Serving youth through community organizations in Pembina, Walsh, Grand Forks, Traill, Nelson, Ramsey, Towner & Cavalier counties in Northeast North Dakota and the counties of Polk, Marshall, Red Lake, Pennington, Kittson, and Roseau Counties in 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|
|Field Director||Thomas Huether||(406) 780-0690 cell|
|District Executive||Lane Schirado||(701) 552-0379 cell|
Grand Forks Service Center
Northern Lights Council
Boy Scouts of America
1701 Cherry Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Lane Schirado and Thomas Huether have set office hours one day a week:
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 www.facebook.com/lakeagassizdistrict. 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!
Scouting @ Home with the Northern Lights Council
Next Roundtable April 2 & 16
Please join us for our next Roundtable on April 2 & 16 at 7:00 pm. This is one of the KEY roundtables that are conducted during the course of the year. To meet the needs of everyone we will be offering 2 Program Planning Webinar session. A link will be sent out to each you leader to sign up for either the April 2 or the April 16 roundtable.
Why do we want to do Program Planning?
Quality Scouting programs begin with program planning.
Unit program planning is an annual process where a unit invites Scouts and families to have input in the program and activities of the unit. It is also the process of selecting great activities, developing an annual unit calendar and an annual unit budget.
Benefits to a strong unit program plan include:
Well run, high quality activities for youth.
Stronger parental involvement
More youth participating in outdoor programs, including summer camp
More funding with less fundraising, reducing out of pocket expenses for parents
More Fun for everyone!
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.
Canceled-District Recognition Dinner
With the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the District Dinner had been postponed. We have decided to cancel the district dinner this year. All money will be refunded to you within the next week of two.
I want to thank everyone for the patience during this unprecedented time.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let me know.
Yours in scouting,
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.
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!
|Unit & Presentation Date||Unit & Presentation Date|
|Pack 1 - 1/13/20||Troop 1 - 4/27/2020|
|Pack 2 - 2/2/2020||Troop 13|
|Pack 13 - 2/15/20||Troop 31 - 3/19/20|
|Pack 19 - 2/9/2020||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 - 2/4/2020||Troop 319|
|Pack 58||Crew 37|
|Pack 59 - 2/23/2020||Crew 130 - 11/18/19|
|Pack 82 - 3/17/2020|
|Pack 89 - 2/18/20|
|Pack 101 - 2/27/20|
|Pack 116 - 2/22/20|
|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|
Congratulations to Randy Prudhomme, Pack 44, for winning the free Blizzard!
2020 Roseau Cub-o-Ree!
Join us for a night of outdoor camping and fun activities with the whole family!
Roseau Pioneer Farm & Village
April 24-25, 2020
Cost is $15.00 per person! Covers Snacks, Breakfast, and Saturday’s Program Supplies
Register now online or register in person at the event!