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.
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.
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.
Eagle Scout Name: Zachary Kolodzinski Troop 135 Genesee Depot WI
Number of service hours: 221
Name of Project: Replacement and refurbishment of Train Cars
Description of Project: Along the Glacial Drumian trailhead in Wales WI, there is a playground which included a wooden train comprised of four cars. After further observation the two middle cars (blue and green) had suffered the most damage. This included holes in the deck, screws sticking out in several places, unstable surfaces, and peeling paint. The entire train was taped off with caution tape because of these conditions, making them unsafe to play on. The engine and caboose were in good shape, so I planned to sand and repaint. I replaced both middle cars with new construction. The combination of new paint and new cars made the whole set look fresh and new. It will be safe for children to play on once again.