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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    
District Commissioner    
District Executive Carleton Borden (701) 566-0231
Asst. Director of Field Service Rob Gilkerson (701) 223-7204


Great Plains Scout Office

310 Airport Road, Suite 1050

PO Box 4011

Williston, ND 58802-4011


Upcoming Roundtable Themes:

March 10: Bakken Center, 310 Airport Rd, Suite 800, Williston, ND 58801

  • Scouting For Food / Fill-A-Canoe
  • Spring Recruitment Scouts BSA & Cubs & Explorers
  • New Unit Development
  • Scouts BSA Leaders Outdoor Skills (IOLS) Training Sign up

April 14: Bakken Center, 310 Airport Rd, Suite 800, Williston, ND 58801

  • Program Planning
  • Advancement Help
  • Spring Camporee
  • Breakfast for Scouting

May 12: Bakken Center, 310 Airport Rd, Suite 800, Williston, ND 58801

  • Breakfast for Scouting
  • Scouts BSA Summer Camp
  • Cub Scout Camping:
    • Cub Field Days (Epping & Plentywood)
    • Cub Resident Camp (Heart Butte Scout Reservation, Glen Ullin ND)
    • Family Adventure Camp (Butler Outpost, Camp Wilderness, Park Rapids MN)
  • Fall Recruitment Planning

Membership Cards & Unit Charter Certificates

As a reminder, since 2019 units print their own membership cards and charter certificates now and in the future.

The instructions for doing these tasks are on the council charter renewal page. Links directly to the instruction documents are below:

Membership cards

Charter certificates

BALOO - Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

February 29, 2020 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (mountain)

Wildwood Hall, Harry DaSilva Park 547 Box Elder Street, Plentywood MT

Register Now

BALOO is the introductory training Cub Scout leaders must complete before taking Cub Scouts on an overnight camping trip. Recent updates to this two-part course make the content more impactful, useful and convenient. The new BALOO combines the previous BALOO and a course called Outdoor leader skills for Webelos Leaders, or OWL. The training code for the new, hybrid BALOO is C32.

Who should take BALOO?

The BSA requires that you have at least one BALOO - trained adult on every Cub Scout den or pack overnight outdoor event. That includes pack camping and Webelos den overnighters. A BALOO trained leader should be at any overnighter regardless of whether it is a pack, district or council event. Having at least one BALOO trained adult will make your Cub Scouts’ camping experience as awesome as it can be.

How do I complete BALOO training?

BALOO consists of two components: online and hands-on. You’ll need to complete both — in order — to qualify as a “Trained” Cub Scout outdoor leader and receive the BALOO recognition patch.

  • Online component: The online portion of BALOO is available 24/7 on the BSA Learn Center. Just log in to My.Scouting.org to begin. The goal of the online portion is to make the best use of time to allow leaders to experience as much as possible during the practical hands-on training.
  • Practical, hands-on component: This 1-day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for leaders interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities.

District Recognition Dinner

The Great Plains District Awards Ceremony will be held April 18, 2020 (location to be announced).

Silver Beaver Application 

District Award of Merit 

All other Awards for Scouts & Scouters


Discover the Treasure - a Mystery at Heart Butte 

May 29 to May 31, 2020

  • Cost $35.00 (save $5 by registering early) for Scouts BSA, Venturers & Explorers
  • Cost $30 (save $5 by registering early) for Webelos/Arrow of Light - Saturday Only
  • Wilderness First Aid Training (separate event registration) 
  • Click here for more event details

Register

Medical Form

Patch Design Contest:

Patch Contest Form

Please submit entries so that they arrive before March 1 2020 by email or snail mail to:

  • Great Plains District NLC-BSA, PO Box 4011, Williston, ND 58802-4011

 

Youth Protection Training

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. This training is available online through My.Scouting.org.

Next In-Person Training is February 24, 2020 - 6:00 pm at First Lutheran Church, 313 S Torning St, Tioga, ND. 

District volunteers will also visit units that do not have reliable internet service in their community.


Spring Product Sale

The spring sale is held to help Scouts earn money to help pay for Day Camp, Cub Resident Camp, Scouts BSA Summer Camp, and High Adventure trips.

New for 2020!

Based on results of a survey of volunteers conducted after last year's spring sale, the Northern Lights Council will be partnering with World's Finest Chocolate in 2020.

 

Special note - Please visit the Spring Sale page for more information related to the current COVID-19 situation.

 

Use the sign up button below to let us know your unit will be participating.

Download the Sale Information sheet

 

Orders will be due in March and/or April. Get your unit signed up now so your sale coordinator receives information prior to the order deadlines.


Family Friends of Scouting Presentation Scheduling

District Family Goal 2020 = $14,000.00 (or $40.00 per scout at Dec 2019 recharter)

During the first few months of each year (usually Jan/Feb/Mar), we ask packs and troops to allow a Family Friends of Scouting presentation to be scheduled during the Blue and Gold Banquet, Court of Honor or other pack/troop meeting. The district will have a presenter attend and talk to the parents for about 8-10 minutes about how the council supports the local pack. Parents are then given the opportunity to make a financial pledge to the Friends of Scouting campaign. This is not a high-pressure sales pitch.

Schedule a presentation for your pack or troop today!

 

Scheduled Presentations for Great Plains District

Thank you to the units that have already scheduled their presentation!

Pack 4208 Scobey - March 22, 2020

Pack 4282 Plentywood - February 8, 2020

Pack 4293 Culbertson - March 7, 2020

Pack 4333 Epping/Garden Valley

Pack 4338 Crosby - February 18, 2020

Pack 4350 Tioga - February 11, 2020

Pack 4357 Stanley - February 10, 2020

Pack 4368 Williston -

Pack 4371 Williston - March 28, 2020

Pack 4378 Williston - February 3, 2020

Pack 4382 Watford City -

Troop 1283 Plentywood -

Troop 1298 Scobey - 

Troop 1316 Williston - March 30, 2020

Troop 1338 Crosby - 

Troop 1357 Stanley - February 10, 2020

Troop 1368 Williston - 

Troop 1371 Williston - 

Troop 1382 Watford City - 

Post 9301 Williston -


Klondike Derby Results

The Klondike Derby was held in early February in Plentywood, MT. There were 22 Scouts and leaders in attendance. If your troop would like to host or co-host next years Klondike Derby, please speak with the Great Plains Activity Chair Tim Bishop.

2020 Results

  • Fire Building - Troop 1283, Plentywood
  • Knot Tying - Troop 1298, Scobey
  • Ice Rescue - Troop 1298, Scobey
  • First Aid - Troop 1316, Williston
  • Best Dressed - Troop 1316, Williston
  • Sled Race - Troop 1298, Scobey

Cub Scout Summer Fun Field Camp 2020

Clink on the link to register: https://scoutingevent.com/429-34583

Cub Scouts at D 14 Cub Day Camp 2019We will be offering as series of 1 day Cub Field Days throughout the Great Plains District.

June 6th Cub Fun Field Day @ Epping Rural Fire Department (409 2nd St, Epping, North Dakota 58843)

and

June 13th Cub Fun Field Day @ Bolster Dam Park, (745 Box Elder Street, Plentywood, Montana 59254)

Both events will run from 9 am to 3 pm (Central) / 8 am to 2 pm (Montana)

Save by registering for both:

Only can make one day?

Prices are on the registration site.

 


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