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Council Merit Badge Midways

Council Merit Badge Midways

Published on 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!

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Continuous Fire 2023…Honoring Scout Week!

Continuous Fire 2023…Honoring Scout Week!

Published on October 17th, 2022

Come join us for our 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 and families in and around council are welcome!

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2023 McHenry Legacy of Service Dinner…NEW DATE

2023 McHenry Legacy of Service Dinner…NEW DATE

Published on October 16th, 2022

NEW DATE! JOIN US in this celebratory dinner as we honor our veterans on Wednesday, March 15th.

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2023 Council Recognition Event

2023 Council Recognition Event

Published on October 16th, 2022

Please join us in celebrating our 2023 Silver Beavers and the Eagle Scouts of 2022. If you would like to be an event sponsor you can provide additional support through the registration process or contact Roman Salamon

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2023 Council Pinewood Derby – Register by March 24th

2023 Council Pinewood Derby – Register by March 24th

Published on October 16th, 2022

A signature event for Cub Scout boys and girls in grades Kindergarten – Fifth Grade. Registration is now open for all Cub Scout Pinewood Derby race winners and runners-up, and best designs.

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Grant Pilgrimage 2023

Grant Pilgrimage 2023

Published on October 16th, 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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Wood Badge Dinner

Wood Badge Dinner

Published on October 16th, 2022

The Wood Badge Dinner, Auction & Trivia Night Grab your Scout friends and come out for a night of food and fun as we test your trivia knowledge while you reunite with old friends and make new ones for a great cause. Join us on Saturday April 22nd at Cherry Valley Fire Station 2 located […]

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Annie Oakley Shooting Event

Annie Oakley Shooting Event

Published on October 15th, 2022

Mark your calendars…June 2nd and 3rd Come out to Camp Lowden to be introduced to the different firearms on the range to be prepared for camp this summer! The purpose of this event is to orientate all female and male Scouts BSA youth and leaders on firing range procedures, gun handling safety and some good […]

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2023 Rockford Legacy of Service Luncheon Award

2023 Rockford Legacy of Service Luncheon Award

Published on October 15th, 2022

The Rockford Legacy of Service Award is received by individuals and organizations within Rockford that have shown distinguished service to country through the armed forces, or a commitment of service to their community, country, or the veteran community; locally or nationwide. Recipients are selected by other community members and volunteers and are honored at the […]

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Blackhawk Area Council Annual Golf Outing

Blackhawk Area Council Annual Golf Outing

Published on September 22nd, 2022

Start your weekend with some fun & food on the fairway! When: Friday, May 19th  |  Where: Swanhills Golf Course – 2600 Gustafson Rd, Belvidere, IL Golfer Registration: 12 PM / Shotgun Start: 1 PM Each golfer receives lunch and dinner 2 Carts provided per foursome Corporate exposure to Business and Community Leaders across northern IL […]

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