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.

For assistance with Seven Rivers, Soaring Eagle, or Winding Trails Scouting, please contact Zachary Tomesch.


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:
     -- District Executive

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:

Becky Bieze

Becky Bieze

Accounting Specialist

(608) 386-7049

Nikki  Burk

Nikki Burk

Office Team Member

(608) 784-4040

Joe Carlson

Joe Carlson

Council Executive

(608) 615-0298

Kevin Corkin

Kevin Corkin

Development & Community Engagement Director

(608) 284-8601

Zachary  Tomesch

Zachary Tomesch

District Director

(608) 433-4449



District Executive

(608) 784-4040



Camp Decorah Ranger

(608) 526-6418

Position Name Telephone
Accounting Specialist Becky Bieze (608) 386-7049 Email
Office Team Member Nikki Burk (608) 784-4040 Email
Council Executive Joe Carlson (608) 615-0298 Email
Development & Community Engagement Director Kevin Corkin (608) 284-8601 Email
District Director Zachary Tomesch (608) 433-4449 Email
District Executive Vacant (608) 784-4040 Email
Camp Decorah Ranger Vacant (608) 526-6418 Email
Camp Decorah Camp Director Kelly Wilde (608) 790-2864 Email