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Welcome to the Bay Area Council

About Us

One of the most important documents in the history of Galveston and Brazoria Counties is preserved not in a museum or a library but in the Galveston Island headquarters of the Bay Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. Dated March 28, 1919, the document is a report from the Galveston Rotary Club to its officers and members with a recommendation to form a Boy Scout movement in Galveston. The three-page document still survives to this day and is now commonly referred to as the Bay Area Council Charter. As early as 1920, the Daily News, the oldest newspaper in Texas, carried a regular column called "The Scout Roundup."

On August 14, 1962, Mrs. Mary Moody Northern donated a check for $100,000 to the council to build a new headquarters (where we are still housed today.) She made the donation in honor of her late husband, Edwin C. Northern, a longtime Scouter who was active in the council. Today, the council serves more than 6,000 youth through the leadership of more than 2,000 adult volunteers.


Bay Area Council, Boy Scouts of America - Council #574
3020 53rd Street, Galveston, TX 77551
Phone: 409-744-5206
Free: 877-659-3879
Fax: 409-744-7850

Scout Office & Shop hours: Monday thru Friday ~ 9 a.m.-5 p.m.



Chuck Herrera - Scout Executive
Phone: 409-744-5206 ext. 2802
              281-683-6262 (Cell)

Lisa Stegman - Field Director                                                  
Phone: 832-385-5217

Tim Corwin - Director of Programs                                               
Phone: 254-652-3433

Dio Gonzalez - Coastal District Executive - Team Lead                                                 
BAC debut: 2012
Hometown: Galveston 
Coolest Desk Item: Desk? What desk lol. I guess it will be my laptop
Favorite Movie: To many to mention
Favorite TV Show: Pawn Stars, South Park
Favorite Band: Anything with a good beat
Favorite Scouting Moment: Wood Badge so far
About Me: I am an outgoing person that loves to have fun. I am here to make a positive impact through scouting.
Phone: 409-392-3085

Lester Tarver - Coastal Paraprofessional                                                                          
BAC debut: 2016
Hometown: Beaumont
Coolest Desk Item: Picture of my children
Favorite Movie: Twilight Series (Movies), Avatar, Star Wars, Grease
Favorite TV Show: Dr. Who, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead
Favorite Band: New Edition, Boys 2 Men
Favorite Scouting Moment: Cub O’ Ree Movie night at Camp K “Lego Theme”
About Me: Fun going, adventure seeking guy who loves his family with all his heart. Southern Miss Graduate: Go Eagles

Phone: 832-413-2578

Steve Bell - Northern Star District Executive                                                                          
BAC debut: 2016
Hometown: Champaign, IL
Coolest Desk Item: Texas lamp
Favorite Movie: Oh Brother Where Art Thou
Favorite TV Show: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Favorite Band: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Favorite Scouting Moment: Youth – Meeting E. Urner Goodman at the 1977 NOAC    Adult:  Receiving my Woodbadge beads with my father present
About Me: Divorced father of two grown daughters, Grandpa to five.  New to Texas, active Knight of Columbus and avid baseball fan.
Phone: 815-954-8205

Aaron Christopher - Cradle of Texas District Executive                                                      
Phone: 409-750-3657

Warren Reed - Thunderbird District Executive            
BAC debut: 2016
Hometown: Texas City
Coolest Desk Item: Fan I "borrowed" from the copier room
Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump
Favorite TV Show: Hogan's Heroes
Favorite Band: Triumph, Rush, April Wine
Favorite Scouting Moment: Philmont 1981
About Me: Teacher 23 years, 15 years in a Boys Prison.  Married 25 years, 2 teenage girls.
Phone: 956-607-6295



Tina Brendle - Office manager / Executive Administrative Assistant                                      
BAC debut: 2007
Hometown: Reading, Pa
College: College? I still don’t know what I want to do when I grow up!
Coolest Desk Item: My fan...get it? Haha
Favorite Movie: Silence of the Lambs, Shawshank Redemption
Favorite TV Show: Castle, Suits, Criminal Minds, Scandal
Favorite Band: Pretty much anything but Rap
Favorite Scouting Moment: When I get to hear Scouts tell us why they received a Heroism Award
About Me:  I'm an open book and I'd rather have you ask me a question, then volunteer information you don’t care to ask away!
Phone: 409-744-5206 ext. 2800

Pam Frisbee - Registrar                                                                                                                        
BAC debut: 2007
Hometown: Arlinton Heights, IL
College: University of Iowa (Go Hawks!)
Coolest Desk Item: Fan
Favorite Movie: Hellfighters, Sound of Music
Favorite TV Show: Grays Anatomy, Body of Proof
Favorite Band: All country bands
Favorite Scouting Moment: When both of my sons made Eagle Scout
About Me: I love to read and spend time with my children and grandchildren. In the summer, on weekends, you will find me on our boat with my husband and whoever else shows up.
Phone: 409-744-5206 ext. 2804

Diandra Ongso - Accountant                                                                                                               
BAC debut: 2007
Hometown: Indonesia
College: Bina Nusantara University (Indonesia)
Coolest Desk Item: Kids art work, radio & family pictures
Favorite Movie: Star Wars, Marvel Movies, James Bond Movies
Favorite TV Show: The Night Manager, Sherlock Homes
Favorite Band: Maroon 5, U2, Ed Sheeran, Adele
Favorite Scouting Moment: When I joined BAC
About Me: Love my family, photography, like to learn and try new things and traveling.

Phone: 409-744-5206 ext. 2803

Sonya Harvey - Webmaster                                                                                                                  
 BAC debut: 2013
 Hometown: Redding, CA
 College: UTSA
 Coolest Desk Item: Sunglasses
 Favorite Movie: Cool Hand Luke
 Favorite TV Show: The Walking Dead, Doomsday Preppers
 Favorite Band: Johnny Cash, The Clash
 Favorite Scouting Moment: Making the staff fill out these bios so you can have a laugh
 About Me: Love the outdoors, farmers markets, guitar picking, and guitar picking around campfires.
 Phone: 409-744-5206



J.R. Frausto - Program Specialist                                                                                                            
Phone: 979-345-3964

Bryson Beck - Camp Ranger                                                                                                                        
Phone: 979-799-8400