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
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

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!

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.

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.

Discover the Treasure - a Mystery at Heart Butte 

May 29 to May 31, 2020

  • Cost $35.00 (save $5 by registering early) for Scouts BSA, Venturers & Explorers
  • Cost $30 (save $5 by registering early) for Webelos/Arrow of Light - Saturday Only
  • Wilderness First Aid Training (separate event registration) 
  • Click here for more event details


Medical Form

Patch Design Contest:

Patch Contest Form

Please submit entries so that they arrive before March 1 2020 by email or snail mail to:

  • Great Plains District NLC-BSA, PO Box 4011, Williston, ND 58802-4011

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