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 "We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it."

Quote from the founder of Scouting: -Sir Robert Baden-Powell



Posted on Jun 16 2021 - 4:20pm

ROCKFORD SCOUT SHOP in the lower level of the BSA Blackhawk Area Council office is out closest source.

Located in the Lower Level of the Tumilowicz Center For Boy Scout

2 New Troop 85 OA Ordeal Members

Posted on Jun 7 2021 - 10:53am


Derrick T. And Gabriel B.

Two Scouts complete There Ordeal becoming members of the BSA Order of the Arrow

Sorry COVID delayed this 1 year but they have completed their Ordeal this past June 4th and 5th.

Covid Rules - expecting June 11 Illinois upgrade to Phase 5???

Posted on Jun 7 2021 - 10:53am

??  Phase 5 expected June 11 watch the NEWS for updates ??

New guidelines are complicated but may be somewhat doable. Listed MY Short - interpretation of rules. FULL list below my short evaluation.

ADULTS Step UP & BE Trained Leaders

Posted on Jun 7 2021 - 10:50am

Scoutmaster Specifics Training, June 21 - In Person

Scoutmaster Position-Specific training is the BSA’s initial level of training for adult leaders of Scouts BSA troops. It is designed primarily for Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters. However, committee members and other adults connected to a Scouts BSA troop are welcome to attend.


Posted on Jun 7 2021 - 10:49am

DOWN LOAD FORM AT: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf  can fill out on home computer when saved as a PDF file.

Can Scouts drive themselves to and from events?

Posted on Jun 7 2021 - 10:43am

Update, April 4, 2017: This story, originally posted in 2014, has been updated to reflect the BSA’s new transportation policy.

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