La Crosse Area Female Scouts from Scouts BSA holding a Council-wide Event at Camp Decorah

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On Saturday, February 27th, the scouts, parents, and leaders from the seven area female Scouts BSA Troops (formerly Boy Scouts of America) will gather to have some outdoor scouting fun at Camp Decorah in Holmen, WI. 

As teams, these young women will test their skills by solving problems related to first aid, navigation, fire building, and other outdoor skills.  There will also be ice fishing, sledding, and snow sculpture all leading to the event finale, an outdoor cooking competition!

The event is being organized by the leaders from these Scouts BSA female troops that were formed once the Boy Scouts of America welcomed girls into the program starting in 2019.  

In the Gateway Area Council there are currently 28 girls in seven different troops and 90 female Cub Scouts ready to begin their adventure in Scouts BSA during the next few years.

In the Scouts BSA program, youth learn how to enjoy the outdoors and connect with nature that ignites their curiosity and invites exploration.  They focus on character development, leadership development, citizenship training, and personal fitness.

For more information on how your family can join the fun and adventure, please contact Zach Tomesch by email at zachary.tomesch@scouting.org or phone 608-433-4449 or visiting www.beascout.org

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The points of contact for this event is

Elizabeth Kramer, Gateway Area Council Commissioner and Troop 19 Committee Chairperson, ekramz99@yahoo.com or cell 217-358-4975

About the Gateway Area Council
The Gateway Area Council provides programming to 1,200 youth throughout a nine-county region of Western Wisconsin and Southeast Minnesota with the help of nearly 600 adult volunteers. Gateway Area Council Scouting programs take place in Buffalo, Crawford, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau, Vernon counties of Wisconsin and Houston County, Minnesota. For more information, visit www.gatewayscouting.org
The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” The Scouting organization is composed of more than 2.1 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and approximately 800,000 volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.Scouting.org

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