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News and Announcements

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

Fall Family Camp 2023 at Lowden

July 19th, 2023

October 6-8...Camp provides an exciting schedule of programming for the entire family, which includes BB Guns, Archery, Bouldering Wall, Fitness Challenge Course, Scout Skills, Campfire Cheer, and more.

Camp Lowden Improvement Days

July 18th, 2023

Saturday, September 23rd...Head out to camp to help with projects/improvements and enjoy the beautiful outdoors!

Camp Lowden Sporting Clays Days

July 18th, 2023

Second Saturday of EVERY month starting in May through October. Open to the General Public! Course is made up of report pairs and true pairs that will engage a first-time…

2023 Religious Retreat – 60th Annual!

July 15th, 2023

Please join us for a weekend of fellowship and Duty to God. Activities are planned for your youth throughout the weekend. Patches and all food is included.

45th Annual Kiwanis Woodcutter’s Ball/Workday

July 14th, 2023

Saturday, October 7th, 2023...This annual workday at Canyon Camp has the primary focus of preparing the camp for the winter camping season.  

2023/24 Blackhawk Area Council OKPIK Training

October 27th, 2022

Registration is now open...This program covers the preparation and techniques needed to ensure a successful, safe, and fun cold weather camping experience. 

Unit Charter Renewal Information

February 20th, 2022

If at any time you are experiencing difficulty completing your Charter Renewal, please contact the Council Office at 815.397.0210 and you will be connected with your local staff member for…

Advanced Training Courses

Opportunites for Youth and Adults to Become Better Leaders

2023 Program and Funding Partners

Making an Investment in the Youth of the Blackhawk Area Council