiday Inn Express
15739 Audobon Way
Brainerd-Baxter, MN (The Buckshots of St. Stephen, for ex.)
1. Team Captain______________________
Popcorn funds are
used to help support our
enjoy learning email______________________________
about the Wild
Wild West at
Scouting for Food Boy Scout Jamboree
There is an ever increasing need for
food donations to local food pantries.
Scouts are needed to answer the call! JAMBOREE EQUIPMENT
It is important to a ﬁnd a way for all FOR SALE!
Scouts to help those in need!
This year’s Central Minnesota Council
Please join other Scouts and Contingent to the Jamboree will be
participate in the sleeping, cooking and dining for 10
days using new equipment purchased
speciﬁcally for the 2005 Jamboree. On
Scouting for Food Drive return, all these “slightly used” products
will be available for sale to troops and
Saturday, October 1, 2005 families at a considerable discount.
How can Scouts help? Among the items are:
54 Eureka Timberline 4-man Tents...$95
-Each Pack and Troop will
be asked to take responsibility for 9 Coleman Sundome 10x10 Tents.$75
a geographic area in or near their
neighborhood. 12 2-Burner Propane Stoves.............$35
-Sometime during the last 12 Stove Stands...................................$25
week of September, 2005, Scouts will
12 5’ Hose Assemblies for Stoves....$12
distribute a bag to each home in their
designated areas. For more information or to reserve your
equipment, call Sheri at 320-251-3930!
-Return to the same homes after
8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 1st
and collect food and other household
supplies left on the doorsteps, etc.
These food and household items will be
delivered to local food pantries.
-Your Pack or Troop Scouting
for Food Coordinator will have all the
-Thank you for helping “other
people at all times!”
Pictured at right:
Volunteers and Scouters gather to
collect and transport food items to area
Last year, over 80,000 items were
collected in the Central Minnesota
Council’s 12-county area.
Thanks to Wells Fargo,
our council sponsor for
this very special project!
Great job, Scouts and Scouters!
Serving the Communities of: Albany, Avon, Belgrade, Brooten, Cold Spring, Freeport, Greenwald,
Holdingford, Luxemburg, Melrose, Paynesville, Rice, Richmond, Rockville, St. Augusta, St. Cloud, St.
Joseph, St. Martin, St. Stephen, St. Wendel, Sartell, Sauk Centre, Sauk Rapids, & Waite Park
outstanding job as chair! and teaches any male or female member everything
Thanks to Bernick’s Pepsi for their support and donation to understand what a career in law enforcement is like.
of some of the beverages! Annually they attend the national Law Enforcement
Special thanks to Ron Seibring for his help and support conference and have brought back numerous awards.
at SCSU plus his daughter Megan for providing -St. Cloud Downtown Fire Department Explorer Post
building support with her crew! 32 works on a program through the summer and offers
District Executive youth the opportunity to learn the various aspects of
Bear Hib 2006 will be April 7 at SCSU once again! being a ﬁre ﬁghter including ﬁrst aid. Their ride along
Bob Rueter program gives some ﬁrst hand experiences to the
(320) 251-3930 ext. 112 youth.
E-mail: email@example.com -St. John’s Explorer Post 624 is part of the Eagle Scout
Key Monthly Items Association at St. John’s University. They do a variety
Scenic District Committee of activities and support for the council.
District Chair: AUGUST – Annual planning conference for all units
Jeff Dahler 230-1386 Order of the Arrow (honor society) Fall Conclave
District Vice-Chair: SEPTEMBER - Fall Roundup or School Night
Don Berger 252-4223 Troop or Crew Open House Learning for Life Groups
District Commissioner: Fall Camporee and Field Sport Sunday at Parker
Mike Schmidtbauer 253-5939 Scouting for Food preparation We also offer Career Awareness Exploring at
District Finance Chair: OCTOBER – Scouting for Food pick up Cathedral High School and Sartell High School. These
Tom Bossert 255-1502 Popcorn sale programs bring in speakers in various careers topics
District Activities Chair: Parent orientation meetings in each unit so students can ﬁnd out what education is required
Jane Holmberg 259-9308 Webelos Activity Badge Days to pursue that ﬁeld. In addition the students can ask
District Cub Training Chair: Troops invite ﬁrst and second year Webelos to troop questions about the work and what an average day is
Paul Tweedy 249-3268 meetings like plus salary and other attributes of the job.
