Thursday, July 19, 2018

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Welcome to the Crow River District Website

Crow River District is located in Central Minnesota, on the west border of the Twin Cities suburbs, and is located in part or full of Meeker, McCleod, Carver, Renville and Wright Counties.

Cities and towns with scouting units include Albertville, Annandale, Buffalo, Clearwater, Cokato, Darwin, Dassel, Delano, Eden Valley, Glencoe, Hector, Howard Lake, Hutchinson, Kimball, Lester Prairie, Maple Lake, Monticello, Montrose, Norwood, Rockford, Saint Michael, South Haven, Waverly, and Winsted,  

The district is also the home of the beautiful Stearns Scout Camp, near Fairhaven, Minn.

To find a Pack, Troop or Crew near year, visit

First Call for Help:

Position  Name Phone Email
District Chair Geoff Gruba 612.860.8020
District Commissioner Jeff Crowley 612.270.5691
Community Friends of Scouting Chair Michael Erpelding 320.248.9907
Family Friends of Scouting Chair Kevin Dietz 320.510.2309
Activities Chair vacant

Advancement Chair Greg Youmans 612.597.3637
Training Chair David McNamara 612.201.2034
Popcorn Chair vacant

Order of the Arrow Advisor Kortney Jendro 612.986.3212
District Webmaster David McNamara 612.201.2034
Roundtable Commissioner Jim Cooper 763.742.9393
Scouting for Food Dale Kimball 651.270.0597
Membership Chair Michael Erpelding 320.248.9907


Pack and Troop Playbooks

The playbooks for recruiting at the Pack and Troop levels, which were discussed at roundtable in May, can be found here: 

2018 Boy Scout Recruitment Playbook - updated 4-18-18.pdf

2018 Pack Recruitment and Program Playbook 4-4-18.pdf

-Created on: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Youth Protection Training


All leaders must have Youth Protection Training by October 1, and all Merit Badge Counselors by June 1.  So we will be hosting an in-person Youth Protection Training on May 16th at Respond Training (2 Division St E, Buffalo, MN 55313).

Space is limited to 20, so please email or call Dave McNamara (, 612.201.2034) to reserve your spot.  If you show up to the training without a reservation, there may not be any space.


-Created on: Wednesday, May 9, 2018


Wood Badge

   Every Scout deserves trained leaders. Wood Badge, the highest Adult Leader Training in Scouting, provides leaders with an in-depth and well-rounded understanding of the aims, methods, and principles of Scouting.

Come to Wood Badge Breakfast!  Prospective Wood Badge Participants come and enjoy a FREE BREAKFAST and learn about how Wood Badge could help you and your unit.

Door prizes include two partial course scholarships to upcoming courses.

2017 Fall Course

Tom O'Mara
Stearns Scout Camp

September 15-17 2017 &
October 13-15 2017
7:30 AM Friday – 5:00 PM Sunday

2018 Winter Course

David Eisenbrandt
Kiwanis Scout Camp

January 26-28 2018 & 
February 23-25 2018
7:30 AM Friday – 5:00 PM Sunday

Click here for an application and more contact information

Take your Scouting to the NEXT level.


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