Serving youth through community organizations in Dunn, Mercer, Billings; Golden Valley, Slope, Bowman; Stark, Hettinger, and Adams counties in Southwest North Dakota; also serving youth in Perkins County, South Dakota


District 10 Leadership

District Chairman Jeremy Berger (701) 483-7075
District Vice-Chairman Ali Levent Kilic (701) 300-1333
District Commissioner Paula Kleinsasser (701) 590-9462
District Executive Beth Ann Pulley (219) 765-8162 cell
Asst. Director of Field Service Rob Gilkerson (701) 223-7204

Roughrider District Recognition Banquet 

Our District Recognition dinner will be held on March 8th in Dickinson at the Eagles. Every unit should consider nominating their leaders for the numerous awards that are given. A family of the year should also be nominated from EVERY UNIT. There will be several nominating forms sent to you the month of December. The nomination forms should be emailed or mailed to Beth Ann Pulley by January 28th. The voting will take place on February 5th at the District Committee Meeting at the Chambers of Commerce in Dickinson at 7:00 PM. This is a fun event and it is a great opportunity to recognize all the adults who work so hard to make Scouting possible. Please pass this information around your unit and encourage everyone to attend. If you would like to attend the event or fill out nomination form click here. 

 District Scout Show and Pinewood Derby 

The Roughrider District Scout Show and Pinewood Derby is set for April 13 at Dickinson High School at 11:00 AM. This is a great opportunity to showcase what your unit has been doing and raise the awareness of Scouting with the public.

Please plan on your unit participating in this fun event. An information packet will be available at the February roundtable as well as sent to all unit leaders. Please make sure you have completed your registration and turned it in so that your booth or activity is ready to set-up when you arrive.

We will also be holding the District Pinewood Derby in conjunction with the Scout Show starting at 11:00 AM. Bring your Pinewood Derby cars and race them against some of the best cars in the district. Registration is $5.00 per car. For more information, please contact Beth Ann Pulley at 219-765-8162 or

Roughrider Day Camp May 28 and May 29

The 2019 Cub Scout Day Camp is fast approaching. This year’s theme will be “Passport to Adventure”. The cost is $45 per child which includes t-shirt and patch, and we will have two options for Day Camp this year. The first session will be on May 28, 2019 in Dickinson at Patterson Lake Recreation Area, and the second session will be on May 29, 2019 in Hettinger at Mirror Lake.

Day Camp is a camping program for Lion, Tiger, Cub Scouts, and Webelos in our local area! On Tuesday, May 28 or Wednesday, May 29, Cub Scouts arrive at Patterson Lake Recreation Area in Dickinson or Mirror Lake in Hettinger, respectively, for a day of activities, crafts, nature, sports, BB guns, archery, fishing, games and more.

Dickinson $35/scout by Apirl 15 $45/scout after April 15 Online registration & payment required 

Hettinger $35/scout by April 15 $45/scout after April 15 Online registration & payment required 

Contact Amelia Dustin (701) 260-6769 for any questions.

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 

Annual Friends of Scouting 

Scouting doesn't just happen by chance it takes a lot of volunteers who are recruited trained and supported.  Friends of Scouting pays for services to volunteers, units and youth. It also provides scholarships and maintenance of four Council camps, supplies and materials to units, and much more.  Each unit should set a date, typically in conjunction with a Cub Pack Blue and Gold Banquet or a Boy Scout Court of Honor for a Friends of Scouting presentation at your unit. Your unit Friends of Scouting presentation should take place prior to March 1, 2019 Units should also recruit a unit Friends of Scouting Chair. Please provide the date of your Friends of Scouting presentation to Amelia Dustin or call her at (701)-260-6769.

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.

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.

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Camp Grafton Merit Badge Weekend

The annual merit badge weekend at Camp Grafton gives each youth the opportunity to experience life at the base and to work on a merit badge. All Scouts BSA youth are invited to join us on the weekend of April 26-28th at Camp Grafton. Event Registration must be completed online at  The cost is Youth - $50 Adults - $40 Registration opens on Monday, Feb. 4th at noon and closes at midnight on Wednesday, April 24, however it typically fills in the first week or so.

Scouts can earn the following merit badges:

Merit Badge       Participation Limit
Plumbing 14
Home Repairs 14
Orienteering 14
Cooking 24
Fire safety 14

Please review the calendar or flyer to get full details and to register: 

Contact: Paul Zent, 701-426-9912
Posted: 2019-01-31
Scouting for Food March 16 - 23, 2019

Scouting for Food is the largest community service food drive in our area involving Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturers and Explorers.

Your unit should participate in the Council's Scouting for Food community service project.  Let your community know about this service project that helps restock the shelves of your local community food banks.  Let's all work together across the Council and make this year’s effort even more successful than last year’s and collect  more than 85,000 pounds of food across the Northern Lights Council!

Tips for a successful Scouting for Food:

Thank you for your unit’s participation in this very important community service project.  If you have questions contact your local District Scouting for Food Coordinator or District Executive.

Posted: 2019-01-23

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