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Venturing Blast! 


It’s time to register for Blackhawk Area Council’s Venturing Blast set for Friday-Sunday, Feb. 22-24, at Camp Lowden near Oregon, IL. It is open to ages 14 and older in all Scout units, as well as non-Scouts—use it as a recruitment activity! 

Planned events include pistol shooting, archery, crate stacking, tomahawk and knife throwing, astronomy, snow shoeing and much more! Other activities include evening social/dance, night hike and evening cracker barrel! Activities are subject to change based on weather. 

Participants will sleep in heated cabins, so there’s no need to bring a tent! Register early to sleep in Boeger Lodge — space is first come, first reserved!

Cost is $30 per person before February 9 (EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 16TH!!!) and $35 afterward. For more information, contact Heather Lisser at or (608) 214-0970.




Friday after 5:00 pm

Saturday morning after 7:00 am



Saturday before 5:30 pm

Saturday after dinner

Sunday after 10:00 am

Saturday morning breakfast will start at 7a.m. if you are driving in please allow time to eat, let us know ahead time so we have food available 




2019 Council Pinewood Derby!


Click HERE for the 2019 Pinewood Rules


Click HERE for the Pinewood Registration Form 


Lions in Pinewood 2019 Welcome Click HERE for info.

Featured Events and Activities

  • 2019 Scouting For Food in McHenry County

    2019 Sycamore District Scouting for Food Since 1910, the ideals of Scouting have guided our youth to perform "service to others and to the community." Responding to the plight of America's poor and hungry is a traditional Scouting "good turn." through Scouting for Food. The SFF coordinator for Sycamore District is Susan Kelly or (847) 219 0882
  • Wanchanagi District Dinner March 31st!

    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 1st. Awards will be presented at the 2019 Wanchanagi District Dinner at 4 PM on Sunday, March 31st.


Scouting For Food Unit Participation Packet

Scouting for Food Unit Participation Packet

Dates for the McHenry County / Sycamore District: 

  • Sat February 23rd 2019 – Flyers/Bags out
  • Sat March 2nd 2019 - Collect food donations & bring to local food pantry

Dates for the Boone & Winnebago County / Wanchanagi District: 

  • Sat October 12th  2019 – Door-hanger Distribution
  • Sat October 19th 2019 - Collect food donations & bring to local food pantry

What is Scouting for Food? - find out by clicking here!External Link

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