Message From The Scout Executive

It's Not Too Late

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For more information regarding summer camp, click here.

Product Sales News

2015 Fall Product Sale University

Kickoff Training
August 15th, 2015

Fox Cities & Upper Peninsula, MI ~ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This training is required for all Units that plan to participate in the 2015 Fall Product Sale. The training will feature; Product lineup (New Items),  information on fun in fundraising, grow your sale – best practices, prizes, Unit program planning/budgeting, and a taste test. Need more information or have questions? Click here or contact Tim Buchen at

Program News

A Word from Our Camp Directors

Bear Paw Scout Camp: 2015 is looking to be an amazing year at Bear Paw Scout Camp! Fresh off of a two-year program review, we’re making some additions we know you’ll like (such as the rumored arrival of a new, life-size chess set). To read more, click here.

Gardner Dam Scout Camp: Spring has sprung at Gardner Dam Scout Camp! The river is open and kayak season has begun! To read more, click here.

Hiawatha Scout Camp: 2015 is a great year for firsts at Camp Hiawatha. We have a new Camp Director, 2 new leisure time activity, an updated First Year Camper program and an updated High Adventure program. To read more, click here.


Wood Badge

August 27 - 29, 2015
September 24 - 26, 2015

This is the year…to find out what all the talk is about Wood Badge! Time is running out to sign up for the 2015 Mountain Top Experience for all adult Scouters. Registration is closing in July.(Must attend both weekends.) For more informaiton or to reigster, click here.


Whitewater Weekends

September 11 - 13, 2015
September 25 - 27, 2015

Whitewater kayaking on the Wolf River is offered to all Venturing Crew members and Boy Scouts that are 13 years of age and have completed 8th grade.

Leaders and parents are always welcome to participate as well. Participants are taught the techniques and safety of kayaking on a whitewater river plus the opportunity to use the camp’s COPE and climbing tower facilities. In addition, the weekend includes time for movies, campfires and getting to meet new friends.

To register click here.


2017 National Jamboree

July 19 - 28, 2017

A good number of people have responded to the invitation for consideration for Jamboree leadership, but we would like more to put their name in the hat. So please click here and go to the bottom for the invitation letter from our 2017 National Jamboree Committee, requesting your interest in being considered as a leader within our Bay-Lakes Council contingent. July 15th is the deadline for leadership submissions.


Discovery Weekend for Scouts with Special Needs

August 21 - 23, 2015

This will be a fun filled adventure weekend learning about animals from around Wisconsin.  Discovery Weekend is for all Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venture Scouts with any type of disability.  The weekend will include bb guns, archery, sensory stations, crafts, games, and a campfire. For more informaiton and to register, click here.


Bay Jammer

July 10 - 12, 2015

Bay Jammer is the nation’s oldest continuous Scouting event designed for Venture aged Boy/Girl Scouts. It is held each summer on the beautiful waterfront of downtown Menominee, Michigan at the Great Lakes Memorial Marina. Now in its 67th consecutive year, Bay Jammer has played host to thousands of youth participating in Sea Scout Ships, Venturing Crews, Explorer Posts, Boy Scout Troops, and Senior Girl Scout Troops from all over the Midwest region. Events at Bay Jammer have changed and evolved over time, but still include the essence of what Scouting is all about. Click here for more information and to register.

Order of the Arrow

Order of the Arrow

ArrowTour 2015

July 25, 2015

ArrowTour is a caravan tour of the Central Region Order of the Arrow! Region leaders are bringing the best parts of the centennial celebration to Bear Paw Scout Camp: lodge ball, silk screen printing, ga-ga ball, and an evening show. 

This event is open to Arrowmen, Scouts, Scouters, and even non-scouters! This program is to highlight the Century of Service that the Order of the Arrow provided to communities, camps, and nation.


Finance News

2015 Friends of Scouting Campaign

The 2015 Friends of Scouting campaign is in the 4th Quarter with just 17 yards to go, or $98,000, to make it into the END ZONE that will score a TOUCHDOWN for the Scouts in the Bay-Lakes Area Council. Glancing at the field above, you can see where your team stands towards the END ZONE. These dollars help provide program support to the 16,000 plus youth members in our Council. It cost approximately $183.00 per year to support one Scout. The support comes in many forms including new program equipment at camp like BB guns, rifles, kayaks, paddle boards, tents, etc., campership support to Scouts whose family can’t afford the entire cost, training for both youth and adult leaders including Youth Protection Training, Center for Scouting support, and volunteer and professional support to numerous activities and events like Mon & Son, Dad & Lad, Camporees, etc.

If you would like to make a gift please contact the Center for Scouting and speak to Nikki Woolf, contact your local District Executive, or for convenience visit our website at and click on the “Donate Online Here!” link.

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please visit our link at If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to the Boy Scouts of America & the Bay-Lakes Council may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Thank you for your support in helping us to instill in young people, lifetime values, leadership skills and ethical character as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law. In other words, help us to prepare youth today for tomorrow!

Council News

Bay-Lakes Council Packer Tailgate…..No Rain Delay on This Day


On Saturday, May 30th over 350 “Friends of Scouting” donors and their families gathered at Camp Rokilio, despite the pouring down rain, to participate in the first ever Bay-Lakes Council Packer Tailgate event.

Participants received a limited addition Wilson NFL football signed by Ahman Green and a photo opportunity with backup quarterback Scott Tolzien as well as an autographed picture of Scott. Following the photo and signing, everyone got to enjoy a tailgate lunch provided by the Order of the Arrow. In addition, participants got to tour the unique theme buildings at camp, check out the bog, and shoot BB guns and archery. A great day was had all including the dodging of large mud puddles!

We would like to thank everyone for their kind and supportive donations that will allow us to continue to improve our camps, develop young people, add and improve programming so that were relevant to you our customer, and reach out to more families so that they can EXPERIENCE Scouting!


Imagine 2024 Update


Pictured is the new Dining Hall roof at Camp Rokilio. Going forward, as part of the new branding process, building roofs will be replaced with green metal roofs that require less maintenance and offer longer lifespans. In this case it has a 65 year lifespan. In addition, we have insulated the roof and increased the ventilation to make the building more comfortable during the summertime. Finally, we have painted the front of the dining hall with the new paint scheme that was developed with input from volunteers. The dark brown that you see on the trim is the original color that will soon be replace with an earth tone color.


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!


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

25th Annual Golf Outing for Scouting

Green Bay Golf Outing ~ Green Bay Country Club

August 17th, 2015

This event is limited to 34 teams. Dinner, fellowship, a short awards and recognition program, door prizes, and live auction will conclude this event. For more information or to register, click here.


13th Annual Sporting Clays Shoot

Triple J Wing & Clays ~ Brillion, WI

September 11th, 2015

  The event ends with lunch, fellowship, a short awards and recognition program, door prizes, and live auction. Your support of the 2015 "Sporting Clays Shoot" will go directly to help keep the Shooting Sports programs going at all five Bay-Lakes Council camps. Register early as this event is limited to 150 shooters. Click here to register or find more information.

Scout Shop

Scout Shop

Are YOU ready for camp?

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.


In Honor of...

Matthew J. Lagar

Janet & Gary Breaux

Local News, Events & Information

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Gathering Waters



Ledge to Lakes

Kettle Country

Northern Lites

Twin Lakes


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