Welcome to the Potawatomi Area Council!

Scouting has shaped the lives of thousands of boys and girls in Wisconsin. Our goal at the Potawatomi Area Council is to inspire our youth in the Waukesha, Wisconsin area to reach greater heights. We help youth from ages 5-20 achieve self-confidence, integrity and ethical awareness while improving their personal fitness and skills. Focusing on the Scout Oath and Law, it is our goal to provide a fun, interactive environment for youth while cultivating the future leaders of America.

Our Scouting Programs

We’re excited that you are interested in joining! Your life-changing Scouting journey starts here.
Once you find the perfect unit for your family, fill out an application, and then do a happy dance – you’re on your way.

Cub Scouts

Youth Grade K-5

Boys and girls in grades K-5 can experience hands-on learning, fun adventures and advancement in the Cub Scout program. This entry-level Scouting program helps kids learn independence and confidence while improving their social skills and ethical fortitude.

Scouts BSA

Youth Ages 11-17

Adolescents and teens ages 11-17 can advance their Scouting skills as members of Scouts BSA. This is the traditional Scouting experience, which is youth-led and inspires leadership, self-discovery, service and community engagement. Young women and men are welcome to join Scouts BSA.

Exploring

Co-Ed Ages 10-20

Youth from ages 10-20 can begin planning and preparing for their future with Exploring. We help guide adolescents and teens as they explore career options and learn life skills that will help them become leaders in their communities.

Venturing

Co-Ed Ages 14-20

Teens and young adults that have an adventurous spirit and love a challenge can grow in our Venturing program. Males and females 14-20 can experience Adventure, Leadership, Personal Growth and Service in the youth-led and youth-inspired Venturing program.

Sea Scouts

Co-Ed Ages 14-20

Youth that love the water and want to gain confidence, knowledge and social skills can join our Sea Scouts program. Young men and women 14-20 learn boating skills, water safety, service and maritime history in our Sea Scouting program.

Volunteer Opportunities

Our Scouting programs through Potawatomi Area Council rely on fantastic volunteers that help mentor and support our local youth. We have many volunteer opportunities that support our Scouting programs, from unit leaders to helping with events and administrative duties.

Support Scouting

We depend on donations, volunteers and various types of support to shape our youth into our future leaders and provide services to our communities. We welcome and appreciate support in various forms to achieve a better future for our youth and neighbors.

Eagle Scout/Projects

Earn the highest advancement in the Scouts BSA program as an Eagle Scout. Only a small percentage of Scouts achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, an accomplishment in itself. Completing the Eagle Service Project helps young men and women contribute to their community and gain lasting leadership skills.

Caleb May

Eagle Scout Name: Caleb Lewis May

Unit: Troop 21 – Trinity United Church of Christ

Number of service hours: 132 hrs

Name of Project: Pilgrim Park Middle School Cornhole Project

Description of Project:

Caleb’s project consisted of making four sets of cornhole games for Pilgrim Park Middle School (PPMS) in Elm Grove, Wisconsin. The cornhole games were made for the physical education (PE) program to use during classes and school functions. Each set consists of two cornhole boards that are each 24-by-48 inches and each board will have a six-inch diameter hole in the top of it. The cornhole boards are made of veneer core plywood and two-by-fours that will be held together with screws and bolts. All boards were assembled with the help of volunteers and Caleb. Lastly, the boards were sent to Pilgrim Park Middle School art program to paint designs on them. When completed, the boards were sealed using clear polyurethane and delivered back to the school.