17th Annual Golf Outing for Scouting 2020


Aug 17, 2020



La Crosse Country Club
300 Marcou Rd
Onalaska, WI 54650


Golf Outing for Scouting

The Annual Golf Outing for Scouting Tournament will still be held on Monday August 17th at the La Crosse Country Club with a few changes. Golfers of all skill levels are invited to join the fun and support your local Scouts in the Gateway Area Council. New for 2020 you will be able to interact with our celeberty golfer, Jared Abbrederis. Jared is a former NFL and college football wide reciever who played for the Green Bay Packers, Detriot Lions, and the Wisconsin Badgers. 

The event includes many sponsorship and golfing opportunities. Choose an 18- or 27-hole tournament in three classes.

Pre-event sign-up is required through the Gateway Area Council Scout Service Center or online below:

If you want to signup over the phone or email, please contact Kevin Corkin, Development Director at (608) 284-8601 or kevin.corkin@scouting.org


We have been working the with La Crosse Country Club to make sure this event is run as safely as can be this year and will be following the Country Club and Health Department guidelines. This does mean we have a few changes this year that I wanted to make you all aware of. Please share this with your team.


-If you hadn’t seen NEW this year we have a celebrity golfer, Jared Abberdais joining us. Jared is a former wide receiver for the UW Badgers, Green Bay Packers, and Detroit Lions. There will be opportunities to chat with Jared and get pictures as well.


-Our volunteers, staff, and country club staff will be wearing masks. We are encouraging everyone to wear masks if riding in a cart with someone else, and each cart will have hand sanitizer. Another method would be alternating who is driving and who is walking if preferred. Per the State of Wisconsin masks at this time are required indoors at any of the country club facilities by guests.


-We are encouraging everyone to practice social distancing while at the course. To make this happen instead of a shotgun start we will need to have tee times so that we don’t have large groups of people in one spot before or after the event. The 9 hole corporate challenge in the morning will still happen as well as the 18 hole afternoon challenge at assigned tee times every 10 minutes between 8am and 2:30pm.  We ask that you arrive between 15-25 minutes ahead of time to check in/practice a little but not more then that.


-We will still have prizes for the top teams and scorecards will be dropped in a score box on the way out. We unfortunately won’t be able to have an awards ceremony with dinner this year. We will have video follow-up after the outing is over highlighting the event results. We can’t have any of the hole games this year due to multiple contacts of the game tools but we still have four opportunities for the Dahl Hole in One Car Challenges!


-Instead of dinner we will have box lunches for everyone to pick up before they golf, after they golf, or while on the course at Mulligan’s.


-We still are having a raffle and silent auction but the auction will be on our new mobile bidding platform, ClickBid. You can expect details and the auction to open before the event and run a day after the event as teams go home to relax. 


-We appreciate everyone’s efforts in this unusual year to put on this great Golf Outing for Scouting! Your sponsorship and donations truly make a difference in the lives of local youth. We are happy to still be able to host this golf outing and hope to be back to our normal program in 2021! Thank you for sticking with and supporting local Scouting!