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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
Bill Braun Council President
Roy LaPean Council Commissioner
Patrick Hansen Council Treasurer
Tim Feldhausen Vice President of District Operations
Dr. Susan May Vice President of Fund Development
Dan Platkowski Vice President of Board Development
Peter Hartmann Vice President of Marketing & Strategy
Terry Schacht Vice President of Membership
Dave Benton Vice President of Property
William P. McKinley Legal Counsel
Vacant Scout Executive & CEO

Council Representatives to the National Council

Dr. Susan May
Anthony J. Gahn Jr.
Tim Feldhausen
Vance Linden

Council Executive Board

Alan Barr Paul Hunt Chad Nehring
Craig Berndt Stephen Johnson Chris Rogers
Bruce Deadman Roy LaPean Markus Savaglio
Steve Gineris Curtis Lewis Ray Schebel
David Grimm  Vance Linden Paul Shrode
 Anthony Gahn Brendan Marston Brent Weed
 John Heyer