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Registration for Cub Scout and Webelos Summer Camp 2023 is now open. Packs are encouraged to reserve space early. A non-refundable unit deposit of $200 is required to hold your site. Units may adjust estimated attendees up or down through February 2023. See changes below to the 2023 schedule:

  • Webelos Adventure Camp at Gardner Dam has been moved to August. Units and families can choose either a Sunday–Wednesday or a Wednesday–Saturday session.
  • Multiple sessions at Rokilio will again include Webelos programming. Packs can bring their entire pack at once if they would like.

Only 2 weeks left to register for Scout FIRE brought to you by the Mom & Scout volunteers.This year the whole family is invited to a Wild West Weekend. So, bring mom, dad, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, etc. Don’t miss out on the fun!

The Wolf River is one of the premier whitewater rivers in Wisconsin. Join us for an opportunity to explore this river by raft or kayak. A fully trained and enthusiastic volunteer staff provides all of the leadership, instruction and supervision for each weekend.

Join us at Bear Paw Scout Camp on October 7-9, 2022, for all the STEM fun you can pack into a weekend! STEMpede is designed for older Scouts. Webelos, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scout members will find activities designed for their age groups and STEM interests. Friday evening will kick off with a movie and games with fun continuing into Saturday with all-day programming. Webelos will work on the Earth Rocks Adventure and the Down & Dirty Nova Award while older Scouts will have the option to choose 1-2 merit badges.

We are looking for volunteers for this event. Without staff members, we can't provide the excellent programming you have come to expect from these events, so contact Amanda Tuttle if you are able to help outRegistration will be opening soon so watch your email and the Bay-Lakes Council Facebook page for that link.  .

Join us in congratulating these recent Bay-Lakes Council Eagle Scouts:

Nicholas Berg, Troop 81 of Neenah, WI, Gathering Waters District

Michael Floriano, Troop 532 of Norway, MI, Hiawathaland District

Tanner Thiel, Troop 32 of Shawano, WI, Gathering Waters District

We feature those Eagles who submit their Eagle Board of Honor news.
Send an email to Warren Kraft or use our Submit A Story link and help us continue to tell the great stories of Scouting.

Every Wednesday is a trip to the local post office to mail out weekly worship packets to parishioners without email. Small enough community to park right out front, except this summer when the village tore up the post office side of the main drag to replace underground utilities. Working from west to east, the crew closed down block after block and denied side street access. Do I park in the alley again? Do I come around from the "other side"? Never knew from week to week.


It was no bother for the grandsons when they accompanied me. They'd race around from the back parking space (reserved for the employees) with a different agenda: scale the pipe railings along the ramp, climb over and jump, then do it again. Their routine was never "endangered." And, they could still draw something for the postal team and see it displayed when they returned the following week.


Creatures of habit that we tend to be in Scouting, we have seen a few new events this summer replace those long attended, almost ritual-like, weekends at camp. New energy, new activities, new excitement awaiting. What used to be a Dad & Lad event on this coming weekend is now Wood Badge leadership training, the Northern Camporee at Camp Hiawatha, and Wausau Whitewater. Just last weekend was the Family Fun camping weekend at Bear Paw (rain and all), the second of two NYLT Pack and Paddle Families Fun weekends at Camp Hiawatha, the Kon Wapos Lodge Gathering at Gardner Dam Adventure Base, and a Scout sleep over with the Timber Rattlers.


For many, rituals and routine keep us grounded. Scouting invites us to loosen up a bit and try new activities. The calendar is full of both. Click on the graphic at the top of this newsletter and follow the link to the Bay-Lakes Council's calendar of events. You won't regret it one bit.


See you on the trail, and of course, at camp!


Warren Kraft

Program Development


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