Welcome to the Bay Area Council
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
Scout Office & Shop hours: Monday thru Friday ~ 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Chuck Herrera - Scout Executive
Phone: 409-744-5206 ext. 2802
Lisa Stegman - Field Director
Tim Corwin - Director of Programs
Dio Gonzalez - Coastal District Executive
BAC debut: 2012
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.
TBD - Coastal Paraprofessional
Lisa Stegman - Northern Star District Executive
Aaron Christopher - Cradle of Texas District Executive
Lisa Stegman- Thunderbird District Executive
TBD - Scout Reach Program Specialist
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 know...so 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
College: Bina Nusantara University (Indonesia)
Coolest Desk Item: PC, radio & family pictures
Favorite Movie: Any true story-based movie
Favorite TV Show: Lifetime Channel movies
Favorite Band: U2, Norah Jones, Michael Buble
Favorite Scouting Moment: When I joined BAC
About Me: Love my family, photography and traveling.
Phone: 409-744-5206 ext. 2803
Sonya Harvey - Webmaster
BAC debut: 2013
Hometown: Redding, CA
Coolest Desk Item: Sunglasses
Favorite Movie: Cool Hand Luke
Favorite TV Show: 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.
J.R. Frausto - Program Specialist
PJ Brown - Camp Ranger
BAC debut: 2012
Hometown: Bay City, Texas
College: Texas A&M University, Brazosport College
Coolest Desk Item: The view, since my chair is a tractor seat
Favorite Movie: Too many to narrow it down... pretty much if there's a lot of shooting, or gratuitous violence, or if it's just really, really funny, I'm a fan.
Favorite TV Show: Doctor Who
Favorite Band: Cross Canadian Ragweed, but I'm listening to a lot of Max Stalling right now.
Favorite Scouting Moment: When we rangers did our campfire skit at National Camp School...Priceless.
About Me: I'm fortunate enough to live at Camp Karankawa with my wife and two small children. It's the backyard I always wanted when I was growing up, and I think my children will benefit greatly from the camp and the Scouting experience.