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Forms and Printed Materials

All of the forms listed on this page are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat® Reader to view and print these forms. This free software may be downloaded from the Adobe web siteExternal Link.

Scouting For Food Unit Participation Packet

2019 Scouting for Food Unit Participation Packet

Tour & Activity Plan

 TOUR AND ACTIVITY PLANS are no longer used / required by National.


Float Plan

If your trip includes time on or in the water, please fill out and submit this "float Plan Document with Your Tour & Activity Plan.

Float Plan - Click Here

Unit Insurance 

Please CLICK HERE to view the Unit Description of Coverage.

Incident Report Form

Fill out the Online reporting access HEREExternal Link

PDF - Incident Report Form

PDF - BSA Near Miss Form

The Blackhawk Area Council Provides Supplemental Accident Insurance

The Blackhawk Area Council provides accident insurance coverage to all units for all registered youth and all registered adults. This is being provided through your unit’s support of the Family Friends of Scouting funding campaign.

This accident insurance will be in effect from January 1 to December 31, and is provided through Health Special Risk, Inc.

Excess Insurance Plan

The insurance plan is an Excess Insurance Plan meaning that the Plan will pay all those eligible expenses incurred from a covered accident not paid by any other collectible insurance or pre-paid health plan in-force for you or a dependent child. If no other collectible insurance or pre-paid health plans are in effect at the time of the loss, this plan will pay all eligible covered expenses up to the plan limits. There is no deductible under this plan.

If You Need An Order Form For Your Adults...Or a Claim Form...

View details of the plan HERE.

To submit a claim you will need to fill out the claim form in competition and submit the form to Emily Cross (Blackhawk Area Council Program Director) for review and authorization signature. Once returned to you the form, along with all bills, can be submitted by the family to HSR. A fax number and email to submit the form is located at the top of the claim form. Statements / projected bills / summary of coverage are not bills, an should not be sent with the form.

For any questions please contact Emily Cross:


Toll Free 1-866-726-8870

Program Planning Packet

The files and resources you need for planning out your next years Pack & Troop activities, budget training and FUN!

Planning Packets 

Dear Unit Leader,

Planning for next year’s unit program is one of the most important steps a pack, troop, or crew must do to insure a fun and active program that will attract and hold youth members and parents. To accomplish this, the annual unit program planning conference should take place during the summer. During this conference, unit leaders and parents will outline a program plan for the coming year. The finalized plan is shared with all Scouts and parents by late August.

Leaders should remember that their prime objective is to deliver a high-quality program to each youth member. A well-rounded year-long program should contain activities that meet the needs and desires of each youth member, and allows all leaders to use those methods which will help achieve the aims and purposes of the Scouting program.

Included on this disc are the tools to help you and the unit committee plan a successful program for your unit. Planning provides direction for the program, a sense of satisfaction for those participating, and a feeling of accomplishment in seeing youth grow in knowledge, skills, and expanded interests. Planning also helps make the best use of time and the resources available.

If your unit needs assistance or has questions concerning the program planning process, please contact your unit commissioner, district commissioner, or district executive.

Silver Beaver Award

Click here for the Silver Beaver Nomination FormExternal Link


To fill out the nomination form you will need:

Your - Name, address, phone, email, unit, scouting position, council, and district

The nominee's - Name, address, phone, email, spouse's name, employer, occupation, scouting unit & position,  council, district, history of scouting positions: Unit level (Unit, position, dates held) - District level (District, position, dates held) - Council level (Council, position, dates held) - Community / Other organizations (Organization, position, dates held). 

Lastly in each section you will have the opportunity to share instances of outstanding leadership held at each level.

* Except field asking for the nominee's name please do not use their name in any of the other sections. Each application is judged on it's own merit and anonymously by the committee. 

As quickly as possible after the Committee reviews all nominations the nominator will be notified of the outcome.

Please email Emily Cross, Blackhawk Area Council Program Director with any questions at:



Wayne and Ruth Diehl Scholarship


CLICK HERE for the Wayne and Ruth Diehl Scholarship ApplicationExternal Link


P U R P O S E:  Each year several Eagle Scouts from the Blackhawk Area Council are honored with the Wayne and Ruth Diehl Scholarship.  This award is designed to aid Eagle Scouts from the council to prepare themselves educationally for their chosen life’s work.  

This award is made possible by the generous gift of Wayne and Ruth Diehl for a Scholarship Trust Fund. Each year the interest earned is used for scholarships for outstanding Eagle Scouts who are completing high school or are already in college.

O B J E C T I V E S:
1. To encourage Scouts to advance and attain the Eagle rank.
2. To recognize outstanding Eagle Scouts.
3. To provide financial assistance for education or training beyond high school. This scholarship is to be used for tuition, books, and/or other college expenses.

C R I T E R I A   F O R   S E L E C T I O N:
1. Must be a registered Eagle Scout in the Blackhawk Area Council at the time of application and receipt of award.
2. Must be a high school senior or graduate.
3. This is a one time non-renewable scholarship.

S E L E C T I O N    P R O C E D U R E:
1. Application must be submitted by December 27, 2019
2. Recipients will be recognized at the council’s Adult and Youth Recognition Dinner.
3.    Awards will be in the amount of $1,000.00.
4. The number of scholarships presented will be determined by the funds available from the trust fund.
5. Applications should include letters of recommendation from:
      a. Unit leader
      b. Head of chartered organization
      c. High school counselor
      d. Employer

*At the end of the application you will have the opportunity to upload your recommendations. or you can have them mailed to 
Blackhawk Area Council
Att: Diehl Scholarship Applications
2820 McFarland Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107

CLICK HERE for the Wayne and Ruth Diehl Scholarship ApplicationExternal Link