Field Staff

Blue Vase Award

The Northern Lights Council’s Blue Vase Award comes from the book The Go Getter: A Story That Tells You How To Be One by Peter B. Kyne. The award is presented at the annual staff planning conference in January to the staff member deemed by the District Management team to have demonstrated his or her ability and willingness to be a “Go Getter” within their area of responsibility.

Back in the late 80’s and early 90’s the award was presented annually. From October 2016 to February 2018, the award was presented monthly. It became an annual award again in 2020.

Current Staff Members That Have Received the Award

Shaun Grover, January 2020

Thomas Huether, November 2018 & September 2018

Darrell Utke, October 2017

2021 Holidays (Offices Closed)

  • January 1 – New Year’s Day
  • January 18 – MLK Jr. Day
  • February 15 – President’s Day
  • April 2 – Good Friday
  • May 31 – Memorial Day
  • July 5 – Independence Day weekend
  • September 6 – Labor Day
  • November 11 – Veteran’s Day
  • November 25-26 – Thanksgiving
  • December 24-27 – Christmas weekend
Commonly Used Purchase Order Cost Codes

8103 Supplies-Program

8104 Supplies-Food

8108 Supplies-Catering

8301 Postage

8601 Printing-Copies

8609 Printing

8703 Travel-Vehicle Repairs

8708 Travel-Tires

9152 Recognitions-Volunteers

9153 Recognition-Youth

Complete list of Cost Codes

Printing Costs

Black & White – 1 sided = $0.03

Black & White – 2 sided = $0.05

Color – 1 sided = $0.06

Color – 2 sided = $0.11

Planning and Time Management

Tips for Working From Home

Setting weekly Priorities (excel template)

Building your weekly work schedule (excel template)

Forms for units are on the Program Planning page

Go To Meeting & Go To Webinar Accounts

Staff must first check the calendar on SharePoint to make sure an account is available. If available, add your meeting to the SharePoint calendar.

Go to Meeting tutorial

New Units Started in 2020

DistrictUnit TypeUnit #Date Posted
1Great PlainsExplorer Post93012/9/20
2Northern SkyScouts BSA Troop56373/12/20
3Frontier TrailsScout Point Troop701311/1/20
4Lake AgassizScout Point Girl Troop750812/31/20
5Lake AgassizScout Point Boy Troop700812/31/20
6Lake AgassizScout Point Pack740812/31/20

New Units Started in 2019

DistrictUnit TypeUnit #Date Posted
1TomahawkScouts BSA Troop54012/26/19
2Northern SkyScouts BSA Troop52142/26/19
3Frontier TrailsScouts BSA Troop54253/19/19
4Frontier TrailsScouts BSA Troop14253/19/19
5Northern SkyScouts BSA Troop52743/26/19
6Oxcart TrailsScouts BSA Troop03574/23/19
7Frontier TrailsScouts BSA Girl Troop10544/23/19
8Lake AgassizScouts BSA Girl Troop01305/23/19
9FlickertailCub Scout Pack35385/7/19
10Northern SkySea Scout Ship26966/18/19
11Northern SkyScouts BSA Troop52716/28/19
12TomahawkCub Scout Pack47778/21/19
13Lake AgassizCub Scout Pack311011/12/19
14Great PlainsCub Scout Pack433312/10/19
15Great PlainsScouts BSA Girl Troop137110/10/19
16Lake AgassizCub Scout Pack305212/11/19
17Frontier TrailsScouts BSA Girl Troop101112/13/19
18Frontier TrailsCub Scout Pack402312/27/19
19Oxcart TrailsCub Scout Pack335012/31/19
20LakesCub Scout Pack344512/31/19
21Oxcart TrailsCub Scout Pack335512/31/19