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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 Boy Scout Councils in the Midwest. We provide programs and services to over 27,000 youth in 35 counties from East Central Wisconsin to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We have over 320 Cub Scout Packs, 230 Boy Scout Troops, 90 Venture Crews, and 75 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
Rod Goldhahn Council President
Roy LaPean Council Commissioner
Vacant Council Treasurer
Dan Platkowski Vice President of Board Development
Vacant Vice President of Fund Development
Tim Feldhausen Vice President of District Operations
Terry Schacht Vice President of Finance
Vacant Vice President of Marketing & Strategy
Vacant Vice President of Membership
Dave Benton Vice President of Program
Craig Berndt Vice President of Property
Warren Kraft Vice President of Program Development
William P. McKinley Legal Counsel
Ralph Voelker Scout Executive & CEO

Council Representatives to the National Council

Tim Feldhausen
Anthony J. Gahn Jr.
Rod Goldhahn
Roy LaPean

Council Executive Board

Alan Barr Arthur “John” Heyer William McKinley
Ken Bergschultz Sandi Howard Dan Platkowski
Dave Benton Paul Hunt Chris Rogers
Craig Berndt Stephen P. Johnson Nate Ruggles
Bruce Deadman  Warren Kraft Terry Schacht
 Tim Feldhausen Roy LaPean Paul Shrode
 Anthony Gahn, Jr.  Curtis Lewis  Ned Storer
 Steve Gineris  Vance Linden  Tim Vertz
 Rod Goldhahn  Brendan Marston  Nicolas Wold
 Rob Hathaway