Council Convention

2022 Will be our first ever Council Convention!

Education, Fellowship, Food and Fun with other Scouters across the Northern Lights Council.

We are currently planning an awesome 2022 Convention. We will be using this webpage for updates and information.

Additional Details:

Northern Lights Council is considered one of the best councils in the nation and it’s because of you, the Scouters, Scouts, volunteers and family that make up our Scouting community. Gathering together to celebrate and recognize all you do for youth. We hope it will not only become one of our favorite events, but one we take seriously. This is the time of year we get to share our admiration and appreciation for you and get to say thanks, for being the support that keeps Scouting in alive.

This is one of the not-to-be-missed events of the year!  No matter your position in Scouting is, there is content for you!  Youth Protection (re)certification, recruiting techniques, high-adventure, council camping information, financing Scouting,  District Award of Merit, Special Recognition, Commissioner Conference, Commissioner Awards, Silver Beaver Awards, State of the Council, and much, much more.

Nominate Volunteers

District Award of Merit
Silver Beaver
Special Needs Scouting Service Award
North Star Award|
Unit Leader Award of Merit

All Nominations are due to either the Council Offices in Bismarck or Fargo by February 19, 2022.  They will then be dispersed to the correct selection committee.  Public selections will be announced by April 1, 2022.

List of Awards in Scouting

Convention Schedule (In progress)

Seminar Elective Information is coming.  Do you have a suggestion or want to lead one? email rob.gilkerson@scouting.org

Friday, April 29

7:30 Gathering and Fireside Chat

Possible Speaker

Saturday, April 30

8:15 am
Breakfast (Special Group Options Coming)

9:00 am – 9:30 am
General Session Opening

9:40 am – 10:40 am
Seminar Breakout 1

10:50am – 11:50 am
Seminar Breakout 2

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
1st Annual Scouter Appreciation Luncheon

2:10 pm – 3:10 pm
Seminar Breakout 3

3:20 pm – 4:20 pm
Seminar Breakout 4

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Seminar Breakout 5

List of Accommodations in Area
Possible Breakouts Electives
  • Liability Insurance
  • Council Advancement Committee (all welcome)
  • What is a Unit Commissioner
  • Understanding and communicate with Parents
  • Council Activities Committee (all welcome)
  • Unit Finances and Scout Accounts?
  • Council Training Committee (all welcome)
  • Selecting Quality Leaders
  • What is in a quality calendar
  • Building a good relationship with school
  • Council Camping Committee (all welcome)
  • What is the role of the Chartering Organization

Have suggestions email rob.gilkerson@scouting.org