Lake Agassiz District

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                   

Office Hours

Starting in January Lane Schirado and Thomas Huether will have set office hours one day a week.

  • Lane Schirado - Tuesday 9:00 am to Noon
  • Thomas Huether - Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Please stop by during these designate hours or call to schedule an appointment. 

Lake Agassiz District is on FaceBook

Get updates faster! The Lake Agassiz District is on Facebook Send us pictures and we'd be more than happy to share them! Moving forward, we will also try our best to regularly go Facebook Live for Roundtables! Like our page and share it with your unit! 



Next Roundtable January 16

Please join us for our next Roundtable on January 16th at 7:00 pm. Roundtable will begin to travel around and will be making the trip to Rouseau MN! Please join us at Messiah Lutheran Church in Roseau!

The address for the Messiah Lutheran Church is 502 9th Ave NE. We will be having Direct Leader Training @ 6:00 pm followed by Roundtable at 7:00 pm. 

We will still have a satellite option at the Grand Forks Field Office or if you are unable to attend in person, please join us online via Facebook live. If you are not a follower of the Lake Agassiz District on Facebook, please follow us by clicking here. Our next roundtable will continue our fireside chats with, program related topics, and answering your questions and concerns you may have about running a cub scout pack, Scout BSA troop, or any question! We look forward to seeing you January 16th!

If you have not submitted your Family FOS Dates please get those to the District ASAP. They should have been turned in with your Recharter.

Our February Roundtable will be held February 13 and will be run from Grafton ND.

Klondike Derby 2020 - Northern Sky District

Saturday, January 25, 2020

MSUM Regional Science Center (Just E of Buffalo River State Park, MN)

Just before the turn of the century, Gold prospectors traveled the subzero reaches of Alaska by dogs and sleds. They camped out in all kinds of winter weather, and therefore needed adequate survival skills, which they learned from native Eskimos. Scouting has incorporated this theme in the Klondike Derby and have been testing their Klondike skills since 1949. The objectives of the Klondike Derby are to make Scouts use their heads, put their Scouting skills to work in the field, demonstrate teamwork, Scout spirit, and to have fun in the outdoors.

When gold seekers came up the Chilkoot Pass, they were inspected by the North West Mounted Police before being allowed entry into Canada and the Yukon. Those that did not have adequate supplies where turned back for their own safety. So it should be at the Klondike Derby.  Therefore, the first event will be held in front of the Science Center.  A thorough safety check of the sled and scouts will take place.

Detailed information

Registration page

Northern Lights Council Day of Training
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Our Saviors Lutheran Church
1515 5th Ave NW
East Grand Forks, MN 56721

Participation Fee (Youth and Adults):

$15 - by Tuesday Feb 18, 2020
$20 - after Tuesday Feb 18, 2020
Fees include lunch and patch

For more information:  (701) 552-0379


7:15  Breakfast
8:00 Registration
8:30 Opening Ceremony
9:00 – 9:50  First Session
10:00 -10:50 Second Session
11:00 - 11:50  Third Session
12:00 to 1:00 Lunch (Blue and Gold Banquet/ Court of Honor)
1:00 - 1:50  Fourth Session
2:00 - 2:50 Fifth Session
3:00 Closing

District Recognition Dinner

Mark your calendar for the annual District Recognition Dinner that will be held on Sunday March 22, in Thief River Falls. This is the time when make time to thank the volunteers that make Scouting happen in the Lake Agassiz district and in the Scout units. Dinner, fellowship and the presentation of awards will highlight the evening.

Registration is now open.

Register Here!

Nominate a Deserving Scouter in Your Area

We have hundreds of excellent volunteers in the Lake Agassiz district. This is your chance to help recognize someone that has helped you and the Scouts in your area have an excellent experience.

Take a few minutes to complete one of the nomination forms below. Submit the form no later than March 1, 2020. If the person you nominate is selected, you will be notified.

District Award of Merit Nomination form

Nomination form for other district awards

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.

Schedule a presentation for your pack or troop today!

For questions, please contact Jennifer Hoffarth, District Family Friends of Scouting Chair by email

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

Scheduled Presentations

Unit & Presentation Date Unit & Presentation Date
Pack 1 - 1/13/20 Troop 1
Pack 2 Troop 13
Pack 13 - 2/15/20 Troop 31 - 3/19/20
Pack 19 Troop 37
Pack 25 - 2/23/20 Troop 41 - 2/9/20
Pack 26 - 2/17/20 Troop 50 - 1/23/20
Pack 28 - 2/4/20 Troop 56 - 2/4/20
Pack 34 - 2/22/20 Troop 59 - 12/9/19
Pack 37 - 2/16/20 Troop 101 - 2/27/20
Pack 44 - 2/23/20 Troop 130 - 11/18/19
Pack 50 - 1/23/20 Troop 151 - 3/15/20
Pack 56 Troop 319
Pack 58 Crew 37
Pack 59 Crew 130 - 11/18/19
Pack 70  
Pack 82 If you read this,
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Pack 101 - 2/27/20 Lane or Thomas
Pack 116 - 2/22/20 to win a free Blizzard!
Pack 143  
Pack 145 - 2/3/20  
Pack 151 - 3/15/20  
Pack 162 - 2/15/20  
Pack 163 - 11/25/19  
Pack 222 - 2/16/20  
Pack 319  


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