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"
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.
For assistance with Seven Rivers, Soaring Eagle, or Winding Trails Scouting, please contact Zachary Tomesch.
Camp Decorah has great facilities for camping, hiking, outdoor adventure as well as meeting facilities with online reservations!
Order of the Arrow
You can view our Council Newsletters for summaries of all council events and activities.
Council Staff Organization:
Office Team Member
Development & Community Engagement Director
AmeriCorps Program Specialist
Camp Decorah Ranger
|Accounting Specialist||Becky Bieze||(608) 386-7049|
|Office Team Member||Nikki Burk||(608) 784-4040|
|Council Executive||Joe Carlson||(608) 615-0298|
|Development & Community Engagement Director||Kevin Corkin||(608) 284-8601|
|AmeriCorps Program Specialist||Ben Olson||(608) 784-4040|
|District Director||Zachary Tomesch||(608) 433-4449|
|District Executive||Vacant||(608) 784-4040|
|Camp Decorah Ranger||Vacant||(608) 526-6418|
|Camp Decorah Camp Director||Kelly Wilde||(608) 790-2864|