Message From The Scout Executive

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Bay-Lakes Family FOS Challenge



Commissioner Corner

Ah, training!  It’s all around us.  To read more click here.   

Program News

Summer Resident Camp

There is still time to register your Unit for Summer Camp! Click the camp link below you wish to attend to complete the registration form and return to the Center for Scouting Office with your deposits. To confirm availability at any of the camps listed below, please contact Shannon Ash at (920) 734-5705 prior to completing the form.

Cub Scout World, Camp Rokilio

Twin Lakes Webelos Camp

Hiawatha Cub Scout Resident Camp

Hiawatha Webelos Resident Camp


Rokilio Experience

May 9, 2015

Rokilio Experience is an exciting way to introduce Cub Scouts and their parents to the outdoor adventure of Cub Scout World and Camp Rokilio. Parents and Scouts will experience their first camping adventure together and will have the opportunity to participate in some exciting and fun-filled activities. For more information and to register, click here.



At least one adult leader must be BALOO trained in order for a Cub Scout Pack to participate in overnight camping. This is an energetic training that will cover everything you need to know to plan and run a Pack overnighter. It’s more than just camping — it includes ideas for outdoor activities, games and ceremonies; information on selecting and using camping equipment and more! To find out more information and to register click the dates below.

April 11, 2015

May 16, 2015


Council News
Voice of the Scout

Spring 2015 Voice of the Scout Survey launches this week. Your opinion makes a difference in the way Scouting will be delivered for years to come. Anyone with paid council memberships who have been with Scouting for at least 60 days will receive a survey.

For more information, please click here.


Annual Meeting

The Annual Business Meeting of the Bay-Lakes Council will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at Liberty Hall in Kimberley, WI.  All Chartered Organization Representatives are invited to attend.  Please RSVP your attendance by contacting Judy Steffes at

Hors de’ oeuvres will be served at 6:30 P.M. followed by the Annual Meeting, election of Officers, Executive Board Members, Advisory Council members and National Council Representatives. Should you have individuals you wish to recommend to serve on the Board or other council positions, please submit their names and pertinent information to the Nominating Committee c/o the Center for Scouting.


Report to the State

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 was Boy Scout Day in the State of Wisconsin. Bay-Lakes Council was represented by Lodge Chief Preston Podolske and Scout Executive Mark Logemann at the Report to the State. Representatives from the 7 Councils headquartered in Wisconsin met with Attorney General Brad Schimel for about a half hour before meeting with Distinguished Eagle Scout Governor Scott Walker for nearly an hour. Representatives Goyke and Petryk met with the contingent over lunch and the day concluded with a presentation of our report to about 25 members of the Wisconsin State Legislature.  The report brought attention to the over 57,000 youth members and nearly 20,000 adult volunteers who were involved in Scouting last year.  It also recognized the 865 Scouts who earned their Eagle Scout award last year as well as the more than 255,000 hours of service provided by the Scouts, at a value of more than $5.5M 


Congratulations to the Units that are 100% Youth Protection Trained!

Click here to view a list of the Units that are 100% Youth Protection Trained!


Museum Trade-O-Ree

Swap, buy, sell or browse Boy Scout memorabilia May 16, 2015. For more information, click here.


New Museum Inventory

The museum just became the owner of a very unique Scout Handbook and less than 200 were given. It’s a special re-bound 1910 Scout Handbook which were given at an event on September 23rd, 1910 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in which Baden Powell was in attendance. By the cover you really can’t tell how special the book is. This book is extra special because it was also given to Gilbert Nelson Jerome, as you can see in the pictures. Gilbert lived from November 15, 1889 until July 11, 1918. Jerome was also the Scout Executive for New Haven from August 1915 until June 1917. He resigned from his position to join the U.S. Aviation Service. After his death a “Gilbert N. Jerome Lecture course for Scout Leaders” was established in his memory. 

This is a very valuable addition to the BLC Scout Museum will be on display at the 2nd annual Trade-O-Ree and at a few other events during this coming year.


Eagle Scout on Expedition of a Lifetime to Antarctica

Boy Scout Robert Marks was selected to represent the Boy Scouts of America to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Hornaday Award on an expedition to Antarctica led by Sir Robert Swan and his 2041 group. They will teach him about climate change and sustainability in order to share this information with others.

You are invited to join Rob on his journey through his blog at Please participate with comments and questions. Share your stories and opinions.


Want to know the latest on New Units, Eagle Scout recipients, Leader Recognition and Religious Emblem recipients?  

Go to your Districts page on the Council Website or click here and choose your District from the list on the left and view the articles under District News.

Scout Shop

Scout Shop

For Hours & Locations, click here.

Memorial Tribute Fund

The Bay-Lakes Council Tribute Fund has been established for Scouters & Friends of Scouting. It gives you the opportunity to pay tribute to a relative or friend through a donation to the Council. This can be done as a congratulation, get well or sympathy from the donor.

A Gift In Memory of...

Brian Foster

Norman W. Bestor    Scott & Shari Bestor    Glenn & Claudia Bestor    Don & Sally Bestor

Kimberly Foster    Jeff & Mary Zehren    Jim & Mary Southhard    Chuck & Ginger Egli

Selena Lambert    Sandy Klein  ♦  Sheila Witt    Tom & Sue Lagenfeld

Phil & shannon Damm    David & Key Daley    Lisa Ziebouth    Gale & Sue Burg

Winifred Jones    Pete & Cathy Hahn    Dick & Marcia Kotnick    Guy & Christine Jacobson

Steve & Rita Staehler    Steve & Mary Zimmerman  ♦  Merle & Judy Nuernberger

Jon & Jackie Weir    Chad & Heather Glaser    Grandma Janet Z    Tom Schneider & Cindy Gerhartz

Jason & Holly Brenner  ♦  Brian & Barb Klaas    Darrold & Nancy Folz  ♦  Roger & Marie Funk

Ray & Barb Gielow  ♦  Susan Faris    Kathy Schreiber  ♦  Bob & Vicki Diener  ♦  Toni Kraft

Dick & Mary Tessner  ♦  Terry Thomas Family  ♦  Anne Abel  ♦  John & MaryAnn Steffes

Nick Thomas    Red Muellenbach    Kris McLain  ♦  Robert Bruni  ♦  Curtis & Tracie Templin

Dennis & Linn Hemauer    Robert & Claire Hutter  ♦  John & Marian Klinzing  ♦  Joe & Heather Nett

Jay & Lorri Garnhart  ♦  Sam & Marianne Harris  ♦  Mike & Karen Anderson & Orchid  ♦  Robin & Terry Schleif

Ken & Linda Becker  ♦  Harold & Rhonda Pleuss  ♦  Ken & Judy Dunn  ♦  Dennis, Susan, Alyssa & Michael

Jessica, Shannon & Sarah    Pat Allen    Lyssa    Carla Smedberg  ♦  Patricia Burns

Donald & Donna VanRueden  ♦  Daniel & Kay Spader  ♦  Joseph & Jackie Datka

Mickey & Renee ONeil    Arnold & Ann Leestma


George Adams

Henry & Margy Horneck


Ralph Hess

Robert & Joy Dreier

Joseph Zingsheim

Lisa & Ralph Glatzel

David & Diane Nauman

Dennis & Patricia Gruenke

Kettle Moraine Area Silver Beavers


Kenneth Collins

Beverly Micallef
Local News, Events & Information

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