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News and Announcements

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

Wood Badge Dinner

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…

2023 Rockford Legacy of Service Luncheon Award

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…

Blackhawk Area Council Annual Golf Outing

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…

2023 Family Camp at Lowden

September 22nd, 2022

Everyone is invited to come out and camp! May 5-7, 2023 at Camp Lowden.  Program includes: BB gun shooting, Archery, Leave No Trace, Physical Challenge Course, Recycle Boat building, Scout…

Annie Oakley Shooting Event

September 21st, 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…

Lowden Adventures 2023

September 21st, 2022

Choose your own Adventures at Camp Lowden Lowden Summer Adventures returns for another year with open programming for Scouts of all ages. Choose your own adventures at Camp Lowden makes…

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...


March 28th, 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…

Cub Scout Summer Camps – Pioneer Living

March 28th, 2022

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!

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