Northern Lights Council

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Northern Lights Council
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Fargo, North Dakota
Country United States
Founded 1974
President Brad Ballweber
Council Commissioner Mike Briggs
Scout Executive Roger Hoyt
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All of North Dakota is in the Northern Lights Council (NLC), formed in 1974 when several councils (Red River Valley Council - Fargo, Lake Agassiz Council - Grand Forks, Missouri Valley Council - Bismarck, and Great Plains Council - Dickinson) were merged into one.[1]

As of 2006, Northern Lights Council serves all of North Dakota, and parts of South Dakota, northwestern Minnesota and northeast Montana.


  • Flickertail District
  • Frontier Trails District
  • Great Plains District
  • Lake Agassiz District
  • Lakes District
  • Northern Sky District
  • Oxcart Trails District
  • Roughrider District
  • Tomahawk District
  • Voyageur Trails District - Pack and Troop 151, Warroad MN


Camp Wilderness
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Country United States
Coordinates 47°05′38″N 94°56′38″W / 47.094°N 94.944°W / 47.094; -94.944 (Camp Wilderness, BSA)
Founded 1946
Camp Wilderness
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Northern Lights Council is home to Camp Wilderness, which is located in Northern Minnesota on Bad Axe Lake, located near Emmaville, Minnesota just north of Park Rapids. Founded by Herman Stern and other businessmen in the region in 1946, Camp Wilderness is a 2,400 acres (9.7 km2) camp. On August 18, 2006, the camp celebrated its 60th Anniversary by opening the Butler Wilderness Outpost, a Cub Scout camp for the scouts to attend.

Order of the Arrow[edit]

Pa-Hin Lodge #27
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Fargo, ND
Country United States
Founded 1977
Pa-Hin Lodge
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Pa-Hin Lodge 27 is the local lodge of the Order of the Arrow for the Northern Lights Council. The Pa-Hin Lodge was chartered in 1977 and serves Boy Scouts in the states of North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, and South Dakota.

The Pa-Hin Lodge started on January 1, 1977 through the merger of four lodges.

The four Lodges which merged to form Pa-Hin were:

  • Thunderbird lodge (371) (last charter expired on December 31, 1976)
  • Chan-O-Wapi lodge (52) (last charter expired on December 31, 1976)
  • Minniduta lodge (176) (last charter expired on December 31, 1976)
  • Chatoka lodge (183) (last charter expired on December 31, 1976)

The totem of the Pa-Hin Lodge is the porcupine.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hook, James; Franck, Dave; Austin, Steve (1982). An Aid to Collecting Selected Council Shoulder Patches with Valuation.