Message From The Scout Executive

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Youth Protection Month



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 online registration.

Bear Paw Scout Camp

Gardner Dam Scout Camp

Hiawatha Scout Camp


Leave No Trace

May 16 - 17, 2015

This Course is designed for Boy Scout Leaders and Scouts 14 and older who value the land and want to teach others how to protect and preserve it. This course will meet the requirements for Summer Camp Staff to be trained in Leave No Trace and older Scouts who have been selected for the Troop Leave No Trace Trainer. Click here for more information and to register for this event.


NRA Range Safety Officer Training

May 1 - 2, 2015

Would you like to donate your valuable time to help more boys take advantage of the Shooting Sports Programs at Bay Lakes Council Camps?  All Bay-Lakes Council firearms shooting sports now require an NRA Range Safety Officer. To register for this event, click here.


NRA Basic Pistol Training

May 16, 2015

Participants will receive Basic Training in the operation of pistols and/or revolvers. This class satisfies the requirements of the Wisconsin Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) license program. It does not include all of the specific issues about the program or the law itself. The focus of this class is being able to properly place a shot should you need to defend yourself. Registrants must be 21 years of age at the time of participation. For more information and to register, click here.

Council News
Imagine 2024
On Tuesday, March 30th, the first of several branding projects that will take place over the course of the next several years has started. Work on the roof of the dining hall at Camp Rokilio has commenced and is in the process of getting a new green metal roof. As roofs meet their life expectancy at the camps we will continue to replace them with green standing seam metal roofs that require less maintenance and have a life expectancy far superior to traditional shingles.

If you would like to weigh in on the new color palette for the camp facilities and/or the amenities that you believe that the Council Camp's Campsites should include, click on the link(s) below to provide input:

Help Choose the Camp Building Color Palette!

Summer Camp Campsite Amenities Suggestions.


Annual Meeting

Calling all Chartered Organization Representatives & Council Members-at-Large!

On April 20th Bay-Lakes Council will hold its Annual Meeting at Liberty Hall in Kimberly beginning at 6:30 p.m. If you plan to attend, please contact Judy Steffes at the Center for Scouting: (920)734-5705 ext. 119 or by email to, so that we can plan appropriately.

All Chartered Organization Representatives and Council Members-at-Large are encouraged to come and cast their vote as we elect the leadership that will guide the Bay-Lakes Council for the next year.


Scouting Goes Mobile with Scoutbook

Two of the BSA’s priorities in the last few years have been ensuring that we offer Scouts fresh, new experiences that instill the values of Scouting, and providing unit leaders with the tools, training, and support they need to deliver the kind of life-changing experiences Scouting is capable of providing. For more informaiton, Click here.


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.


Religious Emblems for Catholic Venturers

Did you know there are religious emblem programs available to Catholic Boy and Venture Scouts? Click here for more information on Emblems available.


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.

Development News

Sheboygan Golf Outing

June 3rd, 2015

This outing promises to be a great day for fun, fellowship, and supporting Scouting. Don’t have the time for an all-day outing select the NEW 9-hole option! For more information and to register for this event, Click here.

Finance News

2015 Friends of Scouting Campaign

The 2015 FOS Campaign is on target at 64.7% of goal or $528,112 raised of a $816,000 goal. As you can see from the chart below this years theme is Green and Gold! Take a look at the chart below to see where your team, or District, is positioned on the field and how close you are to the End Zone. How can you help? If you haven’t yet made a donation please consider making one to your respective team! If you would like to be a part of the Ahman Green Tailgate Event and receive a customized autographed football and picture with Ahman Green check out the criteria to qualify at

Your assistance in helping to move the ball down the field into the End Zone would be greatly appreciated. More importantly it will help to ensure that all boys have an opportunity to join Scouting and enjoy a quality camp experience at one of are many camp facilities.

Scout Shop

Scout Shop

Spring is here! Stop in to the Scout Shop today to check out our new spring apparel. From hats, caps and jackets, to new t-shirts, we have something for everyone. 

Cub Scouters: We’re taking pre-orders NOW for the new Cub Scout Program materials. Let us know what your Pack needs. If you pay when you place your order, you’ll be one of the first to get the new books when they arrive in May.

Are YOU ready for camp? Ask us about our Get Ready For Camp event coming up in a few weeks.

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...

Kenneth Ochalla

Mary Jo Ochalla

Local News, Events & Information

Select your District below, to find out information on your local area.

Gathering Waters



Ledge to Lakes

Kettle Country

Northern Lites

Twin Lakes


Don't know which District you're in? Click here