Serving the North Central counties of North Dakota including: Rolette, Bottineau, Renville, Burke, Mountrail, Ward, McHenry, Pierce, Benson, Mclean and Wells.

District 11 Leadership

District Chairman
Paul Stroklund
(701) 852-4712
District Commissioner
(805) 757-1744
District Executive
(701) 409-0393
Asst. Director of Field Service
(701) 223-7204


Minot Scout Office
Northern Lights Council
Boy Scouts of America
615 South Broadway
Minot, ND 58701
Phone: 701-839-2260

2019 Popcorn Sale

Popcorn sales play an important role in supporting our units and the Northern Lights Council. This sale allows units to create and provide many great opportunities for the unit and your scouts. Sign up to Participate in the 2019 Sale Unit Popcorn Kernels can register the pack, troop, crew or post to participate in the 2019 sale and receive communication from the Northern Lights Council.

Changes for this Year:
New product lineup
Potential for units to earn up to
33% commission
Availability of smart phone app to
take orders and collect credit card
Earlier start date to the sale
Popcorn Academy for Scouts in
each district
New prize program


Key Leader Briefings:
Units can earn an extra 2% commission by participating in one of the briefings in June. To qualify for the 2% extra commission at least two (2) leaders from the unit must attend - 1. the Unit Popcorn Kernel (coordinator) and 2. either the Committee Chair, Cubmaster or Scoutmaster.

All briefings st art at 7:00 pm local time.
Monday, June 3 @ Scout Center, 3320 Hamilton St, Unit 1, Bismarck
Tuesday, June 4 @ Augustana Lutheran Church, 308 E Douglas Ave, Fergus Falls
Wednesday, June 5 @ Center for Scouting, 4200 19th St S, Fargo
Thursday, June 6 @ Holy Family Catholic Church, 1018 18th Ave S, Grand Forks
Monday, June 10 @ Chamber of Commerce, 314 3rd Ave W, Dickinson
Tuesday, June 11 @ Faith UM Church, 219 1st Ave W, Williston
Tuesday, June 11 @ Calvary Lutheran Church, 605 Douglas St, Alexandria
Thursday, June 13 @ Atonement Lutheran Church, 1009 12th Ave NE, Jamestown
Thursday, June 13 @ Town and Country Credit Union, 615 S Broadway, Minot

Register Here

 Big 4 Clean-up

Calling all Scouts and Scouters: Please join us on Thursday May 9th for the Big 4 Spring Clean Up! We will be working from 4:30 pm until dark. You don't have to stay the whole time to help. The Big 4 Committee will be providing hot dogs, chips, and drinks for the volunteers

Scout Night on Corbett Field

Love baseball? The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs want you to join them at Scout Night at Corbett Field. You get to march across the field in a pregame show, watch the game, camp on the field, have a concession stand dinner, meet the players, and so much more.

Register Here

Western Spring Camporee

Join us May 31 - June 2 at Heart Butte Scout Reservation located just 15 miles south of Glen Ullin, ND. Enjoy our scenic lakefront property nestled on the South shores of Lake Tschida. Camp will be run on Mountain Time.

Learn survival skills, shelter building, first aid, fire starting, water purification, emergency food prep, and other wilderness survival tactics. Also, hone your skills fishing and steady your aim at our shooting sports stations.

Want to earn a merit badge? Sign up for either Chess or Game Design (limit 20 per merit badge).

Wilderness First Aid Training will be offered (separate event registration)

Scout BSA Leader Specific Training will be Friday night. When registering adults please make the appropriate selection.

Information on Western Spring Camporee follow the links below

Western Spring Camporee 

Wilderness First Aid

Summer Resident Camp

Each summer Camp Wilderness hosts 1,000 Scouts plus their adult leaders over the course of 6 sessions of week long summer camp.  Scouts will be able to work on advancements, challenge their skills and abilities, and make new friends in an outdoor environment. 

