If your son or daughter is in Kindergarten and not yet 18 years old, we have an excellent youth development program for them to become involved in - Cub Scouts (for grades K-5) or Boy Scouts (for grades 6-12). We have coed programs that youth at least 14 years old can join - Venturing and Exploring. For more information about joining click here.
Parents - we have a short video for you on YouTube, click here to view the video.
Scouts BSA Coming in February 2019
In preparation for the start of the Scouts BSA program and opportunities for girls to participate, materials are now available to explain how troops can begin being organized.
We will also be offering a series of webinars to explain the program and help new troops begin the program planning process.
Visit the Family Scouting page for more information and the Scouts BSA toolkit that includes:
Let us know you are interested in Scouts BSA for girls
If you have a daughter that would be interested in participating in Scouts BSA or would like to help organize a troop in your area, let us know. Complete this short survey to let us know you are interested in Scouts BSA.
Cub Scout Day Camp
To help communicate Day Camp information and coordinate the registration of youth, we are asking for each pack to have a Pack Day Camp Coordinator. The coordinators will be invited to participate in a webinar in January and closer to the date of the district camp. Please let us know who your pack's coordinator is by completing the Pack Day Camp Coordinator form.
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.
Share your thoughts by completing this short survey.
Scout Night with the Fargo Force
Join us on Friday, January 18 at 7:00 pm for a fun-filled night of great hockey, food, and skating as the Fargo Force take on the Sioux Falls Stampede. Then stay the night at Scheels Arena. Wear your Scout uniform to the game & bring along your fan spirit signs to get on the video boards!
Registration deadline is Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 1 pm (no extensions - this is a firm deadline)
Youth Protection Training
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 current Youth Protection Training certificate (from the old course) expired on September 30, 2018.
Online Youth Protection Training - To complete the training online, you will need to create an account in my.scouting. Follow the directions to take the training.
Become a Certified Youth Protection Trainer
To become a certified YPT trainer, view this Go to Meeting presentation and then contact Darin Steindl with your name and mailing address - you will be sent the training materials so that you can conduct face to face training sessions for other leaders.
Family Friends of Scouting Scheduling
During the first few months of each year (usually Jan/Feb/Mar), we ask packs and troops to allow a Family Friends of Scouting presentation to be scheduled during the Blue and Gold Banquet, Court of Honor or other pack/troop meeting. The district will have a presenter attend and talk to the parents for about 8-10 minutes about how the council supports the local pack. Parents are then given the opportunity to make a financial pledge to the Friends of Scouting campaign. This is not a high-pressure sales pitch.
To schedule a presentation for your pack or troop, click here.
More Information Available
On the Council News page.