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A place to stay informed about upcoming activities, events, and our general press releases.

Annual Holiday Party

When: Sunday, December 9th 2:00-4:30pm

Where: Holiday Inn & Suites (75 37th Ave S, St Cloud, MN 56301)

Who: This activity is for matches only. School and site-based matches are welcome too - you'll just have to meet each other there!

What: There will be pizza, soda, swimming, crafts, ping pong, basketball, volleyball, and more!

Limit: 100 people

RSVP for the Annual Holiday Party

Robotics Activity

When: Monday, September 24th from 4:30 to 6:00 pm


Where: SCTCC


Who: Matches and Waiting Littles (Littles must be 10 or older). Parent/guardians do not need to attend.  


What: Want to program robots? It is not as hard as you think! Technology is advancing at a fast pace, and robots are becoming more common in the work place. Learn programming on robots and check out your options as a career in Robotics. St. Cloud Technical and Community College instructors and students will be there to help you along the way. Tour some of the most advanced systems at the college and run a large industrial robot! Pizza will be provided.

RSVP for the Robotics Activity or e-mail mbechtold@bbbscentralmn.org

Holiday Craft Night for Matches

When: Tuesday, November 6th 5:30-7:30pm


Who: Matches only. There is a limit of 10 matches total.


Where: BBBS Office(203 Cooper Ave, N, St. Cloud)


What: It’ll be a fun night of crafting and pizza! Toppers will come in to show everyone how to make their own pizza. Fresh pizza will then be delivered! The rest of the evening will be spent working on various crafts that can be used as gifts during the holiday season!


Cost: $2 per person


RSVP By: October 30th

Paying for College Workshop

When: Monday, November 5th 6:00-8:00pm


Who: Youth grades 6-12. Current and past Littles and high school Bigs and their parent/guardian and/or their Big.


Siblings and friends of youth are also invited, but must RSVP.


Where: St. Cloud Federal Credit Union(3030 1st St S. St. Cloud) Lower Community Room


What: At this workshop you will learn about FAFSA, college savings, loans, budgeting, scholarship opportunities, PSEO, and much more!


Pizza will be provided.


RSVP By: October 29th


RSVP for the Paying for College Workshop or e-mail mbechtold@bbbscentralmn.org

Holiday Craft Night for Littles

When: Thursday, November 1st  5:30-7:30pm


Who: Littles only. (Matched & Waiting)


Where: BBBS Office (203 Cooper Ave, N, St. Cloud)


What: It’ll be a fun night of crafting and pizza! Toppers will come in to show everyone how to make their own pizza. Fresh pizza will then be delivered! The rest of the evening will be spent working on various crafts that can be used as gifts during the holiday season! Best Buy volunteers will be present to spend time and partner up with.


Cost: $2 per person


RSVP By: October 25th

Photography Walking Tour

When: Thursday, October 4th 5:30-7:30pm


Who: Matches and Littles. Preference will go to Littles 12 and older but there are a few spots for 10 & 11 year olds. Littles may attend without a Big or parent/guardian.


Where: Downtown St. Cloud


What: We will explore around downtown St. Cloud to find unique structures and buildings and work to find the right angle and lighting. This activity will be lead by two professional photographers who will offer their advice and expertise to us!


More details to come.


RSVP By: September 27th


RSVP for the Photography Walking Tour

Musical Workshop with the Harmonious Wail

When: Saturday, August 11th - The workshop will run from 4:30-5:30pm and all attendees will receive tickets to their 7:30pm show. Food will be provided in between the workshop and show.

Who: This activity is for Community-Based matches or Littles to attend with a parent/guardian.  High School Bigs are able to attend on their own or with a friend but not their Little

Where: Paramount Theatre (913 West St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 56301)

What: Harmonious Wail is a 3 person musical group describing themselves as "Americana flavored Gypsy Jazz". Their performance includes vocals, mandolin, percussion, and bass. Harmonious Wail will host an hour long workshop focusing on the idea that if you can talk, you can sing.

For more information and music examples, please visit http://wail.com/

RSVP by: August 3rd at noon

BBBS Summer Picnic

When: Tuesday, July 24th 5:30-7:30pm


Who: Matches, waiting Littles, and families (Littles must be accompanied by a Big or parent/guardian)


Where: Northside Park (710 12th St N, Sartell, MN 56377)


What: Come have fun with a bouncy house, yard games, the Marines' combat course, the Sartell Police, and dinner. Chick-fil-A will be providing chicken sandwiches and we'll bring the sides and dessert. This is a great opportunity to connect with other Matches and families who are involved with BBBS!


RSVP By: July 17th

Farm Camp

Sign your child(ren) up for Farm Camp through BBBS! The Benton County Farm Bureau has paid for 40 people to learn about dairy, beef, pigs, poultry, corn, soybeans, and vegetables while on a working dairy farm! This activity will take place on Tuesday, July 17th.


Youth must be going into the 3rd grade (fall 2018) or higher to attend. This activity is open to Littles, Bigs, school/site-based matches, community-based matches, parents/guardians, and siblings of Littles.


Attendees will be dropped off and picked up at Prince of Peace Lutheran School (4770 Co Rd 120, St. Cloud, MN 56303). Arrive at Price of Peace between 8:15am and 8:30am to check in and get on the bus. Attendees will be ready to be picked back up at Prince of Peace at 3:15pm.


From here the bus will take attendees to Meadowbrook Dairy in Sartell.


Included with the day:

  • T-shirt
  • Fun bag
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Magician
  • Tractor rides
  • Farm tour
  • Rotating stations throughout the farm

 The deadline to sign up is noon on Monday, June 25th.


Please email Mary at mbechtold@bbbscentralmn.org if you are interested in signing up for this fun upcoming activity or have any questions!!

BBBS Night at the Rox Game

When: Sunday, July 8th 4:05pm game vs. Duluth Huskies

Where: Joe Faber Field (5001 Veterans Drive, St. Cloud, MN 56303)

Who: Community-based and school/site-based matches, Littles and their families, and high school Bigs.

What: Our group will sit in the 1st base lodge located above the 1st base dugout. Food and beverages will be provided.

Limit: 50 people