Serving Minnesota Counties of Douglas, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Grant & Traverse
|District Chair||Adrian Panther||(720) 308-4567|
|District Commissioner||Michael Denke||(320) 491-8381|
|District Executive||Michael Schatz||(507) 254-7301 cell|
|Director of Field Service||Darin Steindl||(701) 499-0646|
Monthly Leader Meetings
District Committee - 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria.
Adult Leader Roundtables - 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria.
Eagle Scout Process Contacts:
Eagle Project Approvals - Tim Gehring (320) 760-7273
Eagle Scout Board of Review Scheduling - Mike Henning (320) 491-9095
Local Mailing Address
Northern Lights Council, BSA
P.O. Box 1131
Alexandria, MN 56308
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|Report to Governor Nomination Due December 28|
Every February the Northern Lights Council has the privilege to present the annual Report to the Governor. To make this program a success we reach out to local Scout leaders from across the council to nominate their very best Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts and Explorers to lead the program, that is sponsored by the Bismarck Rotary Club. This is a great opportunity for Scouts to gather in the Capitol City of Bismarck and update our North Dakota Governor on everything that is happening in our Boy Scout Council. After the program; all Scouts, family members and leaders will have the opportunity to take part in a special guided tour of the North Dakota state Capitol. Submit your nominations form today.
|Silver Beaver Nomination Due January 6, 2019|
The Silver Beaver Award is the highest award the Council bestow upon a registered volunteer Scouter in recognition of distinguished service to the Council and its youth Nominations will not only be judged on their outstanding volunteer service at the Council level, but their overall service to youth. BSA Official Silver Beaver Nomination Form must be received no later than Friday, January 6, 2019. Click here to download nomination form.
New District Executive
We are pleased to announce that Michael Schatz is serving as the District Executive for Lakes district, effective November 1, 2018.
Michael had been serving as the District Executive for Flickertail district since April 2017. He will be moving to the Alexandria area in December.
Michael is a graduate of Minnesota State University – Mankato and has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography. Since graduating, he has served as Assistant Ranger/Business Manager for Gamehaven Council, BSA in Rochester, MN, ATV Director at Camp Wilderness and Customer Service Specialist with Dicks Sporting Goods. He grew up in Stewartville, near Rochester, MN. He is an Eagle Scout and Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow.
Please welcome Michael to the Lakes district!
Lakes District 4 News for Fall - September, October, November 2018.
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Unit Charter Renewal and Youth Protection Training
As we begin the annual Unit Charter Renewal Campaign, it is important to note that current Youth Protection Training will be required for all leader renewals at the time the online charter renewal is completed. What this means is, if a unit has a leader that is not current in Youth Protection Training, the unit will not be able to finish the online charter renewal.
Youth Protection Training
Youth Protection Training (YPT) is required for all adult leaders at the time of registration. Paper applications from new leaders must be accompanied by a Youth Protection Training completion certificate, which must be filed with the application. Go to my.scouting.org to take the Training. to take the Training.
Update your BeAScout pin today, so future Scouting families can find your Units
BeAScout.Org is a powerful tool to help parents find your unit. But, it only works if they are able to g
et the right information about your Unit. First impressions are everything, so it is important to keep your BeAScout pin up-to date. Find out how to update your BeAScout pin.