Lake Agassiz District

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

District Leadership

District Chairman Mark Nelson (218) 779-3329
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 Director Thomas Huether (406) 780-0690 cell
District Executive Mark Landa (701) 739-2362 cell
Director of Field Service Darin Steindl (701) 499-0646


Grand Forks Service Center
Northern Lights Council
Boy Scouts of America                     Phone: 701-775-3189
1701 Cherry Street                            Fax: 701-775-0862
Grand Forks, ND 58201                   Email:

Office Hours
Tuesday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Closed: Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Holidays   



Top Stories


New District Executive

It is my pleasure to announce that Mark Landa has joined the council staff and will be serving at the District Executive for Voyageur Trails area of the Lake Agassiz District.

Mark joins us with experience from Farmers Insurance in Sales and Marketing; with the North Dakota Division of Vocation Rehab in Public Relations & Administration; and as an Executive Director of the Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks.  His community involvement is extensive, and includes active volunteerism in 4-H, the Chamber of Commerce and the Grand Forks Fair and Exhibition.  Mark is a product of UND with a degree in Business Administration.

Mark’s first day with the council is November 16.  Please welcome Mark to the Northern Lights Council team!

New Office Assistant

It is my pleasure to announce that Alicia Haar has been hired as the part-time Grand Forks Office Assistant in Grand Forks, North Dakota, effective October 23, 2018.  Alicia will be working twenty hours per week.

Alicia is originally from South Dakota, and lived in Grand Rapids, MN before relocating to Grand Forks in July 2017 for her husband’s job.   Alicia has worked in many retail positions over the years with Kmart, Home Depot, Target, Hibbett Sports, Crossmark and is also currently working at the Holiday Station Store in Grand Forks.

Alicia is married to her husband Justin who works as Cyber Security for Minnkota Power and is Cubmaster of Discovery Pack 34.  They have three children, Veronica, age 16 who is active in her high school Art Club and JROTC, Alex, age 11 who enjoys playing the trumpet and is a Cub Scout in Pack 34 and Bella, who is age 9 enjoys singing and dancing.  They also have Sofie, who is a Labany (which is a mix of a Black Lab and a Brittany) who loves spending time at the dog park any chance she gets.  Alicia enjoys target shooting, fishing, attending car shows and spending time with family and friends in her spare time.

Please join me in congratulating Alicia as she starts her new role with the Northern Lights Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Lake Agassiz District 8 East and West News for Fall - September October, November 2018.

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Youth Protection Training

The Northern Lights Council will be conducting Youth Protection Training via video conference (Go to Meeting) in September and October. As previously announced, a NEW Youth Protection Training course is required for all registered leaders before they will be able to renew their BSA membership later this year. The current Youth Protection Training certificate (from the old course) will expire on October 1, 2018.

Download the Youth Protection Training Flyer for dates and times of upcoming training sessions for people that want to become certified to conduct the new Youth Protection Training or just to complete the training for yourself.

Unit Charter Renewal and Youth Protection Training

As we begin the annual Unit Charter Renewal Campaign, it is important to note that current Youth Protection Training will be required for all leader renewals at the time the online charter renewal is completed. What this means is, if a unit has a leader that is not current in Youth Protection Training, the unit will not be able to finish the online charter renewal.

Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific Training

Leader Position- Specific training courses are being offered across the Council from September 13 - December 5. The Lake Agassiz District is having a Training session for Den Leaders only on September 13 at Holy Family Church at 6:00 PM and Webelos Leader training on November 8.  Plus, there will be a training for Cubmasters on October 11 at Holy Family Church at 6:00 PM.  If you cannot participate in person you can pre-register to participate in an online Training Webinar.  Download the training flyer with schedule here.  If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Thomas Huether at 701-775-3189.

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