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Jon L. Wanzek Center for Scouting (Fargo)

  • Monday through Friday - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Closed Saturday & Sunday
  • Note: Scout Shop hours are different than the Center for Scouting

Capital Credit Union Scout Center (Bismarck)

  • Monday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Thursday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Friday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Closed Saturday & Sunday

Click on the image above to view the Roundtable page

Next Roundtable is Thursday, December 3 at 7:00 pm (central)

You will receive connection info after you register

Camp Information Dinners and Webinars

The Northern Lights Council Camping Committee in partnership with the Order of the Arrow Lodge will be hosting dinners across the council in November, December and January.

Attendance for the dinners will be limited to Packs leaders (Cubmaster & Committee Chair) and Troop leaders (Scoutmaster & Senior Patrol Leader). Dinner will be free.

Other leaders will be able to hear about what's being planned for the 2021 camp season by participating in a live webinar.

Dates for the dinners and webinars are:

  • Tuesday, November 17 - register for the webinar
  • Wednesday, December 2 - register for the webinar
  • Tuesday, December 15 - Fargo, register for the dinner or webinar
  • Tuesday, January 19 - Grand Forks, register for the dinner or webinar

Dinners start at 6:30 pm and Webinars start at 7:00 pm. When you register, you will receive additional information a day or two before the event.


Youth Safety - Our Commitment to Keeping Kids Safe


In-Person and online training courses are available - visit our Youth Protection Training page for details.

Virtual Scouting Options

During this time, we'll do our best to give suggestions and guidance on ways Scouting can continue virtually (digital meetings, at-home advancement, etc). Stay tuned to and our social media channels for updates. In the meantime, follow our Facebook pages for other fun ideas.  Share your ideas for virtual meetings on social media using #ScoutingFamily and #ScoutingAtHome.

Over 200 Scouts have earned patches by completing activities found on the Home Base Camp page!

These Scouts live in North Dakota, Minnesota, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas. That's 21 different states!

The council has created an online Scouting program delivery system that will be available soon - Scout Point (click on the image above for a preview). This system was being designed to offer the Scouting program to rural areas where a Scout unit may not be located nearby (similar to Lone Scouts). During the COVID-19 pandemic, if a Scout unit can't meet in person, Scout Point will be made available for those Scouts until in-person meetings can resume.

Scouting Magazine App

The magazine isn't being printed anymore, but leaders can still get up to date info on the app.

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Popcorn Sale

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Charter Renewal

Winter Camp


Oxcart Trails & Lakes District Merge (11/21/20)

Medora Service Project 2021 (updated 11/20/20)

Popcorn Sale (page updated 11/18/20)

COVID 10 Scouting Update (edited 11/15/20)

NYLT Survey (added 11/13/20)

Camp Surveys (added 11/13/20)

Wood Badge Registration Open (updated 10/30/20)

Youth Protection Training (page updated 10/29/20)

Silver Beavers (page added 10/21/20)

Cub Adventure Camp (page updated 10/21/20)

Council News (updated 10/14/20)

WDAY radio spot (added to Join page 10/8/20)

Heroes & Leaders Gala (page updated 10/6/20)

Camp Wilderness (page updated 8/31/20)

Scout Executive Message (added 8/18/20)

Message from BSA National Executive Committee (added 6/16/20)

Membership Fee Increase Announced (added 6/1/20)

Be a Scout PIN Set Up (updated 5/27/20)

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The idea that a Scout should treat others as he or she wants to be treated—a Scout is kind—is woven throughout the programs and literature of the Boy Scouts of America. When a Scout follows the principles of the Scout Oath and Scout Law, bullying and hazing situations should never occur.


We encourage all of our Cub Scout Packs to participate in the BSA Adopt a School program to help build, maintain and strengthen relationships with the local elementary school.

As schools across the country continue to limit distribution of information about Scouting to students, it is important that we have good relationships with school principals, school board members and other educators. Strong relationships may mean the difference in being able to communicate what Scouting offers for familes.





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