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News and Announcements

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

Purchase Popcorn…Support Scouts

September 6th, 2022

Popcorn sales isn’t just about selling popcorn...It’s also about promoting Scouting! Easy on-line ordering.

Fall Family Camp 2022 at Lowden

August 13th, 2022

One family weekend left...Where did the summer go! Enjoy camping, shooting sports, scout skills, climbing, games, and more!

44th Annual Kiwanis Woodcutter’s Ball/Workday

August 11th, 2022

This annual workday at Canyon Camp has the primary focus of preparing the camp for the winter camping season.  

Religious Retreat – God Bless America

August 10th, 2022

Please join us for a weekend of fellowship and Duty to God. Activities are planned for your youth throughout the weekend. Patches and all food is included.

Camp Lowden Improvement Days

August 10th, 2022

Head out to camp to help with projects/improvements and enjoy the beautiful outdoors! We have several projects that need to be completed before winter.

Camp Lowden Sporting Clays Days

August 9th, 2022

First Saturday of EVERY month starting in May through November. Come out in a group or as an individual. Course is made up of report pairs and true pairs that…

2022 McHenry Legacy of Service

August 8th, 2022

The McHenry Legacy of Service Award is received by individuals and organizations within McHenry County that make a significant impact in the McHenry County Community through volunteer service or advocacy. …

2022/23 Blackhawk Area Council OKPIK Training

August 8th, 2022

This program covers the preparation and techniques needed to ensure a successful, safe, and fun cold weather camping experience. 

Scoutology 2022 – Registration NOW Open

August 8th, 2022

Save the Date...November 5th and join us at our council's all day in-person training event. This course is open to Scouts in Scouts BSA and Venturing (not Cub Scouts), and…


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 –…

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