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Product Sales News

2015 Fall Product Sale University

Kickoff Training
August 15th, 2015

9:00 AM Bridgewood Resort, Neenah or 10:00 AM Northern Michigan Univeristy, Marquette

The Bay-Lakes Council is excited to kick-off the 2015 Product Sale to help support funding your unit's program plans for the 2015 Scouting year.  We are teaming up again with Pentatonic River Popcorn to provide a high quality line-up of popcorn and Interstate Battery to provide fresh long lasting batteries. Need more information or have questions? Click here or contact Tim Buchen at

Program News

Adventures Await: The New Cub Scout Program is Officially Here

The books are hot off the presses, the adventure loops are shiny, and the Cub Scouts in your Den and Pack are ready.

You've been reading about the improvements to make Cub Scouting better since last year and on June 1, 2015 the new Cub Scout prgram officailly began. Your Pack and Den may now begin using the program that's better, easier to implement and more fun. Of course, if your Den or Pack doesn't run a year-round program you will start using the new Cub Scout Program once things kick off this fall. Still have questions about the new Cub Scout program and how the transition process will work? Start with Scouting magazine's May-June 2015 cover story. Read it here.

Program Updates: The BSA's Program Updates page continues to be your one-stop shop for what's new in BSA programs. There you'll find FAQs, training materials, requirements, samplers of the handbooks, Cub Scout imagery and more.

Where to buy Cub Scot materials: Buy all this Cub Scout stuff at your local Scout shop or


National Summertime Pack Award

A Pack can qualify for the National Summertime Pack Award certificate and ribbon by planning and conducting three pack activities – one each in June, July and August. This award can be an incentive for greater attendance at your summer Pack activities. Qualifying Packs receive a colorful streamer for their pack flag. Dens with an average attendance of at least half of their members at the three summer Pack events will be eligible for a colorful den participation ribbon. Boys who participate in all three pack events are eligible to receive the National Summertime Pack Award pin, which can be worn on the right pocket flap of their field uniform. The purpose of the National Summertime Pack Award is to encourage Packs to provide a year-round program by continuing to meet during the time periods when school is out of session for several weeks or months. An application for the National Summertime Pack Award may be downloaded from the Cub Scout forms page from the Scouting.Org website.


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.


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.


Dad & Lad

August 21 - 23, 2015

Dad & Lad is a weekend camping program adventure for Dad and his Scouting son(s). Participants provide their own tents and personal gear and let the program coordinators fill in the rest! Weekend will include participation in over 30 program stations, use of camp facilities, four meals and a number of special campfire programs and activities. Click here to register and to obtain more information.

Finance News

2015 Friends of Scouting Campaign

We continue to gain yardage as we move the ball down the field. We want to thank everyone who has assisted with the campaign and/or made a pledge to help us get into the END ZONE! Speaking of END ZONE….congratulations goes out to Lakeshore District for being the first to bust out of the Red Zone into the END ZONE for a TOUCHDOWN. Well done Team Lakeshore! We have a few others who have made it to the Red Zone and need just a few more plays to score a TOUCHDOWN while a few other teams need some big plays!

How can you help? First, you can make a gift to your respective Team Campaign if you have not yet done so. If you have already made a gift please consider increasing your gift if you’re able, or ask your company about a matching gift or visit our website at to check. Finally, consider asking someone to support our organization with a financial gift. They can do so by contacting on our development staff or visiting and clicking on the Donate Online Here button.

All gifts will be used to provide a quality Scouting program to 16,000+ youth members and families.

Council News

Porior named Finalist in NESA World Explorer Program

Oshkosh Eagle Scout, Zachary Porior, recently submitted an application for the NESA World Explorer Program.  The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) offers special projects to place Eagle Scouts on research expeditions throughout the world.

Zachary says “he’s always been passionate about science and am currently pursuing a microbiology degree and chemistry minor at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.  NESA’s Eagle Scout Galapagos Biologist Expedition presented itself as an exciting opportunity to conduct field and laboratory research contribute to the health of a unique ecosystem while gaining practical experience toward my career goal of researching microbes and their effects on infectious diseases and epidemics.” 

He submitted an application and essay about his desire to become a scientist.   When selected as a finalist, he was tasked to create a five minute video explaining why he was the ideal candidate for the program.   Getting to the level of finalist is quite an accomplishment given the level of responses and the quality of applicant credentials.  While not awarded the position, he learned much about preparing for a professional opportunity and honing his resume. 

“I look forward to the opportunity to apply for additional opportunities through NESA and to continue my Eagle Charge to impact the community positively,” reflected Zachary.


2015-2016 Program Calendar

The 2015/2016 Council Program Calendar is now available to view on our website at The dates run from September 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016.

This calendar serves as the single source of program opportunities for both Council and District activities as well as meetings for those volunteers who serve in other capacities. Dates, times, locations and signup information will be provided and updated on a regular basis. To make it convenient we have also provided online registrations for most of our events. You can also print and/or add the calendar dates electronically to your personal calendar.

We encourage you to check back regularly as occasionally events are added, changed or moved. To assist you please click on the “Subscribe to this feed” button on the home page under calendar and follow the instructions to add this to your mobile phone. Enjoy!

Calendar Tip: To view only the dates you desire click on the “Select Other Calendars” link under “Show Activities For” and you can customize the calendar view.


Imagine 2024 Update


The Council is moving forward with implementation of its 10-year strategic plan called “Imagine 2024.” Details of how the plan came to be and the Councils vision for the next 10 years can be seen by visiting We would encourage you to take the time to watch the videos including the Plan Introduction and Town Hall Meeting.


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

Newest Development Director


The Bay-Lakes Council Development Department is in charge of securing funds through several means including grants/foundations, Friends of Scouting, Special Events, Product Sale, and Project Sales to name a few. In addition, they provide support to each of the Districts fundraising efforts. We recently added a new member to the team!

Please join us in welcoming Kristin Ely-Blumke to the Council as our newest Development Director. She is a native of Neenah having been born and raised here. Following graduation from Neenah High School she attended Concordia College in St. Paul, Minnesota where she earned a degree in Communication/Broadcasting Relations. Upon graduation from college she worked in the marketing field where she managed and executed marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 clients as well as successful fundraising events. In addition, she has a long history of non-profit leadership and community involvement including Delano School District, Girl Scouts of America, Snack Pack Program, Ltd., and Meals on Wheels to name a few.

Please stop in and say hello when you’re in the Center for Scouting office.


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

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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 Memory of...

George C. Fucik Jr.

George E. Fucik & Family

Local News, Events & Information

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