About Gamehaven Council
The Boy Scouts of America has provided a comprehensive youth development program for communities across America since 1910.
The Gamehaven Council (Council #299) is chartered by the National Council, Boys Scouts of America and administers programs within southeast Minnesota. Counties that are covered by Gamehaven Council are Olmsted, Fillmore, Dodge, Goodhue, Steele, Wabasha and Winona counties.
In 1935, the council was incorporated following the merger of the Winona and Rochester Councils.
Since then, our mission has been to provide youth character development, citizenship training, self reliance and personal growth in physical, mental and spiritual fitness through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and at older ages level, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations.
Mission of the Boy Scouts of America
The Mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.
On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law
To help other people at all times,
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
Jeffrey Allman, Past President
John Devlin, President
Chris Hahn, Executive Vice-President
Jeff Kranz, Commissioner
Stanley Mayer, Vice-President of Fiscal Controls
Aaron Neppl, Order of the Arrow Lodge Chief
Dr. Ashok Patel
Barrie Pedersen, Treasurer
Franklin Sears, Executive Director
Dennis Von Ruden
Thomas Wright, Vice-President of Operations