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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 Leadership

District Chairman    
District Commissioner Leland Tong (701) 580-2021
Unit Serving Executive Audrey LaFave (906) 291-0920
Director of Field Service Rob Gilkerson (701) 223-7204


Great Plains Scout Office - 310 Airport Road, Suite 1050 (open by appointment only)



Welcome Back Audrey!

It is our pleasure to announce that Audrey LaFave will be rejoining the Northern Lights Council staff as the Unit Service Executive for Great Plains district, effective March 1, 2021.

Audrey’s primary responsibility will be fulfilling the mission of Scouting through volunteer engagement, membership recruitment, unit support and growth, fiscal management of activity budgets, and program support in the district.

Audrey is a graduate of Michigan State University, majoring in Communication and Public Relations. She has been living in Williston for the last few years to be close to family.

Please join us in congratulating Audrey as she works with Rob Gilkerson, and the Great Plains district volunteers to grow the Scouting programs across the area.



Order Free Placemats for Blue & Gold Banquet

The council is making available free placemats for Packs to use during the Blue & Gold Banquet. The placemats have information about camp opportunities for Cub Scouts in 2021.




Click on the image for Day Camp information!





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.

Youth Protection Champions: Your registration as Youth Protection Trainers has expired. If you would like to renew your status as a Champion of Youth Protection in the Great Plains let Misty or Audrey know and we will make the training/resources available to you to continue your great leadership in the Great Plains 

Does your unit want a Youth Protection Training but not sure about your internet access? Schedule with our District Youth Protection Champions to schedule a time and place.


Merit Badge Counselor Registration

For information about registering to teach a merit badge or to renew as a Merit Badge Counselor, visit the Advancement web page.






Merit Badge Midway

Great Plains District presents - Spring Merit Badge Midway in Williston ND

March 27, 2021

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Early Bird $10 per scout register by 3/20/21

Regular Price $15 per scout

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