Great Plains District

Serving the Northwest North Dakota counties of Burke, Mountrail, McKenzie, Williams and Divide.  Also serving the Northeast Montana counties of Sheridan, Daniels and a portion of Roosevelt.

District Leadership

District Chairman Tim Horab (701) 774-3156
District Commissioner Kevin Hammer (701) 572-6416
District Executive Carleton Borden (701) 566-0231
Asst. Director of Field Service Rob Gilkerson (701) 223-7204

News / Current Events

New District Executive

It is our pleasure to announce that Carleton Borden has been selected as the District Executive for Great Plains district, effective January 7, 2019.

Carleton’s primary responsibility will be fulfilling the mission of Scouting through leadership and guidance of all district operations, including; volunteer engagement, membership recruitment, community and family fundraising, new unit sales, fiscal management of activity budgets and program support in the Great Plains district.

Carleton is a graduate of University of Massachusetts at Amherst and after graduation was a district executive in the Northern New Jersey Council. Since then Carleton has been a minister, teacher and business owner in North Dakota, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina. His desire to return to Scouting as a field executive is bringing him back to North Dakota.

In addition to his service as a district executive, Carleton has served as a Scouting volunteer in many different positions. He is a lifetime member of Alpha Phi Omega and the National Eagle Scout Association.

Carleton, his wife Dorothy and their two children (both Cub Scouts) will make their home in Williston.

Please join us in congratulating Carleton as he works with Rob Gilkerson, and the Great Plains district volunteers to grow the Scouting programs across the area.

Youth Protection Training

The Northern Lights Council will be conducting Youth Protection Training via video conference (Go to Meeting) in September and October. As previously announced, a NEW Youth Protection Training course is required for all registered leaders before they will be able to renew their BSA membership later this year. The Youth Protection Training certificate (from the old course) expired on October 1, 2018.

Download the Youth Protection Training Flyer for dates and times of upcoming training sessions for people that want to become certified to conduct the new Youth Protection Training or just to complete the training for yourself.

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 about your Unit.  First impressions are everything, so it is important to keep your BeAScout pin up-to date. Find out how to update your BeAScout pin here.


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