The Glacial Trails District serves the counties of Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, and Iron in Wisconsin and a portion of Gogebic in Michigan. Major cities are Superior, Ashland, Bayfield, Ironwood and Bessemer.
Clark Garthwait – District Director
I remember my first time in Cub Scouts in Mundelion, IL and then finishing my Scouting path as a youth earning my Eagle Award in New Lisbon, WI. Like many youth I went off to college at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls and after graduation met my wife Diana and we decided to start our family.
Scouting came knocking on my door again while we were in Ironwood, MI and my son Paul brought home a Join Cub Scouts flyer and the journey started again. Paul entered Cub Scouts as a Tiger Cub and as he followed along on his path to Eagle Scout I was there as a parent volunteer, Cub Master and Assistant Scoutmaster.
As Paul was finishing up his journey and a career change on the horizon, Diana suggested that I look to Scouting as a career as a professional and I was hired as a District Executive in the Gateway Area Council in La Crosse, WI. It must have been a coincidence that I was returning to the council that I had earned my Eagle award. I served in the Gateway for seven years starting out as a District Executive and then as Senior District Executive and as District Director. In those seven years I was responsible for camp operations at Camp Decorah and as Camp Director for one summer.
In August of 2019 I returned to the Voyageur Area Council to serve as the District Director for the Arrowhead District. My wife Diana has been by my side for all of these years and were are both excited to be in the Duluth area with our chocolate lab, Justice. We have two children that are following their interests. Paul is an Eagle Scout and following his path while our daughter is a student at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. When not promoting Scouting I like to explore new areas, read and search for that next hobby.