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News and Announcements

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

2023 Sporting Clays For Scouting Shoot One Event … Hunt Club of Richmond

May 22nd, 2023

2023 Sporting Clays for Scouting...we have two events this year! Join us for a day of fun, camaraderie, and great sport!

Scouts BSA – Canyon Camp Summer Camp

May 21st, 2023

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...

Cub Scout Overnight Camps

April 16th, 2023

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!

2023 Day Camp… WILD WILD WEST

April 15th, 2023

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…

Lowden Adventures 2023

April 14th, 2023

Choose your own Adventures at Camp Lowden Lowden Summer Adventures returns for another year with open programming for Scouts of all ages.  Camp Lowden makes it easy to maximize the…

Wilderness First Aid Training

April 4th, 2023

Wilderness first aid (WFA) is a course for anyone planning an outdoor adventure. This weekend class prepares you to handle serious back-country emergencies. Wilderness First Aid is a comprehensive series…

Camp Lowden Sporting Clays Days

August 9th, 2022

Second Saturday of EVERY month starting in May through October. Open to the General Public! Course is made up of report pairs and true pairs that will engage a first-time…

2023 Sporting Clays for Scouting Shoot Two Event … Camp Lowden

May 22nd, 2022

Sporting Clays for Scouting Shoot Two Friday, September 8th & Saturday, September 9th, 2023 Camp Lowden | 4418 S Scout Rd, Oregon, IL Enjoy a morning or afternoon (first come,…

Advanced Training Courses

Opportunites for Youth and Adults to Become Better Leaders

2023 Program and Funding Partners

Making an Investment in the Youth of the Blackhawk Area Council