A Scouting District is a geographical area of the BSA local Council, determined by the Council Executive Board. District leaders mobilize resources to ensure the growth and success of Scouting units within the District’s territory. The purpose of the District is to work through chartered  organizations and community groups to organize and support successful units. The end result of effective District support is more and more youth members receiving a better and better program.  All Districts are responsible for carrying out four main functions: Membership, Finance, Program, and Unit Service. Each month, the Districts hold a Roundtable Meeting and a Committee Meeting. Gamehaven Council has three Districts: Hiawatha, Sugarloaf, and Wakpaota.


The objectives of Roundtable meetings are to provide leaders with program ideas, information on policy and events, and training opportunities. It is a forum for sharing experiences and enjoying fun and fellowship with other Scout leaders. When skillfully executed, the Roundtable experience will inspire, motivate, and enable unit leaders to provide a stronger program for their Scouts.


The purpose of Committee Meetings is to build momentum, provide group continuity, ensure good coordination, and make specific assignments to committee members.


The District Commissioner reports on the special needs of units and requests the help of operating committees to meet those needs.

For over 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law.  Today these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910.  Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.


Boy Scouts of America

1124 11 1/2 Street SE

Rochester, MN 55904


Tel: 507-287-1410

Fax: 507-287-1413

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