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Hosted by Arrowhead 2018!

When: Saturday February 3, 2018 (snow date 2/10/18)

Time: AM session 8:30 am - 12 pm & PM session 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Where: Ottensman Hall, UW-Platteville in Platteville, WI

Fees: Scouts - $15 by 1/20/18 or $25 after 1/20/18 (includes lunch)

Adults - $5 by 1/20/18 or $8 after 1/2018 (includes lunch)

Register by January 29, 2018

No registrations will be accepted after Jan 29, 2018




Hosted by White Eagle 2018!

Saturday, February 17, 2018 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Byron Nuclear Plant 4450 N German Church Road, Byron, IL 61010

Cost is $20.00 per scout until February 1, 2018

Cost is $25.00 per scout after February 1, 2018

Cost is $5.00 Adult - (for Lunch)

Cost includes – 6-inch Turkey & Cheese Sub, Chips, Cookies & Bottle of Water

No Registration after Saturday, February 10, 2018

We will be using on-line registration that opens December 8, 2017.



Hosted by Sycamore 2018!

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saints Peter & Paul Catholic School, 410 First St. Cary, IL 60013 

Registration Coming Soon!

Annual Meeting

Blackhawk Area Council’s Annual Meeting will be scheduled for April 2018. 6:30 PM possible location Pecatonica High School located at 1300 Main St. Pecatonica, IL 61063

The meeting will commence at 6:30 p.m. There will be a light supper beginning at 6:00 and the annual meeting will be followed by the quarterly Council Combined Committees. 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

Featured Events and Activities

  • 2018 Wanchanagi Klondike Derby

    The Wanchanagi District Klondike Derby will be held at Camp Lowden on Saturday, January 27th, 2018. Prepare for the Gold Rush!
  • The "Continuous Fire" Lights Up Scout Spirit!

    The Wanchanagi District prepares for its annual “Continuous Fire” Display in honor of Scout Week and the Boy Scouts’ 108th Anniversary from February 3th - 10th at the Spring Creek United Church of Christ in Rockford.
  • Spring 2018 Rockford IceHogs Scout Night

    The Spring 2018 Rockford IceHogs Scout Night will be held on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018. Scouts who attend both games (Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 Scout nights) will receive a free ticket for March 23rd, 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.


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

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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

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