About Us & Scout Shop

Gateway Area Council serves the Coulee Region

The Gateway Area Council #624, headquartered in La Crosse, serves Scouts in Wisconsin and Minnesota. 

Directions to Council Office:  see map to the right. (Some GPS directions can be incorrect.  Make sure you take WI 16 to Quarry Rd. You will see a sign on WI 16 saying "Boy Scouts of America")


Scout Shop

The Scout Shop is the place to register for a program, buy uniforms or equipment, manage advancement and purchase awards, etc.



The Council is divided into two districts to serve all the units in the area. 

  • Cub Scouts
  • Scouts BSA / Venturing

See the District Page for more information.


Camp Decorah

Camp Decorah has great facilities for camping, hiking, outdoor adventure as well as meeting facilities with online reservations!

Camp Staff Opportunities and Internships


Job Postings

Current job postings include:

More information about other employment opportunities can be found here


Order of the Arrow

Ni-Sanak-Tani Lodge #381



You can view our Council Newsletters for summaries of all council events and activities.


Council Staff Organization:

Amy Bettis

Amy Bettis

Development Executive

(608) 799-3170

Nikki  Burk

Nikki Burk

Scouting Support Team

(608) 784-4040

Joe Carlson

Joe Carlson

Scout Executive/CEO

(608) 615-0298

Ashleigh Kane

Ashleigh Kane

Membership, Marketing, and Special Projects Team

Justin Pitz

Justin Pitz

Camp Caretaker

(608) 385-1821

Kelly Wilde

Kelly Wilde

Community & Volunteer Engagement Team/Camp Director

(608) 790-2864

Position Name Telephone
Development Executive Amy Bettis (608) 799-3170 Email
Scouting Support Team Nikki Burk (608) 784-4040 Email
Scout Executive/CEO Joe Carlson (608) 615-0298 Email
District Executive Justin Holten (608) 784-4040
Membership, Marketing, and Special Projects Team Ashleigh Kane Email
Camp Caretaker Justin Pitz (608) 385-1821 Email
Community & Volunteer Engagement Team/Camp Director Kelly Wilde (608) 790-2864 Email