Lake Agassiz District

Serving youth through community organizations in Pembina, Walsh, Grand Forks, Traill, Nelson, Ramsey, Towner & Cavalier counties in Northeast North Dakota and now serving youth in Polk, Marshall, Red Lake, Pennington, Kittson, and Roseau Counties of Northwestern Minnesota

District 8 Leadership

District Chairman Mark Nelson (218) 779-3329
District Commissioner Thomas Henderson (701) 775-6741
Asst. District Commissioner East Cameron Carlson (218) 686-9174
Asst. District Commissioner West Steve Shark (701) 866-2121
District Director Thomas Huether (406) 780-0690 cell
District Executive Vacant  
Office Assistant Vacant  
Director of Field Service Darin Steindl (701) 499-4653 cell


Grand Forks Service Center
Northern Lights Council
Boy Scouts of America                     Phone: (701) 775-3189
1701 Cherry Street                           Fax: (701) 775-0862
Grand Forks, ND 58201                   Email:

Office Hours
Please contact Thomas Huether to schedule an appointment.  




Come join us for a  day of fun!

When: August 10, 2019 9 AM-2 PM

Where: Sullys Hill, Devils Lake

Who: All registered Cub Scouts!

  • BB Guns
  • Slingshots
  • Crafts
  • Physical fitness
  • Popcorn Academy
  • Adult Leader Training
  • And More!

Register today

Cost is $35 for early bird registration and $40 after.

Early bird registrations end August 1, 2019

Walk-in Price: $50 and no guarantee of T-Shirt and Patch. 

Dinner will be provided.


Please contact:

Camp Director,  Thomas Huether or at (406) 780-0690

Check out our Fall Cuboree:

October 3-4, 2019 Thief River Falls Curling Club


Popcorn Academy & Membership Training 2019

This August, the Lake Agassiz district will be conducting 3 Popcorn Academies for Scouts. The purpose of the academy is to have FUN and learn sales techniques and safety rules for participating in the annual popcorn sale. Scouts will also be eligible to win DOOR PRIZES!

Units that have at least 30% of their Scouts participate in an academy will receive an extra 2% commission on their sales (excluding online sales). Packs will be reimbursed for 3 Scouts if there is a cost to participate (deposit will be made to unit account after the event).

In support of these events, the District will also be conducting the Annual Fall Recruitment Kick-off immediately following the Popcorn Academy. Please join us at one of the following locations:

August 6th: 7 Clans Casino & Water Park, Thief River Falls

           6:15 PM Check-in

           6:30 PM Popcorn Academy

          7:00 PM Scouts Swim & Unit Leaders attend Fall Recruitment Training

August 8th: Splashers of the South Seas

           6:15 PM Check-in

           6:30 PM Popcorn Academy

          7:00 PM Scouts Swim & Unit Leaders attend Fall Recruitment Training

August 10th: Day Camp

           * Popcorn Academy Only, will be a station at camp.

August 12th: Devils Lake Fall Recruitment

              7:00 pm Lake Region State College, Heritage Room


Why should Scouts attend?

Have FUN!

Learn about the popcorn sale, goal setting, sales techniques and the new mobile app!

Your pack, troop or crew can earn an extra 2% on popcorn sales (excluding online sales) if they have enough youth members

Have a chance to win prizes!

Each of items shown below will be given away at each Popcorn Academy. Scouts must be registered in advance and present to win.

District Newsletter

Spring 2019 (March, April, May)

Winter 2018-2019 (December, January, February)

Fall 2018 (September, October, November)

2019 Membership Growth Incentive

Our goal, as always, is to increase the number of young men and young women that we serve through our life-changing program.  We do transform our communities and have a powerful positive impact on the future!

To encourage unit leadership to pursue membership growth in all packs and troops this fall we are offering the following incentive:

  1. Existing Packs and Troops that achieve growth of + 5 or more youth members over their December 31, 2018, registered members will be given a voucher for one Pinewood Derby car (Packs) or 1 Merit Badge Pamphlet (Troops) for each registered youth member as of the deadline date of November 15, 2019. 
  2. New Packs or new Troops chartered after February 1, 2019, that achieve 10 or more youth members will be given a voucher for one Pinewood Derby car (Packs) or 1 Merit Badge Pamphlet (Troops) for each registered youth member as of the deadline date of November 15, 2019.
  3. All membership must be turned in, processed, and paid for no later than November 15, 2019, to count towards the incentive. 

For more details and to determine your membership goal speak with your District Executive.

Posted: 2019-07-01
Internet Advancement 2.0

The new tool to quickly input advancement data, Internet Advancement 2.0 (previously known as Scoutbook Lite) is now live.

This free solution replaces the previous Internet Advancement platform, which will be retired (for all programs except Exploring) on June 10, 2019. Internet Advancement 2.0 will feature a clean, new user interface and will be optimized to whatever device you use: desktop, tablet or smartphone. Internet Advancement 2.0 will offer optimized functions for everything found in the current Internet Advancement platform and can be accessed by Unit Key 3 users,  Unit Key 3 delegate users and Unit Advancement Chairs.

End users will access Internet Advancement 2.0 via one of the following locations using their my.Scouting credentials:


•             From the Legacy Tools menu in

•             A link in

•             From the current Internet Advancement Platform

After initial release, the BSA IT team will continue to add additional features on a regular basis.  Updates and new features will be communicated as they are delivered.

Visit for answers to commonly asked questions.

Posted: 2019-05-24
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

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