Each year, Scouting units (Packs, Troops, and Crews) are required to renew their charters with the Northern Lights Council. The charter is the official agreement between the council and your local chartered organization to provide a program under the auspices of the BSA. The process of renewing a unit's charter reinforces this agreement year-to-year and provides an opportunity to update registration records and qualify for Journey to Excellence recognition.
Thank you for completing your unit’s charter renewal on time and error free! This website is intended to provide all the resources you will need (except the unit access code) to complete the process quickly.
For units that expire 12/31/20 - completed renewal was due to a commissioner by November 24, 2020
For units that expire 1/31/21 - completed renewal was due to a commissioner by December 18, 2020
For units that expire 2/28/21 - completed renewal is due to a commissioner by January 29, 2021
Contacts for Assistance
|District||District Commissioner||Council Staff|
|Prairie Fire||Mike Denke||Brenda Thomson|
|Northern Sky||Jason Benson||Shaun Grover|
|Lake Agassiz||Tom Henderson||Lane Schirado|
|Roughrider||Paula Kleinsasser||Barb Shockey|
|Tomahawk||James Walker||Carleton Borden|
|Frontier Trails||Paul Maloney|
|Great Plains||Leland Tong||Audrey LaFave|
New - Printing membership cards (pdf)
New - Printing charter certificates (pdf)
New Registration Fees
Effective August 1st, 2020
The new annual membership fees effective August 1, 2020:
Every dollar of the national membership fee goes toward the cost of essential services, including liability insurance for those participating in approved Scouting activities, program resources, safety standards, youth protection and personal safety training, and services to councils nationwide to sustain Scouting. The National BSA organization will also continue to develop and improve resources that support our volunteers and youth members such as online registration, and Scoutbook, which now includes the Den Leader experience to ensure the safe and consistent delivery of Cub Scouting; as well as improvements aimed at simplifying the annual renewal process.
Across the country and in our own community, we know that Scouting remains one of the most valuable investments we can make to support young men and women today so they can become the leaders we will turn to tomorrow.
If you have questions about this or anything else, please feel free to contact Rich McCartney directly at (Office) 701-499-0640 or (Mobile) 701-552-1822. We are committed to helping you deliver the best program possible for the young women and young men that you serve.
Thank you for what you do every day and every week to change lives!