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News and Announcements

Featured information from Blackhawk Area Council and Boy Scouts of America.

Rockford Sporting Clays For Scouting

June 23rd, 2022

This year, for the first time, we are offering a premier Friday afternoon flight, followed by a steak dinner and drinks. Friday’s flight begins at 2pm. As in years past,…

Crystal Lake Scout Shop

June 17th, 2022

It's saddens our hearts to announce the closure of the Crystal Lake Scout Shop effective July 31st. Due to the nature of the BSA restructuring and the unknown time we…

First Aid Meet

May 17th, 2022

Patrols will navigate through several blended stations focusing on First Aid teaching, demonstrations, and scenarios.

Weird Science Day Camps

March 30th, 2022

Experience the family-friendly Cub Scout program. Participate in a variety of activities such as archery, nature hike, STEM, wood-working, games, songs and more.   You can attend 1 or all…


March 29th, 2022

2023 National Scout Jamboree - Blackhawk Area Council Contingent July 19-28, 2023 | Bechtel Summit, West Virginia What is the National Jamboree? Press play! [videopack id="16508"]https://blackhawkscouting.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Jabmoree.mp4[/videopack] Register for 2023 National Jamboree –…

Scouts BSA Canyon Camp 2022

March 25th, 2022

Don't think it's too early to register for Summer Camp! Explore new Merit Badges including Exploration and Citizenship in Society, and new OWL activities in a revamped adventure schedule!

Cub Scout • Webelos • AOL Overnight Camps

March 23rd, 2022

Camp Lowden Cub Scouts • Webelos For Cub Scouts of all ranks... fun and activities plus progress on their Adventures. This Cub Scout Overnight Camp is for all Scouts entering…

Gladiators of Scouting 2022

March 14th, 2022

Registration is NOW OPEN! Participate in awesome challenges, interactive stations, and static displays. Cub Scout packs will be able to camp at this event!

Friends of Scouting

January 18th, 2022

FOS, or Friends of Scouting, is the council-level annual giving campaign. In most councils, Friends of Scouting represents the council’s largest source of income.

Advanced Training Courses

Opportunites for Youth and Adults to Become Better Leaders

2021 Program and Funding Partners

Making an Investment in the Youth of the Blackhawk Area Council