District Camping Chair: NOVEMBER – Tiger Prowl for 1st grade boys
Jeff Bloss 743-4437 Popcorn pick up and delivery There is also a Learning for Life Group at the local
District Venturing Chair: Rechartering (registering existing Scouts for 2006) Sheriff’s Group Home. We work on a variety of
Rick Leither 253-2111 DECEMBER – Recharters ﬁnished activities including Scouting demos and skills plus
District Advancement Chair: career and personal skill development.
Burt Dubow 251-2021
District Recognition Chair:
Martin Fabel and Don Berger Scenic District Commissioners
District Membership Chair: School Nights or Fall Round up
Randy Baker 251-4384 Help your District out if you want to stay involved and
District Boy Scout Training Chair: want a ﬂexible schedule. Contact Mike Schmidtbauer Plan your unit’s school night recruitment now for new
Al Beckel 685-4473 at 253-5939 or email him at boys and Venturers (male or female). Let Bob know at
District Rock Climbing Director: firstname.lastname@example.org. the ofﬁce what night and time plus location you will be
Randy Turner 352-3890 conducting this so he can plan to attend to help out.
Plan to attend our August 2 promotion at 7 pm at the
District Committee meetings are held at the Watkins Watkins Service Center (Scout ofﬁce).
Service Center, Sartell, Minnesota Scouting 101
from 5:30-6:30 pm
on the ﬁrst Tuesday of each month. PACK STRUCTURE:
Pack committee – led by committee chair and
District Calendar committee members to provide guidance to the unit
leaders: Cubmaster and Den Leaders.
August Dens – groups of 6 to 8 boys in the same group
2 School Night & Fall Round-up Kick off and from the same Pack that are from a common
9 District Committee Social geographic area (neighborhood).
Denner – a Webelo Scout that helps conduct the den
6 District Committee Meeting Den Chief – a Boy Scout that helps out with a den in
6 Roundtable Meeting a Pack. Provides leadership and an understanding of
27 Tiger Den Leader Training what a Boy Scout Troop is like plus is a mentor to Cubs
October Charter organization representative – usually a parent
4 District Committee Meeting that also has a link to the sponsoring organization or
4 Roundtable Meeting charter organization. Provides updates to the unit and
8 Cub Scout Leader Training - Sartell to the sponsor about Scout activities and works to get
18 Cub Scout Leader Training - Cold Spring adult leadership approved.
29 Cub Scout Leader Training - Sartell
Scenic District Award of Merit
Budgets and Money Earning
District Calendar This award was presented to Paul Tweedy on March
Scouting provides a unique opportunity to help 8th at the District Roundtable Meeting. Paul is the Cub
AUGUST 2 – Fall Roundup Brieﬁng from 7 to 8:30 pm youth mature and becomes leaders in their unit and Scout Training Chair for the Scenic District. He is also
at the Watkins Service Center (Scout ofﬁce) Community community. Be sure your unit only receives funds for the Unit Commissioner for Troop 30 and Pack 30 out of
Room. Planning for School Night. services rendered. Scouts EARN their way through Albany. Thanks for all you do for Scouting!
AUGUST 9 – District Committee social 6-7:30pm at fundraising and money-earning projects plus parental
Scout Service Center in Sartell support.
SEPTEMBER 6 AND ﬁrst Tuesdays – ROUNDTABLE at
BSA 7 to 8:30 pm The Scout professionals and the Council ofﬁce are the District Roundtables
only entity that can fundraise in a community via the
September 6th February 7th
501C3 license. Any unit soliciting donations is subject
October 4th March 7th
to discipline for jeopardizing the license of the council.
November 1st April 4th
Bear Hibernation 2005 The council must have the community support or it
cannot exist to support units.
Thanks to Troop 6, 13, 18, 21, 28, 192 plus Explorer
District Roundtable Meetings will be held at the
Post 32 and 250.
Watkins Scout Service Center on these nights from 7
Thanks to the volunteers: Mark and Noah Braun, Roger Learning for Life Explorer Posts - 8:30 pm
Worm, Trevor Faundeen, Scott Holmberg, Roxanne
Gill, Maggie Holmberg, Tom Keller, Rick Leither, Ursula -GLT Post 9 is an Architectural career exploration unit.
Hoppe, Bill Ness (Snakeman!), and Joe Cordie. They will do some site tours and otherwise do some
Stearns County Sheriff’s Department Explorer Post 250 sample projects and have presentations by the staff of
and Explorer Post 32 Fire Dept. GLT Architects in St. Cloud.
