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  • 2018 Camp Cards Coming Soon!

    The Rockford Area and McHenry County Area Camp Cards will be available early April!

    Click above or visit to see the 2018 offers

    and to fill out a sale form!!

  • 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


    2018 Cub Scout Resident Camp




    U.S. Grant Pilgrimage 2018

    Honoring Our Veterans

    April 27th-29th



Top Stories

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.

Scoutreach is looking to hire part time Scout Leaders in Rockford

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.

Wanchanagi Spring 2018 Training Dates!

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

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.


May 18–20 at Camp Lowden 4418 S. Scout Rd., Oregon, IL

2018 Wanchanagi Day Camp Information!

The 2018 Wanchanagi Day Camp dates are here! The parent guide is available here along with the online registration information. Come get your passport to adventure!

Order your 2017 Jamboree Patch Set Today!

2017 Jamboree Patch Sets are NOW Available for Online Ordering!

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 Membership Notes

Membership Notes for Sycamore District Units

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!

2018 Sycamore BALOO Training

April 21–22 at Nunda Township Building 3510 Bay Rd., Crystal Lake, IL

2018 Sycamore Derby Days

May 12 at the Crystal Lake Field Office

2018 Sycamore District Tiger Time

March 17 at McHenry High School West 4724 W. Crystal Lake Rd., McHenry, IL