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  • Updated Criminal Background Check Forms-Required for Recharter
    The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is committed first and foremost to keeping youth safe. Part of that commitment includes continually updating our youth protection policies to help ensure we are always on the forefront of youth safety. As you know, one of the BSA's many barriers to abuse is a mandatory criminal background check...
  • Holiday Hours
    Holiday hours for the Findlay and Lima Service Center will be closed for the holidays on the following dates...
  • Council Annual Meeting Notice & Executive Board Nominations
    You are invited to the Black Swamp Area Council Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday February 8, Noon in Celina...
  • Funding Scouting-Monthly Scout Executive Blog
    The 8th point of the Scout Law is a Scout is Thrifty. Which is defined as Scouts work to pay their own way. Try not to be wasteful. Use time, food, supplies, and natural resources wisely. Scouting is funded in several different ways from the unit level to the national council...
  • Popcorn inventory now 50% off retail price
    Council's remaining popcorn inventory is now 50% off retail price while supplies last ...
  • Help Determine the Future of Camp Lakota and Camp Berry
    The council's strategic plan calls for an increase in the utilization of the camping facilities and augmentation of the program offerings at both camps. These enhancements will be for existing Scouts and to become an entry point for new families in the community to get connected to the Scouting movement. To understand the needs, four surveys...
  • Friends of Scouting 2020 family dates needed
    The 2020 Family Friends of Scouting Campaign is underway and we need your help to schedule your unit's presentation ...
  • Still need to take your Required Minimum Distribution?
    Still need to take your Required Minimum Distribution? If you are at least age 70 ½, have an IRA, and plan to donate to charity this year, one consideration may be to make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your IRA. This action..
  • Understanding Volunteer Training Requirements
    Several years ago, our council felt strongly that training was so important that it now requires that all registered unit level volunteers complete the basic training for their...
  • Scoutbook Den Leader Webinar
    Did you miss our Scoutbook webinar when it was streamed live? You can rewatch it here!
  • 2021 Philmont Trek Registration Now Open!
    Starting today, registration for the 2021 lottery for 12-day, 9-day and 7-day treks, as well as Calvalcade, is open. Crews can enter the lottery at any time between now and December 3rd...
  • Online Recharter Begins in November
    Each year the unit reviews youth and adult membership for those participating.
  • Recruiting Den Leaders
    The strength of a den depends heavily on the strength of the den leader.
  • National Membership Fee Increase
    For more than 100 years, Scouting has helped build future leaders by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun and adventure in the outdoors. At Boy Scouts of America, we are dedicated to developing leaders of character by preparing young men and women for life by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. The timeless...
  • New Lakota Camp Director
    Adam Wehrman selected as next Camp Director for Camp Lakota.

Upcoming Events

Rangemaster Training for Cub Scout Shooting Sports Ranges, including Archery and BB guns. Registration closes on 12/10/19 at 11:30...
Excitement is mounting in anticipation of the Black Swamp Area Council Klondike Derby to be held January 18, 2020 at Camp Lakota in...

Black Swamp Area Council
2100 Broad Avenue, Findlay Ohio
(419) 422-4356