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News and Announcements

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

2021 Rockford Sporting Clays For Scouting Video

September 16th, 2021

On behalf of the Blackhawk Area Council and the Sporting Clays for Scouting Committee, we would like to thank sponsors, participants and volunteers. 

Rifle and Shotgun Merit Badges

September 15th, 2021

1st Timers & Experienced Shooters Are Welcome! Come out for a day of shooting and earn your rifle merit badge, shotgun merit badge, or just for some range time to shoot…

IOLS Training

September 15th, 2021

IOLS (Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills) training helps leaders gain confidence in their ability to influence growth in positive ways to achieve the purposes of the Boy Scouts of America.

Family Camp 2021

September 15th, 2021

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

Camp Lowden Sporting Clays Days

September 15th, 2021

Come out in a group or as an individual to experience our beautiful sporting clays course made up of report pairs and true pairs that will engage a first-time shooter…

Sycamore District Fall Camporee

August 26th, 2021

Set up your tent, build your fire, and hold on tight, as we ramp up to 88 miles per hour for our time-traveling adventure Camporee! That’s right, Sycamore District scouting…

Dragon Power Fall Camp 2021

July 30th, 2021

Harness the Power of a Dragon and test your Scout skills and spirit during Wanchanagi and White Eagle districts Fall Camp 2021. Open to all Scouts BSA and Venturing, youth…

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