Special thanks to Jane Holmberg for doing an -Stearns County Post 250 runs a year round program
Serving the Communities of: Becker, Big Lake, Clear Lake, Clearwater, Elk River, Foley, Isle, Milaca,
Mora, Ogilvie, Onamia, Princeton, Wahkon, and Zimmerman
Volunteer Spotlight Nomination Process
For those of you who don’t know our district It is also time to start the district nomination process
membership chair, Bill Groskreutz, here is some again for 2006. The nomination process is a system
information about him. to assist with developing and keeping a strong district
committee. It is initiated by a council board member
Bill married his wife Laura in December of 1992. going through a process to select a district chair and
Laura currently teaches at the Minnesota School of district commissioner to be approved by the council
Business in Waite Park and has an MBA from SCSU. board. From the results of that process the district
Their son, William IV, a 2nd class scout in Troop 10, is committee is also formed or renewed for 2006. If
going to be a seventh grader in Foley this fall. Their you or someone you know might be interested please
daughter, Elizabeth, is four years old and has eight contact John, Wade, or Mike to relay the information.
nights of Boy Scout camping under her belt, including a The process is to be completed by August 1st to
week long stay at Camp Wilderness. maximize training prior to the date of position giving a
District Executive more transition time if necessary.
(320) 251-3930 ext. 115
Gateway District Committee August Roundtables
John Davis 763-263-2791 These are things to be thinking about prior to our next
District Commissioner: District Roundtable in August.
Mike Granberg 763-389-7856 1. Assist with a positive relationship to have a boy talk
District Boy Scout Round Table Chairs: scheduled in your school in September
Randy Arko 763-441-8581 2. Schedule your School Night to Join Scouting date,
District Cub Scout Round Table Chair: time, and location with your school
Karl & Betty Johnson 320-743-5100 3. Plan your calendar for 05/06 and set up a plan
District Finance Chair: for adult leadership needs for activities. Take a look
Nan Martin 612-428-3837 at the council calendar and include the key District &
District Activities Chair: Council events on your calendar
LeAnne Prehatney 763-441-4275 4. Be sure to have a plan in place to have someone in
District Training Chair: your unit attend each Roundtable meeting
Judy Hanson 763-263-8857 5. Select and turn in your Unit Popcorn Chair and
District Camping Chair: Bill’s scouting experience goes all the way back to contact information
Kenny Christenson 763-389-3279 when he was a Cub Scout in Wells, MN. He worked
District Venturing Chair: his way through Cub Scouts, earning his Arrow of
TBD Light, and moved into Boy Scouts. He held several
District Membership Chair: leadership positions in the troop and earned the
rank of Life. While in Boy Scouts, Bill was elected District Patch
Bill Groskreutz 320-968-8839
District Advancement/Recognition Chair: into the Order of the Arrow. He was lodge chief of
Wahpekute Lodge, Twin Valley Council, and received The Gateway District Patch is completed and is in the
Marv Ziner 763-441-2822 trading post for $2.00. All District Chairs will receive
the honor of Vigil. Bill also worked at Twin Valley
Council’s summer camp, Camp Cuyuna, for six years. a patch as just one of the many perks of the position.
District Calendar While there, he worked in the Nature Center and
the Scoutcraft area for two years each and was a
August commissioner for his last two years. Bill also started a
11 School Night & Fall Round-up Kick off program at Cuyuna, at the time it was patterned after
17 Elk River Area Leader’s Meeting the Camp Tenderfoot program, and it is still in use Friends of Scouting Status for 2005
today as their Eagle Trail program.
September Congratulations to the Following Units for Reaching
8 District Committee Meeting Bill took a break from scouting to concentrate on his Their Unit Friends of Scouting Goal and earning Free
8 Roundtable Meeting family and his studies; but became involved again Badges of Rank for the year! Congratulations and
when his son joined Tiger Cubs. Bill was an Assistant Thank you for your support of Scouting!
