News & Activities


Grant Pilgrimage – #1 Scout Event

Grant Pilgrimage – #1 Scout Event

Published on April 3rd, 2024

Number one Scout Event of the Year! Fun activities and friendship of Scouting with Cub Scouts, Scouts/BSA, and Ventures from around the region.

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Camp Lowden Improvement Days

Camp Lowden Improvement Days

Published on March 30th, 2024

August 10th (OA Fall Conclave) and October 12th…Head out to camp to help with projects/improvements and enjoy the beautiful outdoors!

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Camp Lowden Sporting Clays Days

Camp Lowden Sporting Clays Days

Published on February 15th, 2024

2nd Saturdays…May – October… Open to the General Public! Course is made up of report pairs and true pairs that will engage a first-time shooter and challenge any experienced shooter.

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2024 Day Camp… Off to the Races

2024 Day Camp… Off to the Races

Published on February 12th, 2024

Take Cub Scouts on an adventure this summer as you run, drive and fly toward the winner’s circle! Cub Scout Day Camp is a multi-day outdoor experience under the supervision of specially trained volunteers. The program is thoughtfully designed to teach Cub Scouts basic life skills through fun activities that include strenuous movement, time for […]

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Lowden Adventures 2024

Lowden Adventures 2024

Published on February 11th, 2024

Find your 2024 Adventures at Camp Lowden This summer season, we’re pulling out all the stops to make your experience even more thrilling and memorable. Join us for a range of new and exciting weekend overnight adventures specially designed for Troops and Crews. Camp Lowden makes it easy to maximize the achievements of each Troop, […]

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Cub Scout Overnight Camps – Crazy Creatures

Cub Scout Overnight Camps – Crazy Creatures

Published on February 11th, 2024

Want a weekend of adventure for Cub Scouts and Webelos and Arrow of Light? Two nights of camping and programming with Pioneer Living themed-activities and rank requirements!

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Scouts BSA – Canyon Camp Summer Camp

Scouts BSA – Canyon Camp Summer Camp

Published on February 10th, 2024

More to Explore in 2024! With over 50 merit badges, adventures for Scouts and leaders (Operation O.W.L.), unique Native American dedications, and activities/certifications for leaders…

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Sporting Clays for Scouting

Sporting Clays for Scouting

Published on February 9th, 2024

Sporting Clays for Scouting  Friday, September 6th & Saturday, September 7th, 2024 Camp Lowden | 4418 S Scout Rd, Oregon, IL Enjoy a morning or afternoon (first come, first serve) of shooting and supporting Scouting in the process! Friday afternoon flight- 1:00pm start time; opportunity to visit the cowboy action shooting range; followed by drinks & […]

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Legends of Scouting Fall Camp

Legends of Scouting Fall Camp

Published on February 8th, 2024

A Fall Camp weekend a century in the making Join us for a historic celebration at the Legends of Scouting Fall Camp, celebrating 100 years of Scouting in Blackhawk Area Council. This weekend promises to be an unforgettable experience filled with adventure, camaraderie, and memories that will last a lifetime. Activities include Jamboree on the […]

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Unit Charter Renewal Information

Unit Charter Renewal Information

Published on October 8th, 2023

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 assistance. Ready to get started? Internet Rechartering How do we access Online Rechartering? Click here for Internet Advancement to access rechartering. You must be a […]

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