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  • 2018 Home of all things Membership and Recruitment

    for the Blackhawk Area Council!

  • Click above to visit our 2018 Fall Popcorn site to check out our 2018 dates!

    More information and updates coming soon!

  • Register today! Some classes are limited in size!  We can't wait to see you there.


  • Thank you to all of our previous and future Friends of Scouting donors! Click above to check out our 2018 Friends of Scouting video, materials for Blue and Gold banquets and court of honors and gifts for your donation!



    Have you ever considered a gift to Scouting that lasts a lifetime? Click above 

    to see all of the opportunities to help fund Scouting in perpetuity in the Blackhawk Area Council.

    Questions? Contact Dane Boudreau at

Top Stories

Fall Scout Night at the IceHogs Recently Added Content

2018 Fall Scout Night at the IceHogs is Saturday, October 13th!

Fall Scout Night at the IceHogs Recently Added Content

2018 Fall Scout Night at the IceHogs is Saturday, October 13th!

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.

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 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.

Sycamore Training Team is now Mobile and ready for action!

The Sycamore District Training team is now mobile and offering any Unit within the District an opportunity to get your leaders and parents trained in Youth Protection and many others. They will come to you!

Lake Geneva Canopy Tours Offer Programs for Scouts

Lake Geneva Canopy Tours offers quality programmatic experiences centered on the Boy Scout Leadership Experience. Our Eco-Adventures offer a multitude of opportunities to build character & develop personal fitness in keeping with the goals of the Boy Scout organization...

ComEd Field Trip Opportunity

The ComEd Rockford Training Center has free field trips available for Scouting youth of all ages. See the flier for all the details.

Wanchanagi Eagle Board of Review Scheduling

Wanchanagi Eagle Board of Review scheduling information.