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!





Silver Beaver Nominations Due January 29, 2021

The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is a council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given at the council level. This nomination form must be sent to the local council. 

Where: Center for Scouting, 4200 19th Ave South, Fargo, ND 58103

Click here for a link to the nomination form.


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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Fargo, ND 58103
(701) 293-5011