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Scouting During COVID

Update on our Return to Scouting Stage
On May 10th, 2021 new restrictions in the province of Alberta will take effect and they will have an impact on our Scout groups.
Starting May 10th, all Alberta Scout Groups in NLC will be back to Virtual Scouting (Stage 1); these changes do NOT affect groups in NWT or BC.
If you are looking for ideas for virtual programming, we encourage you to check out the Great 8 Challenge: It is not too late to join in the fun that is happening across the country!
Our request to Scouters, families, and youth is to please keep Scouting open and accessible. While how we Scout is changing, why we Scout has stayed the same; you continue to make a positive impact on the lives of our youth even when the delivery method changes.
Scouting is essential to the well-being of youth—now more than ever. Let's keep the Scouting spirit alive and continue to show our youth and the world why we Scout!

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Welcome to Northern Lights Council

Discover skills, friendships & adventures you just won’t find anywhere else.

The Northern Lights Council serves Northwest Territories and Alberta, as far south as 20km south of Red Deer, carrying out Scouts Canada’s mission of developing well-rounded youth prepared to make the world a better place. Our programs provide significant value, run year-round, and offer adventures that Scouts remember for a lifetime!

We support Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturer Scouts, and Rover Scouts all following our Canadian Path throughout one of the largest council territories in Canada. With included cities such as Edmonton, St. Albert, Grande Prairie, and Yellowknife--as well as dozens of small communities and rural centres--we’re proud to offer members an exciting diversity of experiences, including our on-the-lake camp, Camp Woods!

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With programs for boys and girls, aged 5 to 26, Scouts is built on a tradition of adventure, cooperation, generosity, and fun! Scouting makes a difference in the lives of children, youth and young adults. Providing youth-led opportunities, members determine what areas they would like to grow in as they achieve new “firsts” and develop into global citizens. With a versatile array of program areas to focus on, Scouting welcomes youth with diverse interests and goals.

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Northern Lights Council Boundaries

Northern Lights Council encompasses central and northern Alberta, 20 kilometres south of Red Deer and as far north to include Northwest Territories. Included in our service area are the cities of Edmonton, St. Albert, Grande Prairie, and Yellowknife.

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Nomination Time for Council Voting Reps

Nomination Time for Council Voting Reps

Nomination time is here! Would you like to be a Council Voting Representative at Scouts Canada’s Annual General Meeting? Or do you know someone who you…

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What kind of Memories will you create?

Scouts Canada is a coed youth development program that is run by volunteers who inspire adventures and experiences that create lasting memories.

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Upcoming Events

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Camps in the NLC

There are a number of camps within the Northern Lights Council territory including Camp Woods.