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Obituary for Dr. Virgil R. Grunkemeyer, long-time Wanchanagi Scouter Recently Added Content

Dr. Virgil R. Grunkemeyer, 86, of Rockford, IL passed Friday, January 19, 2018. Virgil is a longtime Wanchanagi Scouter. See the details for the obituary & funeral details.

Scoutreach is looking to hire part time Scout Leaders in Rockford Recently Added Content

The Blackhawk Area Council, Boys Scouts of America, ScoutReach District is looking for a few employees to work the after-school programs. We work primarily with elementary students (1st grade through 5th grade). We go to more than 30 locations each week; you'll be assigned to a few of them each day.

Pack 455 Mourns Leader

Please remember Bob Theall, Den leader with Pack 455, his wife and his family. Bob passed away suddenly on January 7.

Scoutbook Youth Advancement Sync

Calling all unit leaders—the Scoutbook Youth Advancement sync is officially underway! All Scouting units with active Scoutbook subscriptions have recently been invited to complete the Scoutbook Youth Advancement Sync with ScoutNet. The Scoutbook Unit Admins have been notified and given instructions on how to activate this sync by December 31, 2017.

BSA Expands Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts Programs to Welcome Girls

The BSA's board of directors has unanimously approved welcoming girls into our Cub Scouts program and delivering a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

BSA Membership Fee Increase

Effective with recharter deadlines in 2018 the Boy Scouts of America membership fee will be $33 a year for all registered youth and adult members. In addition, there will be an additional $1.00 added (at recharter time) for General Liability Insurance for Blackhawk Area Council Scouts only.

Wanchanagi Spring 2018 Training Dates!

Upcoming training dates(s) for Cub Scout & Boy Scout volunteers for 2017-2018!

Order your 2017 Jamboree Patch Set Today!

2017 Jamboree Patch Sets are NOW Available for Online Ordering!

2018 Wanchanagi Klondike Derby

The Wanchanagi District Klondike Derby will be held at Camp Lowden on Saturday, January 27th, 2018. Prepare for the Gold Rush!

Spring 2018 Rockford IceHogs Scout Night

The Spring 2018 Rockford IceHogs Scout Night will be held on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018. Scouts who attend both games (Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 Scout nights) will receive a free ticket for March 23rd, 2018!!*

The "Continuous Fire" Lights Up Scout Spirit!

The Wanchanagi District prepares for its annual “Continuous Fire” Display in honor of Scout Week and the Boy Scouts’ 108th Anniversary from February 3th - 10th at the Spring Creek United Church of Christ in Rockford.

Wanchanagi District Dinner April 22nd!

Do you know a fellow scouter or a member of your unit that goes above and beyond in everything they do for scouting? Then nominate them today! The awards nominations deadline is March 15th. Awards will be presented at the 2018 Wanchanagi District Dinner at 4 PM on Sunday, April 22nd.

 

2017 Jamboree Collector Patch Set

    available while supplies last! 

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The Blackhawk Area Council, Boy Scouts of America is proud to thank these partners:

United Way of Rock River ValleyExternal Link             United Way of Ogle CountyExternal Link

External LinkLee County United WayExternal Link                        McHenry County United WayExternal Link

 

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