Eagle Scout Process Contacts:
Eagle Project Approvals - Tim Gehring (320) 760-7273
Eagle Scout Board of Review Scheduling - Mike Henning (320) 491-9095
Local Mailing Address
Northern Lights Council, BSA
P.O. Box 1131
Alexandria, MN 56308
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Roundtable for Cub Scout & Scouts BSA Leaders
Commissioner Staff Meeting
Go to Meeting connection information: computer access, or (Toll Free): (866) 899-4679, access code 374-457-573.
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.
Thank you to the units that have already scheduled their presentation!
Twilight Camp 2020
Rescheduled for July 14-16 (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)
Kensington Runestone Park
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm each day
We know that the weekends are busy in the summer - so we are doing something new this year! We are conducting Day Camp during the week and later in the day (twilight).
Packs can choose how many days for your Scouts to attend (1, 2 or all 3 days). We hope that your pack has a Camp Coordinator to help with scheduling drivers to carpool to camp and making sure enough adults attend camp with the Scouts. See the information below.
When Scouts attend camp all three days - they will have more time to do the highlight activities (bb guns and archery), make a better craft project and have the chance to participate in a campfire program.
5:00 pm - check in
5:30 pm - activities begin
9:20 pm - closing ceremony
9:30 pm - on the road back home
Parents that work during the day don't have to use entire vacation days to attend camp with their Scout - just leave early from work for a few days.
Note - all participants (youth and adults) will need to turn in a health history form prior to camp.
Does your pack have a Day Camp Coordinator?
To help communicate camp information and coordinate the registration of youth, we ask for each pack to have a Pack Day Camp Coordinator. The coordinators will be invited to participate in a webinar prior to the date of the Day Camp.
Please let us know who your pack coordinator is by completing the Pack Day Camp Coordinator Form.
Free Camp Promotion Placemats for Blue & Gold Banquets
The council is making available free placemats for packs to use during their Blue & Gold Banquet. Download a sample here.
To order placemats for your pack, submit your order online here. Please allow 2-3 business days for printing and extra time if they need to be delivered.
Order of the Arrow - Chapter 4
Are your scouts looking for the next thing in their scouting path? Order of the Arrow is a great way to get more involved in scouting and community service. Greater Leadership opportunities exist, more opportunities for growth, greater ability to travel, and a better way to create friendships throughout the Council. For more information contact, Chapter Advisor Brian Ramey.
New District Executive Announced
It is our pleasure to announce that Brenda Thomson has been selected as the District Executive for Lakes district, effective March 16, 2020.
Brenda’s primary responsibility will be fulfilling the mission of Scouting through volunteer engagement, membership recruitment, community and family fundraising, new unit sales, fiscal management of activity budgets and program support in the central portion of the district.
Brenda is a graduate of Southwest MN State University and has most recently worked for Runestone Learning Center and Alexandria United Methodist Church. Brenda has also been involved in Scouting in the Lakes district for the past 17 years, serving as a Cub Scout leader, Scouts BSA leader and Order of the Arrow Advisor.
Please join us in congratulating Brenda as works with Lakes district volunteers to grow the Scouting programs across the area.
District Recognition Dinner
Thank you to everyone that attend the dinner on March 12 at Crooked Willow! Many deserving volunteers were presented with special recognition.
The top awards presented were: