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2017 Family Friends of Scouting Campaign

As we kick off this year's Friends of Scouting campaign, look back at all of the wonderful activities your son or daughter were able to do because of scouting and your support. Help make this year's campaign a success. As of today, we are 30.32 percent of the way towards our Family Friends of Scouting goal.

This number reflects only the Family portion of the Northern Lights District Friends of Scouting goal. There is also a community goal where we ask local businesses to help support scouting. The community goal is not reflected here. If you know of some contacts in the community we can approach for support, please contact Del Wilkinson (763) 267-7530, our Friends of Scouting chairman

Curious on where your unit stands on their individual goal? If you are a registered user of the Unit Toolbox, you can see where you stand by accessing the Unit Toolbox.

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Currently Active Hang File Items

02/09/2017     15th Annual Twin Cities Patch Trade-o-ree
01/08/2017     Cub Scout Summer Camp
01/08/2017     Tiger Day Camp
01/08/2017     North WInd and Snow Base
12/11/2016     Protestant God and Church Award Flyer
12/02/2016     2017 Polar Cubs - New Adventure Opportunity
12/02/2016     2017 Polar Cubs Flyer
03/21/2016     2017 National Jamboree

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Congratulations District Award Recipients

The following people are being recognized as some of the top adult loeaders in our district. Please join us at the annual DIstrict Dinner to share in their recogntion.

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District Award of Merit Recipients

Kevin Haeg   Troop 454

Brodie Pedersen   Troop 610

Tim Gaffron   Crew 84

Outstanding Scoutmaster

Dave Quady Troop 575

Outstanding Cubmaster

Darwin Stahlback Pack 582

Outstanding Committee Chair

Casey KretschmanPack 751

Outstanding Tiger Leader

Bryan Nordstrom Pack 532

Outstanding Den Leader

Susan Albers Pack 532

Outstanding Webelos Leader

Pete Wittmers Pack 141

Outstanding Commissioner

John Olson

Outstanding Chartered Organization Representative

Art Hart Pack 276

Outstanding Chartered Organization

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Say Saints

Outstanding Scouter of the Year

Bill Barber

Aurora Borealis Recipients.

These volunteers were nominated by thier units as shining examples of ledership in thier units.

Travis Brenden Pack 582
Chris Chapman Troop 299
Jennie Chapman Pack 299
Kari Cherioli Troop 299
Paul Chouinard Pack 532
Matt Cole Pack 276
Dana Farniok Pack 582
Josh Garrett Pack 751
Jane Hansen Pack 299
Jessica Hassis Pack 751
Brian Johnson Pack 420
Heather Kimbler Troop 542
Olena Lerwick Pack 299
Andy Lohn Pack 582
Ron Martin Pack 276
Ryan Martin Pack 276
Tom Murray Pack 247
Dave Passal Pack 2
Stephen Perkins Pack 532
Tessa Royer Pack 299
Karla Ruhr Pack 532
Melissa Saunier Pack 454
Greg Schempp Pack 751
Dave Strootman Troop 584
Jenny Trainor Pack 751
Amy Vondelinde Pack 582
Billy Watts Troop 247
Kathy Watts Pack 247
Sarah Weizenegger Pack 420
Jared White Pack 532



Congratulations to our new Silver Beaver Award Recipients

Please join us in congratulating Michelle Pritchard, Ken Rasmussen and Joe Sears on their selection to receive the Silver Beaver award. All three are long time scouters in the Northern Lights District. Here is a little bit of information about them.

Michelle Pritchard is from Troop 582 in Rogers. Michelle has served as the Chartered Organization Representative, Committee Chair, Den Leader and Webelos leader of Pack 582. She has been the Assistant Scoutmaster and Scoutmaster of Troop 582. She has been a Unit Commissioner and Merit Badge Counselor. Michelle is a Vigil Member of the Order of the Arrow. She has been on Wood Badge staff during 4 different courses. 

In the community, Michelle volunteers for the American Red Cross, Rogers School District and is an active member of Westbridge Community Church.

Ken Rasmussen hails from Troop 247. He is the current Chartered Organization Representative, committee chair and has been a committee member for 17 years! His 26 years in scouting started in Provo Utah and continues to this day. Ken has served as our District Chairman, District Vice Chairman, Unit Commissioner and Merit Badge Counselor.

Ken is active in the LDS church, serving as a key liaison between the church and scouting. He has been active as a soccer coach and basketball coach in Maple Grove.

Joe Sears comes from nowhere and everywhere! Joe has been a Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, Crew Advisor, Committee member, Unit Commissioner, and Merit Badge Counselor for 43 years! Joe is very active on the district committee, putting on STEM related camporees for Boy Scouts for the past few years. Joe has been on the activities committee for the past 25 years

Besides Scouting, Joe volunteers for Valley Community Presbyterian Church, the American Legion, and Robbinsdale Whiz Bang Days, among other positions. Joe even runs a Frat House in Mankato where his two sons attended school.

Congratulations to all three very deserving scouters on their Silver Beaver Award.


From the Web Master

This site is always being worked on. Please email me at Doug Farmer (763)424-6424 if there are any changes in those items, if you have any content you would like to see on any of the pages listed, or any new pages you would like to see added. I hope this site becomes a resource for all scouts and scouters. To accomplish that, I need help from everyone in the district. District leaders, Unit leaders and scouts themselves. Any item you wish to see on this site, please forward to me. Also, send me Unit information, leader information, Unit web sites to link to, any photos, with events, captions etc. Send the information to  Doug Farmer (763)424-6424 Thanks