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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 the dinner are due at the Council office by February 26; reservation forms can be found in the Blackhawk Courier, including the online version that can be found at

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! 

Scout leaders in Southwest Wisconsin donate over $3,200

A special thanks goes out to local Scouting volunteers.  At the Arrowhead District February Roundtable they donated over $3,200 to kick-off  the 2010 Friends of Scouting Campaign.  Added to the donations of local businesses Arrowhead Distirct has currently raised over 20% of its $35,000 goal.

Friends of Scouting provides annual support for the Blackhawk Area Council which provides service to local communities by training leaders,  operating two Scout camps and administering advancment and recongnition our youth programs.  In addition, Platteville-based professional, Nick Geinosky, works in collaboration local social service agencies to provide programs for children with special social, developmental or economic need.

To support the Friends of Scouting campaign or inquire about these services contact Nick  Geinosky at

Boeger Leadership Center

Please check out our blog for the Boeger Leadership Center at

The Boeger Leadership Center is a unique facility which can be rented by Scout and non-Scout groups alike.  It was built for the sole purpose of providing a location for leadership training opportunities for youth and is not a destination a simple weekend campout.  Contact Blackhawk Area Council for more information.

A very special thanks to Jim and Karen Boeger for making the facility a reality!

Help for Haiti

Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Haiti. Many members of the BSA family want to provide assistance to the people affected by this horrific earthquake. Find out how you can help in the disaster relief.

Digital Scouting Magazine

Check out the first digital edition of Scouting magazine!  It’s available on  Click on the image of the magazine cover to start reading.   The digital edition is a work in progress designed to make Scouting magazine an even more useful tool for our members.  Watch for improvements such as embedded video and links to forums, blogs, and podcasts.  Be prepared.  If you don’t have a MyScouting login, create one today!

Launch of BSA Motorsports

Corporate Alliances and the BSA Marketing Group are excited to announce the launch of BSA Motorsports. This program will begin its national inaugural season in March 2010 with the unveiling of the Boy Scouts of America’s No. 19 entry into the IZOD IndyCar Series. The open-wheel series features the most technologically sophisticated race cars in our nation, and teaming with Dale Coyne Racing (DCR) will provide an unparalleled opportunity for Scouting youths, volunteers, and councils to leverage this exciting and highly marketable platform.

By utilizing the excitement and high-tech nature of Indy-style racing cars as a platform to promote science, technology, and math to those involved in Scouting, this multiyear program will be foundational to reaching America’s youths in 2010. Through this exposure, our goal is to increase youth interest in the concepts of engineering and math in ways that are fun and relevant to them.

The Boy Scouts of America’s No. 19 IndyCar entry will compete in the 17-race 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule. Local Boy Scout members and volunteers will participate in exciting activities at the track and have other unique opportunities at all races. The team will appear at Scouting events, including the 2010 National Scout Jamboree.

Arrowhead Training Dates

Here are the 2010 Arrowhead Training Dates.  Please add them to your calendar and keep an eye for specific places and dates for our fall trainings.

  • Cub Scout Essentials and position specific – March 27 and October 1 (Potentially offered in Monroe and Platteville/Lancaster on the same day)
  • Cub Scout Outdoor – May 1 – Near Darlington
  • Boy Scout outdoor – April 9-11 – Canyon Camp
  • Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training and Troop Committee Challenge – First half of August  – Darlington
  • Join Scouting Night Training for Packs and Tiger Den leader training – 2nd week of August (two nights – one in Monroe and one in Platteville)
  • Platteville Merit Badge Pow Wow is offering leader training – Feb. 6 – Advancement Workshop, Feb. 13 – How to Run a Troop JLT Course, Feb. 20 – Troop Committee Challenge