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If your son is at least 7 years old (or in the 1st grade) and not yet 18 years old, we have an excellent youth development program for him to become involved in - Cub Scouts (for grades 1-5) or Boy Scouts (for grades 6-12). We even have co-ed programs that girls can join if they are at least 14 years old - Venturing & Exploring. For more information about joining click here.

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Silver Beaver Nominations Due to Council December 15, 2017

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest award the Northern Lights Council can bestow upon a volunteer Scouter in recognition of distinguished service to youth within the council’s service area. Nominees will not only be judged on their outstanding volunteer service with the BSA but ...

The BSA Expands Programs Offered for Girls - A Message from your Scout Executive

By now, I am sure all of you are aware of the action taken by our National Executive Board, but in case you only got sound bites of information, you can read the full BSA press release and a Fact Sheet & FAQ that have been posted...

Matt and JoAnn Butler Youth Development Scholarship Program Applications due December 4

The Matt & JoAnn Butler Youth Development Scholarship Program recognizes the importance of comprehensive youth development and the value of continued participation in the Scouting program through the Girl Scouts of the USA, Camp Fire USA, and the Boy Scouts of America...

Unit Charter Renewal and Youth Protection Training

As we begin the annual Unit Charter Renewal Campaign, it is important to note that current Youth Protection Training will be required for all leader renewals at the time the online charter renewal is completed. What this means is, if a unit has a leader that is not current in Youth Protection Training, the unit will not be able to finish the online ....

The Northern Lights Council Video News

These Videos will serve as a news segment from the Northern Lights Council highlighting important topics of interest to Scouting. Check out the information on our fall membership drive, program updates and the importance of trained leaders.....

2017-2018 Winter Camp Season

Scouts can attend Camp Wilderness all winter long! Heated cabins, skis, snowshoes, and sleds are waiting for you this winter.

Youth Protection Training ... New Policy from National

Effective September 1, 2017, Youth Protection Training (YPT) will be required for all adult leaders at the time of registration. Paper applications from new leaders must be accompanied by a Youth Protection Training completion certificate, which must be filed with the application. Because completion of YPT is now required for all leaders at the time of registration,

Council Newsletter for Fall - September October, November 2017

Check out the latest edition of the HiLites on the Council News Page to find out what's happening around the Council this coming fall...

Update your BeAScout pin today, so future Scouting families can find your Units

BeAScout.Org is a powerful tool to help parents find your unit. But, it only works if they are able to get the right information. First impressions are everything, so it is important to keep your BeAScout pin up-to date. Here's how you do it ...

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