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The Bay-Lakes Council

Welcome to Bay-Lakes Council’s website. We’re glad you are here! Bay-Lakes Council is one of the largest Scout Councils in the Midwest. We provide programs and services to over 13,000 youth in 36 counties from Eastern Wisconsin to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We have over 170 Cub Scout Packs, 200 Scouts BSA Troops, 20 Venture Crews, and 10 Explorer Posts.

Over 6,000 adult volunteers in our Council give their time and effort to prepare our youth to be the leaders of tomorrow helping them develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills and citizenship skills that will positively influence their decisions as adults. Please look around, make yourself at home and let us show you our passion for Scouting!

Board of Directors

Under the leadership of a dynamic and diverse volunteer board made up of the area’s top business and community leaders, Bay-Lakes Council is the leading youth organization fostering character development and values-based leadership.

Council Executive Committee

Name Position
Alan Barr Council President
Roy LaPean Council Commissioner
Ned Storer Council Treasurer
Tony Gahn, Jr. Vice President of Fund Development
Tim Feldhausen Vice President of District Operations
Vacant Vice President of Finance
Vacant Vice President of Governance & Strategy
Tim Vertz Vice President of Marketing
Paul Shrode Vice President of Membership
Dave Benton Vice President of Program
Craig Berndt Vice President of Property
Vacant Vice President of Risk Management
William P. McKinley Legal Counsel
Ralph Voelker Scout Executive & CEO

Council Representatives to the National Council

Alan Barr
Tim Feldhausen
Roy LaPean
Tim Vertz

Council Executive Board

Alan Barr Jeffrey Hahn Terry Schacht
Ken Bergschultz Arthur “John” Heyer Paul Shrode
Dave Benton Paul Hunt Mike Stelmaszek
Craig Berndt Stephen P. Johnson Ned Storer
Tim Feldhausen Warren Kraft Amanda Tuttle
Mark Fessenden Roy LaPean Mike Van Handel
Anthony Gahn, Jr. William McKinley Tim Vertz
Ed Gerczak III Terri Pawer Bruce Wisnefske
Rod Goldhahn Dan Platkowski Mydasia Zipperer
Rachael Cabral-Guevara Chris Rogers