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Overview of Family Scouting


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If your son/daughter is at least 6 years old (or in kindergarden) and not yet 18 years old, we have an excellent youth development program for him/her to become involved in - Cub Scouts (for grades K-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.

Parents - we have a short video for you on YouTube, click here to view the videoExternal Link

Cub Scout & Boy Scout Leaders - Get Ready for Fall Recruiting!

Scout leaders, make sure you attend the Fall Recruiting Training & Kickoff in August. Each district will have one and you don't want to miss out on all the ideas and materials that will be shared.

If you need extra copies of materials to be used for recruiting, visit the Resources / Forms page by clicking here.

Today's Top Stories

Scout's Honor Video E-News

Scout's Honor Video E-News vignettes serve as a news segment from the Northern Lights Council highlighting important topics of interest to Scouting. Check out the latest information about the new Youth Protection Training .....

Council Newsletter for Summer - June, July August 2018

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

Lions officially part of Cub Scouts this Fall

The National Executive Committee and Board voted that the Lion pilot has proven successful and is ready to officially join the Cub Scouting family!

Get Answers to Your Family Scouting Questions

After the historic 2017 decision to offer our iconic programs to both to boys and girls in 2018, many people have had questions about what that means and how to introduce those expanded program offerings in their communities. The three key places where you can find answers to your questions about Family Scouting, including Cub Scouts and the Scouting program for older girls, are as follows...

Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Crews Summer in Medora Service Project

The Northern Lights Council is again partnering with the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) for the 2018 season. The TRMF will host Troops and Crews beginning June 3, 2018. The Scouts in turn would provide volunteer service each day involving the flag raising and lowering ceremonies and will be asked to participate in other community service projects as needed...

Boy Scouts ... Don't miss the 2019 World Jamboree

The 2019 World Jamboree will be co-hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico and will be held at the Summit in West Virginia on July 21-August 2 2019. The United States has only hosted one other World Jamboree in 1967 in Idaho. This one is only a few hours from your home. How can you compare a National Jamboree and a World Jamboree? The answer is ...

Mandatory NEW Youth Protection Training Required

Over the past two years, the Boy Scouts of America has worked with experts in the field of child abuse, child sexual abuse and maltreatment to develop new training and resources that will further strengthen our ability to protect youth. These changes include ...

Council Announces Public Phase of the Bismarck Mandan Scout Service Center Capital Campaign

The Northern Lights Council, Boy Scouts of America, launched the public phase of the Bismarck-Mandan Scout Service Center Capital Campaign. The 6,000 square-foot Service Center located at 3320 Hamilton Street will be developed into much needed youth and adult leader training and conference meeting space, a program supply storage area a scout shop ....

Scoutbook now Automatically Syncs with BSA National Advancement Database

Scoutbook users are about to love Scoutbook even more. The BSA’s official web app has always been a great tool for tracking a Scout’s advancement. It makes everything — “from the first knot tied to final hours of service performed” — easier and more rewarding for Scouts and their families. Find out more here .....

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