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 State Rd 16 to Quarry Rd.  You will see a sign on Rt. 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 three districts to serve all the units in the area. 

  • Seven Rivers- Houston County (MN), La Crosse, Onalaska, Prairie du Chien, Stoddard
  • The Great Soaring Eagle- Buffalo & Trempealeau Counties, Holmen
  • Winding Trails- Jackson, Monroe, Juneau, Vernon, Crawford Counties, West Salem, Bangor

See the District Map for more information.


Camp Decorah

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

Camp Staff Opportunities and Internships


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:


Alan "Jimmy" Abrahamson Jr.

District Executive - Winding Trails

(608) 784-4040 x26

Becky Bieze

Becky Bieze

Accounting Specialist

(608) 784-4040 x34

Joe Carlson

Joe Carlson

Council Executive

(608) 784-4040

Daniel Gatica

Daniel Gatica

District Executive - Soaring Eagles

(608) 784-4040 x32

Lisa Tippery

Lisa Tippery

Registrar/Fund Development Assistant

(608) 784-4040 x21

Emmy Videen

Emmy Videen

Camp Decorah Ranger



District Executive - Seven Rivers



Development Director

Position Name Telephone
Accounting Specialist Becky Bieze (608) 784-4040 x34 Email
Camp Decorah Ranger Emmy Videen Email
Camp Decorah Scout BSA Resident Camp Director. Camp Director (Open) Email
Council Executive Joe Carlson (608) 784-4040 Email
Development Director Vacant Email
District Executive - Seven Rivers Vacant Email
District Executive - Soaring Eagles Daniel Gatica (608) 784-4040 x32 Email
District Executive - Winding Trails Alan "Jimmy" Abrahamson Jr. (608) 784-4040 x26 Email
Registrar/Fund Development Assistant Lisa Tippery (608) 784-4040 x21 Email
Scout Shop Manager Scout Shop Mgr (608) 784-4040 Email