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Giving Tuesday – NOVEMBER 29TH!

November 14th, 2022

Your Giving Tuesday gift to the Blackhawk Area Council makes a huge difference right here for our Scouts and Scouters. Will you be a part of helping today’s youth continue…

Order of the Arrow 2022 Winter Banquet

October 20th, 2022

Members and friends of the Wulapeju Lodge Order of the Arrow are invited for an evening of celebration and fellowship during the annual Winter Banquet. LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS…

Council Klondike 2023

October 19th, 2022

January 27-29, 2023 - Registration is NOW OPEN...Leader's guide coming soon...a weekend of cool-weather competition and activities for Scouts BSA patrols, Venturing crews, and Webelos dens designed to test the…

School’s Out Coding Camps

October 18th, 2022

Scouts will have a chance to write code under the guidance of experienced IT professionals and will learn about the role of computers and coding in modern life. Registration ends…

Council Merit Badge Midways

October 17th, 2022

SAVE THE DATES for the Council Districts Merit Badge Midways! One-day event for all Scouts to learn new skills and earn Merit Badges!

Continuous Fire 2023

October 17th, 2022

Wanchanagi District presents the annual Continuous Fire display in honor of Scout Week and the Boy Scouts of America anniversary. The entire week of Feb 5-11, 2023. All Scout units…

Scouts BSA – Canyon Camp Summer Camp

September 21st, 2022

A Place To Be In 2023! With over 50 merit badges, adventures for Scouts and leaders (Operation O.W.L.), unique Native American dedications, and activities/certifications for leaders...

Unit Charter Renewal Information

September 20th, 2022

If at any time you are experiencing difficulty completing your Charter Renewal, please contact the Council Office at 815.397.0210 and you will be connected with your local staff member for…


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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2021 Program and Funding Partners

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