Serving the North Dakota counties of McLean, Sheridan, Oliver, Morton, Grant, Sioux, Burleigh, Emmons, Kidder, Logan and McIntosh.  Also serving Corson county in South Dakota.

 

 

District 13 Leadership

District Chairman Kelvin Hullet  
District Vice-Chairman Alan Dohrmann  
District Commissioner Colette Perkins (701) 258-8849
District Executive Marie Mott (701) 214-7654 cell
Asst. Director of Field Service Rob Gilkerson (701) 223-7204 ext. 2

 

Capital Credit Union Scout Center
33202 Hamilton Street #1, Bismarck, ND  58503-1192
Phone:  701-223-7204     Fax:  701-223-7205     Email:  bismarck@nlcbsa.org

Office Hours
Tuesday - 8:00am to 3:00pm
Wednesday - 8:00am to 3:00 pm
Thursday - 8:00am to 2:00pm
Closed: Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Holidays

   

 

 


Game and Fish Sponsors Earth Day Project - Earn a Patch

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is once again celebrating Earth Day by sponsoring clean-up days on publicly owned or managed lands. With Earth Day recognized April 22, each Scout who participates in cleaning up public lands through May will receive a specifically designed conservation patch.

Groups participating in the Earth Day project are encouraged to take the following precautions to ensure safety: keep young people away from highways, lakes and rivers; and only allow older participants to pick up broken glass.

Interested participants are asked to contact Pat Lothspeich at 328-6332 to receive a reporting form for their project. Don't forget to record those service hours at servicehours.scouting.org as well!


Heart Butte Resident Camp

A 2-night overnight camp for Cub Scouts and leaders at the beautiful Heart Butte Scout Reservation on Lake Tschida south of Glen Ullin, ND. BB guns, archery, fishing, swimming, canoeing, and other activities for the scouts, with an opportunity for earning achievements and their requirements.


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.


Camp Grafton Merit Badge Weekend

Visit Camp Grafton by Devils Lake for the Merit Badge Weekend. Friday 04-26-2019 8:00 PM CT to Sunday 04-28-2019 1:00 PM CT

Program:  Available Merit Badges are:

  • Plumbing - Limit 14
  • Home Repairs - Limit 14
  • Orienteering - Limit 14
  • Cooking - Limit 24
  • Fire Safety - Limit 14

Scouts must bring 1 Merit Badge Blue Card. Adults must have a picture ID (driver’s license). All food & sleeping arrangements are provided. Everyone must bring a sleeping bag & pillow. Scouts & Adults must each bring their respective waiver form.


Exploring – A program of the BSA

When Scouting programs are mentioned most, if not all, think of Boy Scouts, Venturing, or Cub Scouts. There is another program offered through the BSA for youth ages 14 to 21 with a career-based approach. Explorer Posts are chartered by businesses or organizations within our communities that offer specific educational elements. Mandan Police Post #2853 is currently the only Explorer Post in Frontier Trails, but other opportunities are being explored for future.

If you have an idea for a Post, are interested in learning more about the Mandan Police Post, or would like to volunteer in an Exploring program contact Marie at the Bismarck Scout Office.


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.

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Amazon Smile Gives Back to Northern Lights Council

Support the Northern Lights Council When You Shop on Amazon

Smile.amazon.com is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. 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
Richard McCartney Named Scout Executive of the Northern Lights Council

Richard McCartney has been named Scout Executive of the Northern Lights Council,  Boy Scouts of America, effective April 1, 2019.

Rich began his Scouting career as District Executive at the Genesee Council in Batavia, NY.  He moved on to become a Senior District Executive, District Director, Field Director, and Assistant Director of Field Service with the Otetiana Council, Rochester, NY. He was promoted to Director of Support Services of the Denver Area Council, Denver, CO.  In 2005 he was selected as Scout Executive of the Moraine Trails Council, Butler, PA. In 2009 he became Scout Executive of the Greater Yosemite Council in Modesto, CA where he served until February 2017, when he began his current position as Area Director for Area 6 of the Western Region.

Rich is an Eagle Scout who enjoys cooking, exercise, hunting, fishing, backpacking, and music. Rich and his wife, Melinda, have two children, Raymond 22 and Ian 17. 

"I am looking forward to joining the Northern Lights Council, Rich McCartney said.  This is an outstanding Boy Scout Council because of the great work of thousands of volunteers and parents, enhanced by a talented team of executive and support staff.  Our focus will be to continue to deliver character and leadership rich programs based on the mission of Scouting to prepare young people to make moral and ethical decisions in their lifetimes, by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law”.  

Please join us in congratulating Rich as he joins us in delivering quality Scouting experiences to the young people of the communities we serve.

Posted: 2019-02-28

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