Match Activities

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!

Pallet design will be selected soon!

RSVP: By January 21st to Mary at 320.258.4538 or [email protected]

Limit: This activity is currently full.

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 to Mary at 320.258.4538 or [email protected]

Limit: 12 Littles

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 to Mary at 320.258.4538 or [email protected]

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 320-258-4517 or [email protected] by February 19th

Culinary Experience

Who: Littles 12 and older. Big and parents/guradians are able to come as well but will just be observing due to limited space.

When: Thursday, April 4th 3:30-5:00pm

Where: St. Cloud Technical & Community College

What: Join the SCTCC Culinary Arts department as we learn about careers in the culinary arts field and have a chance to make food art (or as the professionals call it – Garde manger)! Pizza will be provided.

RSVP By: March 28th to Mary at 320.258.4538 or [email protected]

Limit: 20 Littles

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 to Mary at 320.258.4538 or [email protected]

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 [email protected]
Each youth attending should complete the support form at:

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 to Mary at 320.258.4538 or [email protected]

Limit: 25 Littles