Cub Scout Events


Cub Scouts is all about having fun! Join in these great events for adventures and learning all year. Events range from single-day activities to week-long camping adventures. The right event for your Scouts is here, just find it! Each event is sponsored by the Gateway Area Council and is Nationally Accredited by the Boy Scouts of America. Accredited camps go through a process of inspection and program innovation that leads to great events year after year. The calendar council can be seen here.

Overnight Programs

Back to School=Back to Camping! Join other Scouting families in a relaxed, overnight campout at Camp Decorah. Always free for brand new Scouts, this event is a great way to see Camp Decorah before the Spook-O-Ree. Sept. 22-23, 2017

The largest event in the Gateway Area Council, the Spook-O-Ree is a favorite of many. An evening of spooky stories, hayrides, and carnival games leads to a morning of camp activities and a costume contest. Sign up early to reserve a spot in the warm cabins, or rough it in a tent with your den. Spook-O-Ree is can’t miss! Oct. 20-22, 2017

A lock-in event for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Alive at the Y! is a event like no other: NO QUIET TIME, NO SLEEPING, NON-STOP ACTION! At the YMCA we spend time in the pool, in the gym, and enjoying healthy snacks. Dec. 8-9, 2017

Explore the La Crosse Children’s Museum and enjoy programs put on by their staff. Camp out in a firetruck, safari, or bank and check out the climbing wall! Jan. 20-22, 2017

Just like the Boy Scouts, the Cub Camporee offers a taste of Camp Decorah and its many programs. Explore Camp Decorah at the shooting range, fishing pond & riverfront, and the nature trails. May 12-13, 2017

Take me out to the Ballgame, and let me camp out there, too! Wake up to breakfast and a baseball clinic with the Loggers’ players! June 24-25, 2017

Bring your Webelos and Cub Scouts to Camp Decorah to hang out with the highly-trained, fun-loving Camp Decorah Staff! July 23-26, 2017

Day Camps & Events

Talk to other Scouts from around the world! TBD, October 2017

A winter adventure at Camp Decorah! A chilly theme for a chilly day, this event focuses on cold weather activities, winter sports, and fun in the snow! Bring your sled and mittens, this one is always a favorite. Hot chocolate and toe warmers recommended. Feb. 18, 2017

District Pinewood Derby
The district chamionships! Held each year in early Spring. 2017 dates listed below.


A joint effort of Boy Scouts and Cubs, the Scrap-a-Thon is a day of recycling with proceeds benefiting the Gateway Area Council. June 3, 2017

The highlight of Cub Scouting are summer day camps. These one-day events take place in Prairie du Chien and Sparta, and feature the core components of Cub Scout programs.

Five days of day camp awaits your Scout. Check out the many options available for single days, busing, siblings, and more. August 14-18, 2017