Scouting Resources

One of the trademarks of a good Scout or Scouter is knowing your resources. From Internet links, forms and applications, to program and training materials, look to this section for your Scouting needs.

Silver Beaver Award


Click here for the Silver Beaver Nomination FormExternal Link


This information will be treated in the strictest confidential manner by the committee.

In fairness to all nominees, the nominator cannot attach any other documentation to this nomination form.  If other documentation is received, it will not be considered.  Only this nomination form will be used by the selections committee.

In order for each nomination to be properly processed by the committee, this form must be received by the Chairman of the Silver Beaver Selections Committee by close of business on November 1.

Section 1 - Will ask basic contact information and employment / marital questions about the person you are nominating and contact information for yourself

Section 2 - Will ask you to -LIST ALL POSITIONS HELD in their Unit / District / Council / Community  STARTING WITH THE MOST RECENT.  *Please include unit #, position, and dates held* 

and then ...for each area ( Unit / District / Council / Community) Share instances of outstanding leadership.

The more detail provided the better for nomination. 

Dear Selections Committee:

I wish to nominate the following person for the Silver Beaver Award.  Please start with YOUR email address followed by the Nominee's information. 

Click here for the Silver Beaver Nomination FormExternal Link



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