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News and Announcements

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

Gladiators of Scouting 2022

August 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!

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!

2022 Sporting Clays For Scouting

August 12th, 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,…

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 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. 

Friends of Scouting

August 7th, 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.


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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