Serving the North Central counties of North Dakota including: Rolette, Bottineau, Renville, Burke, Mountrail, Ward, McHenry, Pierce, Benson, Mclean and Wells.

District Leadership

District Chairman
(701) 240-1733
District Commissioner
District Executive
(701) 409-0393
Asst. Director of Field Service
(701) 223-7204


Minot Scout Office
Northern Lights Council
Boy Scouts of America
615 South Broadway
Minot, ND 58701
Phone: 701-839-2260

Klondike Derby and Zero Hero Weekend

Please join us on February 2nd as we host the annual Tomahawk Klondike Derby at the Big 4 Camp Ground.  Events include: Knot tying, lashing, fire starting, bear bags, tomahawks, dead horse drag, dog sled, wood cutting, orienteering, malfunction junction, and of course the Klondike Gold Rush.  Join us after the derby as Scouts brave the North Dakota winter weather to become Zero Heroes.  REGISTER HERE

Scout Sunday

A Scout is reverent. Scouts are faithful in their religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion. The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8 (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday, which is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting.  This year the Northern Lights Council will be celebrating Scout Sunday on the 3rd of February.

Friends of Scouting

Family Friends of Scouting is the annual giving campaign of the Northern Lights Council, Boy Scouts of America.  Through Friends of Scouting businesses, families and individuals develop tomorrow’s leaders by investing in the youth of our community.  The annual Friends of Scouting campaign provides a critical portion of the funds needed to deliver the best Scouting programs and activities!

Our Family FOS campaign has started.  If your unit has not signed up for a presentation please contact the Scout office or Scott Beede.

Thank you Scott Beede for leading the charge as our Family FOS Chair.

Spring Product Sale

The Spring Product sale is fast approaching! This sale goes to support the youth that are interested in attending one of the many camps this summer. The Popcorn Sale goes to support the unit and unit activities where as the Spring Product Sale goes to support the youth and their desire to attend camp. New this year, the product is being package is a Scout Friendly package that shows that the item being sold goes to support scouting. We will also be allowing 10% return on the product purchased. 

There will also be two order dates. This is being used so that units needing more can order more product in time for the April Roundtable or for units that only wish to participate during one month. To order your product, please submit the order form to Lacy by the 15th of February (product will be available at the March Roundtable) and/or March 15th (Product will be available for the April Roundtable). All money will be due at the May Roundtable.

Scouting for Food

Do you know about Scouting for Food?  It’s been a project of the BSA for decades.  Scouts go out on one weekend (March 16th), place hangers on the doors of their neighbors, and come back later (March 23rd) to pick up the food and take it to a local food bank.  Door hangers will be available at the Minot office and February and March Roundtables.

"The Tomahawk" District Newsletter

January 2019

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