Serving Wilkin, Otter Tail, Douglas, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Grant and Traverse counties in Minnesota and Richland County in North Dakota.

District Leadership

District Chair Adrian Panther (720) 308-4567
District Commissioner Michael Denke (320) 491-8381
District Executive Brenda Thomson (320) 760-5605
Field Director (East Team) Thomas Huether (406) 780-0690


Mailing Address

Northern Lights Council, BSA
P.O. Box 1131
Alexandria, MN 56308

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Monthly Meetings

District Unit Serivce Team Meeting

1st Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm
Click here for the Zoom Meeting Link 

Council Led Scout Monthly Update Meeting

1st Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm
Click here to register for the webinar meeting.


Eagle Scout Process Contacts

Eagle Projects and Boards of Review (North) - Ivan Maas (701) 899-1087

Eagle Project Approvals (South) - Tim Gehring (320) 760-7273

Eagle Scout Board of Review Scheduling (South) - Mike Henning (320) 491-9095

Life to Eagle Process


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.




Click on the image for Day Camp information!




District Banquet Nominations Due February 25, 2021

This year due to the challenges of COVID, the District Dinner will be a virtual event. It will be on March 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Do you know someone who you feel should be recognized for their dedication to the program? Check out the list of Awards and submit the nominations to Brenda by February 25th.

Standard Nomination Form or District Award of Merit nomination form.


Council Recognition Luncheon

Saturday, March 27, 2021

The Council Recognition Luncheon will be held in-person at the Capital Credit Union Scout Center in Bismarck and the Wanzek Center for Scouting in Fargo. The luncheon will start at Noon for those in attendance.

The program will be broadcast using Go to Webinar and is scheduled to run from 12:25 – 1:00 pm (central). Those that can’t attend in person can watch the broadcast on Go to Webinar.

Since the Recognition Luncheon was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, we will be presenting Silver Beaver Awards to those volunteers selected in 2020 in addition to those selected in 2021. The 2020 recipients have already been notified with this information.

  • To attend the luncheon in-person in either Bismarck or Fargo - Register Here
  • To participate in the webinar if you can't attend in-person - Register Here



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.



Order of the Arrow

Are your scouts looking for the next thing in their scouting path? Order of the Arrow is a great way to get more involved in scouting and community service. Great leadership opportunities exist, more opportunities for growth, greater ability to travel, and a better way to create friendships throughout the Council.

Election time is upon us, contact one of the advisors to schedule your unit election: Chapter 4 Advisor, Brian Ramey or Chapter 3 Advisor, Doug Hansen.



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