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Join Us In September For The Best Camping Weekend Of The Year

The Lutheran Association of Scouters, the Catholic Committee on Scouting, and the United Methodist Men invite you to attend the annual Blackhawk Area Council Boy Scout Religious Retreat.

The retreat will be held at Camp Lowden, September 16-18, 2016

Boy Scout Religious Retreat


New this year!We are offering a Cub Scout Day Retreat on Saturday, September 17, 2016.Please click on the registration form for more information:

2016 Cub Scout Registration Form






  • Sign up now for Jamboree 2017!

    The Blackhawk Area Council will be sending two Boy Scout Troops and two Venturing Patrols to the 2017 National Scout Jamboree at The Summit Bechtel Reserve located near Glen Jean, West Virginia July 19 to 28, 2017. With travel time the trip will run from July 18-29, 2017.


    Click here for more information!


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Winnebago County Forest Preserve Scout Day

The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County has teamed with the Blackhawk Area Council to bring you Scout Day at the R.E.A.P. Day (Restoration, Education, Appreciation, & Preservation) on Saturday, August 20th @ Kieselburg Forest Preserve.

Wanchanagi Blast Into Scouting Kickoff Event

Blast Into Scouting is ready for 2016! Every Cub Scout Pack is strongly encouraged to attend the Blast Into Scouting Kickoff event at the Council Program Center (Cherry Valley) @ 6:30PM, Tuesday, August 2nd.

Wanchanagi Fall Popcorn Kickoff Event

The Wanchanagi District Popcorn Kickoff will be held on Thursday, July 28th at the Council Program Center (Cherry Valley) @ 6:30pm. Cliff Chappelle, the District Popcorn Kernel, will be on hand to discuss the details of the sale and answer questions.

Wanchanagi 2016 Fall Camporee

The Wanchanagi District Fall Camporee will be held at Camp Lowden, October 14-16. The theme is Native American Heritage. All the program activities will be tied to the theme.

New Wanchanagi Training 2016 Dates!

Upcoming training dates(s) for Cub Scout BALOO training. Den Leader, Scoutmaster Specific, and Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills Training dates will be published soon.

Wanchanagi August 2016 Roundtable Details

Roundtable meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday. We meet at 6:45PM on Thursday, August 11th at Christ United Methodist Church (Highcrest & Alpine) in Rockford.

Eagles, Application & Preparation

Eagle Scout Paperwork & Procedure

On-Line Advancement and Rechartering

For Internet Advancement Training Powerpoint:

For on-line Internet Advancement:External Link

For on-line Internet Rechartering:External Link

For a copy of the Charter Renewal guide please contact as information varies by District

Guide To Safe Scouting, Risk Management, Safety

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