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Tour de Blackhawk coming this June



Bike Tour


Bring a Bike, Sleeping Bag and a Tent…

We’ll do the Cooking!

June 11-12-13, 2010

Monticello, Wisconsin


As part of Blackhawk Area Council’s celebration of 100 years of Scouting in the USA, we are bringing to you, for the first time ever, a Council Camporee on wheels. There will be options for bike riders of all levels of expertise – everything from a few miles on a bike trail, to a challenging road course, and everything in between.


The Jane Addams trail in Illinois between Freeport and the state line, along with the Badger State and Sugar River Trails in Wisconsin which connect Monroe, Monticello, Belleville, New Glarus, Albany, and Brodhead will be used, and the road course will be nearby in the Monticello area.


There will be many other cycling related events, activities, and games along with camping available in Monticello. All you need to bring is your bike, tent, and sleeping bag. You can leave your kitchen gear at home because we are doing the cooking; two breakfasts and the Saturday evening meal are included as part of the tour.


Mark your calendars, come and spend some time in the country.


Contact for more information:

Contact John Wurtzel




Pilot: Under Armour Co-Branded Shirt

The Boy Scouts of America is considering introducing a Boy Scout shirt made by Under Armour. Boy Scouts would wear the shirt while doing activities such as service projects, hiking, camping, and other troop activities.
The BSA is interested in getting feedback on options via an online survey. Please help get the word out and encourage Scouts to take this survey.

Tiger Cub Leader Recruitment

Though this fall’s recruitment was a success in many ways, packs reported that recruiting Tiger Cubs was a challenge due to leadership for those den’s.  Arrowhead District is currently putting plans together to recruit volunteers ages 55 and better to serve as Tiger Cub Den Leaders in local packs.

If your pack would accept such a volunteer please e-mail to be included in our efforts.

Philmont Training Schedule Released

The 2010 Philmont Training Schedule is now available.  Please view the list below to see if there is a training that you would like to attend.

For those who have never been there, the Philmont Training Center is a family-friendly facility that provides activities for the whole family including spouses, pre-teen and teenage kids and day care for young children while you attend training.  It may just be the best vacation you ever take!

All attendees must be approved by your council so please e-mail with your interest to to be submitted for approval!


Week 1: June 6-12

Advancement Policy and Procedures

Strictly for Cubmasters

Strictly for Scoutmasters

Geocaching to Promote Scouting

Learning to Teach Basic Outdoor Skills

Professional Development – Level 2

Week 2: June 13 – 19

Webelos to First Class

The Unit Commissioner – Supporting Units Needs

Council Commissioners

Council Key Three

Initiative Games for Packs, Troops, Teams and Crews

District Key Three: Leadership for the Future

How to Develop Crews that Thrive

How to Conduct a College of Commissioner Science

Effective Leadership of Commissioner Service

National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience

Week 3: June 20 – 26

Order of the Arrow Advisor Training

Putting More Outing in Scouting

Leading Pack Camping

Delivering Venturing to your District and Council

Strictly for the Varsity Coach and Team Committee

Boys: The Development Stages – Ages 6 – 13

What’s New in Youth Leader Training

Implementation of Required Training

National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience

Week 4: June 26 – July 2

LDS Scouting Leadership Conference

June 27-July 3:

Leadership Experience

National Advanced Youth

Week 5: July 3 – 9

LDS Scouting Leadership Conference

July 4-10:

National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience

Week 6: July 11 – 17

Strictly for Scoutmasters

Council and District Training Teams

Putting PIZZAZZ into Cub Scouting

Orienteering and Scouting

Trainer’s Edge

Building Strong Packs, Troops, Teams, and Crews

Scouting and Cyberspace

Wood Badge Refresher

National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience

Week 7: July 18 – 24

Strictly for the Unit Committee

Strictly for Cubmasters

Specialized Programming for Venturing Crews

Cub Scout and Boy Scout Roundtables,

and Venturing Forums

Learning to Teach Basic Outdoor Skills

Troop Operations

What’s New in Youth Leader Training

Helping Packs, Districts and Councils Succeed

using the Cub Scout Outdoor Program

National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience

Week 8: July 25 – July 31

National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience

Philmont Staff Association Conference

Week 9: August 1 – 7

Advanced Communication and Counseling Skills

Working with Scouts with Special Needs

District Key Three – Key Leadership for the Future

Training Venture Leaders – Youth and Adults

Advancement Policy and Procedures

Cub Scouts in 2010 (Fast Tracks)

Strictly for the Venturing Crew Advisor

Scouting in the Catholic Church

National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience

Week 10: August 8 – 14

Membership Growth for Districts and Councils

Becoming a Stronger Executive Board Member

Health and Safety/Risk Management

District Committees help Strengthen Units

Council Program Administration

Planning and Conducting a University of Scouting

Reconnecting Scouting’s Alumni

Many Cultures – One Mission

Fall Conference: September 19 – 25

Philmont Leadership Challenge

Project COPE and Climbing Program Manager

Climbing and Rappelling

Connecting Children and Nature

Implementing Leave No Trace in the Council

Project COPE Director Training

The Properties Course

Trek Leader Planning and Advanced Outdoor Skills

Wilderness First Aid

Conservation USA

National Youth Leader Training 2010

Cub Scouts in 2010 (Fast Tracks)


New Arrowhead Website

Welcome to the new Arrowhead district website! We’re slowly settling into our new space, so please feel free to send comments and let us know what additional things should be added to the site. We will have an updated calendar of events posted very soon, and hopefully a photo gallery section where leaders can share their photos of the activities going on around the district.

Scouting Day at UW-Platteville Basketball

Come visit the Pioneers February 20, 2010 for a men’s/women’s double header.   The action starts at 4 p.m. on the one and only Bo Ryan Court.

Cost is very reasonable at $1.75 per child and $3.50 per adult for both games.  All orders should be sent in through your Scouting unit.  Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers welcome!

Send orders to  Not a Scout yet?  E-mail Nick to join and reserve your ticket!