What Commissioner Service Is

Commissioners are district and council volunteers who help Scouting units succeed. They coach and consult with adult leaders of Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity teams and Venturing crews. 

Commissioners help maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America. They also oversee the unit charter renewal plan so that each unit reregisters on time with an optimum number of youth and adult members.

The unit commissioner is a link between unit leaders and the Northern Lights Council.

Council Commissioner Staff

Title Name Phone
Council Commissioner Michael Briggs (701) 258-9620
Flickertail District Commissioner Andrew Banks (701) 793-8811
Oxcart Trails District Commissioner Mike Guck (218) 849-2124
Lakes District Commissioner Mike Denke (320) 491-8381
Northern Sky District Commissioner Jefri Jones (701) 373-1420
Lake Agassiz District Commissioner Tom Henderson (701) 775-6471
Roughrider District Commissioner Paula Kleinsasser (701) 483-4224
Tomahawk District Commissioner James Walker (805) 757-1744
Frontier Trails District Commissioner    
Great Plains District Commissioner Kevin Hammer (701) 572-6416


Unit Commissioner Basic Training

In addition to the online basic training that is offered by the National Council, the Northern Lights Council will be offering an interactive basic training session on Thursday, September 5, 2019 via Go to Meeting video conference. The session will start at 7 pm (central).

To sign up to participate in this session, RSVP here and the Go to Meeting connection information will be emailed to you prior to the training.


College of Commissioner Science

The next college will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020 in Bismarck. This training event will be open to all adult leaders - you don't have to be a commissioner to attend!

For more information, visit the College of Commissioner Science page.

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