Serving the North Dakota counties of McLean, Sheridan, Oliver, Morton, Grant, Sioux, Burleigh, Emmons, Kidder, Logan and McIntosh.  Also serving Corson county in South Dakota.



District 13 Leadership

District Chairman Kelvin Hullet  
District Vice-Chairman Alan Dohrmann  
District Commissioner    
District Executive    
Asst. Director of Field Service Rob Gilkerson (701) 223-7204 ext. 2


Capital Credit Union Scout Center
33202 Hamilton Street #1, Bismarck, ND  58503-1192
Phone:  701-223-7204     Fax:  701-223-7205     Email:

Office Hours
Tuesday - 8:00am to 3:00pm
Wednesday - 8:00am to 3:00 pm
Thursday - 8:00am to 2:00pm
Closed: Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Holidays



Popcorn Academy

Are your Scouts signed up for 2019's Popcorn Academy on August 13th? There will be activities for the whole family! Bring your swim gear and enjoy Bismarck Park's Splash Pad at New Generations Park! Scouts will learn some neat tips on safe ways to maximize their Popcorn sales and hear about the exciting new prizes they can earn!

Check out the Popcorn Academy Flyer or just register online at

Fall Recruitment Training

Back to School nights are right around the corner! Do you know what your Pack and Troop plan is to share Scouting with more Youth this year? Frontier Trails District Membership team is here to help you make recruitment a success! Come learn about the steps, contacts, and resources that will keep your recruitment easy and fun for all. Lets go share Scouting!

Day Camp Volunteers Needed!

Sign-Up today to be part of a memorable summer experience. There are current openings available at all three Frontier Trails Cub Scouts Day Camps this summer. Will you help make these exciting days a success?

Sign-Up Today!

Scoutwarts Academy - Cub Scout Day Camp

Calling all Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos, and Arrow of Light Cub Scouts!! Join your fellow Scouts on a Magical trip to Scoutwarts Academy July 27th, 2019 at General Sibley Park. This is your first Day Camp adventure opportunity this summer. There are some exciting new stations to experience like Potions and Magic, and some of favorites too like Shooting Sports that only happen at Camp!

Scout Night with the Larks

What a great time out at the Ball Park on Saturday. Several uniformed Scouts welcomed players onto the field to the Bismark Larks game against the Rochester Honkers Saturday, June 29th. Many enjoyed All-You-Can-Eat food and refreshments at the beginning of the game, and what better way to show spirit than sporting a brand new Larks Baseball Cap! Way to go team, the Larks win 11 to 3.

Setting up camp on the field

50 participants including Scouts, parents, and Leaders braved the storm chance with good luck. Though the storms came close, they passed by without a raindrop. 2019's camping was good to go! After the game, Scout families packed in their gear and set up tents in the Outfield. But the fun didn't end with the game. As it turns out, the Bismarck Larks play more than just Baseball. There was just enough time for an all in game of Kickball for young and old before lights out and all settled in for the night.

What a beautiful morning view to wake up to.. and even breakfast before heading home.

Morning view of the Bismarck Larks Ball parkBreakfast after the Larks Game

Exploring – A program of the BSA

When Scouting programs are mentioned most, if not all, think of Boy Scouts, Venturing, or Cub Scouts. There is another program offered through the BSA for youth ages 14 to 21 with a career-based approach. Explorer Posts are chartered by businesses or organizations within our communities that offer specific educational elements. Mandan Police Post #2853 is currently the only Explorer Post in Frontier Trails, but other opportunities are being explored for future.

If you have an idea for a Post, are interested in learning more about the Mandan Police Post, or would like to volunteer in an Exploring program contact Marie at the Bismarck Scout Office.

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.


2019 Membership Growth Incentive

Our goal, as always, is to increase the number of young men and young women that we serve through our life-changing program.  We do transform our communities and have a powerful positive impact on the future!

To encourage unit leadership to pursue membership growth in all packs and troops this fall we are offering the following incentive:

  1. Existing Packs and Troops that achieve growth of + 5 or more youth members over their December 31, 2018, registered members will be given a voucher for one Pinewood Derby car (Packs) or 1 Merit Badge Pamphlet (Troops) for each registered youth member as of the deadline date of November 15, 2019. 
  2. New Packs or new Troops chartered after February 1, 2019, that achieve 10 or more youth members will be given a voucher for one Pinewood Derby car (Packs) or 1 Merit Badge Pamphlet (Troops) for each registered youth member as of the deadline date of November 15, 2019.
  3. All membership must be turned in, processed, and paid for no later than November 15, 2019, to count towards the incentive. 

For more details and to determine your membership goal speak with your District Executive.

Posted: 2019-07-01
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Posted: 2019-03-18

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