October Cubmaster of Pack 141 in North Branch before moving
4 Cub Scout Leader Training - Elk River to Foley. Even though he had only lived in Foley for Pack 10 Foley (Goal $1225 raised $1411)
13 Cub Scout Leader Training - Princeton two months, Bill was given the position of Cubmaster Troop 10 Foley (Goal $420 raised $440)
13 District Committee Meeting of Pack 10 and served in that position for three years. Troop 16 Princeton (Goal $735 raised $1,000)
13 Roundtable Meeting Bill served as the Milaca Day Camp Chair person Pack 89 Big Lake (Goal $1295 raised $1570)
while Wade was overseas. He earned the Cubmaster Pack 91 Zimmerman (Goal $1680 raised $1680)
award as a result of his hard work in Foley and North Troop 91 Zimmerman (Goal $595 raised $765)
Branch. When Will moved to Boy Scouts, Bill became Troop 92 Becker (Goal $910 raised $1280)
an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 10 in Foley. Pack 93 Big Lake (Goal $1435 raised $1555)
Troop 93 Big Lake (Goal $1400 raised $1799)
Bill is involved with the Camp Cuyuna Alumni Pack 94 Clear Lake (Goal $1260 raised $1279)
Happy Birthday, Gateway District! Association (CCAA) as one of its 24 founding members Troop 99 Elk River (Goal $490 raised $865)
and currently serves on its executive board as the VP Troop 111 Elk River (Goal $385 raised $715)
The Gateway District celebrated it’s 1st Birthday on of Membership. He also maintains the CCAA website
July 1st. Congratulations to the District Committee, as part of his duties to the executive board. The Districts Share of the Council Budget for Family
the leaders of each unit, and all involved parents and Friends of Scouting is $25,000. Currently the
youth on a great 1st year. Bill earned his teaching license in Mathematics at Gateway District is at $42,000. The Goal for the
SCSU. His ﬁrst position out of college was at Long Community Campaign is $25,000. Currently the
Budgets and Money Earning Prairie/Grey Eagle schools. He left there to work at Community Campaign is at $13,274. The areas
SCSU for three years and Anoka Ramsey Community that raise money for this campaign are from local
Scouting provides a unique opportunity to help college for 6 months. For the past eight years he supporters in all of our communities to include
youth mature and becomes leaders in their unit and has been working at Crossroads Learning Center, an foundations, grants, and charitable fund donations.
community. Be sure your unit only receives funds for alternative school in the East Central School district.
services rendered. Scouts EARN their way through Due to his work schedule, Bill is returning to work at
fundraising and money-earning projects plus parental Cuyuna during the summer of 2005 as the COPE
support. director. Congratulations! Gateway District
The Scout professionals and the Council ofﬁce are the Some of Bill’s hobbies include, playing with his kids, on meeting all membership goals!
only entity that can fundraise in a community via the spending time with his family and coaching his son’s
501C3 license. Any unit soliciting donations is subject hockey team. He also enjoys playing fantasy football,
to discipline for jeopardizing the license of the council. hockey, and baseball; his wife says a little bit too
The council must have the community support or it much.
cannot exist to support units.
Letter from the Chief Hibernation and on short notice got a team over to
help with the mailing for Summer Cub Scout camps.
Naguonabe Lodge #31 It makes me very proud of the lodge members and
Thank you to all of you that attended the Spring
Lodge Chief Conclave May 20-22. It was a fantastic event in leadership when we can serve to council so well and
Brent Beste which we had over 110 participations at the event. the appreciation we receive is tremendous.
E-mail: email@example.com Out of these 110+ people we inducted 47 new
ordeal members, and 15 of our brothers sealed there I also want to extend my congratulations to the Lodge’s
Lodge Executive Committee membership by attaining the brotherhood membership. newest Vigil members: Wade Bastian, Brent Beste, Judy
In the 4 years that I have been involved in the Order Hanson, Max Hanson (for 2004) and Dan Demeules
Lodge Advisor of the Arrow and Naguonabe Lodge, this by far is the and Jeff Riefer (for 2005). Thank you to Sean
Rich Diedrichsen largest conclave turnout that I have seen. So far, we Theilman (Vigil Chair), Davey Warner III (past chief
have also received very good feedback on our current and current section chief) and Nick Beste (Brotherhood
Vice Chief of Administration & Unit Relations program and the changes that the Lodge Executive representative) for serving on the 2005 Vigil
Dan Demeules - Troop 93 Big Lake Committee decided to implement into the event. As of Nominations Committee. Finally, thank you to Steve
right now, it is our intention to keep the new schedule Dahlin for accepting the position of Vigil Advisor.
