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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 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.

Cub Scouts, and any youth interested in Scouting, should come experience the outdoor adventure at Camp Rokilio on April 30, 2022. Parents and youth will get an introduction to what summer camp is all about. This one-day event will be filled with activities such as archery, BB guns, outdoor games, ga-ga ball, nature hike, and more.

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.

Join us for a weekend of family fun on June 8-10, 2022, and experience Camp Hiawatha in Munising, MI, in a whole new way! Attend this Family Adventure Camp and check out the beauty of the Hiawatha National Forest.

You are invited to a JAMBOREE RALLY! Bay-Lakes Council Contingent dates, with touring, travel to the National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia is expected to be July 14-28, 2023. Jamboree Service Team (staff) dates will depend on your assignment.

Scout parents, Scouts BSA members, Venturers, Sea Scouts, adult volunteers, and Order of the Arrow members should join one of the upcoming Jamboree Rally Nights to learn how you can be part of the biggest Scouting event! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Use the links below to sign up:

Whitewater kayaking on the Wolf River is offered to all Venturing Crew and Scouts BSA members. Leaders and parents are always welcome to participate. Participants are taught the techniques and safety of kayaking on a whitewater river. In addition, the weekend includes time for movies, campfires and getting to meet new friends.

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

Adynn Pierce, Troop 874 of Plymouth, WI, Lakeshore District

Nicholas "Nick" Shircel, Troop 851 of Plymouth, WI, Lakeshore District

Matthew Younger, Troop 1024 of Oconto Falls, WI, Northern Lights District

Nathan Younger, Troop 1024 of Oconto Falls, WI, Northern Lights District

Tyler Younger, Troop 1024 of Oconto Falls, WI, Northern Lights District

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


One of the first things all your moving expert friends will remind you is to change your address with the Post Office. So, all your mail can be forwarded to the new place. That we did; and, we find that we missed a few senders with direct notices. Somehow, though, when I did that online, I signed up for a daily notice of what mail will be delivered that day. And packages as well. We used to have a locked box as part of a "pedestal" of neighbor boxes. With a typical unsecure, roadside rural mailbox, this daily email might relieve some angst about lost or missing mail.


I also wanted to let you know about a new forwarding email for the guide. Our new address is  Like our "snail" mail, your messages will be forwarded to me for response. And, unlike our "snail" mail, it is secure and helps keep our communications flowing uninterrupted.


So, give it a try. Click on the link to open your email program, or cut and paste the address to send me a note. Tell us how we're doing. Tell us what's going on in your corner of the Scouting world. Or, even tell us a "dad" joke since that seems to occupy more than a few of my friends these days. Besides, we always want to hear from you.

And, let us hope that none of us will need an "ark" to get through these very most days.

See you on the trail!

Warren Kraft

Program Development


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