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Silver Beaver Nominations

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest award the Council can bestow upon a registered volunteer Scouter in recognition of distinguished service to the Council and its youth. Nominations will not only be judged on their outstanding volunteer service at the Council level, but their overall service to youth.

The Silver Beaver Awards are presented during the Council Annual Recognition Banquet.

Download the nomination form

Nominations for the 2020 Silver Beaver Awards are due no later than January 31, 2020.


Report to the State 2019

The Report to the State was held on Wednesday, February 13 at the Elks Club in Bismarck. The annual event has been sponsored by the Bismarck Rotary Club starting in 1922 (this being the 97th year). Youth members from different Northern Lights Council programs - Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Exploring give a report outlining what happened in Scouting during the previous year. The official report is presented to the Governor during the Rotary Club meeting and other legislators during a tour of the capital. Thank you to the Rotary Club, all of the participants including Governor Bergum, Gen. Dorhmann and our youth members. Special thank you to Dale Sandstrom for chairing the event again this year.

Video of the Report to the State (part 1)

Video of the Report to the State (part 2)

Units That Have Qualified to Receive Free Rank Insignia in 2019

The Northern Lights Council is pleased to offer Packs and Troops the opportunity to earn free rank insignia through March 31, 2020. Qualifying units will receive free rank insignia each time a Scout advances in rank.  This offer is made possible by the annual Friends of Scouting campaign and council product sale.  To qualify for free rank insignias a unit must meet each of the following requirements:

  • Participate in Popcorn Sale – the unit must have participated in the council sponsored Trail’s End Popcorn sale in 2018 with a minimum of $500 in total sales.
  • Journey to Excellence – Units must have achieved at least “Bronze” level recognition in Scouting's Journey to Excellence in 2018. The Journey to Excellence unit scorecard must be completed, signed and submitted.
  • On-time Charter Renewal – To be considered “on-time” the charter renewal paperwork must be turned in by the announced deadlines for the district the unit is in.
  • Friends of Scouting – Unit must attain 2019 Friends of Scouting goal. Presentations should be held between November 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. The minimum goal is determined by: Number of registered youths listed on charter renewal paperwork x $40

The following units have qualified to receive free rank advancements through March 31, 2020 (additional units may qualify once they have attained their Friends of Scouting goal):

  1. Oxcart Trails District 3 - Pack 307
  2. Oxcart Trails District 3 - Pack 312
  3. Oxcart Trails District 3 - Pack 325
  4. Oxcart Trails District 3 - Troop 307
  5. Lakes District 4 - Pack 416
  6. Lakes District 4 - Pack 426
  7. Lakes District 4 - Pack 496
  8. Lakes District 4 - Troop 412
  9. Lakes District 4 - Troop 423
  10. Lakes District 4 - Troop 426
  11. Northern Sky District 5 - Pack 232
  12. Northern Sky District 5 - Pack 234
  13. Northern Sky District 5 - Pack 279
  14. Northern Sky District 5 - Pack 299
  15. Northern Sky District 5 - Pack 624
  16. Northern Sky District 5 - Pack 641
  17. Northern Sky District 5 - Troop 203
  18. Northern Sky District 5 - Troop 213
  19. Northern Sky District 5 - Troop 214
  20. Northern Sky District 5 - Troop 215
  21. Northern Sky District 5 - Troop 222
  22. Northern Sky District 5 - Troop 229
  23. Northern Sky District 5 - Troop 241
  24. Northern Sky District 5 - Troop 244
  25. Northern Sky District 5 - Troop 246
  26. Northern Sky District 5 - Troop 276
  27. Northern Sky District 5 - Troop 637
  28. Northern Sky District 5 - Troop 644
  29. Lake Agassiz District 8 - Pack 1
  30. Lake Agassiz District 8 - Pack 13
  31. Lake Agassiz District 8 - Pack 19
  32. Lake Agassiz District 8 - Pack 34
  33. Lake Agassiz District 8 - Pack 116
  34. Lake Agassiz District 8 - Pack 162
  35. Lake Agassiz District 8 - Troop 37
  36. Lake Agassiz District 8 - Troop 41
  37. Lake Agassiz District 8 - Troop 130
  38. Lake Agassiz District 8 - Troop 151
  39. Roughrider District 10 - Pack 38
  40. Roughrider District 10 - Pack 59
  41. Roughrider District 10 - Pack 112
  42. Roughrider District 10 - Troop 32
  43. Tomahawk District 10 - Pack 412
  44. Tomahawk District 11 - Troop 411
  45. Tomahawk District 11 - Troop 425
  46. Tomahawk District 11 - Troop 433
  47. Frontier Trails District 13 - Pack 100
  48. Frontier Trails District 13 - Troop 2
  49. Frontier Trails District 13 - Troop 54
  50. Frontier Trails District 13 - Troop 73
  51. Frontier Trails District 13 - Troop 123
  52. Frontier Trails District 13 - Troop 326
  53. Great Plains District 14 - Troop 316
  54. Great Plains District 14 - Troop 368

We thank these units for their support of the Northern Lights Council!


 

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