Vice Chief of Native American Affairs & Activities and to continue to improve our conclaves and to
Max Hanson - Troop 93 Big Lake continue to make them more fun and exciting. We also NOAC 2006 will be at the University of Michigan and
accomplished a number of great work projects which we will be sending a contingent, of course. The cost is
Secretary included but were not limited to spreading 3 truck generally about $600.00 but if you start with $20.00
Adam Luberda - Troop 3 St. Cloud loads of gravel in front of the dining hall, building 14 a month in savings now, you’ll have more than enough
wash basins to put in the campsites so that people can by the end of July 2006. This is the Jamboree of the
Treasurer wash there hands and a ton of brush was pulled out OA and an event you will not only never forget, but be
Tom Brault - Troop 191 Mora of the woods near the dining hall. It was a great job eager to return to again and again. Talk to someone
done by all of our youth and adults in attendance and who has attended in the past and get excited about
a big thank you to all for all of your help. If you have this adventure. Plan now and we’ll see you in Michigan
OA Calendar in 2006!
any questions or comments regarding spring conclave
or suggestions for the fall conclave feel free to contact
August Thank you one and all for the honor of serving as your
me or come to an LEC meeting.
14 Lodge Executive Committee Meeting Lodge Advisor and please join me in making Cheerful
14 Ceremonies Development Day Service a part of your everyday life.
Looking into the future, section conclave this year will
19-20 Fall Conclave
be held down in Blue Earth Minnesota at the Blue
Earth area High School. This event is the gathering Rich Diedrichsen
September Lodge Advisor
of Arrowman through out section C-1A which covers
9-11 Section Conclave
6 different states. It will be a great time with great
food, training, and fellowship. As a lodge we will also
be looking for help up at this year’s Fall Camporee on Ceremonies Development Day
September 16-18. We are looking just for general
ﬁll in help among other things (it will be like our Ripley On August 14 (Sunday prior to Conclave) from 1pm
Service Corp). If you would like to help, please contact until 7pm we will be having a ceremonies team
one of your lodge ofﬁcers. development/preparation weekend at Parker to
prepare for conclave. We will also be having our LEC
at Parker on this weekend instead of in St. Cloud. We
2005-2006 Lodge will be working on Smudge Pots, learning parts and
actions, among other things. We will be serving food,
Ripley Rendevous 2005 Executive Committee so if you are planning on attending, you must reply to
me no later than August 11.
A Debt of THANK YOU is DUE!! Lodge Chief: Brent Beste, St. Joseph
Anyone who attended the Ripley Rendezvous 2005 Lodge Vice Chief of Administration: Dan Demeules, Big New Ordeal Members:
on April 22-24 is aware that we had a tremendous Lake Christopher Lanctin Neal Kelly
Saturday night program. Many people have thanked John Briese Stephen Symanietz
me for this program but I want to publicly issue a Lodge Vice Chief of Native American Affairs: Max Michael Symanietz Bryan Symanietz
big THANK YOU to those key people who took this Hanson, Big Lake Richard Thompson Christopher Dymus
program from a plan to a success. First, the Leaders Michael Neu Michael Affeldt
and volunteers from the Order of the Arrow who Lodge Secretary: Adam Luberda, St. Cloud Zachary Kuntz Kristen Christenson
provided the key staff for the program – and really Landon Bitker Dan Fredell
were the people whom I depended on from the Lodge Treasurer: Tom Brault, Mora Luke Anderson Riley Magnuson
beginning to the end. THANK YOU to Tom Keller and Jonathan Jones Chad Olson
the OA guys who went around to recruit volunteers Joshua Schmitz Ryan Beste
to staff the stations Saturday night -- most of whom Fall Conclave Gabriel Grimmer Andy Weeda
stepped forward after being told of the need at Nathan Hall Gary Robinson
Saturday supper! Of course a THANK YOU to the On August 19-21 we have our fall conclave up at Zachary Johnson Kyle Johnson
many Scout leaders who did step forward because we Parker again and I hope to see another hundred Christopher Seelen Ryan Satterberg
could never have made this program work smoothly people up at camp to have another tremendous Tyler Stevens
without you. Finally, a THANK YOU to Wade and conclave. We are going to be having the same format
Marty from the Council Service Center who helped to for the event as we had in the spring and we will New Brotherhood Members:
line up the equipment and materials needed to run the hopefully have everything worked out. It should be a Matthew Baumgartner Jacob Stevens
stations. Without any one of these people, or groups great time, and a great way to spend one of the last Edward Stevens Cameron Schroeder
of people, this event could never have happened. weekends of summer because it will be fun. Also, who Matthew Schroeder Christopher Peck
could forget about our ofﬁcer inductions for our new David Peck Tearlach Anderson
The best THANK YOU we all received of course was ofﬁcers that were elected at Spring Conclave? It will Jonathan McAnally Christopher Kluempke
written on the faces of the hundreds of boys who had be a weekend of fun and excitement full of fellowship Carey Barby Matthew Willenbring
a great time. one will never forget.
