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
(701) 409-0393
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


The District is really excited for the 2019 Fall Recruitment season and the amazing opportunities that will come along with it. There are some innovate things that are going to occur that will be a benefit to all units! We are here to train your unit to have the best fall possible! Not only is this your time to bring more scouts into the fun, this is your time to look to their parents to volunteer in the pack to continue moving your pack forward. 

For more information/resources on the fall recruitment, visit our council recruitment page.

2019 Popcorn Sale

Popcorn sales play an important role in supporting our units and the Northern Lights Council. This sale allows units to create and provide many great opportunities for the unit and your scouts.

Sign up to participate in th 2019 Sale

Unit Popcorn Kernels should sign up the pack, troop, crew or post to participate in the 2019 sale and receive communication from the Northern Lights Council.

Changes for this Year:

  • New product lineup
  • Potential for units to earn up to 33% commission
  • Availability of smart phone app to take orders and collect credit card payments
  • Earlier start date to the sale
  • Popcorn Academy for Scouts in each district
  • New prize program

Popcorn Academy

All Scouts are invited to join us for an evening of FUN, PIZZA, VIDEO GAMES, and POPCORN! Learn about the great changes we have made to the popcorn sales this year! New prizes, new sales ideas, and new commission rates. Learn how popcorn can help pay for your year in Scouting! It will be an out of this world experience. When: 8 August 2019, from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM; Location Pizza Planet of Minot.

PRICING: The price is $9.00 for all participants. There was a glitch in the online enrollment form which only charged Scouts. Money will be collected at the door for any participant that registered and was unable to pay.

Register Here

Cub Day Camp

Cub Scout day camps are organized by the Northern Lights Council and conducted by volunteers from the local area. Day camps are for registered Cub Scouts entering grades 1-5 the following school year. Those entering the 1st grade must be accompanied by an ‘adult partner’ during their participation.

Day camps are conducted by adult volunteer leadership who were trained and certified. Day camps are also supported by a number of adult and youth staff members. Boy Scout Den Chiefs may also support the day camp program by assisting the Cub Scouts throughout the camp.

A variety of different activities are offered to allow participants to experience outdoor programs for Cub Scouts; many of which are designed to implement the 2019 Cub Scout program theme, “Passport to Adventure”.

Most camps include activities based on STEM, nature, shooting sports, games, and basic outdoor skills. Adult volunteers make up the nucleus of the day camp staff by volunteering in positions to lead specific programs, support the general operation, or by managing a den of Cub Scouts throughout their time at camp.

Sign-up Here

Fall Camporee

Calling all Scouts BSA, Venturers, Webelos & Arrow of Light Scouts!  Join us for our Fall Camporee on September 6th-8th at the Triangle Y Camp.  All Scouts and Scouters will enjoy a relaxing weekend in sunny Garrison ,ND on Lake Sakakawea.  Enjoy everything the Y camp has to offer from a fully staffed campground, to horseback riding, ropes course, climbing tower, and a full assortment of waterfront activities.

Register Here


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
Amazon Smile Gives Back to Northern Lights Council

Support the Northern Lights Council When You Shop on Amazon is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Designate the Northern Lights Council as your charity, and your purchase will help the council with no cost to you!

Posted: 2019-03-18

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