Lakes District

Serving Minnesota Counties of Douglas, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Grant & Traverse

District Leadership

District Chair Adrian Panther (720) 308-4567
District Commissioner Michael Denke (320) 491-8381
District Executive Michael Schatz (507) 254-7301 cell
Director of Field Service Darin Steindl (701) 499-0646

Monthly Leader Meetings

District Committee - 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria. 

Adult Leader Roundtables - 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria.

Eagle Scout Process Contacts:

Eagle Project Approvals - Tim Gehring (320) 760-7273

Eagle Scout Board of Review Scheduling - Mike Henning (320) 491-9095

Local Mailing Address

Northern Lights Council, BSA
P.O. Box 1131
Alexandria, MN 56308

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New District Executive

We are pleased to announce that Michael Schatz is serving as the District Executive for Lakes district, effective November 1, 2018.

Michael had been serving as the District Executive for Flickertail district since April 2017. He will be moving to the Alexandria area in December.

Michael is a graduate of Minnesota State University – Mankato and has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography. Since graduating, he has served as Assistant Ranger/Business Manager for Gamehaven Council, BSA in Rochester, MN, ATV Director at Camp Wilderness and Customer Service Specialist with Dicks Sporting Goods. He grew up in Stewartville, near Rochester, MN. He is an Eagle Scout and Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow.

Please welcome Michael to the Lakes district!

Youth Protection Training

Youth Protection Training (YPT) is 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.  Go to  to take the Training. to take the Training.

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