Pilgrimage is a Monumental Event!

Patriotism and Scouting go hand in hand, that is without question. When the annual Mt. Rushmore Pilgrimage began 80 years ago, Mt. Rushmore was not even complete. Despite that fact Scouts and Scouters still wanted to pay their respects to the Presidents featured on the sculpture. This time honored event has become a key event in Scouting in the Black Hills and this history runs deep. In 1940, the Region 10 conference coincided with the 3rd Annual event and James E. West, the first Chief Scout Executive, was in attendance.


Don’t miss your chance to become a part of the history of this monumental event! Register for Pilgrimage today!

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Constitution Day

Black Hills Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has invited all Boy Scouts to a special celebration of the signing of the constitution at America’s Founding Fathers Exhibit on Monday, Sept. 17 at 4:00. Scouts will take part in the event by ringing the “Liberty Bell”, lowering the American Flag, and getting to go inside the exhibit for free to see the replicas of the men who signed this important document.

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Scouts BSA Eagle Rank Update

On February 1, 2019, the Boy Scouts of America will begin admitting girls into Scouts BSA.

One of the characteristics of Scouting—for over a hundred years—is that no matter when you join, however long you stay, or the rank you attain, the Scouting experience prepares you for life. And for some, the pinnacle of their Scouting experience is achieving the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

The policies of the BSA indicate that, except in extraordinary circumstances, a youth desiring to achieve the rank of Eagle must do so before the youth’s 18th birthday. This will continue to be our policy.

It is in the interests of the entire BSA, and in fact our nation, that all girls who join the BSA in 2019 should have an opportunity to earn their Eagle Scout rank should they diligently and promptly complete all requirements.

Accordingly, after carefully considering recommendations from stakeholders, including feedback from volunteers and professionals at the 2018 Top Hands Meeting, the National Executive Committee of the Boy Scouts of America has approved temporary transition rules regarding extensions for youth over 16 but not yet 18 years of age on February 1, 2019 to complete the requirements for the Eagle Scout award.

To preserve the integrity of the Eagle Scout Award, no exceptions to or waivers of any of the requirements for the Eagle Scout Award are permitted under this limited exception, and all requirements must be completed while the individual is a registered member of Scouts BSA, or after achieving the First-Class Rank in Scouts BSA (as specified in the BSA Guide to Advancement).

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Scouting for Food!

There are still spots open for Scouting for Food!

Sign up for an area today! Click here to find the areas map and instructions

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Upcoming Youth Protection Training Dates


This is the recently updated Youth Protection Training that is required in order to work with Youth Members of the Boy Scouts of America.
The training must be completed annually and the cost is FREE!!!

Sign up online today at the following link because every Scout deserves a Trained Leader!


SPEARFISH ~ October 23, 2018
Our Savior Lutheran Church • 1020 State St, Spearfish, SD 57783
Starts at 6:00 pm

CUSTER ~ October 29, 2018
Senior Center • 538 Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730
Starts at 6:00pm

RAPID CITY ~ November 08, 2018
Latter Day Saints Church • 2250 Moon Meadows Dr. Rapid City SD 57701
Starts at 6:00pm


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Orange & Black Apparel Sale

Orange & Black Apparel Sale starts October 24th and ends October 31st, 2018. So come on into the Scout Shop at the Black Hills Area Council Office and pick up your set today.

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Nominate Deserving Leaders Today!

Do you know of a Leader who deserves to be recognized for their service? Nominate them for an award today! Find out what award they are eligible for here!

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Position-Specific Training Updates!

Position-specific training courses for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts (Scouts BSA) are being updated and will be available January 2, 2019. Any progress on current training materials will not carry over to the new learning plan so be sure to complete any in-progress training before December 31, 2018.

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Office Closed December 27th at 11am

We are closing today at 11am due to weather! If you have recharter questions, please call Ron on his cell phone at 248-933-4340. Otherwise, we will be in the office tomorrow morning at 8am.

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The New Medicine Mountain App is Live!

The new Medicine Mountain App is now live! This app is almost fully capable to run entirely offline! Perfect for camp! Download this app today and use it the next time you are at camp! 

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