New Vigil Members:
Wade Bastian Brent Beste
Advisor’s Column Judy Hanson Max Hanson
Dan Demeules Jeff Reifer
I want to start by saying thank you to all the people
who stepped forward to help when asked in the
past few months. We helped with Wolf Howl, Bear
W W W
National Tour Permits Fall Camporee PADI Dive to Adventure
Parker – Can You Survive?
National Tour Permits sent to the Regional Ofﬁce for
Venturing Scholarship Program
approval need to follow the National recommendation The Central Minnesota Council will be hosting a Council
of being submitted 30 days in advance to provide wide Fall Camporee at Parker Scout Reservation on This program offers 25 scholarships nationally at
enough time to process and return all permits in a September 16 to 18. Since we had such a positive several levels to introduce Venturers and their crews
timely manner. Permits received less than the 30 days response last year with using the Council’s camp at to the world of SCUBA diving. The Professional
in advance will force the regional ofﬁce to delay the Parker, we have decided to utilize it once again. Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) offers a
processing of permits that are received within the Although the camp will be the same, the theme and multilevel scholarship program to introduce Venturers
recommended time period. activities will have many differences from the prior and Crews to the exciting underwater world. PADI
The National Tour Permit is available on the National year, to provide the scouts with a new adventure for a recognizes that adventure is one of the key elements
website at www.scouting.org; a link can be created new year. of Venturing. Scuba diving is an exciting avocation or
from this site to a local council website. To ﬁnd the vocation that can be enjoyed in just about every part
National Tour Permit on the National website, type tour As always, a successful fall camporee requires the of the country.
permit assistant and click search, which will bring up help of individuals to assist with the many activities in
information on the National Tour Permit Application making this a memorable experience for our scouts. Level 1: PADI Open Water Diver Certiﬁcation (10
Assistant. This is an online assistant to help volunteers If you are willing to volunteer or know of anyone Scholarships of $250 each)
complete the National Tour Permit Application form, who would like to help, we would really appreciate Level 2: PADI Open Water to Rescue Diver Certiﬁcation
which is designated to prevent some of the common the assistance. Keep in mind the older scouts in your (4 Scholarships of $500 each)
problems that can delay the authorization of their tour troop, this is a great opportunity to keep their focus Level 3: PADI Open Water Diver Materials (5 Crews of
permit. This process does not guarantee approval on scouting and help transition them from our past up to 16 members will receive PADI Open Water Diver
– the application will be reviewed and approved at scouts to our future adult leaders. We would also Deluxe Crewpack materials)
the discretion of the council and regional ofﬁces. like a troop to volunteer to be the host troop for Level 4: PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Use of the National Tour Permit on a ﬂoppy disk and the camporee. If you are interested in volunteering Certiﬁcation (1 Scholarship of $2,200)
the National Tour Permit Application Assistant on the or becoming the host troop, please contact me at Level 5: PADI Instructor Development Materials (5
National website has helped speed up the approval firstname.lastname@example.org. Scholarships for instructor development materials,
process. instructor examination fees and instructor registration
Encouraging volunteers in your council to submit The camporee theme this year is Parker – Can You fees. A $1,250 value per scholarship)
National Tour Permits as National recommends, with Survive? In keeping with the theme we have planned
the required information complete and legible, will various survival type activities, including an opportunity More information, requirements and applications for
insure all permits are returned to your volunteers in a for the scouts to earn their wilderness survival merit the scholarships mentioned above can be obtained by
timely manner. badge at camp. Other survival activities will include, contacting the Scout Service Center.
shelter building, caveman steak (minimalist cooking) All scholarship applications must be postmarked by
Dan W. Hayes and tumpline competitions. There, of course, will also December 31, 2005.
Associate Regional Director, Program be the super troop competition, the Parker Triathlon
Central Region and riﬂe/archery.
