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Merit Badge Midway 2012

The Merit Badge Midway will be held on the first three Saturday’s in February 2012 in Ottensman Hall at the UW-Platteville campus. The dates are February 4, 11, 18 with a snow date of February 25. If a weekend is canceled by snow, the leaders will be emailed from Dennis Palmer and local radio stations [...]

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The Arrowhead District of the Blackhawk Council of the Boy Scouts of America, together with the Sugar River Valley Chapter of Pheasants Forever invite you to the “Call of the Wild” Spring Camporee at Savanna Springs and the Argyle Rod & Gun Club May 13, 14, 15, 2011.

Most of the camporee events will take place [...]

Venturing BLAST 2011

Come visit us on March 4-6, 2011
Camp Lowden, Oregon, IL

Open to Blackhawk Area Council Venturing Crews and invited guests.


Cross Country Skiing
Snow Shoeing
Rifle and Pistol Shooting
Climbing Wall
Centuring Leader Skills Course
Starlight Orienteering
Wilderness and Dutch oven cooking

Attend all three days or just a portion!  Cost is $25 per participant.  Unit Registration is due February 25, 2011.

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Cub Day Camp

Come join the Fun of Cub Scout Day Camp! There are two locations, Lancaster Fair Grounds and the Green County Fair Grounds in Monroe, WI.

The theme this year is the Wild Wild West, so prepare for an awesome time!

Lancaster dates are June 21 – 24.

Monroe dates are August 9 – 11.

Air Camp 2010

“Continuing the Journey”

Who: Boy Scouts, Venturers, Webeloes, and Cub Scouts (Saturday only)

What: Scouting Encampment to celebrate 100 years of Scouting in the USA

When: September 24, 25, & 26, 2010

Where: Chicago Rockford International Airport –Rockford Illinois

Cost: $15.00 for Campers (Boy Scouts, Venturers, Varsity Scouts, and Adults ($17.00 after September 11, 2010) [...]

2010 Galena Pilgrimage Video Broadcast

The following broadcasts took place on the morning of April 24, 2010 from Galena, IL at the Galena Pilgrimage.

Troop 84 Packing for Galena

Blackhawk Area Council Luncheon

Around Galena

Foreign Exchange Visitors

Canyon Camp Staff in Galena

Scout Interview One

Scout Interview Two

Blackhawk Area Council Scout Executive

Trading Post

Scout Interview Three

Link for Historical Merit Badge program

2010 District Executive Installation

Arrowhead District Executive, Nicholas Geinosky, was installed at the annual District Dinner April 7, 2010 by Arrowhead District Chair, Daniel Bestul. This installation took place as the first agenda item at the District Dinner.

Arrowhead Scouters to Receive Silver Beaver Award

Nichole Wiest, District Training Chair and Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner, and Mike Grebner, District Commissioner, are among the twelve Scouters who will be receive the Silver Beaver award at the Council Recognition Dinner. The dinner will be held at the Radisson Convention Center, 200 S. Bell Road, Rockford, on March 14.

Reservations for [...]

Historical Merit Badge Requirements for 2010 Released

Follow the link to the Historical Merit Badge Requirements which are being reactivated for 2010.  Again these Merit Badges must be completed in 2010!