Our Geographic Territory: Council and District Borders
Serving youth in central Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Northern Star Council is one of the largest of the 275 Scout councils
in the United States. We serve more than
40,000 young people and support more than 15,000 adult volunteers.
Our 25-county territory includes 21 Minnesota counties (Anoka,
Carver, Chippewa, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle,
Le Sueur, McLeod, Meeker, Ramsey, Renville, Rice, Scott, Stearns-portions,
Swift-portions, Washington, Wright, Yellow Medicine) and four western Wisconsin
counties (Burnett, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix).
What are Districts?
Our territory is divided into districts/divisions to deliver Scouting in geographic as well as non-geographic communities. Each district is led by a team of
volunteers with the help and encouragement of at least one full-time staff
member (district executive). The team supports the community organizations (i.e., churches, service clubs, and
veterans organizations) that charter Scouting groups. They also support
volunteer leaders who work directly with youth members, and the unit volunteers
who help administer the pack, team, troop, crew, and post program.
Most districts also have volunteer operated websites to provide members in their service area with information on locally run events and activities. Just click any of the district names below to visit their website.
Apple Valley, Burnsville, and Eagan.
Chief Black Dog Website
Albertville, Albion Center, Albright,
Annandale, Brownton, Buffalo, Buffalo Lake, Cokato, Darwin, Dassel, Delano,
Eden Valley, Glencoe, Hamburg, Hector, Highland, Howard Lake, Hutchinson,
Kimball, Lester Prairie, Maple Lake, Monticello, Montrose, Napp, New Germany,
Norwood, Plato, Rassat, Rice Lake, Rockford, St. Michael,
Sherman, Silver Lake, Stewart, Stockholm, Watkins, Waverly, West Albion Center, Winsted, and Young
Crow River Website
Bloomington, Burnsville, Prior Lake,
Savage, and Shakopee.
Dan Patch Website
Amery, Baldwin, Balsam Lake, Centuria,
Clayton, Clear Lake, Danbury, Deronda, Dresser, Ellsworth, Elmwood, Frederic,
Glenwood City, Grantsburg, Hammond, Hastings, Hudson, Luck, Milltown, New
Richmond, Osceola, Plum City, Prescott, River Falls, Roberts, St. Croix Falls, St. Joseph, Siren, Somerset,
Spring Valley, Star Prairie, Webster, Wilson, and
Eagle River Website
Afton, Bayport, Lake Elmo, Lakeland,
Landfall, Maplewood, Marine on St. Croix, North St. Paul, Oak Park Heights,
Oakdale, St. Paul (East Side), Stillwater, and Woodbury.
Great Rivers Website
Cottage Grove, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota
Heights, Newport, St. Paul Park, South St. Paul, and West St. Paul.
Augusta, Bongards, Burschville,
Carver, Chanhassen, Chaska, Cologne, Coney Island, Corcoran, Crystal Bay,
Dahlgren, Deephaven, East Union, Excelsior, Gotha, Greenfield, Greenwood,
Hamel, Hanover, Independence, Jonathan, Lake Sharon, Long Lake, Loretto,
Lyndale, Maple Plain, Mayer, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minnetrista, Minnetonka,
Minnetonka Beach, Minnewashta, Mound, Navarre, Oahlgren, Orono, Parkers Lake,
Plymouth, Saga Hill, St. Bonifacius, Shorewood, Spring Park, Tonka Bay,
Victoria, Waconia, Watertown, Wayzata, and Woodland.
Lake Minnetonka Website
Almelund, Center City, Centerville,
Circle Pines, Columbus, Forest Lake, Harris, Hugo, Lindstrom, Lino Lakes,
Mahtomedi, North Branch, Rush City, Scandia, Shafer, Stacy, Taylor Falls,
Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake, Willernie, and Wyoming.
Many Waters Website
Minneapolis, Richfield, and St. Anthony
Metro Lakes Website
Eden Prairie, Edina, Glen Lake, Hopkins,
Minnetonka, St. Louis Park, and Scenic Heights.
North Star Website
Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park,
Champlin, Crystal, Dayton, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, New Hope, Osseo,
Robbinsdale, and Rogers.
Northern Lights Website
Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale,
Little Canada, west panhandle of Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North
Oaks, Roseville, and Shoreview.
Farmington, Hampton, Lakeville, Prior
Lake, Randolph, Rosemount, and Vermillion.
Prairie Lakes Website
Belle Plaine, Dundas, Elko New Market, Faribault, Jordan, Le
Center, Le Sueur, Lonsdale, Montgomery, Morristown, New Prague, Nerstrand,
Northfield, and Waterville.
Rolling Hills Website
Andover, Anoka, Athens, Bethel, Blaine,
Bodum, Bradford, Braham, Cambridge, Cedar, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights,
Columbus, Coon Rapids, Crown, East Bethel, Edgewood, Fletcher, Fridley, Ham
Lake, Hussan, Isanti, Johnsville, Lexington, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Ostego,
Ramsey, St. Francis, Soderville, Spencer Brook, Spring Lake Park, Stanchfield
Township, West Point, and Wyoming.
Three Rivers Website
Atwater, Bellingham, Bird Island, Canby,
Clara City, Clarkfield, Cosmos, Danube, Dawson, Echo, Granite Falls, Grove
City, Hanley Falls, Kandiyohi, Kerkhoven, Litchfield, Madison, Maynard, Milan,
Montevideo, New London, Olivia, Porter, Raymond, Renville, Sacred Heart,
Spicer, Watson, and Willmar.
El Sol Website
Provides a positive alternative to
formal court proceedings for motivated first-time juvenile offenders.
Juvenille Diversion Website
Serves both physically
and developmentally-challenged individuals in the greater Twin Cities and