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Scouting During COVID

Good Morning Families and Scouters!

We are now approved by Scouts Canada to move to a Modified Stage 2 programing phase. Please see below for dt

Under a Modified Stage 2, planned and Group Commissioner approved in-person meetings of up to a maximum of 10 people are permitted, as long as both the provincial and Scouts Canada guidelines are followed. These include, but are not limited to:

We strongly recommend that all planning of activities be done using technology and practices that do not involve meeting in person. While we can ease some restrictions, we must ensure we are following the provincial guidelines and doing our best to minimize the spread of COVID-19 by limiting our face-to-face social interactions. Please discuss options for meetings with your Relationship Manager or Group Support Scouter.

Meeting in person is at the group’s discretion as approved by the Group Commissioner and is not mandated by Council. A M-AAF form will be required.

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 are still making a positive impact on the lives of our youth even when the delivery method is different.

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!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your, Group Commissioner.
Have a great day and stay safe!

NLC Council Key 3
Tryton Harper--Council Youth Commissioner
Norm Kerr--Council Commissioner
Tonille Mallette--Council Relationship Manager

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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