Lake Agassiz District

Serving youth through community organizations in Pembina, Walsh, Grand Forks, Traill, Nelson, Ramsey, Towner & Cavalier counties in Northeast North Dakota and now serving youth in Polk, Marshall, Red Lake, Pennington, Kittson, and Roseau Counties of Northwestern Minnesota

District 8 Leadership

District Chairman Mark Nelson (218) 779-3329
District Commissioner Thomas Henderson (701) 775-6741
Asst. District Commissioner East Cameron Carlson (218) 686-9174
Asst. District Commissioner West Steve Shark (701) 866-2121
District Director Thomas Huether (406) 780-0690 cell
District Executive Mark Landa (701) 739-2362 cell
Office Assistant Alicia Haar (701) 775-3189
Director of Field Service Darin Steindl (701) 499-4653 cell


Grand Forks Service Center
Northern Lights Council
Boy Scouts of America                     Phone: (701) 775-3189
1701 Cherry Street                           Fax: (701) 775-0862
Grand Forks, ND 58201                   Email:

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday: 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Closed: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Holidays  




2019 Civil War Spring Camporee

May 17 – 19

Heritage Village, East Grand Forks

Camp contacts: Dave Cook (701) 740-2780 or Thomas Huether (406) 780-0690

Early bird registration (by midnight 5/1/19): $20 youth, $5 adults

Regular registration (after 5/1/19): $25 youth, $5 adults


The Adventure:

“Scouts of the Lake Agassiz district depart for their annual Spring Camporee, but as their travels begin, a large storm overtakes the Scouts and their leaders. Upon clearing the storm, the Scout soon realize that they are no longer in the present as cell service has stopped, vehicles are gone, and the once paved roads have turned to gravel and dirt. As they continue down the road, a fort appears garrisoned by soldiers who appear to have come straight from the American Civil War. To survive in this world, they have but one choice – to live the lives of soldiers in 1862.”

Scouts will be split into squads (patrols) and different squads will be formed to form a company (troop) of the 5th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. Each squad (patrol) will rotate through various aspects of what life was like during an average day of a Civil War soldier.

Scouts will get to experience the following:

  • Civil War infantry drill, including marching, loading in 9 times and more
  • Guard duty to protect camp and the garrison
  • Artillery drill on a period howitzer
  • Food of the period
  • Medicine and surgery
  • And more!

District Potluck and Steak Fry!

Who: All district and unit leaders

When: June 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Where: Holy Family Catholic Church, Grand Forks

Why: For Fellowship and to celebrate the beginning of summer

We are asking each unit to bring a side dish for the event. The District will provide the hamburgers and hot dogs. 

This potluck will take place prior to the Key Unit Leaders Meeting at 7:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to build friendships and learn more about the Popcorn Sales for 2019. A sign up sheet will be making its way at the next roundtable and online. 

District Newsletter

Spring 2019 (March, April, May)

Winter 2018-2019 (December, January, February)

Fall 2018 (September, October, November)

Internet Advancement 2.0

The new tool to quickly input advancement data, Internet Advancement 2.0 (previously known as Scoutbook Lite) is now live.

This free solution replaces the previous Internet Advancement platform, which will be retired (for all programs except Exploring) on June 10, 2019. Internet Advancement 2.0 will feature a clean, new user interface and will be optimized to whatever device you use: desktop, tablet or smartphone. Internet Advancement 2.0 will offer optimized functions for everything found in the current Internet Advancement platform and can be accessed by Unit Key 3 users,  Unit Key 3 delegate users and Unit Advancement Chairs.

End users will access Internet Advancement 2.0 via one of the following locations using their my.Scouting credentials:


•             From the Legacy Tools menu in

•             A link in

•             From the current Internet Advancement Platform

After initial release, the BSA IT team will continue to add additional features on a regular basis.  Updates and new features will be communicated as they are delivered.

Visit for answers to commonly asked questions.

Posted: 2019-05-24
Popcorn Sale

Popcorn - Unit Key Leader Briefings

Units can earn an extra 2% commission by participating in one of the briefings in June. To qualify for the 2% extra commission at least two (2) leaders from the unit must attend - 1. the Unit Popcorn Kernel (coordinator) and 2. either the Committee Chair, Cubmaster or Scoutmaster.

All briefings start at 7:00 pm local time.

Click on the date to register to attend the briefing on that date and location.

Posted: 2019-05-01
Amazon Smile Gives Back to Northern Lights Council

Support the Northern Lights Council When You Shop on Amazon is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Designate the Northern Lights Council as your charity, and your purchase will help the council with no cost to you!

Posted: 2019-03-18

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