The Arrowhead District serves the counties of Cook, Lake, and portions of St. Louis. Major cities are Duluth, Two Harbors, Grand Marais, and Pine City.

District Leadership

Eric Neff – District Executive


Eric Neff has been a Scout, a Scouting volunteer, and a Scouting professional throughout his life. Earning his Eagle Scout rank in 1975 Eric has attended or staffed five national Jamborees and three world jamborees. He was also a participant of the Bicentennial gathering of Eagles in Washington D.C. Eric has been a Scoutmaster at Tomahawk Scout Reservation for sixteen years.

Eric is the recipient of the District Award of Merit, Silver Beaver award and the Silver Antelope award. His is a life member of the National Eagle Scout Association as well as the recipient of the National Eagle Scout Association Outstanding Eagle Scout award. Eric is a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow. He has also attended two National Order of the Arrow conferences.

Eric is a graduate of the University of Minnesota earning his Bachelor of Arts. He spent sixteen years as a Voyageurs Area Council board member and two years as Voyageurs Area Council President. He was Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 350 for sixteen years and is now a committee member for Pack 350. Both of his sons are Eagle Scouts and his wife is the troop advancement chair.

Erica Bauer - District Executive

Erica, once a youth member in the Girls Scouts of America, recently switched gears to working for the BSA! She grew up in the beautiful Washburn County in Wisconsin, and was raised with the love for out-of-doors exploring! During the summer you can find her hiking, kayaking, swimming, rockhounding, bonding in nature through yoga, and tending to her flower and vegetable gardens.  During the winter, snowshoeing treks with her family (husband and daughter) and doggos (Murtaugh, German Shepherd & Letty Lou, Pitbull) are her absolute favorite!

Erica Bauer, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Superior, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies, with a multi-focus in Ethical Leadership within Criminal Justice, Paralegalism, and Mediation systems. As the newly hired District Executive for Arrowhead and Boundary Waters, you’ll catch her checking in with Scouts and their Leaders, and making sure program resources are distributed for all Scouting Events!

Michael Stauffenecker – District Chair

Phil Jensen – District Commissioner