As the pandemic continues in the U.S., the Northern Lights Council will be proactive and make decisions that will protect the communities and families we serve. We will continue to evaluate and share updates as they become available on this website and through our social media channels.
Boy Scouts of America Updates
Northern Lights Council Update 11/14/20
As Scouts, we strive to be prepared for all situations. During a pandemic, changes can happen quickly without much notice, and but we are ready to adapt. We will do our best to work through this together as a community to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and continue supporting our Scouting families.
The Northern Lights Council will continue offering outdoor in-person and virtual services to our Scouting families. We will reinforce our safety protocols and practices during activities with Scouting families and staff. We are also looking forward to a fun summer ahead. Learn more at: https://nlcbsa.org/camp
States, Counties, and Cities are enacting new policies as it relates to maintaining healthy communities. Several school districts in the council are full distance learning and last night the ND Governor issued an executive order. See order. https://www.governor.nd.gov/sites/www/files/documents/executive-orders/Executive%20Order%202020-43.pdf
You may get questions from parents about can we meet? How does this affect our den/pack/troop?
What can our den/pack/troop do?
Northern Lights Council offices
Council camping facilities
Fargo Scout Shop
Scout Units may conduct meetings and outings:
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 nlcbsa.org 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.
New Option for Scouting at Home
Our council is in the process of creating an online Scouting program delivery system that will be available soon - "Scout Point". This system is being designed to offer the Scouting program to rural areas where a Scout unit may not be located nearby (similar to Lone Scouts). In the event that Scouts can't meet in person, Scout Point will also be available for all Scouts until in-person meetings can resume.