History

Camp Wilderness History Center

The Northern Lights Alumni Association has established the actual trail and the digital trail  below with the hopes for a deeper understanding of the heritage and legacy of Camp Wilderness.

Our focus is telling the story of the Northern Lights Council and the camps within—not only by honoring all we have today, but also by remembering where we came from. Our present-day council is the result of the evolution of four councils, four lodges, and many camps.

The Northern Lights History Center’s collections are comprised of various artifacts donated by friends of Scouting. We rely on these donations from people like you to preserve and display the history of the council and its camps. Help us uphold the story of the Northern Lights Council by donating items or by joining the History Committee.

The History Project -Virtual History Trail

Developed and Supported by the Northern Lights Alumni Association

  1. Astronomy Dome
  2. Black Building – 
  3. Boathouse – 
  4. Bomb Shed – 
  5. Cabin 1
  6. Cabin 2 – 
  7. Cabin 3 – 
  8. Cabin 4 – Building Cabin 4 – History Project 
  9. Cabin 5 – Building Cabin 5 – History Project 
  10. Cabin 6 – Building Cabin 6 – History Project 
  11. Cabin 7- Building Cabin 7 – History Project 
  12. Cabin 8 – Building Cabin 8 – History Project 
  13. Gas Cabins – Building Gas Cabins – History Project 
  14. Cabin 9 – Building Cabin 9 – History Project 
  15. Cabin 10 – Building Cabin 10 – History Project 
  16. Cabin 11 – Building Cabin 10 – History Project 
  17. Cabin 12 – Building Cabin 12 – History Project 
  18. Cabin 13- Building Cabin 13 – History Project 
  19. Cabin 14 – Building Cabin 14 – History Project 
  20. Cabin 15 – Building Cabin 15 – History Project 
  21. Cabin 15 / Cook’s Teepee – Building Cook’s Teepe – History Project  
  22. Cabin A – Building Cabin A – History Project
  23. Cabin B – Building Cabin B – History Project 
  24. Cabin N – Building Cabin N – History Project  
  25. Cabin O – Building Cabin O – History Project
  26. Chaplain’s Gazebo – Building Gazebo – History Project 
  27. Cooking Grill – Marker C Cooking Grill – History Project 
  28. CS Jones Tower – Building CS Jones Tower – History Project 
  29. CS Dining Hall- Building CS Lyngstad Dining Hall – History Project 
  30. CS Scheels Tower – Building CS Scheels Tower – History Project 
  31. CS Setter Tower – Building CS Setter Tower – History Project 
  32. CS Starion Tower – Building CS Starion Tower – History Project
  33. CS Storm Shelter – Building CS Storm Shelter – History Project 
  34. Dining Hall – Building Dining Hall – History Project 
  35. Director’s Cabin – Building Director’s Cabin – History Project 
  36. Family Cabins / Scoutmaster Cabins – Marker L Family / Scoutmaster Cabins – History Project 
  37. Fire Tower – Building Fire Tower – History Project  
  38. Fox Building – Building Fox Building – History Project 
  39. Ham Radio Tower – Building Ham Radio Tower – History Project 
  40. Health Center – Building Health Center – History Project 
  41. History Center – Building History Center – History Project 
  42. Log Pavilion – Building Log Pavilion – History Project 
  43. Nature Building – Building Nature  – History Project 
  44. Original Kitchen –  Marker E Original Kitchen – History Project 
  45. Pumphouse – Building Pumphouse – History Project 
  46. Pump Shed – Marker F Pump Shed- History Project 
  47. Quartermaster –Building QM – History Project 
  48. Ranger’s shop –Building Ranger’s Shop – History Project 
  49. Ranger’s house – Building Rangers House – History Project
  50. Rifle Range – Building Rifle Range – History Project  
  51. Storm shelter – Building Storm Shelter – History Project 
  52. Shotgun Shed – Building Shotgun Shed – History Project 
  53. Silver Beaver Lodge – Building Silver Beaver Lodge – History Project 
  54. Telephone Building – Building Telephone Office – History Project 
  55. Totem Pole – Marker A2 Totem Pole – History Project 
  56. Trading Post – Building TP – History Project 
  57. Water Tower – Marker P WaterTower – History Project 
  58. Waterfront Steps – Marker D Waterfront Steps – History Project 
  59. Welcome Center – Building Welcome Center – History Project 
  60. Youth Latrines – Building Youth Latrine – History Project
  1. Activity Field – Site Activity Field – History Project 
  2. Apache – Site Apache – History Project 
  3. Archery Range – Site Archery Range – History Project 
  4. Assiniboine Campsite – Site Assiniboine – History Project  
  5. Bell Tower – Site Bell Tower – History Project 
  6. Blackfoot Campsite –  Site Blackfoot – History Project 
  7. Boardman Outpost – Marker Q Boardman – History Project 
  8. Buck Lake Campsite – Site Buck Lake Campsite – History Project 
  9. Campfire Arena (old main) – Site Campfire (old main) Arena – History Project 
  10. Campfire Area First – Marker G Old Campfire Area – History Project 
  11. Camp Dump – Marker Camp Dump – History Project 
  12. Chapel – Site Chapel – History Project 
  13. Chapel/First – Marker I First Chapel- History Project 
  14. Chuckwagon – Marker M Chuck Wagon – History Project 
  15. Climbing Tower (new) – Site Climbing Tower (new) – History Project 
  16. Climbing Tower (old) – Site Climbing Tower (old) – History Project 
  17. Coonskin Outpost – Site Coonskin Outpost – History Project 
  18. Crow Campsite – Site Crow – History Project 
  19. CS Butler Wilderness Outpost – Site CS Butler Wilderness Outpost – History Project 
  20. CS Bear Campsite – Site CS Bear – History Project 
  21. CS Bobcat Campsite –  Site CS Bobcat – History Project 
  22. CS BB Gun and Archery Range – Site CS BB Gun/Archery Range – History Project 
  23. CS Chapel and Campfire Arena – Site CS Chapel/Campfire – History Project 
  24. CS Family Camping Area – Site CS Family Camping – History Project 
  25. CS Waterfront – Site CS Waterfront – History Project 
  26. CS Sledding Hill – Site CS Sledding Hill – History Project 
  27. CS Tiger Campsite –  Site CS Tiger – History Project 
  28. CS Wolf campsite – Site CS Wolf – History Project 
  29. Delaware Campsite – Site Delaware – History Project 
  30. Erie Campsite – Site Erie – History Project 
  31. Fishing Area and Piers – Site Fishing Area – History Project 
  32. Flag Field – Site Flag Field – History Project 
  33. Fox Campsite – Site Fox Campsite – History Project 
  34. Gilwell Campsite – Site Gilwell – History Project 
  35. Gitano Commissioner Area and Campsite – Site Gitano – History Project 
  36. Great Water Campsite – Site Greatwater – History Project 
  37. Homestead/Flothe –  Marker Flothe Homestead – History Project 
  38. Homestead/Matson / Lof  – Marker O Mattson/Lof – History Project 
  39. Horse Corral – Marker Horse Coral – History Project 
  40. Huron Campsite – Site Huron – History Project 
  41. Iowa Campsite – Site Iowa – History Project 
  42. Jicarilla Campsite – Site Jicarilla – History Project 
  43. Klamath Campsite – Site Klamath – History Project 
  44. Lakota Campsite – Site Lakota – History Project 
  45. Lipon Campsite – Site Lipon – History Project 
  46. Mandan Campsite – Site Mandan – History Project 
  47. Mantrap Outpost Site – Site Mantrap Outpost – History Project 
  48. Mataga Commissioner Area and Campsite – Site Mataga – History Project 
  49. Maynard Wedum Campsite – Site Maynard Wedum – History Project 
  50. Nature Area (original) – 
  51. North Star Campsite – Site Nootka – History Project 
  52. Nootka Campsite – Site North Star – History Project 
  53. OA Gateway – Marker N OA Gateway- History Project 
  54. OA Grounds – Marker OA Grounds – History Project 
  55. OA Quill Hill – Site Quill Hill – History Project 
  56. Ojibwa Campsite – Site Ojibwa – History Project 
  57. Osprey Campsite – Site Osprey – History Project 
  58. Osprey Nest – Site Osprey Nest – History Project 
  59. Pawnee Campsite – Site Pawnee – History Project 
  60. Pollinator Project – Site Pollinator Project – History Project 
  61. Preachers Grove (original & current) – Marker Preacher’s Grove – History Project 
  62. Project COPE – Site Project C.O.P.E. – History Project 
  63. Rifle Range (First) – Marker 1st Rifle Range – History Project 
  64. Rotary Hill Commissioner Area and Campsite – Site Rotary Hill – History Project 
  65. Sawmill – Marker Sawmill – History Project 
  66. Sakakawea Campsite – Site Sakakawea – History Project 
  67. ScoutCraft Program Area – Site Scoutcrafts – History Project 
  68. Skeet Shooting Range – Site Skeet Shooting Range – History Project 
  69. Sledding Hill – Site Scout Sledding Hill  – History Project 
  70. Sparrowhawk Campfire Arena – Site Sparrow Hawk – History Project 
  71. Tail Beaver Campsite – Site Tailbeaver – History Project 
  72. Toboggan Slide – Marker H Toboggan Slide- History Project 
  73. Tree Plantation/Dr. Baker – Marker A3 Baker Tree Plantation – History Project
  74. Tree Plantations – Marker Tree Plantation by Boat House – History Project 
  75. Tree Plantation/Pop Stone – Marker O Pop Stone – History Project 
  76. Van Schaick Campsite – Site Van Schaick – History Project 
  77. Wasichus Commissioner Area / Trail Blazers – Site Wasichus – History Project 
  78. Waterfront – Site Waterfront – History Project 
  79. Windigo Commissioner Area – Site Windigo – History Project
  80. Witscheman Commissioner Area – Site Witscheman – History Project

