Serving the Northwest North Dakota counties of Burke, Mountrail, McKenzie, Williams and Divide. Also serving the Northeast Montana counties of Sheridan, Daniels and a portion of Roosevelt.
|District Chairman||Tim Horab||(701) 774-3156|
|Asst. Director of Field Service||Rob Gilkerson||(701) 223-7204|
|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.
Ethan Crisp Receives Promotion
Ethan Crisp has accepted the position of Senior District Executive in the Great Southwest Council, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Ethan has been serving the council as the Great Plains District Executive for three years. Ethan’s district highlights include a 12% membership growth in 2017, working with the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office to start the first Explorer Post in the district—a post that is still going strong today, and starting a pack and troop in Culbertson that had been inactive for years.
Ethan’s new responsibilities will be in the Sandia District, covering northeast Albuquerque, the east mountain communities, and the I-40 corridor to the Texas line. The district currently has 64 units, with 1,200 registered scouts and a finance goal of $100,000.
Join us in congratulating Ethan and his wife Tracy as he works to grow Scouting alongside the volunteers of the Sandia District in northeast Albuquerque. The best wishes of the volunteers and employees of the Northern Lights Council go with Ethan and Tracy as they begin this new career challenge. Ethan’s last day with the Northern Lights Council will be Friday, November 30, 2018.
Great Plains District 14 News for Fall - September October, November 2018.
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Youth Protection Training
The Northern Lights Council will be conducting Youth Protection Training via video conference (Go to Meeting) in September and October. As previously announced, a NEW Youth Protection Training course is required for all registered leaders before they will be able to renew their BSA membership later this year. The Youth Protection Training certificate (from the old course) expired on October 1, 2018.
Download the Youth Protection Training Flyer for dates and times of upcoming training sessions for people that want to become certified to conduct the new Youth Protection Training or just to complete the training for yourself.
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.
Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific Training
Leader Position-Specific training courses are being offered across the Council from September 13 - December 5. Download the training flyer with the schedule here. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Ethan Crisp at (208) 965-1224.
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.