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2019 Dates April 26th, through 28th


"Spirits of 1869"



Camping Opportunity!

Up to 100 people can camp on a great spot over looking the Mississippi River Valley. 

Registration and camping are bundled together.

Camping at Canyon Camp


2 new locations for Council Camping

     West Cross Road, west of Galena

Wooded Wonder land, east of Galena off Hwy 20


2019 U. S. Grant Pilgrimage Trail Medal Hike


The Blackhawk Area Council regrets to inform you that the trail hike medals will not be available on time for our event.  We were informed by National Supply that our order was lost due to a personnel change at the manufacturer.  We apologize for the inconvenience that this causes all of us.  We have been told that they will arrive in May and that you should receive them by U.S.P.S. near the end of May. 

  1.  We ask that all Scouts and leaders that are registered for the Pilgrimage take the hike as usual.  Participants should take their completed trail hike form (answer sheet) to the Trail Medal table in front of the Trading Post. (Turner Hall on Bench Street)  Workers will mark the completed form to verify completion of the hike. 

  2. All Scouts and leaders should give their completed / marked trail medal form to the main leader of your unit.  The leader should keep the completed trail hike forms to assist in the distribution of the medals when they arrive.  This leader should fill out the information below so that we can mail all of the medals to one location for your unit.

Online Registsration Click here.External Link

Registration opens at the Galena High School opens

5:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday the 26th

8:00am to 12:00pm on the 27th.

 Join us this spring for a great Scouting weekend!

Registration form and Leader Book  Updated for 2019



Saturday Night presentation 7:00pm at Turner Hall(scout trading post)

Ghost of Galena.  Cost is $5



U.S. Grant Pilgrimage 2019- "Spirits of 1869”  

U.S. Grant Pilgrimage Theme for 2019 is Spirits of 1869. While attending the Grant Pilgrimage your Unit will have admission to the Galena Historical Museum, and Blacksmith shop. The Galena Historical Museum has many new displays and the original “Peace in Union” the painting of General Lee surrendering to General Grant.