What we need and our areas of focus -

 

   Our Needs       CampsCouncils/Lodges

Information

(when, why, who, how, etc…)

Camp Wilderness

Missouri Valley Council

Photos/Videos

Camp Wabaunaquat

Great Plains

Area Council

Memorabilia

Metigoshe Scout Reservation

Lake Agassiz Council

Patches

Heart Butte Scout Reservation

Red River Valley Council

Newspaper Clippings

Camp Shawondasse

Chatoka Lodge

Guide BooksBig 4 Scout CampThunderbird Lodge
Stories & Anecdotes

Camp Spanish Point

Chan-o-wapi Lodge

Working at the History Center

Camp Kiwanis/ Wood Lake

Minniduta Lodge

Helping with Research

Camp Chandawag/ Oak Island

Pa-Hin Lodge

Cataloging and storing items

Camp Chatoka

Northern Lights Council
Building DisplaysWhat did we miss?

Park Region Council

Gifts to the Northern Lights Council for the History Center are deductible from taxable income in accordance with the provisions of Federal income tax law. However, the History Committee or Council employees cannot, in their official capacity, give appraisals for the purpose of establishing the tax deductible value of donated items. Evaluations must be secured by the donor at his/her expense. The donor receives no goods or services in consideration of this gift.           

 

Contact the History Committee for more information on how you can help

email Bob Rezac or  701-261-7597

email Chad Swenson  or 701-388-2494