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News and Announcements

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

White Eagle Merit Badge Midway – Save the Date

January 18th, 2022

Save the Date - This is an opportunity for Scouts to earn Merit Badges with over 40 different badges being offered. Registration ends March 1st.

Arrowhead District Merit Badge Midway

December 22nd, 2021

A one-day event for all Scouts to participate in learning new skills and earning Merit Badges.

White Eagle Klondike Derby 2022

December 22nd, 2021

Come join us for a day-long competition to test Scouts’ knowledge of outdoor skills and to build teamwork. We will have lots of activities this year to challenge your Scouts…

2022 Sycamore Klondike Derby

December 21st, 2021

The 2022 Sycamore Klondike Derby and Cub Scout Winter Festival is right around the corner! We will have lots of NEW activities this year to challenge your Scouts and Crew…

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.

2022 Council Pinewood Derby

November 17th, 2021

A signature event for Cub Scout boys and girls in grades Kindergarten - Fifth Grade, Council Pinewood Derby races return to Cherryvale Mall in April. Registration is now open for…

Scoutology 2022

October 27th, 2021

Come join us at our council's all day in-person training event. Sign up today to learn from other Scouters. This course is open to Scouts in Scouts BSA and Venturing…

Grant Pilgrimage 2022 – Save the Date

October 26th, 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…

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!

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