Serving youth through community organizations in Pembina, Walsh, Grand Forks, Traill, Nelson, Ramsey, Towner & Cavalier counties in Northeast North Dakota and the counties of Polk, Marshall, Red Lake, Pennington, Kittson, and Roseau Counties in Northwestern Minnesota.

District Leadership

District Chairman Dave Bieto  
District Commissioner Thomas Henderson (701) 775-6741
Asst. District Commissioner East Cameron Carlson (218) 686-9174
Asst. District Commissioner West Steve Shark (701) 866-2121
District Executive Lane Schirado (701) 552-0379
District Executive Kira Krueger (920) 763-3406
Field Director (East Team) Thomas Huether (406) 780-0690


Grand Forks Service Center
Northern Lights Council
Boy Scouts of America                     
1701 Cherry Street                           
Grand Forks, ND 58201                   

Office Hours
The Grand Forks offices is currently open by appointment or stopping in during an established office hours.

Office Hours:

Lane Schirado Tuesday's 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kira Krueger Wednesday's 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please contact Lane Schirado or Kira Krueger to schedule an appointment outside of these established office hours.


Lake Agassiz District is on Facebook

Get updates faster! The Lake Agassiz District is on Facebook Send us pictures and we'd be more than happy to share them! Moving forward, we will also try our best to regularly go Facebook Live for Roundtables! Like our page and share it with your unit! 




Lake Agassiz District Recognition Dinner

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The District Recognition Dinner will be held in-person at the River Walk Public House in Thief River Falls and will start with a social at 6:30 PM followed by dinner and the award Presentation.

Since the Recognition Dinner was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, we will be presenting District Awards of Merit and Adult Leader Awards to those volunteers selected in 2020 in addition to those selected in 2021.

Nominations are being accepted till March 20th and can be found here

To Submit a Disrict Award of Merit nomination please click here

Registration is open till March 24th and you can register by clicking below on the District Award of Merit Image. The cost is $20 per adult. 




Click on the image for Day Camp information!





Order Free Placemats for Blue & Gold Banquet

The council is making available free placemats for Packs to use during the Blue & Gold Banquet. The placemats have information about camp opportunities for Cub Scouts in 2021.


2020 Eastern Spring Camporee

“Back to the Civil War”

May 14-16, Butler Wilderness Outpost – Camp Wilderness, MN

Camp Contacts:, or Thomas D. Huether (406)780-0690

  • Early Registration: $10.00 Youth, $5.00 adult
  • Registration Fee: $15.00 Youth, $5.00 adult

The Adventure:

“Scouts depart for their annual Spring Camporee, but as their travels begin, a large storm overtakes the scouts and their leaders. Upon clearing the storm, the scouts and their leaders soon realize that they are no longer in the present as cell service has stopped, vehicles are gone, and the once paved roads have turned to gravel and dirt. As they continue down the road, a fort appears garrisoned by soldiers in blue who appear to have come straight from the American Civil War. To navigate the new world these scouts find themselves in, they must learn what it takes to be a Union soldier in 1862.”

Scouts will be split into squads (patrols) and different squads will be formed to form a company (troop) of the 5th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. Each squad (Patrol) will rotate through various aspects of what life was like during an average day of a Civil War soldier.

Scouts will get to experience the following:

  • Civil War Infantry Drill including Marching, Loading in 9 times, and more
  • Guard Duty to protect camp and the garrison
  • Artillery Drill on a period howitzer
  • Food of the period
  • Medicine and Surgery
  • And more!

Scouts will get to learn about the weapons and how they were operated but WILL NOT be able to fire any muskets, nor the cannon.

Following the completion of the main portion of the event, Scouts will be able to participate in a period baseball game. Did you know that baseball first began during the American Civil War?

To close out the event, a period cooking contest will be held. Each Patrol/Troop will be encouraged to make a recipe from the 1860s with enough food to feed the entire garrison. Members of the 5th Minnesota will serve as judges along with any other representative invited. A series of recipes will be on the District Website.



Eagle Scout Projects and Boards of Review            

Scouts with questions about project approvals and scheduling boards of review should contact Bobby Dusso via email.


Merit Badge Counselor Registration

For information about registering to teach a merit badge or to renew as a Merit Badge Counselor, visit the Advancement web page.


Support Scouting while Shopping on Amazon!

As we all practice social distancing and do our best to protect the health of others and ourselves, we may be spending more time than usual ordering necessities online.

We also understand and know the importance of shopping local (especially our Scout shops) and supporting small businesses right now.

If you do find yourself using Amazon – for absolutely no added cost – you can donate directly to Northern Lights Council, Boy Scouts of America through AmazonSmile. Amazon Smile is an incredibly easy and meaningful way to support Scouting in Northern Lights by shopping as you would normally.

Simply visit and choose the Northern Lights Council, Boy Scouts of America as a charity you want to support.

Then just shop like normal. So long as you’re doing it via, Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of all eligible purchases. All prices and products are the same as they would be if you bought them at the usual Amazon address.

Nothing changes for you in your shopping experience, yet you will be making a huge difference for Scouting in Northern Lights.

Any little bit will help keep Scouting alive across our council. The Scouting at Home movement has great momentum. However, many of the events where we raise money for Scouting have been canceled and money is tight for all of us, including our donors.

You can help our council during this tough time at no cost to yourself by using Amazon Smile.

Thank you for your continued support of the Northern Lights Council!


Virtual Troop meetings Facilitators Guide

Updated October 15, 2020

It is understood that access to technology will vary from Troop to Troop and may be dependent upon geographic differences. The purpose of this guide is to encourage and enable Troops, where feasible, to conduct meetings virtually in a safe, efficient, and productive manner. During a period when in-person meetings may not be possible, it is essential that virtual meetings be conducted while always keeping in mind the aims of character development, citizenship training, leadership, and mental and physical fitness. This guide anticipates that Troops will utilize the Troop Meeting Plan, including all 8 parts, but Troops are free to adapt their meeting plans to support their individual program needs. Download the guide here.





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