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News and Announcements

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

Wanchanagi Klondike Derby

November 24th, 2021

Klondike Derby 2022 is a day-long competition for Scouts BSA patrols, Venturing crews, and Webelos dens designed to test the Scouts’ knowledge of outdoor skills and to build teamwork.

Giving Tuesday

November 22nd, 2021

Make sure you set a calendar reminder or paper your refrigerator with post-it notes –– whatever works to remind you that Giving Tuesday is on November 30, 2021.

Venturing Blast 2022

October 18th, 2021

Venture Blast 2021 is a day-long, all-outdoor, cold-weather event where Scouts travel station to station to complete various activities. All Venturing Crews & older Scouts BSA youth are welcome!

Order of the Arrow Winter Banquet

October 18th, 2021

WULAPEJU LODGE # 140 Celebrating the completion of our Lodge’s 50th Anniversary! We are calling all our past Youth officers and Adult advisors back to commemorate our 50 years of…

Scouts BSA Camp Lowden 2022

October 18th, 2021

Camp Lowden is a complete service camp offering a challenging summer camp program as well as the opportunity for year-round camping experiences. Explore potential career choices and hobbies with ten…

Scouts BSA Canyon Camp 2022

October 18th, 2021

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!

Grant Pilgrimage 2022 – Save the Date

July 27th, 2021

Over 4000 Scouts and Scouters arrive in Galena, IL to take in a historic trail hike, visit Grant's home and many other historic sites of national prominence. Participants can interact…

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