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New Orleans, LA 70118, US
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2024 Southeast Louisiana Council ~ Boy Scouts of America

Pillars of Scouting Luncheon Honoring

Ken Klemm, Dennis Lauscha

Thursday, May 30 - Reception 11:00
Luncheon Noon at the Audubon Tea Room


Dennis Lauscha - Dennis Lauscha, a native New Orleanian, has been a fan of the Saints since he was a young boy. He attended Jesuit High School and received degrees in Business, first from the University of Alabama, followed by an M.B.A. from Loyola University. He first joined the Saints in 1998 as Treasurer and as a result of his hard work, loyalty and business acumen, Lauscha rose through the executive ranks before reaching his now esteemed post as President since 2012. He also serves as a representative for both clubs at National Football League and National Basketball Association Owners meetings, also serving as president of the Pelicans franchise.   Active throughout sports and the community, Lauscha currently serves as a member of the Business Council of New Orleans & The River Region, as a board member of the Audubon Nature Institute and Loyola University New Orleans, and as a trustee of the National World War II Museum. Lauscha has completed terms as board president of the Preservation Resource Center, and board president of Southeast Louisiana Council - Boy Scouts of America.


Kenneth M. Klemm - Ken Klemm is a shareholder in the New Orleans office of the Baker Donelson law firm and co-chairs the firm’s Energy Industry Service Team.  For over thirty years, he has been a litigator primarily handling commercial disputes, personal and property damages, and related insurance issues.  His clients have relied upon his advice and counsel for decades and span from regional businesses and individuals to large, multi-national corporations and insurance companies.  Ken moved from New Jersey in 1990 to be a law clerk for a New Orleans federal district court judge.  He is a U.S. Army veteran and served on active duty as the intelligence officer for the 141st Field Artillery Battalion (the “Washington Artillery”) during Operation Desert Shield/Storm.  His experience with Scouting extends for more than fifty years having earned the Eagle Scout rank in 1979 and re-joining Scouts after Hurricane Katrina to serve as a unit leader, commissioner, and district chair.  He has been on the Southeast Louisiana Council Executive Board for 14 years and currently serves as Vice President of Program for the Council.


2024 Luncheon Team Chair-Alan Holekamp – Vice Chairs- Pat Denechaud, Bill Metcalf Dr. Andrew Todd – Rest of the Team:  Cassie Alsfeld, Robert Bachmann, Bob Bartlett,Boysie Bollinger, Tim Burke, Patrick Brandau, Jeff Corbin, Jeff Crouere, Tracy Dedeaux, Holly Haag, Dennis Hart, Torrey Hayden, Michael Hecht, Ken Klemm, Jean Paul Lagarde, Jim Letten, Holly McCollum, Bitsy Metcalf, Ryan Moore, Charles Nelson, Ken Pickering, Jim Schoen, Jerry Schoen, Martin Sirera, Marcy Sonnier, Pat Talley, Aaron Thompson, Wayne Tracy, Jim Tucker, Marian Wallis, Garry Winchester, Mark Young, 

Organization Facts - The Southeast Louisiana Council, Boy Scouts of America will provide youth development and leadership programs to approximately 4,000 young people in 11 parishes through Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Exploring programs during 2022. 

Funds raised from this event will provide:

Direct service to Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops, Venture Crews, and Explorer Posts – Unit Organization, Youth Recruitment, Volunteer Training, Service to Volunteers, Staff Assistance

  • Program Services – Camping, Activities, Training, Insurance
  • Support Services – Office Support, Equipment, Salmen Scout Reservation and Camp V-Bar
  • Funds to help youth in need experience the wonderful opportunity Scouting provides

Pillars of Scouting Investment Levels:

  • $25,000 Investor -  (Eagle Scout) Two full tables (20 Guests), signage, listing in program and at 2 tables, 5 minutes at podium during lunch if desired.
  • $15,000 Reception Sponsor – One and a half tables (15 Guests), signage during the reception and recognition at the podium during the program 
  • Qr code

Description automatically generated$10,000 Investor - (Life Scout) – One and a half tables (15 Guests), signage, listing in program and table
  • $5,000 Investor - (Star Scout) – One full table (10 Guests), signage, listing in program and table
  • $2,500 Investor - (First Class Scout) – Partial table of 6 guests, a listing in program and table
  • $1,000 Investor - (Tenderfoot Scout)  – 4 guests, and a listing in program
  • $500 Investor -  (Scout) – 2 guests and a listing in program
  • Cub investor  –Attend event, must RSVP, invest in Scouting – request consideration of $100+
    • 10 seats at each table

Sponsors are encouraged to bring guests to enjoy the program who might consider making an investment in Scouting’s youth development programs

Register online below or 

Serving Scouting in Southeast Louisiana Parishes of Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines,
St. John the Baptist, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Tammany, and Terrebonne 

4200 S. I-10 Service Rd. West, Metairie, Louisiana 70001 
P.O. Box 1146, Metairie, Louisiana  70004

(504) 889-0388 Fax: (504) 889-1162


 Council Service Center Hours of Operation
Administrative Offices (Suite 101) - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Council Services (Suite 125) - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday