Serving youth through community organizations in Pembina, Walsh, Grand Forks, Traill, Nelson, Ramsey, Towner & Cavalier counties in Northeast North Dakota and now serving youth in Polk, Marshall, Red Lake, Pennington, Kittson, and Roseau Counties of Northwestern Minnesota
District 8 Leadership
|District Chairman||Mark Nelson||(218) 779-3329|
|District Commissioner||Thomas Henderson||(701) 775-6741|
|Asst. District Commissioner East||Cameron Carlson||(218) 686-9174|
|Asst. District Commissioner West||Steve Shark||(701) 866-2121|
|District Director||Thomas Huether||(406) 780-0690 cell|
|District Executive||Lane Schirado||(701) 552-0379 cell|
|Director of Field Service||Darin Steindl||(218) 979-4653 cell|
Grand Forks Service Center
Northern Lights Council
Boy Scouts of America
1701 Cherry Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Please contact Thomas Huether or Lane Schirdao to schedule an appointment.
New District Executive
It is my pleasure to announce that Lane Schirado has been selected as the District Executive for Lake Agassiz district, effective October 1, 2019.
Lane’s primary responsibility will be fulfilling the mission of Scouting through volunteer engagement, membership recruitment, community and family fundraising, new unit sales, fiscal management of activity budgets and program support in the central portion of the district.
Lane is a graduate of University of North Dakota, majoring in Industrial Technology. He is an Eagle Scout from Moorhead, MN, has worked on Camp Staff as Aquatics Director and enjoys hockey.
Please join me in congratulating Lane as he works with Thomas Huether, and the Lake Agassiz district volunteers to grow the Scouting programs across the area.
Please bare with us as we work to restructure the duties that will be assigned to Lane upon his start date. We are looking to trying something new.
Membership Growth Incentive
As you may recall we set out an incentive to help units that achieve membership growth. I would like to give a quick update as to where we sit. We have 15 units that have achieved growth and will receive free pinewood derby cars for packs or Free Merit Badge Books for troops:
Congratulations to these units that have 5 or more members than the end of 2018 last year:
Pack 3001 - Cubmaster Kasey Barboa and all parents!
Pack 3019 - Cubmaster Mike and his pack in Thompson!
Pack 3025 - Cubmaster Darrell and his pack in Larimore!
Pack 3026 - Cubmaster Steve and his pack in Emerado!
Pack 3028 - Cubmaster Courtney and her Pack Devils Lake!
Pack 3082 - Committee Chair Kari and her Pack in Cando!
Pack 3089 - Pack Leaders Nicole, Kelly, Pam and Kelsey in Erskine!
Pack 3101 - Dean and Charter Rep Roger Sjulson in Fosston!
Pack 3116 - Cubmaster Courtney and her pack in Grand Forks!
Pack 3143 - Cubmaster Toni and her Pack in Minto!
Pack 4145 - Cubmaster Michelle and her Pack in Greenbush
Troop 41 - Scoutmaster Brian and his Troop in Crookston!
Troop 130B - Perry Vogel and his Troop in Grand Forks!
Troop 130G - Kyle Larson and his Troop in Grand Forks!
Troop 151 - David Pederson and his troop in Warroad!
These units are close to achieving +5 growth:
Pack 3002 - 4 more youth
Pack 3050 - 3 more youth
Pack 3056 - 5 more youth
Pack 3037 - 9 more youth
Pack 3044 - 9 more youth
Pack 3059 - 9 more youth
Troop 0037 - 2 more youth
Troop 0050 - 5 more youth
Troop 0056 - 5 more youth
Troop 0059 - 3 more youth
If you would like to work on getting the free pinewood derby cars or merit badge books please contact Lane or Thomas. We are more then happy to help.
All apps must be in and posted by November 15 to qualify.
|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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11-13 Camp Wilderness Webelos Weekend
14 Columbus Day-All BSA Offices Closed
19 Order of the Arrow National Webinar
22 Council Commissioner Meeting
23 Council Staff Meeting
24 Council Camping Meeting
24 Council Training Meeting
25 Popcorn Sales End
25-27 OA Lodge Leadership Development
30 Final Popcorn orders Due by 1:00 pm
7 Unit Support Team Meeting w/ Guest Scout Executive Rich McCartney
11 Veterans Day All BSA Offices Closed
14 Popcorn Distribution in Thief River
14 Recharter’s Due for Eastern Units
15 Popcorn distribution in Grand Forks
15 Recharter’s Due for Western Units
November 2019 Continued
20 Council Staff meeting
21 Council Camping Meeting
23 Northern Sky Merit Badge University
26 Council Commissioner Meeting
27 Council Advancement Meeting
28 Offices Closed (Thanksgiving)
29 Offices Closed
1 2019 Order of the Arrow Dues
5 Unit Support Team Meeting @ 6:00 pm
10 Direct Contact Leader Training @ 6:00 pm
10 Thief River Falls Fire Side Chat (Friends of Scouting) @ 7:00 pm
12 Direct Contact Leader Training @ 6:00 pm
12 Grand Forks Fire Side Chat (Friends of Scouting) @ 7:00 pm
13 Final Popcorn Payment Due by 1:00 pm
17 Council Commissioner Meeting
18 Council Staff Meeting
19 Council Training Meeting
24 Offices Closed (Christmas Eve)
25 Offices Closed (Christmas Day)
26 Camping Committee Meeting
1 Offices Closed (New Year’s Day)
3-5 2019-2020 Camp Wilderness Winter Camp Event
7-9 Staff Planning Conference
9 Direct Contact Leaders Training @ 6:00 pm
9 Roseau Fireside Chat @ 7:00 pm
10-12 2019-2020 Camp Wilderness Winter Camp Event
11-12 Scout Night with the Fighting Hawks
15 FOS Campaign Kick-Off meeting (GTM)
16 Council Training Meeting
17-19 2019-2020 Camp Wilderness Winter Camp Event
20 Offices Closed (MLK Day)
21 Council Commissioner Meeting
23 Council Camping Committee Meeting
24-26 2019-2020 Camp Wilderness Winter Camp Event