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Blackhawk Area Council

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The Blackhawk Area Council is a local council of the Boy Scouts of America located in the state of Illinois and Wisconsin. Headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, they can also be found online at http://www.blackhawkscouting.org/

Council History

The Council was formed by the merging of the U.S. Grant Council in the west and Blackhawk Council in the east portion of what is now the Blackhawk Area Council. Formerly, the two councils each had one camp. The council also owns a cabin in Mount Carroll, Illinois. The word Wulapeju (one spirit) refers to the merger of the Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak (Chief Blackhawk's name) Lodge and Wetassa Lodge #227 as part of the council merger. Some older members of the former Wetassa Lodge still proudly wear their pre-1973 raccoon Wetassa Lodge flap on their uniforms.

Council Patches

Districts

  • Arrowhead District
  • Sycamore District
  • Wanchanagi District
  • Wetassa District
  • White Eagle District

Camps

Lodge

The council is served by the Order of the Arrow Wulapeju Lodge #140.