Rock Climbing Update
Wilderness Survival Merit Badge:
The 2005 climbing Instructor course was held at
Webelos Activity Badge Days Although most of the wilderness survival merit badge
Blue Mound State Park again this year. A total of
will be earned at camp, there will be a couple of
prerequisites that must be completed prior to camp in 10 students and Instructors attended. Three new
Coming in October... order to participate. The prerequisites will include the students and ﬁve Instructors for recertiﬁcation. In
at Parker Scout Reservation requirement to make up a personal survival kit and attendance were Dan and Andrew Nienaber, and
Sessions on October 8 & 9 be able to explain how each item is useful. The scouts Mike Gondringer of Albany Troop 30. Rick and Mike
will need to bring their survival kit with them to camp. Leither of St Cloud, Bill Ness and Tom Fenlason of
Webelos Activity Badge Day is designed to give you Each scout will also need to familiarize themselves with Sartell, John Heemstra of Troop 72 of Mitchell S.D ,
and your Webelos Scouts a head start on one of the the wilderness survival merit badge information. These Quint Swedenburg and Randy Turner of Crew 225 of
outdoor activity badges. Boys will be able to work on would be great activities for the troops to do with all Sauk Centre. We had 3 days of good weather and
one activity badge and enjoy two adventure stations. the scouts together. excellent training, good food and fellowship. It really
Boys should be able to complete most requirements felt good to get back on the rocks after a long winter
for an activity badge on that day. Leaders will be Super Troop Competition: and cool spring.
responsible for certifying the completion of an activity To participate in the super troop competition, troops
badge. will need to have patrols with 6 to 8 scouts each. This Our next event will be held a Quarry Park in St. Cloud
year’s competition will also have a survival theme. on June 25th so get signed up now if you plan to
Activity badges offered will include: Readyman, I would not be surprised to see much of what the attend. This is the second of 2 basic climbing events.
Forester, Geologist, Sportsman, Naturalist, Engineer scouts learn for the wilderness survival merit badge The second basic climb event will be held at Quarry
and Scientist. incorporated into this competition. This is another great Park on September 10th.
reason for the scouts to participate in earning their We will also be posting some photos of each event on
Adventure Stations will include: Outdoor cooking, wilderness survival merit badge. our climbing page so check them out!
Whittling Chip, Fire Building, Archery, Air Riﬂes, Fishing
Lures, Knot Tying and Leather Working. Parker Triathlon: Climb On
The Parker Triathlon this year will be similar to an Randy Turner
Event Capactiy is 250 Webelos per day. Register Ironman competition, with each person performing all CMC Climbing Director
now! This event ﬁlls up quickly. three parts of the race. The triathlon event will include 320-352-5389 w
Check the Council Website or contact your Cubmaster canoeing, biking and running. Bikes and helmets will 320-352-3890 h
for more information. be provided at camp, but scouts are also welcome to email@example.com
bring there own. All scouts will be required to wear
protective head gear while performing the biking
portion of the race.
Field Sports on Sunday, September 18:
The Council is looking for people willing to serve on Field Sports will be run on Sunday for those troops that
our Campmaster team for Parker Scout Reservation. wish to participate for an additional $10 per person.
The Campmaster supports Troops and Packs at Parker
for a weekend. The Campmaster checks units in
and out and helps them ﬁnd what they need for a
Your familly will enjoy a peaceful weekend amid Council Gardeners’ Club
the beautiful wilderness setting of Parker Scout
Reservation. Stay in one of our cabins, or bring your The Council is looking for green thumbs to help keep
own camper or tent. Learn more about the camp and the Scout Service Center’s grounds beautiful. Any
practice your outdoor skills. Scouts and/or adult leaders with an interest in
If you are interested, please respond by contacting gardening and that would be willing to help out should
Mike Rader at (320)251-3930 ext. 116 or contact the Scout Service Center.
firstname.lastname@example.org by 9/30/05
National Recognition for Endowment Gifts
A special recognition program known as the endowment fund.
1910 Society was created in 1995 to encourage Recognitions will be given for gifts of cash, stock,
signiﬁcant gifts to the council endowment fund. bonds, lead trusts, or other assets that could be
This support is vital to the ﬁnancial stability of the readily converted to cash. The gift to endowment
Central Minnesota Council, and will ensure our may be paid within ﬁve years of the pledge date.
Scouting legacy for future generations of young The 1910 Society was named for the year the
Americans. early, visionary leaders of Scouting founded the
To Qualify as a member of the 1910 Society, an Boy Scouts of America. Those who have made
individual donor, company or organization must endowment gifts to further the Scouting movement
contribute $25,000 or more to the local council are themselves, modern day visionaries.
