The Association has developed the Alumni Achievement Award to recognize those for outstanding service and contributions to the Northern Lights Council Camps over an extended period of time.
Each year, nominations are solicited through the Aurora and are available from the Alumni Achievement committee chair or other officers of The Association. Anyone can make a nomination by completing the Nomination For Alumni Achievement Award form and sending it to the Alumni Achievement Award Chair by June 15th of each year.
Previous recipients of the award are as follows:
Bev Segerholm (August 24,1996):
Bev served as the Council Administrative assistant for summer camp operations from 1976 to 2001. For several years, she was the main person to develop all of the promotional materials for the camps. She put in countless hours working behind the scenes in the council office progressing summer camp operations. She was a friend to all unit leaders and worked with them to make it possible for every Scout that wanted to go to camp to have that opportunity. (Gardener, ND)
Phil Blomquist (2008):
In total, Phil served 18 years as ranger of the camp. Phil managed activities in camp year round. He prepared buildings for troops in the winter, plowed roads, and welcomed troops and other organizations for spring and fall activities. In the 18 years that Phil was at Metigoshe, the camp was maintained to perfection. Every building, road, and campsite was in perfect condition even during hard times in the council when money was not available. Phil found a way to gather materials and maintain a high standard. Both directly and indirectly, Phil Blomquist affected the lives of every scout, scouter, volunteer, or visitor to Metigoshe Scout Reservation during his time as ranger. Today, Phil continues to provide valuable historical information regarding staff members and a vital part of the history of the Northern Lights Camp. (Grafton, ND)
Art Heinze (2008):
Art’s dedication and unwavering support of Camp Wilderness has been an inspiration to Scouts, camp staff and unit leaders over many years. Art is always willing to take on difficult projects without hesitation. When not lending a hand in other ways, Art can be found in the dining hall or at campfire entertaining scouts and Scouts with his harmonica. Art is an inspirational person. He is one whose actions are contagious, and we are all better because of him. (Thief River Falls, MN)
Brad Olson (2018)
Brad Olson’s influence, at all of the NLC camps, is clearly evident even today. During his time as a seasonal and full time professional Scouter with the NLC, from the early 1990’s thru 2016, he served in a variety of influential roles for all of the camps. During his tenure, the camps grew to what they have become still today. For nearly two decades, he was the ‘face’ of the camping program. He helped lead the development of many of the camp’s programs and the construction of the Butler Wilderness Outpost Cub Camp. (Bemidji, MN)