Gamehaven Council


Boy Scouts of America serves young men and women in every part of the country through nearly 300 local council service centers. Each Council helps chartered organizations in its geographic area to effectively use the Scouting program and to expand the use of the program to other community groups.


The purpose of the Council is to guide and support its Districts for the achievement of the Scouting movement’s purpose. Councils establish policies and programs. Districts carry out the policies and programs in

their respective territories.


Gamehaven Council proudly serves 3,000 youth with over 1,100 volunteers in the counties of Dodge, Filmore, Goodhue, Olmsted, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona in Southeastern Minnesota.


Council responsibilities include:

  • Handle registrations, Boys' Life subscriptions, and special requests to the national office and other organizations.

  • Maintain a supply of literature, insignia, forms, certificates, materials, etc., needed by the leader to carry out the unit's program.

  • Keep records of advancement, membership, training, etc., necessary for unit operation.

  • Produce frequent communication to keep leaders informed of latest local and national Scouting events.

  • Produce notices, minutes, agendas, etc., for District and Council committees that develop programs for leader and unit support.

  • Handle phone calls and visitors for information related to unit operation and Scouting procedures.

  • Provide forms, applications, scoreboards, certificates, and literature helpful in unit program.

  • Produce District and Council calendars and schedules, programs, kits, and special aids to assist leaders and their committees.

  • Make reservations for camporees, jamborees, high-adventure bases, training courses, meetings, Cub Scout leader pow wows, annual Council and District meetings, and unit leader events.

And then there are Districts...

Gamehaven Council is further broken down by Districts. We have three Districts in our council:


  • Hiawatha: Supporting Byron, Chatfield, Dover, Eyota, Rochester, Spring Valley, and Stewartville.

  • Sugar Loaf: Supporting Altura, Dakota, Elgin, Harmony, Lanesboro, Lewiston, Mabel, Milleville, Plainview, Preston, Rollingstone, Rushford, St. Charles, Wabasha, and Winona.

  • Wakpaota: Supporting Blooming Prairie, Cannon Falls, Dodge Center, Hayfield, Kasson, Kenyon, Lake City, Mazeppa, Medford, Oronoco, Owatonna, Pine Island, Red Wing, Wanamingo, West Concord, and Zumbrota.


Districts are like mini Councils. They exist to support the units in their area. Each has its own District Executive in charge.