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|
|District Executive||Lane Schirado||(701) 552-0379|
Grand Forks Service Center
Northern Lights Council
Boy Scouts of America
1701 Cherry Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201
The Grand Forks offices is currently open by appointment only. Please contact Lane Schirado or Thomas Huether 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!
The 2020 Annual Popcorn sale Sign ups are going on now! Please make sure to have your unit kernel sign up by June 30. A popcorn training date will take place in August. For a complete timeline of the 2020 Popcorn Sale please visit the popcorn page which can be found at:
To Register your unit for the 2020 Council Popcorn Sale please click on this link:
If you have any popcorn questions, please contact the District Popcorn Kernel Jasmine Hurley.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Day camps have been cancelled. We will be working to have a virtual Cub Scout event in the fall that will provide a fun scouting experience. We regret that we have had to cancel the events, but the locations we were using made the decision to not allow groups to use their facilities until further notice.
August 11th, Pioneer Village Thief River Falls (Canceled)
August 13th, Heritage Village, East Grand Forks (Canceled)
August 15th, White Horse Hill (Sully's Hill), Devils Lake (Canceled)
Thursday, August 6, 2020
7:00 pm (central)
Location: Grand Forks Field Office (or via Webinar from the comfort of your home)
Main Topic - "Scout Me In" Fall Recruiting
Our first two Council Roundtables were conducted online only, using the Go to Webinar platform.
Beginning in August, leaders will have three options to participate in the monthly Roundtables:
1. Go to the location in your district where other leaders will be meeting and watching the Council webinar together. In August, this is the recommended method as Fall Recruiting materials will be distributed.
2. Register in advance to participate in the webinar, receive the connection information and reminders - then watch the webinar from anywhere on a computer or using the Go to Webinar smart phone app.
3. If you forgot about the Roundtable or were to busy to attend, it will be recorded and you can view it anytime. Links to the recorded webinar will be posted each month.
The Northern Lights Council, Boy Scouts of America is seeking candidates immediately to fill a Unit Support Executive position for the Lake Agassiz East District which includes the Minnesota Counties of Polk, Red Lake, Marshall, Kittson, Pennington, and Roseau Counties.
For a complete Job Description please click Here!
This position would be located in Grand Forks and report to the Field Director. Applicants should email their resume or Employment Application to Thomas Huether or mail the resume and/or Application to:
Northern Lights Council
Attn: Thomas D. Huether
1701 Cherry Street
Grand Forks ND 58201
We know that every youth deserves a trained leader. Why not take the time to do some training to help ensure that you are providing a quality program for your youth. During the next two months we are going to be running a campaign to increase our Unit Leaders Trained score while also working to update our Youth Protection Training.
To be considered trained you must be current in your Youth Protection Training, have completed Leaders-Specific Training, and be current in Hazardous Weather training. Youth Protection and Hazardous Weather training expire every two years and must be retaken to remain current.
Below you will find the current Training Percentages per unit.
Packs Training %
|Troops Training %|
|Pack 1 - 50%||Troop 1 - 33%|
|Pack 2 - 17%||Troop 13 - 40%|
|Pack 13 - 41%||Troop 31 - 20%|
|Pack 19 - 25%||Troop 37 - 27%|
|Pack 25 - 13%||Troop 41 - 22%|
|Pack 26 - 17%||Troop 50 - 33%|
|Pack 28 - 7%||Troop 56 - 0%|
|Pack 34 - 50%||Troop 59 - 50%|
|Pack 37 - 68%||Troop 101 -|
|Pack 44 - 38%||Troop 130 B - 70%|
|Pack 50||Troop 130 G - 50%|
|Pack 52 - 0%||Troop 151 - 0%|
|Pack 56- 17%||Troop 319 - 0%|
|Pack 58 - 0%|
|Pack 59 - 60%||Crew 37 - 0%|
|Pack 70 - 17%||Crew 130 - 67%|
|Pack 82 - 0%||Post 2033 - 25%|
|Pack 89 - 17%||Post 2038 - 0%|
|Pack 92||Post 2054 - 0%|
|Pack 101 - 50%|
|Pack 110 - 0%|
|Pack 116 - 33%|
|Pack 143 - 14%|
|Pack 145 - 0%|
|Pack 151 - 57%|
|Pack 162 - 38%|
|Pack 163 - 14%|
|Pack 319 - 0%|
Currently, the District has 30% of overall leaders trained. This includes District Committee and Unit Committee Members, as well direct contact leaders.
The goal is to have the district over 70% trained by December 1, 2020. If the district is at 70% training, Lane and Thomas have agreed to allow one representative from each unit to pie them in the face at the December Roundtable. Please be on the look out for instructions on how to set up training and attend trainings online.
Eagle Scout Projects and Boards of Review
Scouts with questions about project approvals and scheduling boards of review should contact Bobby Dusso via email HERE.
Click HERE for more information on the Life to Eagle process.