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Merit Badge Midways! 2 great events to attend! 


Hosted by Sycamore 2018!

WHO: All registered Boy Scouts regardless of where you are from!  

WHAT: Merit Badges - Eagle Required and Non-Eagle Required 

WHEN: Saturday, APRIL 14th


Crystal Lake Church of Latter Day Saints

480 N. Walkup Ave

Crystal Lake, IL 60014



Registration Coming Soon!



Annual Meeting

Blackhawk Area Council’s Annual Meeting will be scheduled for April 2018. 6:30 PM at the Program Center, 7194 VanDiver Road, Rockford, IL 61108


The meeting will commence at 7:00 p.m. There will be a light supper beginning at 6:30 and the annual meeting. The annual meeting of the council shall be for the purpose of (a) receiving annual reports of the Executive Board, officers, and various committees, (b) electing members at large, associate and honorary members of the council, National Council members, regular members of the Executive Board, and officers of the Corporation other than the Scout executive, c) receiving and approving financial statements showing the financial position of the corporation as of the close of its most recent complete fiscal year and the results of operations during such year, and (d) transaction such other business as may come before the meeting.



US Grant Pilgrimage April 27-29, 2018

Council Annual Wood Badge Reunion Dinner

Dinner and Auction benefitting the BAC Wood Badge Program

Saturday May 5, 2018
5:30 – 8:00 pm
Blackhawk Fire Station
4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109

Cost $10 / person or $15 at the door

Sign up for the 2018 course and your dinner is free!

Meal will include spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, coffee, tea and dessert.

If you have questions, or items that you’d like to donate to the night’s auction, please contact:

Kyle BakerMary Stromberg

There will be a Wood Badge beading ceremony at the dinner.  Please contact your Course Director or Kyle Baker if you’d like to receive your beads at this event.

$15.00 per Participant
Before 5/5/2018 a discount of $5.00 will apply.

Register hereExternal Link.

Featured Events and Activities

  • 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!


Scouting For Food Unit Participation Packet

Scouting for Food Unit Participation Packet

Dates for the McHenry County Sycamore District: 

February 24, 2018 - Distribution Day

March 3, 2018 - food bag collection day

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

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Windy City Bulls vs. Erie Bayhawks

Sears Centre Arena – Friday, February 23, 2018
Gates Open at 5 PM, Tip-Off at 7 PM
You are invited to join the Windy City Bulls – the official NBA G League affiliate of the Chicago Bulls – for a special Scout Night celebration!
Check out the Pre-Game Scout Party featuring face painters, balloon artists and other activities!
Stick around after the game to watch a movie on the scoreboard with friends and family!
All Scouts in attendance will receive a Windy City Bulls patch!

 Discounted Scout Ticket Prices in the 100-Level: $12, $15 or $20

Please contact Mallory Eichhorn at the Windy City Bulls – (847) 396-9305 or – to reserve seats for larger groups





It’s time to register for Blackhawk Area Council’s Venturing Blast set for Friday-Sunday, Feb. 23-25, at Camp Lowden near Oregon, IL. It is open to ages 14 and older in all Scout units as well as non-Scouts.

Planned events include fat-tire bikes, pistol shooting, climbing, 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 served!

Cost is $30 per person before Feb. 18 and $35 afterward. For more information, email Heather Lisser at

CExternal Linklick here to sign up!External Link