Serving the North Central counties of North Dakota including: Rolette, Bottineau, Renville, Burke, Mountrail, Ward, McHenry, Pierce, Benson, Mclean and Wells.

District 11 Leadership

District Chairman
District Commissioner
(805) 757-1744
District Executive
Ben Redekopp
Starting 1/2/20
Asst. Director of Field Service
(701) 223-7204


Minot Scout Office
Northern Lights Council
Boy Scouts of America
615 South Broadway
Minot, ND 58701
Phone: 701-839-2260

New District Executive Selected

It is our pleasure to announce that Benjamin Redekopp has been selected as the District Executive for Tomahawk district, effective January 2, 2020.

Benjamin’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 district.

Benjamin is a graduate of Minot State University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing & International Studies and an associate degree in Business Management. He currently lives in Williston and will be moving to the Minot area in January.

Please welcome Benjamin to the Northern Lights Council team when you have the opportunity!

Charter Renewal

Units were emailed access codes and links to the charter renewal paperwork in late September and charter renewal packets with the same information were distributed in October and November. Unit leaders that did not received the email or packet should contact the District Commissioner, James Walker by email or at (805) 757-1744 as soon as possible.

A resource page with charter renewal instructions is available at

The completed charter renewal paperwork was due back for error checking to the District Commissioner by November 27. To be an "On-Time" unit, the completed paperwork (with no errors) needs to be in to the Bismarck office no later than December 13, 2019.

2019 Membership Growth Incentive

Our goal, as always, is to increase the number of young men and young women that we serve through our life-changing program.  We do transform our communities and have a powerful positive impact on the future!

To encourage unit leadership to pursue membership growth in all packs and troops this fall we are offering the following incentive:

  1. Existing Packs and Troops that achieve growth of + 5 or more youth members over their December 31, 2018, registered members will be given a voucher for one Pinewood Derby car (Packs) or 1 Merit Badge Pamphlet (Troops) for each registered youth member as of the deadline date of November 15, 2019. 
  2. New Packs or new Troops chartered after February 1, 2019, that achieve 10 or more youth members will be given a voucher for one Pinewood Derby car (Packs) or 1 Merit Badge Pamphlet (Troops) for each registered youth member as of the deadline date of November 15, 2019.
  3. All membership must be turned in, processed, and paid for no later than November 15, 2019, to count towards the incentive. 

For more details and to determine your membership goal speak with your District Executive.

Posted: 2019-07-01
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Posted: 2019-03-18

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