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 Leadership

District Chairman Dave Bieto  
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 or stopping in during an established office hours.

Office Hours:

Lane Schirado Tuesday's 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kira Krueger Wednesday's 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please contact Lane Schirado or Kira Krueger to schedule an appointment outside of these established office hours.


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! 





Order Free Placemats for Blue & Gold Banquet

The council is making available free placemats for Packs to use during the Blue & Gold Banquet. The placemats have information about camp opportunities for Cub Scouts in 2021.




Click on the image for Day Camp information!





Virtual Troop meetings Facilitators Guide

Updated October 15, 2020

It is understood that access to technology will vary from Troop to Troop and may be dependent upon geographic differences. The purpose of this guide is to encourage and enable Troops, where feasible, to conduct meetings virtually in a safe, efficient, and productive manner. During a period when in-person meetings may not be possible, it is essential that virtual meetings be conducted while always keeping in mind the aims of character development, citizenship training, leadership, and mental and physical fitness. This guide anticipates that Troops will utilize the Troop Meeting Plan, including all 8 parts, but Troops are free to adapt their meeting plans to support their individual program needs. Download the guide here.


Updated 10/22/2020 @ 4:08 PM

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 - 50% Troop 31 - 20%
Pack 19 - 25% Troop 37 - 33%
Pack 25 - 13% Troop 41 - 33%
Pack 26 - 17% Troop 50 - 33%
Pack 28 - 7% Troop 56 - 0%
Pack 34 - 44% Troop 59 - 44%
Pack 37 - 55% Troop 101 - 
Pack 44 - 50% Troop 130 B - 75%
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 - 50%  
Pack 143 - 14%  
Pack 145 - 0%  
Pack 151 - 71%  
Pack 162 - 50%  
Pack 163 - 14%  
Pack 222 - 17%  
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.


Merit Badge Counselor Registration

For information about registering to teach a merit badge or to renew as a Merit Badge Counselor, visit the Advancement web page.


Support Scouting while Shopping on Amazon!

As we all practice social distancing and do our best to protect the health of others and ourselves, we may be spending more time than usual ordering necessities online.

We also understand and know the importance of shopping local (especially our Scout shops) and supporting small businesses right now.

If you do find yourself using Amazon – for absolutely no added cost – you can donate directly to Northern Lights Council, Boy Scouts of America through AmazonSmile. Amazon Smile is an incredibly easy and meaningful way to support Scouting in Northern Lights by shopping as you would normally.

Simply visit and choose the Northern Lights Council, Boy Scouts of America as a charity you want to support.

Then just shop like normal. So long as you’re doing it via, Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of all eligible purchases. All prices and products are the same as they would be if you bought them at the usual Amazon address.

Nothing changes for you in your shopping experience, yet you will be making a huge difference for Scouting in Northern Lights.

Any little bit will help keep Scouting alive across our council. The Scouting at Home movement has great momentum. However, many of the events where we raise money for Scouting have been canceled and money is tight for all of us, including our donors.

You can help our council during this tough time at no cost to yourself by using Amazon Smile.

Thank you for your continued support of the Northern Lights Council!



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