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
District Executive Lane Schirado (701) 552-0379
District Executive Kira Krueger (920) 763-3406
Field Director (East Team) Thomas Huether (406) 780-0690


Grand Forks Service Center
Northern Lights Council
Boy Scouts of America                     
1701 Cherry Street                           
Grand Forks, ND 58201                   

Office Hours
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 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! 



New District Executive

Kira Krueger has been selected as a District Executive for Lake Agassiz District, effective September 8, 2020.

Kira’s primary responsibility will be fulfilling the mission of Scouting through volunteer engagement, membership recruitment, unit support, fundraising, fiscal management of activity budgets, and program support in the district.

Kira is a graduate of Hamline University, majoring in Finance. She has been a member of the Camp Wilderness Staff as a Waterfront Director and Shooting Sports Director for Cub Scouts.

Please join me in congratulating Kira as she works with Lane Schirado, Thomas Huether and the Lake Agassiz district volunteers to grow the Scouting programs across the area.


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 222   
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.


Become a Youth Protection Training Champion

Registered Scout leaders that have an unexpired YPT certificate can become a certified YPT Champion by completing an additional training course conducted by our Council YPT Champion, John Bisbee.

The course is conducted online using a video conferencing platform.

By completing this additional course, YPT Champions may then conduct in-person training sessions for other leaders. After completion of the training, participants will receive:

  • A Certified YPT Champion certificate
  • A special yellow square knot loop to wear on your uniform (signifying that you are a YPT Champion)
  • A flash drive containing the materials and videos needed to conduct the in-person training

Two training sessions have been conducted in 2020 and additional sessions will be posted here as they are scheduled.

Upcoming sessions:

  • Thursday, October 15 @ 8:00 pm (central) via Go to Meeting
  • Sunday, October 25 @ 8:00 pm (central) via Go to Meeting


Register and we will send you the Go to Meeting connection information the day before the meeting.

Eagle Scout Projects and Boards of Review            

Scouts with questions about project approvals and scheduling boards of review should contact Bobby Dusso via email.


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