I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed summer!  Personally, I can testify that this was one of the best summers I have experienced.  When I travel around the Northern Lights Council, I always get asked “is summer a slow time for you? Or the opposite “are you able to slow down over the summer?”  My [...]

After traveling thousands of miles over my first 100 days as the new Scout Executive of the Northern Lights Council, I can testify that I have seen great excitement about Scouting across our territory!  As we proceed in 2013, we have a full agenda ahead of us.  2013 has brought us an increase in the [...]

Autumn is here, bringing cooler temperatures, falling leaves and – POPCORN SEASON. Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts throughout the Northern Lights Council are starting to go door-to-door selling Trail’s End brand popcorn to fund their local Scouting activities. Many packs and troops rely on this annual sale to support their activities – like the popular Pinewood Derby [...]

Thursday, August 16 is a historic day for Scouting in the Northern Lights Council.  At 11:00 AM we are dedicating the new Jon L. Wanzek Center for Scouting that will serve as the regional headquarters and hub for everyone involved in Scouting in the Northern Lights Council.  The Center for Scouting: Is a centralized, easily accessible, [...]

We are proud to announce the Northern Lights Council, Boy Scouts of America, has been recognized in the BSA’s 14th Annual National President’s Award for Marketing Excellence. The Council was one of the top 6 in the Annual Report category out of 294 Boy Scout Councils in America.  The National BSA marketing competition recognizes outstanding [...]

It’s been a busy spring for Scouting in the Northern Lights Council and if you have driven by the new Jon L. Wanzek Center for Scouting, 4200 19th Avenue South in Fargo, you will see that construction is right on schedule…mid-July completion date.  Stay tuned for updates and photos next week.  In the meantime, if you would like to check [...]

The first year of the second century of Scouting is drawing to a close.  How exciting to be part of a relevant, dynamic organization that does so much good for kids, families and communities! After three years of planning and fundraising, the Northern Lights Council broke ground on the new Jon L. Wanzek Center for [...]

Bob Mazzuca, Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, is making his first trip to the Northern Lights Council on Wednesday, October19. We believe this is the first National BSA Chief Scout Executive to ever visit the Northern Lights Council and we are thrilled  that he is going to be here to honor [...]

  Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts across the Northern Lights Council have started to go door-to-door selling Trail’s End popcorn to fund their Scouting activities. Many packs and troops rely on this annual sale to support their activities – like the popular Pinewood Derby and camp – throughout the entire year. The sale also allows [...]