Support the Council
Friends of Scouting
- Click here to donate and become a Friend of Scouting
Memorials & Tributes
- Anyone can remember a loved one or celebrate an achievement, while also supporting Scouting More info
Bricks at Camp Wilderness
- Show your passion for Scouting by having a brick with your name located on the pavilion by the dining hall. More info
- Sporting Clays Fun Shoot, Bismarck – July 29, 2021
- Golf Outing, Minot – August 2, 2021
- Good Scout Awards Luncheon, Fargo – September 22, 2021 (more info below)
- 35th Annual Grand Forks Lawn Social, Grand Forks – September 30, 2021.
- Heroes & Leaders Gala, Delta Hotel, Fargo – November 18, 2021 (click here to nominate a hero)
Financial Assistance Programs for Scouts
- Assistance is available to help Scouts pay their National BSA registration fees, uniforms and even to attend camp in the summer! More info
James E. West Fellowship Award
A gift to a local council, designated by the donor to the council endowment fund, qualifies for membership as a James E. West fellow. The gift must be in addition to—and not replace or diminish—the donor’s annual Friends of Scouting support. A minimum gift of $1000 in cash or marketable securities qualifies for the Bronze level membership. Donors may make cumulative gifts to reach Silver, Gold, and Diamond member levels. For example, 5 years of giving at the Bronze level would qualify for Silver level membership.
Individuals and corporations may make these gifts either on behalf of someone else—such as in honor of an Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver recipient, a retirement, a special accomplishment, or anniversary—or in memory of a special individual. The award is presented with a certificate, a lapel pin, and a square knot to wear on the uniform.
Second Century Society
Since the centennial of the BSA in 2010, the Second Century Society has recognized members donors who make deferred or outright gifts greater than $25,000 to support the operational, capital and endowment needs of Scouting. While every member has a different way they express their vision for Scouting’s future, they have a common goal… insuring all youth continue to experience Scouting in its Second Century and beyond.
The Heritage Society is our Council’s way of recognizing those who have made deferred gifts to the Endowment Fund. A Heritage Society member of the Northern Lights Council is anyone who informs the Council that he or she has made provisions in his or her will or another estate plan for a gift.
You may have already made provisions for the Northern Lights Council in your estate plan but have not informed us of your gift. If you have made a gift to the Northern Lights Council and not informed us about it, we ask that you contact our Sr. Development Director, Dale Musgrave, at the Center for Scouting at 877-293-5011.