Serving Minnesota Counties of Douglas, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Grant & Traverse
District 4 Leadership
|District Chair||Adrian Panther||(720) 308-4567|
|District Commissioner||Michael Denke||(320) 491-8381|
|Director of Field Service||Darin Steindl||(218) 979-4653 cell|
Monthly Leader Meetings
Cub Scout & Scouts BSA Leader Roundtable
Until Calvary Lutheran Church is done with remodeling, these meetings will be held at the Scout House across the street in the parking lot west of St. Mary's Catholic Church (420 Irving St, Alexandria).
Go to Meeting connection information: computer access, or (Toll Free): (866) 899-4679, access code 374-457-573.
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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December Roundtable Information
Tuesday, December 3, 7:30 pm
Scout House west of St. Mary’s Catholic Church (420 Irving St, Alexandria)
Note – the Roundtable is usually held at Calvary Lutheran Church but will be temporarily held at the Scout House until construction at Calvary is finished.
Since it is the holidays, we encourage you to bring your favorite holiday treat to share with the other leaders!
Charter Renewal Turn-in Party
The completed unit charter renewal paperwork is due back to the District Commissioner on December 19, so we thought we would hold a party that evening!
Mark your calendar to join us on Thursday, December 19 from 6 - 8 pm at the Dairy Queen (1701 Broadway St, Alexandria) for some ice cream while the commissioners review your charter paperwork
Scout Night with the Fargo Force
If your Scouts like hockey, join the fun on January 17 at Scheel’s Arena in Fargo to watch the USHL Fargo Force take on the Des Moines Buccaneers. There are different ticket packages available including an “overnight” package that includes a ticket to the game, food and drink voucher, patch, ice skating after the game and campout in the arena.
For more information visit https://scoutingevent.com/429-32334
If your troop is planning to participate in the Oxcart Trails District Klondike Derby on January 25, please register or contact Mike Partain by email or at (218) 731-5676.
District Recognition Dinner
Mark your calendar for the annual District Recognition Dinner that will be held on Thursday, March 12 at Crooked Willow in Osakis. This is the time when make time to thank the volunteers that make Scouting happen in the Lakes district and in the Scout units. Dinner, fellowship and the presentation of awards will highlight the evening.
Registration will open in February.
Nominate a Deserving Scouter in your Area
We have hundreds of excellent volunteers in the Lake district. This is your chance to help recognize someone that has helped you and the Scouts in your area have an excellent experience.
Order of the Arrow
Are your scouts looking for the next thing in their scouting path? Order of the Arrow is a great way to get more involved in scouting and community service. Greater Leadership opportunities exist, more opportunities for growth, greater ability to travel, and a better way to create friendships throughout the Council. For more information contact, Chapter Advisor Brian Ramey.
|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:
For more details and to determine your membership goal speak with your District Executive.
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