THERE ARE FOUR LEVELS OF RECOGNITION IN
THE 1910 SOCIETY
$25,000 Ernest Thompson Seton Member
$100,000 Daniel Carter Beard Member
$500,000 Theodore Roosevelt Member
$1,000,000 Waite Philips Member
Members receive a leather-bound edition of the Boy Scouts Handbook with their name embossed in gold on the
cover, a personalized parchment certiﬁcate, and a distinctive lapel pin or charm. They also receive invitations to
special member-only events and receptions at National Meetings, Jamborees and other major Scouting events.
Membership applications are available at the Watkins Scout Service Center. For more information, please contact
Scout Executive David Trehey at (320) 251-3930 ext. 101 or email@example.com.
James E. West Fellowship Award
An integral part of the Central Minnesota donor’s annual gift to the council’s Friends of Scouting Campaign.
Council’s program is to expand its endowment Organizations or individuals may make a contribution in honor
trust fund and ensure the future ﬁnancial of someone involved in Scouting; an Eagle Scout, a Silver Beaver
stability of the council through the James E. recipient or a signiﬁcant Scout leader. Gifts may also be given in
West Fellowship Award. Named after the memory of a loved one, business associate or other
ﬁrst Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts acquaintance.
of America, it is a national recognition Each donor will be recognized with a
award for those who contribute $1000 or personalized 8 x 10 certiﬁcate, distinctive
more in cash or securities to our council’s lapel pin or charm, and an embroidered
endowment fund. square knot.
The Central Minnesota Council has Application forms are available at the
27 members of the West Fellowship. It is Watkins Scout Service Center. For more
important to note that a qualifying gift for information please contact Scout Executive
recognition as a James E. West fellow is in David Trehey at (320)251-3930 ext. 101 or
addition to, and does not diminish or replace, the firstname.lastname@example.org.
James E. West Fellows
James Acers A. Martin Fabel Leo & Luella Louis Charles Rose
Diane Beal Bob J. Ferche Bruce MacKenzie Ron Schmidt
Richard Beal Michael Gammell L.K. “Mac” McLeland Everett C. Sobania
Don Berger Burt C. Hanauer Royce Nies Don R. Watkins
Noah Braun Miff Johnson Scott A. Pederson J. Kimball Whitney
George Burda Kathie Jordahl John Petroskas Jr. Jim Witzman
Paul & Kathryn Ehlen Walt Larson Dennis Ringsmuth
Donations were given to the Central Minnesota Council in Memory of:
Jeffrey Syring Thomas & Ann Beaver Jim & Karen Acers Susie Lakoduk
James & Jane Daly John Erickson Joyce Jones Marv Ziner
Robert & Nancy Steblay Tim Bailey Wilson & Julie Hudson David Halgren
Stanley Wheaton Warren Hartman John & Suzanne Oliver Marlys Larock
Terry & Chad Briggs Stewart Wilson Robert & Rebecca Lindquist M. Constance Kozlak
Loretta Moos Dan & Barbara Thornton Jennie Olson Lance Lindberg
Gene & Shirley Larson Gayle Rieland Pam Burby Martha Travis
Byron & Janice Fegley Gene & Nancy Booker Albert & Marlyce Bailey James & Judith Fisher
Landol Locher Joseph & Mary Ulrey Royce & Bonnie Nies David & Anne Cremons
Roland & Linda Swanson Leola Dare Mary & Eugene Donahue Jack & Janie Amundson
Let the Race Begin!
Ready, set, go to your Central Minnesota Council Trading Post for a uniform to
start off a great year in Cub Scouting.
During the month of September only receive 10% off your new shirt,
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of the Boy Scouts of America
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the purchase of a new shirt.
For the pit crew chiefs we have a full selection of leaders literature,
Trading Post Hours:
advancement charts and craft and science kits for your den meetings. We
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
also carry male and female uniforms and all necessary insignia.
Tuesday night ‘til 7pm
2nd Saturday of Each Month
9am - 1pm
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Ripley Rendezvous 2005 was a sucess for more than 800 boys. Despite the cool windy
day, young Scouts participated in the Trailblazer program while older Scouts took part
in Merit Badge, Adventure and X-treme programs. Shotgun shooting, black powder
riﬂes, archery, rappelling and a Saturday evening sports stations competition organized
by the OA, kept Scouts busy learning new skills and having fun.