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First Aid Meet

First Aid Meet

Published on May 17th, 2022

Patrols will navigate through several blended stations focusing on First Aid teaching, demonstrations, and scenarios.

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Grant Pilgrimage 2022

Grant Pilgrimage 2022

Published on April 17th, 2022

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 with impersonators of the original 9 Generals of Galena, take in a Civil War skirmish on the banks of the Galena River as well as visit the Civil War encampment to see how soldiers lived. Other interesting sites and activities include numerous museums, shops, parks, patch trading, a blacksmith shop, a woodcarver, a potter, and fur trader.

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Weird Science Day Camps

Weird Science Day Camps

Published on March 30th, 2022

Experience the family-friendly Cub Scout program. Participate in a variety of activities such as archery, nature hike, STEM, wood-working, games, songs and more.   You can attend 1 or all of the Day Camps offered throughout the area! Open to all youth including non-registered Scout families. JUNE 6/7 – 6/10 | Hamilton Sundstrand Park (2288 […]

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Camp Lowden Sporting Clays Days

Camp Lowden Sporting Clays Days

Published on March 30th, 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 will engage a first-time shooter and challenge any experienced shooter.

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Scouts BSA Canyon Camp 2022

Scouts BSA Canyon Camp 2022

Published on March 25th, 2022

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!

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Cub Scout • Webelos  • AOL Overnight Camps

Cub Scout • Webelos • AOL Overnight Camps

Published on March 23rd, 2022

Camp Lowden Cub Scouts • Webelos For Cub Scouts of all ranks… fun and activities plus progress on their Adventures. This Cub Scout Overnight Camp is for all Scouts entering 1st grade and older in the fall. Dates: July 22-24 Location: Camp Lowden, near Oregon, IL Fee: Scouts $85 by 6/1 or $110 AFTER 6/1 […]

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Blackhawk Area Council Annual Golf Outing

Blackhawk Area Council Annual Golf Outing

Published on March 22nd, 2022

Start your weekend with some fun & food on the fairway! Individual golfers, foursomes and a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities are available to support Scouting. When: Friday, June 10, 2022 Where: Sandy Hollow Golf Course – 2500 Sandy Hollow Rd, Rockford IL Golfer Registration: 12 PM / Shotgun Start: 1 PM   Benefitting the Blackhawk […]

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Gladiators of Scouting 2022

Gladiators of Scouting 2022

Published on March 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!

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Friends of Scouting

Friends of Scouting

Published on January 18th, 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.

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Unit Charter Renewal Information

Unit Charter Renewal Information

Published on September 14th, 2021

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? Internet Advancement Internet Charter Renewal will be available on October 15, 2021. […]

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