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Have you ever wanted to go to Scotland, toss a caber, compete with the long bow, try curling, learn what a crannog is, or see the Glen Finnan Viaduct? These Scottish-themed adventures await you at our 2022 Cub Scout Day Camps! All Cub Scout aged youth and their parents are invited to attend. Cost is just $35 for youth and adults are FREE! Please note, the Green Bay Day Camp fee is $45 for youth and $10 for adults, which includes museum entry and a train ride.

The Bay-Lakes Council Program Department is excited to announce the return of Provisional Camp during Week 6 (July 31-August 6, 2022) at Bear Paw Scout Camp this summer! With camp provided leadership, this is a great opportunity for Scouts to attend a second week of summer camp, or individually, without their Troop. Additionally, any camper registered during Week 6 will have an exclusive opportunity to sign up for one of three new amazing Expedition Programs! Space is limited, sign up today.

A Scout is Clean! Pollution and ecological health is continuing challenge facing mankind. We have a unique opportunity to improve this. We all can make a difference. Let’s get out and clean our neighborhoods, our parks, and our wilderness areas! It has been shown time and again that stress levels can be reduced by providing individuals with a sense of purpose. Being outdoors has also been shown to help. Make a difference in your community and help us collect 2022 pieces of trash in 2022.

Bear Paw Scout Camp is offering a day of fun and learning with five merit badge programs available. Each class is expected to take around 6 hours to complete. Some badges may have requirements for Scouts to finish after they leave. Open climbing is also available! Check out the details.

Join us for the weekend as your Expedition Team (Patrol) ventures out to search for Bigfoot – the reigning World Champion of Hide and Seek. This camporee will take place April 29 - May 1, 2022, at JCC Rainbow Camp in Fredonia, WI. Throughout Saturday’s challenges, each Expedition Team will be earning points that will determine the top 5 Expedition Teams that will have a chance to win a tug-of-war contest against Bigfoot and his friends.

Aloha! Gathering Waters District is totally amped for all Troops and Crews from across the Bay-Lakes Council to hang loose at our epic Hawaiian Surfer-themed Spring Camporee on May 13-15, 2022. This event takes place at Gardner Dam Adventure Base in White Lake, WI.

Calling all Scouts and Scouters! Save the date for the National Scout Jamboree 2023! Jamboree is more than a’s the adventure of lifetime. And there is simply nothing else like it on the planet.

What’s a Jamboree? It’s not camp. National Jamboree is 360 degrees of fun, friends, and fellowship, with hands-on adventure that takes you places you never thought you’d go and challenges you to try things you never thought you could.

We are looking for adult leaders with a sense of ADVENTURE to attend with the Bay-Lakes Council. Leadership positions are filled by way of an interview selection process. If you are interested in being a leader with us, please complete the adult application on the Bay-Lakes Jamboree site. If you are a youth (up to age 21 by the first day of the Jamboree) you can register to go with the Bay-Lakes Jamboree Contingent.


As the snow faded at our new home, I promised my lovely bride that I would wait for the landscaping to vegetate before I started efforts to change anything. Decades ago, when we built our house, that first summer was full of landscaping activity, richly rewarded as everything grew out. So, it was most challenging the other night at the firepit not to let my creative juices get the best of me. (It's the place where I do my best thinking.)

With a few warm days comes all sorts of treasures, some more mystifying than others. Perhaps my landscaping friend will be challenged to identify some of them, like the plants popping up in the picture above. When the leaves first poked through, I excitedly thought rhubarb, something always in our yard in those growing-up days. But then the bulb-like parts showed, and I am perplexed... waiting for that day when my friend can help me.

Meanwhile, I know full well that there will be much replanting as the summer months move along. One things we've learned is the lack of spring bulbs, but for one tulip patch just off the patio. So I will wait, perhaps patient some days and generally anxious other days. Native plants and wildflowers are on the horizon...just a matter to time.

Even as we move through an exciting month of Scouting in May, summer camp awaits us. For some units, it is the highlight of their activities. Not registered yet? No problem. Head for and see what adventures await you in July. Who knows? Maybe your Nature or Ecology staff can help you identify this plant. Then, we'll both know.

See you on the trail!

Warren Kraft

Program Development


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