Lake Agassiz District


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                   

Office Hours

Lane Schirado and Thomas Huether 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! 




Scouting @ Home with the Northern Lights Council

Visit our Home Base Camp page!

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.

Download the Sale Information sheet


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


Good Morning, 

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.


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!

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 70  
Pack 82 - 3/17/2020  
Pack 89 - 2/18/20  
Pack 92  
Pack 101 - 2/27/20  
Pack 116 - 2/22/20  
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  


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

Roseau, MN

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!

Contact Cameron Carlson or Thomas Huether - For more information click here


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Fargo, ND 58103
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