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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Notice

Latest Scouts Canada Update – Revised March 13, 2020 Effective Monday, March 16 until at least April 5, 2020.

    • All Section programs across Canada are to cease, including regular meetings, outdoor adventures, tours/visits and camps.
    • All Scouts Canada events and activities such as Scouter Cons, Kub Kar Rallies, training, and any/all Scouter meetings will be suspended or postponed.
    • All Scout Properties will be closed and associated events cancelled or postponed.
    • All March break camps have been cancelled.
    • All Scout Shops will be closed; will remain available.
    • All Scouts Canada offices will be closed and employees asked to work remotely; offices will be available as-needed for essential work.
    • All non-essential Scouting-related travel will be cancelled.
    We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause as we work to ensure that all youth, Scouters and parents are provided a safe and healthy Scouting experience.In the meantime, Scouts Canada will be providing specific guidance to Group Commissioners, Camp Managers, Event Managers, Retail Managers and Council Leadership Teams to address implications for their related activities.If you have questions, please address them with your direct Scouting supervisor such as a Section Contact Scouter, Group Commissioner or Relationship Manager, as appropriate. If you have questions related to a planned event or camp, please contact the organizing team lead of that event.We will continue to monitor the situation and follow advice from pertinent government and health agencies.

You can contact the Council Key 3 for local questions and concerns at

Click Here for Scout Canada's COVID-19 Update Page

Click Here for Alberta's COVID-19 Update Page

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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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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Camps in the NLC

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