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Announcing – Easy Online Payments for Your Unit

Blackhawk Area Council is thrilled to offer unit leaders a simpler – more innovative and turnkey – way to collect payments and information from your unit. Even better? It’s available at ZERO COST to your unit. 

Blackhawk Area Council has partnered with an online platform called Cheddar Up ( Link) - available via website and iOS and Android mobile apps.

Cheddar Up is the leading payments platform for group collecting with hundreds of thousands of users across North America. In the case of Boy Scouts, it’s the ideal platform to collect payments (and information) for things such as outings, events, dues, gear, and even in-person sales.


Features You Need
Check out these features that make Cheddar Up the ideal unit-collecting platform: 

  • Online and Point-of-Sale Payments: Cheddar Up allows you to collect payments online by simply sharing a link. Even better? You can also use Cheddar Up to collect in-person paymentsExternal Link for popcorn sales using its mobile apps and card readers…keeping all funds in one spot.

  • Made for groups: The platform’s built-in tracking means you’ll no longer have money coming at you from different directions and you’ll always have instant reporting at your fingertips.

  • No app necessary: While there’s an app available to unit leaders, your parents do not need to download an app in order to pay. They just click your link and can pay as a guest.

  • Collect payments and forms: Cheddar Up’s built-in form fields allow you to collect any extra information (scout name, waivers, parent contact information, etc.) along with payment helping you to eliminate paper.

  • Recurring Payments: Want to collect monthly dues from scout families? Cheddar Up’s recurring payment option allows families to commit to monthly fees once and have the rest of the payments happen automatically behind the scenes.

See How It Works
Watch this video for a quick overview on how it works:


FREE for Your Unit
Perhaps the best part of this partnership? Blackhawk Area Council making this platform available to unit leaders at no cost.

Blackhawk Area Council is waiving the monthly fees associated with the platform’s advanced features so the entire platform is available to unit leaders for FREE.  There is a low transactional fee that is passed to the payer by default. But parents have an online way to pay that is a low, flat $0.45 (less than the price of a stamp). This means that if your unit collects $500, its KEEPS $500. And if you wish to allow parents to continue to have the option to pay with cash/check, you can use the platform to track those payments for free.


Getting Started
Blackhawk Area Council unit leaders will receive a “Welcome email” from Cheddar Up and Blackhawk Area Council in early August. This Welcome email will contain a special link that will prompt you to complete the set up of your Cheddar Up account, and will unlock all platform features for you for free.



Don't miss the Webinar!

Cheddar Up is holding two training webinar in August – exclusively for Blackhawk Area Council unit leaders. The first webinar will be on August 8th and the second on August 28th. Click below to register for the webinar date that works best for you.

Register for August 8th WebinarExternal Link
Register for August 28th WebinarExternal Link

We hope you enjoy this new platform. We’re confident that it will help you simplify unit-related administrative tasks, allowing you to focus on more value-add activities with your Boy Scouts.

Have questions about getting started with the Cheddar Up platform, contact

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