Serving youth through community organizations in Dunn, Mercer, Billings; Golden Valley, Slope, Bowman; Stark, Hettinger, and Adams counties in Southwest North Dakota; also serving youth in Perkins County, South Dakota


District 10 Leadership

District Chairman Ali Levent Kilic  (701) 300-1333
District Vice-Chairman Jeremy Berger  (701) 483-7075
District Commissioner Paula Kleinsasser (701) 590-9462
District Executive Beth Ann Pulley (219) 765-8162 cell
Asst. Director of Field Service Rob Gilkerson (701) 223-7204

Spring Recruitment 

We are excited to invite new Cub Scouts into the program year-round! Now is the time to start inviting new Cub Scouts into the program, so they can get ready to join your pack on your adventures at Summer Camp or Day Camp! Just like at Fall Recruitment time, there are so many great resources that you can use to help to make sure your pack has a successful Spring Recruitment! 

The first step to take is to make sure you have a great summer program! Our District Roundtable in April will focus on Program Planning, which will help make sure that the pack has a great Summertime Activities

Questions? Contact Beth Ann Pulley or call her at (219) 765-8162.


Baloo Training 

May 18th 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Dickinson Middle School 

Register Now

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is a one day training event that introduces Den Leaders, Cub Masters, other pack leaders and parents to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping. 


This course has an online component that all participants are expected to complete before arriving to the instructor lead portion of the training.  Refer to attachment "Welcome to BALOO" for information on completing the online component at

Roughrider Day Camp May 28 and May 29

The 2019 Cub Scout Day Camp is fast approaching. This year’s theme will be “Passport to Adventure”. The cost is $45 per child which includes t-shirt and patch, and we will have two options for Day Camp this year. The first session will be on May 28, 2019 in Dickinson at Patterson Lake Recreation Area, and the second session will be on May 29, 2019 in Hettinger at Mirror Lake.

Day Camp is a camping program for Lion, Tiger, Cub Scouts, and Webelos in our local area! On Tuesday, May 28 or Wednesday, May 29, Cub Scouts arrive at Patterson Lake Recreation Area in Dickinson or Mirror Lake in Hettinger, respectively, for a day of activities, crafts, nature, sports, BB guns, archery, fishing, games and more.

Dickinson $35/scout by Apirl 15 $45/scout after April 15 Online registration & payment required 

Hettinger $35/scout by April 15 $45/scout after April 15 Online registration & payment required 

Contact Amelia Dustin (701) 260-6769 for any questions.

Western Spring Camporee 

Join us May 31 - June 2 at Heart Butte Scout Reservation located just 15 miles south of Glen Ullin, ND. Enjoy our scenic lakefront property nestled on the South shores of Lake Tschida. Camp will be run on Mountain Time.

Learn survival skills, shelter building, first aid, fire starting, water purification, emergency food prep, and other wilderness survival tactics. Also, hone your skills fishing and steady your aim at our shooting sports stations.

Want to earn a merit badge? Sign up for either Chess or Game Design (limit 20 per merit badge).

Wilderness First Aid Training will be offered (separate event registration)

Scout BSA Leader Specific Training will be Friday night. When registering adults please make the appropriate selection.

Information on Western Spring Camporee follow the links below

Western Spring Camporee 

Wilderness First Aid 

Scout Camp-Out with the Badlands Big Sticks 

Camp out on the field after the game! 

Saturday, June 15 at 6:35 PM 

Overnight Package 

Includes game ticket , hot dog, soda, and breakfast in the morning (Child must be accompanied by their parent/guardian during the camp out.) 

Reserved Seat: $14.00

General admission (bleachers): $12.00

Non-Overnight Package 

Includes game ticket and hot dog & Soda 

Reserved Seat: $12.00

General Admission (bleachers): $10.00

Click here to buy your tickets!

Heart Butte Resident Camp June 21- June 23

A 2-night overnight camp for Cub Scouts and leaders at the beautiful Heart Butte Scout Reservation on Lake Tschida south of Glen Ullin, ND. BB guns, archery, fishing, swimming, canoeing, and other activities for the scouts, with an opportunity for earning achievements and their requirements. To register:

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 get 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 here.

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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
Richard McCartney Named Scout Executive of the Northern Lights Council

Richard McCartney has been named Scout Executive of the Northern Lights Council,  Boy Scouts of America, effective April 1, 2019.

Rich began his Scouting career as District Executive at the Genesee Council in Batavia, NY.  He moved on to become a Senior District Executive, District Director, Field Director, and Assistant Director of Field Service with the Otetiana Council, Rochester, NY. He was promoted to Director of Support Services of the Denver Area Council, Denver, CO.  In 2005 he was selected as Scout Executive of the Moraine Trails Council, Butler, PA. In 2009 he became Scout Executive of the Greater Yosemite Council in Modesto, CA where he served until February 2017, when he began his current position as Area Director for Area 6 of the Western Region.

Rich is an Eagle Scout who enjoys cooking, exercise, hunting, fishing, backpacking, and music. Rich and his wife, Melinda, have two children, Raymond 22 and Ian 17. 

"I am looking forward to joining the Northern Lights Council, Rich McCartney said.  This is an outstanding Boy Scout Council because of the great work of thousands of volunteers and parents, enhanced by a talented team of executive and support staff.  Our focus will be to continue to deliver character and leadership rich programs based on the mission of Scouting to prepare young people to make moral and ethical decisions in their lifetimes, by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law”.  

Please join us in congratulating Rich as he joins us in delivering quality Scouting experiences to the young people of the communities we serve.

Posted: 2019-02-28

Annual Friends of Scouting 

Scouting doesn't just happen by chance it takes a lot of volunteers who are recruited trained and supported.  Friends of Scouting pays for services to volunteers, units and youth. It also provides scholarships and maintenance of four Council camps, supplies and materials to units, and much more.  Each unit should set a date, typically in conjunction with a Cub Pack Blue and Gold Banquet or a Boy Scout Court of Honor for a Friends of Scouting presentation at your unit. Your unit Friends of Scouting presentation should take place prior to March 1, 2019 Units should also recruit a unit Friends of Scouting Chair. Please provide the date of your Friends of Scouting presentation to Amelia Dustin or call her at (701) 260-6769.

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