Great Plains District
Serving the Northwest North Dakota counties of Burke, Mountrail, McKenzie, Williams and Divide. Also serving the Northeast Montana counties of Sheridan, Daniels and a portion of Roosevelt.
District 14 Leadership
|District Chairman||Tim Horab||(701) 774-3156|
|District Commissioner||Kevin Hammer||(701) 572-6416|
|District Executive||Carleton Borden||(701) 566-0231|
|Asst. Director of Field Service||Rob Gilkerson||(701) 223-7204|
News and Current Events
Upcoming Roundtable Themes:
November 12: To be held at Faith United Methodist Church, 219 1st Ave W, Williston
December 19: To be held at Faith United Methodist Church, 219 1st Ave W, Williston
To Register: https://scoutingevent.com/429-30432
The Great Plains Premier Outdoor Winter Scout Skill Event. To be held in Plentywood, Montana on Saturday, February 1 to Sunday, February 2, 2020.
Hosted by Troop 283 Plentywood and Troop 298 Scobey at Wildwood Park, Plentywood, MT
Troops, Crews, Ships and Posts are invited for the entire weekend.
Troops that wish to come to Plentywood the night before must let Troop 283 know in advanced. Your meals Friday Night and Saturday Morning are on you and not provided by the Klondike.
The location has a heated building with rest rooms, but scouts will be expected to set up weather appropriate camp sites. Heaters will not be allowed in tents as per BSA guidelines.
Each patrol will need to bring a derby sled loaded with the required items (appendix A). Plans for sleds are available online, or through the district.
Event schedule (all times Mountain Time):
Saturday, February 1
0900 – 1000 Check In
1000 – 1100 Camp Set Up
1100 – 1115 Flag
1115 – 1200 Lunch
1200 – 1600 Events
1600 – 1730 Sled Race / Equipment Check
1730 – 1830 Supper
1900 – 2000 Camp Fire
2000 – 2200 Games / Cocoa
2200 Lights Out
Sunday, February 2
0800 – 0930 Breakfast
0930 – 1000 Closing Ceremony / Awards
1030 Chapel Service (Troop Chaplain Aides will be asked to help)
1030 Break Camp / Site Cleanup / Travel
Youth Protection Training
The Great Plains District Northern Lights Council will come out to conduct Youth Protection Training to units that do not have reliable internet service in their community. Having an unexpired Youth Protection Training certificate is required for all registered leaders before they will be able to renew their BSA membership. Youth Protection Training is good for two years.
Great Plains Water Carnival 2020
Register here: https://scoutingevent.com/429-30679
Saturday, January 1 at the ARC
Join us for the Annual Cub Scout Water Carnival. Lions through Arrow of Light are all able to complete an adventure.
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
9:30 AM - 12:30 AM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Update your BeAScout pin today, so future Scouting families can find your Units
BeAScout.Org is a powerful tool to help parents find your unit. But, it only works if they are able to get the right information about your Unit. First impressions are everything, so it is important to keep your BeAScout pin up-to date. Find out how to update your BeAScout pin here.
Local Uniform Supply
Want to buy your new uniform/uniform parts and want to support local?
Our Northern Lights Council has a National Supply Division Scout Shop at the Fargo Scout Center, and the Northern Lights Council operates a smaller Scout Store at the Bismarck Scout Center. These are both great local places to get your uniform and uniform parts. If you are not going to Fargo or Bismarck anytime soon but want to see and feel the uniform before you purchase our district has a local Scout Distributor in Williston. For those who do not know in the Great Plains District “All Seasons Sport About” in Williston is our Local Scout Supply Distributor.
Western Spring Camporee
The Western Spring Camporee at Heart Butte Scout Reservation 2020 will be a ton of fun. If you want to help with Spring's Camporee talk to our Activities Chair Tim Bishop. Patch design contest is going on now.
Scout Leaders Additional Online Resources
TroopLeader.org provides useful information and practical ideas to help make it easier for youth and adult troop leaders to present Scout meetings that are fun with positive outcomes. Included on the webpage are links to: Program Features / Planning / Training / Outings / General Troop Information / Recruiting New Members
ProgramResources.org Program Resources are designed to serve as a planning tool for troop leaders. Its aim is to provide resources that contribute to making parts of the meeting more meaningful, engaging, and fun. Included on this webpage are links to: Scout Meeting Activities / Ceremonies / Leaders Minutes
Cub Scout Summer Twilight/Day Camp 2020
We are looking at changing up Cub Camp in the Summer of 2020. Please let us know your ideas.
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District Award Nominations - Were Due October 8, 2019
Silver Beaver Application: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/92-103.pdf
District Award of Merit: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/33720.pdf
All other Awards for Scouts & Scouters: https://www.scouting.org/awards/awards-central/
|2019 Membership Growth Incentive|
Our goal, as always, is to increase the number of young men and young women that we serve through our life-changing program. We do transform our communities and have a powerful positive impact on the future!
To encourage unit leadership to pursue membership growth in all packs and troops this fall we are offering the following incentive:
For more details and to determine your membership goal speak with your District Executive.
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