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

Fishing with Muskies Inc.

Who: Matches and waiting Littles. All youth must attend with a Big or parent/guardian.


When: Saturday, May 4th 10:00am-1:00pm


Where: Bernick’s Pond (801 Sundial Drive, Waite Park, MN 56387)


All Littles will be provided with a fishing pole and tackle box. Free casting lessons and a picnic lunch included!


RSVP By: April 26th


Limit: 25 Littles


SCSU Campus Visit

Who: Open to current/former Littles and High School Bigs in grades 9th-12th. Parents/guardians and Bigs are invited to attend but it isn't required.


When: Friday, April 19th 8:30am-2:00pm


Where: St. Cloud State University Campus – we will schedule a meeting spot as it gets closer.


What: Take a day to learn more about SCSU! Tentative plans for this tour include:

  • Learning about the 6 schools & colleges with more than 200 undergraduate degrees available.
  • Tour of the campus including sports and recreation facilities and residential halls
  • Lunch at Garvey Commons
  • Optional special tours including College of Science & Engineering, Herberger Business School, Nursing Simulation Lab, College of Liberal Arts and School of the Arts


*Please keep in mind the above items are tentative and will be verified and updated as the event approaches.


RSVP By: April 5th to Ann at 320-258-4517 or Ann@BigDefenders.org

Each youth attending should complete the support form at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJzT4znZRZWONXfUI3kE6b Niwkq-NxPPZgYc1qzy9Q4-wKXA/ viewform?usp=sf_link


Big Celebration

Who: Matches only. (Bigs may attend on their own if their Little is unable to attend. Littles are not able to attend without their Big.)


When: Thursday, April 11th 6:00-7:30pm


Where: BBBS Office (upstairs)


What: We will be celebrating all of our Bigs and program support volunteers. The Bigs and Littles of the Year will also receive their awards and be recognized. Be sure to check the website for updates as it gets closer!


RSVP By: April 4th


Exploration Night

Who: Current/Past Littles & High School Bigs and their Big and/or Parent/Guardian. We encourage everyone 9 and older to attend.


When: Monday, February 25th 6:00-8:00pm


Where: St. Cloud Technical & Community College (Free parking in Lot A – Enter Door 4)


What: A fun way to learn about possible career opportunities. We will play career bingo and will have fun prizes including two $25 gift cards to Target. You will also have an opportunity to tour the St. Cloud Technical & Community College. Pizza will be provided.


RSVP: To Ann at Ann@BigDefenders.org 320-258-4517 by February 19th


Ice Fishing with Darkhouse Anglers

Who: Matches and waiting Littles


When: Saturday, February 23rd 10:00am-1:00pm


Where: Kraemer Lake in St. Joseph


Transportation: Will be provided.
Shopko East: 9:30am, returning at 1:45pm
Discovery Elementary: 9:45am, returning at 1:30pm


Please RSVP with your preferred transportation location.


Lunch and fishing equipment will be provided. MUST DRESS WARM!! This includes wearing coats, snow pants, hats, gloves, and boots.


RSPV By: February 15th


Fishing Lure Making with Muskies Inc

Who: Matches and waiting Littles


When: Tuesday, February 5th 6:00-8:00pm AND Tuesday, February 12th 6:00-8:00pm


Where: BBBS Office


What: Muskies Inc members will help you paint and piece together your very own fishing lures. The first night will be spent decorating the lures and the second night they will help assemble them. Plan to attend both nights to leave with completed lures!


RSVP By: January 29th


Limit: 12 Littles


Pallet Sign & Pizza Party

Who: Matches Only – Littles must be 12 or older


When: Monday, January 28th 6:00-8:00pm


Where: MMG Workshop (817 W St Germain St, St Cloud, MN 56301)


What: Come for a night of painting and pizza! You’ll be instructed by the owner of MMG Workshop as you create your very own sign. She will also share about her career in education and as a small business owner. Each match will work together to create a pallet sign and then as a group all attendees will create four more pallet signs to be auctioned off at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Gala in March!


RSVP By: January 21st


Limit: 10 Matches


Birdhouse Building with SCTCC

Birdhouse Building with SCTCC

When: Monday, November 19th 4:00-5:30pm


Where: St. Cloud Technical & Community College


Who: Youth 10 and older with their BIG or PG. Littles can come without an adult. 


What: We will work with the SCTCC carpentry program to build your very own birdhouse! Each match will build their own birdhouse to take with them and then assist in building extra birdhouses to be auctioned off at our Magic Moments Gala in March. Pizza will be provided.


Limit: 15 youth 

 

RSVP for the Robotics Activity or e-mail Mary@BigDefenders.org


Informational Session

Join us for an informational session to learn what being a Big is all about Wednesday, November 28th from 7:30-9:00 am.

The first step to becoming a BIG is to attend one of our informational sessions where you will learn what is expected from you during the match and get a better idea of the commitment required and whether or not this is the right fit for you.

Informational sessions are held at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office (203 Cooper Ave N, Saint Cloud). The first 30 minutes will be an introduction to our mentoring program and the last hour will be a more in depth look at the children we serve and training. Both the info session and training are requirements to become a mentor.

Feel free to invite anyone who is interested in our program or would like to become a "Big".

Sign up for this or another informational session by clicking here.


Informational Session

Join us for an informational session to learn what being a Big is all about Tuesday, November 13th from 11:30-1:00 pm.

The first step to becoming a BIG is to attend one of our informational sessions where you will learn what is expected from you during the match and get a better idea of the commitment required and whether or not this is the right fit for you.

Informational sessions are held at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office (203 Cooper Ave N, Saint Cloud). The first 30 minutes will be an introduction to our mentoring program and the last hour will be a more in depth look at the children we serve and training. Both the info session and training are requirements to become a mentor.

Feel free to invite anyone who is interested in our program or would like to become a "Big".

Sign up for this or another informational session by clicking here.


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