2019 Week Long Summer Camp Sessions

Session 1 June 16-22, 2019
Session 2 June 23-29, 2019
Session 3 June 30 - July 6, 2019
Session 4 July 7-13, 2019
Session 5 July 14-20, 2019
Session 6 July 21-27, 2019

Register Here

Update your BeAScout pin today, so future Scouting families can find your Units

BeAScout.Org is a powerful tool to help parents find your unit. But, it only works if they are able to get the right information about your Unit.  First impressions are everything, so it is important to keep your BeAScout pin up-to date. Find out how to update your BeAScout pin here.

Cub Day Camp

Cub Scout day camps are organized by the Northern Lights Council and conducted by volunteers from the local area. Day camps are for registered Cub Scouts entering grades 1-5 the following school year. Those entering the 1st grade must be accompanied by an ‘adult partner’ during their participation.

Day camps are conducted by adult volunteer leadership who were trained and certified. Day camps are also supported by a number of adult and youth staff members. Boy Scout Den Chiefs may also support the day camp program by assisting the Cub Scouts throughout the camp.

A variety of different activities are offered to allow participants to experience outdoor programs for Cub Scouts; many of which are designed to implement the 2019 Cub Scout program theme, “Passport to Adventure”.

Most camps include activities based on STEM, nature, shooting sports, games, and basic outdoor skills. Adult volunteers make up the nucleus of the day camp staff by volunteering in positions to lead specific programs, support the general operation, or by managing a den of Cub Scouts throughout their time at camp.

Sign-up Here

Does your pack have a Day Camp Coordinator?

To help communicate camp information and coordinate the registration of youth, we ask for each pack to have a Pack Day Camp Coordinator.

The coordinators will be invited to participate in a webinar prior to the date of the Day Camp. Please let us know who your packs coordinator is by completing the Pack Day Camp Coordinator Form.

Training Save the Dates!

Your District Training Committee is working hard to ensure you get all the training you need to run a fun, efficient, and effective program. Over the next few months they will be offering three courses:

Scouter 101 ( June 9th): A overview of scouting, training, and your role as volunteers. Budgeting, Scoutbook, and program planning classes will also be available.

BALOO and IOLS ( July 27th):

Basic Adult Leadership Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is a day fun learning which will help pack leaders plan and carry out a quality "entry level" outdoor experience for the cubs and their families.

Introduction Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) course builds and expands on the concepts and themes introduced in Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training and Varsity Coach Position-Specific Training, and provides Scouters with the confidence to take youth into the outdoors. Specifically, this hands-on program gives adult leaders a
practical introduction to the patrol method of a boy-led troop by teaching many of the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. In addition, the teaching methods, activities, and games model the variety of teaching used in effective and engaging Scouting programs

Scouter Academy ( Nov 2nd): This course will cover many of the required leadership courses with hands on learning. We will be offering Scoutmaster, Cubmaster, Committee Challenge, Youth Protection, Annual Planning, Budgeting, and many others.

Details for all of these training dates will be released by the training committee soon.

"The Tomahawk" District Newsletter

January 2019     February 2019     March 2019    May 2019

Internet Advancement 2.0

The new tool to quickly input advancement data, Internet Advancement 2.0 (previously known as Scoutbook Lite) is now live.

This free solution replaces the previous Internet Advancement platform, which will be retired (for all programs except Exploring) on June 10, 2019. Internet Advancement 2.0 will feature a clean, new user interface and will be optimized to whatever device you use: desktop, tablet or smartphone. Internet Advancement 2.0 will offer optimized functions for everything found in the current Internet Advancement platform and can be accessed by Unit Key 3 users,  Unit Key 3 delegate users and Unit Advancement Chairs.

End users will access Internet Advancement 2.0 via one of the following locations using their my.Scouting credentials:


•             From the Legacy Tools menu in

•             A link in

•             From the current Internet Advancement Platform

After initial release, the BSA IT team will continue to add additional features on a regular basis.  Updates and new features will be communicated as they are delivered.

Visit for answers to commonly asked questions.

Posted: 2019-05-24
Amazon Smile Gives Back to Northern Lights Council

Support the Northern Lights Council When You Shop on Amazon is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Designate the Northern Lights Council as your charity, and your purchase will help the council with no cost to you!

Posted: 2019-03-18

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