Scouts BSA Camping & Events

Each Troop will plan and host their own activities and events for their youth.  Additionally, the Gateway Area Council will offer several activities and events for the troops as welll.  Most are held at Camp Decorah, and some will be held at other local venues.

 

Fall Camporee

September/October brings the Fall Camporee.  It's a great time to renew camping in the great outdoors.  Tents, food, and scouting activities galore will pump up the jam and get this Scouting party started.
Check out flyer information on your District's page for more details

 

Spook-O-Ree

October holds the largest event in the Gateway Area Council, the Spook-O-Ree.  A weekend of spooky stories, hayrides, and carnival games along with camp activities wrapped in a costume contest.  Best of all Scouts receive the chance to do a good turn by helping, leading, and running events for area cub scouts.

 

Merit Badge Day

Feburary provides Scouts a great opportunity to learn and earn all that they can with Merit Badge Day.  Locations include but not limited to Camp Decorah, LDS Church in Onalaska, and WTC in La Crosse.

 

Scout Sunday

Feburary celebrates the inception of the BSA and the 12th Scout Law - Reverent.  Attend Church, Temple, Synagogue, Mosque, or your place of worship on Feburary 8th (the anniversay of Scouting) or the 1st Sunday in Feburary as Scouts around the Nation express their Duty to God and remember how Scouting in the USA began.

 

Klondike

February brings a winter adventure to all District Scouts!  A chilly theme for a chilly day, this event focuses on cold weather activities, winter sports, and fun in the snow!  Bring your Troop sled and weather appropriate clothing for this one is always a favorite.  Hot chocolate and mystery soup will be on hand.
Check out flyer information on your District's page for more details

 

Spring Camporee

May offers more camping adventures with your Troop or District for scouting in the great outdoors is what it's all about for BSA Scouts.
Check out flyer information on your District's page for more details

 

National Youth Leader Training

June boasts of the best kind of training around - that's right National Youth Leader Training (NYLT) helps Scouts scout by preparing them for life while learning and applying leadership base activities.

 

Scrap-a-Thon

June offers a joint effort between the BSA Scouts and Cub Scouts with the Scrap-a-Thon. It's a day of recycling with proceeds benefiting the Gateway Area Council. Collected Scrap Metal is taken to the La Crosse County Landfill, or collected at Camp Decorah for Recycling.

 

Summer Camp

June-July boasts one of the major camping highlights for the summer - that's summer camping at  Camp Decorah

 

Jamboree on the Air

Check out the flyer for details

 

High Adventure Activities 

Get your motor running to these AMAZING high adventure treks that will create memories to last a lifetime.

 

Resources and Forms for Camping