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 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
April 14: Bakken Center, 310 Airport Rd, Suite 800, Williston, ND 58801
May 12: Bakken Center, 310 Airport Rd, Suite 800, Williston, ND 58801
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:
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
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.
Discover the Treasure - a Mystery at Heart Butte
May 29 to May 31, 2020
Patch Design Contest:
Please submit entries so that they arrive before March 1 2020 by email or snail mail to:
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.
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
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.
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.
Cub Scout Summer Fun Field Camp 2020
Clink on the link to register: https://scoutingevent.com/429-34583
We 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)
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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