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Black Gold District

The Black Gold District covers Clay, Jefferson, Marion, Washington, Wayne , and part of Clinton counties in Illinois.

Roundtable and OA Chapter Meeting
First Thursday of each Month
Grace United Methodist Church, 116 Schwartz Salem, IL
Pre-Roundtable Training Starts at 6:30-7:00
Roundtable and OA Chapter Meeting from 7:00-8:00
Commissioner and District Committee Meetings
Second Thursday of each Month
Grace United Methodist Church, 116 Schwartz Salem, IL
Commissioner Meeting 6:30-7:30 and District Committee 7:30-8:30

Black Gold Day Camp

Day Camp is an opportunity to have tons of fun, learn new skills, and experience exciting scouting activities all while making new friends. These camps are available to any age cub scout and open to siblings!

July 9-13              Camp Joy, Carlyle IL, Twilight Camp                  $60 | Register

July 23-27            Mt. Vernon Outland Airport Twilight Camp          $60 | Register 

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Frequently Asked Questions – Day Camp

Overnight Cub Scout Camp, & Cub Scout Family Camp

Cub Scout overnight camps – Webelos Camp, Arrow of light Camp, and Cub Adventure Camp are great opportunities for your Scouts to start out the year with a few Adventures/Advancements well underway and completed, while having a super fun time at camp!

Family Camps are opportunities for Scouts to spend a day and a night, over a weekend, at one of our properties, sharing the fun of the outdoors with mom, dad, and Cub Scout-aged siblings!  In addition to Family Camp, we have Dad and Lad Camp in April, and Mom and Me camp in September.

Summer Camps are in June and July, at Camp May (Beaumont), Warren Levis, Pine Ridge, and Lewallen.

Register here to see all the opportunities and reserve your summer of fun! | Register

Welcome Joe Blasko

Joe joins us the new District Executive effective June 16. He and his wife Barbara are relocating to the district from Kansas City.

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Upcoming Summer Camp

Be sure to join us at summer camp next week.

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District Committee

  • District Chairman

    Rex Barbee

    Email 

    618-292-9636

  • District Commissioner

    Helen Renschen

    Email 

    618-594-4431

  • District Executive

    Joe Blasko

    email

    816-225-6201 (Cell)

    618-235-8926 (Herrin Office)

  • Finance/Community Chair

    Michael Bray

    Email

    618-315-4950

  • FOS Family

    Mandy Albert

    Email 

    618-304-7125

  • Training Chair

    Mike Burge

    Email

    618-676-5940

  • Advancement Chair/Scouting For Food

    Chuck Newby

    Email 

    618-314-2523

  • Camping Chair/High Adventure Chair

    Ron Wood

    Email 

    618-548-9798

  • Order of the Arrow Advisor

    John Straeter

    Email 

    618-594-2799

  • Popcorn Chair

    Kelly Dempsey

    Email 

    713-775-7066

  • Eagle Chair

    Llyod Reinkensmeier

    Email

    618-214-7094

  • Assistant Eagle Chair

    Jeff Schatz

    618-972-3716

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