Gateway Area Council hires new scout executive


The Gateway Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, is pleased to announce that a new scout executive/CEO has been selected.

Joe Carlson began his scouting career as district executive at the Chippewa Valley Council in Eau Claire, Wis. He moved on to become the senior district executive, field director and, later, assistant scout executive at the council. Carlson is a native of Austin, Minn., and an Eagle Scout who enjoys hiking, travel, and hunting.

Carlson began his duties on March 1. He is excited to join the La Crosse, Wis., community and continue to grow the scouting program in this area.

The Gateway Area Council provides character and leadership development through an outdoor experience to over 2,800 youth and nearly 700 adult leaders. If you would like more information about the Gateway Area Council visit


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