Frequently Asked Questions

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Who does Twin Valley Council Rubber Duck Race benefit?

All proceeds from The Camp Cuyuna Alumni Association Twin Valley Council Rubber Duck Race will benefit the Twin Valley Council Boy Scouts of America that serves Scouting in 15 counties in south central Minnesota. It also supports its three camps: Camp Cuyuna, Camp Norseland, and Camp Cedar Point and programs offered at these camps such as summer camp, camporees, adult leader trainings, etc.

How does it work?

Everyone who adopts a duck, at our office, or sales locations listed on the home page, or from one of our Scouting families has an assigned number from the ticket they purchase. This number will correspond to a number on a duck. The first 10 ducks across the finish line will win a cash prize ranging from $1,000 to $100.

How do my ducks get in the water?

Let’s Tag! A few days prior to The Twin Valley Council Rubber Duck Race, volunteers will place numbered tags on the bottom of every duck that will be in the event – our goal is to sell at least 5,000 ducks but only numbers sold will be on the ducks. The tags are waterproof labels with a 7-digit number that corresponds to the number on your ticket purchased.

What is my tag number?

Tag numbers are assigned based on the ticket you purchased. Only the purchased ticket number will be in the water the day of the race.

What if you have 4,000 Adopted Ducks but you have 5,000 Tagged Ducks on Event Day?

This will not happen. Only sold numbers will be tagged and in the water. If 4,000 ducks are adopted that that is how many will be in the race.

When and where is the Twin Valley Council Rubber Duck Race and what does it cost?

Twin Valley Council Rubber Duck Race will take place on September 14, 2024, at Spring Lake Park. A total of approximately 5,000 ducks will be launched (actual number will depend on amount sold at 11:00 a.m. The first 10 ducks through the finish line will win cash prizes ranging from $1,000 to $100. A total of $3,000 in prizes will be given away.

How will I know if my duck wins?

Twin Valley Council Boy Scouts of America will contact you using the information you provided with your duck adoption ticket. You do not need to be present to win.

Are they real ducks or rubber ducks?

Rubber ducks!

Who can adopt a duck?

Anyone! However, you must be at least 18 years old to adopt a duck.

Once I adopt a duck, do I get to keep it?

No. After you adopt your duck, the Twin Valley Council team will work hard to train, coach, and make sure each one is ready for the event day. After the event, all the ducks will fly off to their next event somewhere in the US.

Do I need to be present to win?

No, the winner does not need to be present to win. We do hope you will join us for the festivities though! We will be having a Family Fun Event from 9:00 – 11:00 at the park. There is no charge for this event.

Can I adopt ducks on event day?

If all our 5,000 have not been adopted as of September 14 the remaining ducks will be available for adoption on event day until 1.5 hours prior to the start of the event at an adoption booth set up during the event.

How do I contact someone at Twin Valley Council if I have questions that are not answered here?

Please contact us by emailing or calling (507) 514-3922.