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News and Announcements

Featured information from Blackhawk Area Council and Boy Scouts of America.

Scouts BSA Camp Lowden 2022

October 18th, 2021

Camp Lowden is a complete service camp offering a challenging summer camp program as well as the opportunity for year-round camping experiences. Explore potential career choices and hobbies with ten…

Scouts BSA Canyon Camp 2022

October 18th, 2021

Don't think it's too early to register for Summer Camp! Explore new Merit Badges including Exploration and Citizenship in Society, and new OWL activities in a revamped adventure schedule!

Legacy of Service Award

September 29th, 2021

The Rockford Legacy of Service Award is received by individuals and organizations within Rockford that have shown distinguished service to country through the armed forces, or a commitment of service…

Wood Badge

July 28th, 2018

What Is Wood Badge and Why Should I Attend? Wood Badge is an advanced leadership training course available for Scout leaders. Wood Badge training began in 1919 by Baden-Powell, the…

Our Council

May 26th, 2018

Blackhawk Area Council The Blackhawk Area Council is chartered by the national council of the Boy Scouts of America. Blackhawk Area Council is headquartered in Rockford, IL and serves southwestern WI…

Advanced Training Courses

Opportunites for Youth and Adults to Become Better Leaders

2021 Program and Funding Partners

Making an Investment in the Youth of the Blackhawk Area Council