Dear Fellow Scouters,


As the holiday season approaches, I want to send an important reminder of the council schedule for December beginning 5:00 PM Thursday, December 22 through Tuesday, January 3, 2023. 


To really encourage our entire staff to truly be present with their families and throttle back to recharge, we will be implementing a quiet period to include all forms of communication as well as any meetings or events during this time. Specifically, what that means is that in addition to the Council Service Center the staff will not be available to read, listen or respond to any calls, emails, texts, social media posts, or requests or attend any in-person or virtual meetings or events during the following days:


  • Beginning at 5:00 pm on Thursday, December 22 through 9:00 am on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.


We will however respond to any emergency requests through our member care email address, which will be manned by an “officer of the day” during that period. To reach us during those days, please email


In addition, please note the following:


  • The Madison Scout Shop will be closed during the same period. They will resume normal hours on Tuesday, January 3.


We are beginning to share this information now so we can all plan accordingly. I hope you will join me in supporting our staff during the holiday season.


Thanks for all that you do for young people and families throughout our communities in Wisconsin and Illinois! I pray that the holiday season brings blessings and needed time to enjoy it in the manner you are accustomed to.


Yours in Scouting,

Ronald E. Timmons

Scout Executive/CEO