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

COVID-19 FAQ from the Boy Scouts of America updated 8/30/20

"Coping with COVID-19" website


June 11, 2020 Update

Northern Lights Council service centers have returned to normal business hours (summer hours beginning 5/22).

  • The meeting rooms at the Wanzek Center for Scouting are available on a case by case basis

The Scout Shop at the Wanzek Center for Scouting, which is a national council store, is now open during special hours.

Northern Lights Council camping facilities are now open.

Scout units may conduct meetings:

  • With charter organization approval for use of their facilities
  • Following social distancing and state specific guidelines

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.

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.


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