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

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.


A Word from Our Camp Directors

Cub Scout World, Camp Rokilio: Right at this moment, the Camp Rokilio summer Camp Staff is gearing up for complete summer camp fun!To read more, click here.

Camp Twin Lakes: It's spring time here at Camp Twin Lakes, and you know what that means, it's time to get ready to come back to camp! To read more, click here.

Camp Hiawatha: Help us train the dragon!  Click here, to read more.


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

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.


Fall Youth Recruitment

As your Pack begins to prepare for Fall Youth Recruitment in September, please take some time to review the membership resources provided at This national site provides some great resources and shares best practices for success in recruitment and retention. As you build your Pack calendar for the upcoming year look to schedule your recruitment event sometime between Thursday, September 10 and Thursday, September 24, 2015. District fall youth recruitment trainings will be offered this summer. Stay tuned for updates on the Cub Scout Fall Recruitment page under the Resources tab of the Bay-Lakes Council website.


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

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

Gathering Waters



Ledge to Lakes

Kettle Country

Northern Lites

Twin Lakes


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