About Gamehaven Council

The Boy Scouts of America has provided a comprehensive youth development program for communities across America since 1910.

The Gamehaven Council (Council #299) is chartered by the National Council, Boys Scouts of America and administers programs within southeast Minnesota. Counties that are covered by Gamehaven Council are Olmsted, Fillmore, Dodge, Goodhue, Steele, Wabasha and Winona counties. 

In 1935, the council was incorporated following the merger of the Winona and Rochester Councils. 

Since then, our mission has been to provide youth character development, citizenship training, self reliance and personal growth in physical, mental and spiritual fitness through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and at older ages level, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations. 

Our program opportunities for youth ages 6-20, include Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Exploring

Mission of the Boy Scouts of America

The Mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Scout Law

A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.

Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law
To help other people at all times,
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Our Leadership


John Devlin
Council President

Frankie Sears
Executive Director


Jeff Kranz
Council Commissioner

Frank Allen

Jeffrey Allman, Past President

Aaron Benike

LeRoy Czaplewski

Tom DeMarais

John Devlin, President

James Gregoire

Chris Hahn, Executive Vice-President

Mike Haney

Ronald Jensen

Jeff Kranz, Commissioner

Allen Kronebusch

Ben Lund

Stanley Mayer, Vice-President of Fiscal Controls

Aaron Neppl, Order of the Arrow Lodge Chief

Dr. Ashok Patel

Barrie Pedersen, Treasurer

Donald Peterson

Michael Schnell

Franklin Sears, Executive Director

Gregory Snider

Dennis Von Ruden

Thomas Wright, Vice-President of Operations