What Commissioner Service Is

Commissioners are district and council volunteers who help Scouting units succeed. They coach and consult with adult leaders of Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity teams and Venturing crews. 

Commissioners help maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America. They also oversee the unit charter renewal plan so that each unit reregisters on time with an optimum number of youth and adult members.

The unit commissioner is a link between unit leaders and the Northern Lights Council.

Council Commissioner Staff

Title Name Phone
Council Commissioner Michael Briggs (701) 258-9620
Flickertail District Commissioner Andrew Banks (701) 793-8811
Oxcart Trails District Commissioner Mike Guck (218) 849-2124
Lakes District Commissioner Mike Denke (320) 491-8381
Northern Sky District Commissioner Jefri Jones (701) 373-1420
Lake Agassiz District Commissioner Tom Henderson (701) 775-6471
Roughrider District Commissioner Paula Kleinsasser (701) 483-4224
Tomahawk District Commissioner   (
Frontier Trails District Commissioner Colette Perkins (701) 258-8849
Great Plains District Commissioner    


Program Planning-Calendar Book

Every April, the council has distributed a Program Planning booklet that also contained the district and council calendar of events. We would like to know if you would like to continue to receive this in a printed format, or if the electronic format available online is all you need.

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College of Commissioner Science

The next college will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in East Grand Forks. This training event will be open to all adult leaders - you don't have to be a commissioner to attend! Click here for more details or contact Steven Meinhardt at (701) 361-3933.

For more information, visit the College of Commissioner Science page.

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