News from the Black Swamp Area Council



Swamp Romp Early Bird Pricing Ends Soon!

You will not want to miss this fun & exciting council-wide camporee!

Events will include:

Center of Science and Industry (COSI)  -  Science Enhancement for Science Advancement (SESA)

University of Northwest Ohio Race Team  -  Fireworks

Blacksmithing  -  National Guard  -  Rapelling Tower

Fishing Derby  -  Disc Golf  -  AND MORE!

Register by Sept. 23 to guarantee you all activities and programs areas at Swamp Romp...[Read more]

Popcorn Super Saturday is Sept. 17!

Popcorn Show and Sell begins on September 17. It is not too late to register your unit to sell popcorn this fall...[Read more]

Deliver the Promise is Sept. 17

Don't miss out on the Deliver the Promise at Camp Berry and Camp Lakota. Come see and do what scouts have been experiencing at camp...[Read more]

The Camp Berry Arts & Crafts Show is Sept. 17

Don't miss out on the Camp Berry Arts & Crafts Show! Come out to Camp Berry for a day of fun, food and shopping...[Read more]

Register for the Meecheway 5k Trail Run!

Early Bird Registration Runs Through Sept. 25th.

472 Boys Joined Scouts on Sept. 8!

This year, 472 youth joined scouting during our one night recruitment effort...[Read more]

Wood Badge Training

Registration for the 2017 Wood Badge Training Course is now open...[Read more]

2016 Training Schedule

A leader in Scouting is considered fully trained and entitled to wear the Trained leader emblem when he or she has completed the training courses for their position...[Read more]

2017 National Jamboree


Boy Scouts of America's flagship event is a one-of-a-kind experience. It's a gathering of approximately 45,000 Scouts, leaders, and staff showcasing everything great about the B.S.A. and its members. Over the course of 10 summer days, Scouting comes together. The result is the National Scout Jamboree...[Read more]

25th Anniversary CSP *Only 50 left*

BGSU Scout Night

Football vs. Middle Tennessee

Saturday, September 17, 2016...[Read more]

Toledo Walleye Scout Experience

This is an interactive learning program created especially for Scouts, wrapped around an exciting Walleye hockey game...[Read more]

Sporting Clays Save the Date

Philmont Photo Archive

Ever wish you could relive the adventures and fun of camping through the rocky, high country trails of Philmont Scout Ranch...[Read more]

Waypoints: High Adventure News from the Boy Scouts of America

To view the latest news on high adventure bases, click here.



Friends of Scouting

Findlay National Scout Shop

The current promotions for the Findlay Scout Shop...[Read more]

Lima Scout Shop

Hours: Monday - Friday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm (closed 1 - 2 pm for lunch)



AW September Roundtable

A place where leaders find ideas, info on policy and events, and training opportunities...[Read more]



Deliver the Promise

We will be having a great event at Camp Lakota and Camp Berry this weekend. I encourage all new scouts for all Cub Packs and Troops attend, so if you have new boys make sure to remind them about our day of Fun at Camp. AND REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR ROCKETS AS WE ROCKET INTO SCOUTING!!!!

Swamp Romp

I know Chinquapin is having some Troops and Packs attend our Swamp Romp. It will be an amazing event!! As I describe it to new or younger scouts, it is just like a huge Scouting Fair!!! But you want to make sure you sign up; it is going to be huge!!!!!

Meecheway 5K

After you ROMP IN THE SWAMP, make sure to run through the trails at our Meecheway 5K race. Race is Sat. Oct. 15th and registration is at 8AM. Make sure to sign up before the 25th for the Early Bird fee.


It is always a good time to join Scouts!!! We had a successful fall recruitment this year. We do still have some units still recruiting due to the Williams and Fulton Co Fairs.  I hope to see those youth men grow in the program as Scouting helps them grow academically, physically, socially, and spiritually.



How is Roundtable Changing?

Roundtable is changing and it's happening on the 15th...[Read more]

Swamp Romp is Getting Close!

Register by Sept. 23 to guarantee you all activities and programs areas at Swamp Romp. Some of the highlights include, the UNOH Race Team exhibit, SESA, COSI, climbing walls AND both meals (lunch & supper) Saturday are included with early bird registrations. The early bird registration fee is $35 per person...[Read more]

Fall/Winter Roundtable Schedule

Check out the Fall/Winter roundtable schedule...[Read more]



Swamp Romp

Don't Miss Out!...[Read more]

Popcorn Time!

It's that time of year again...[Read more]

Why Do We Volunteer?

Sometimes we may ask ourselves, WHY?...[Read more]

Like Us on Facebook!

Please like our District Facebook page...[Read more]



Career Fair and Law Enforcement Competition

The Exploring Career Fair and Law Enforcement Competition will take place at the Hancock County Fairgrounds on...[Read more]

Blanchard Valley Hospital Medical Explorers Open House

Attention all high school students interested in the Medical Field, you are invited to attend an Open House on...[Read more]

Community Memorial Hospital - Hicksville Post Open House

Attention all high school students interested in the medical field: Hicksville Hospital is having an Open House on...[Read more]

Marathon Engineering Explorers Open House

Marathon Engineering Explorers invites all high school students to their Open House on...[Read more]

Marathon IT Explorers Open House

Marathon IT Explorers invites all high school students to their Open House on...[Read more]

Tiffin Mercy Hospital Open House

Tiffin Mercy Hospital invites all high school students to their Open House on...[Read more]




The Fox Den

Greetings from the Order of the Arrow! The Fox Den is the monthly newsletter of the lodge, and your go-to source for the latest happenings in the Order of the Arrow. In it you will find information about upcoming events, service opportunities, new program initiatives, and more! 

Please click the link below to visit The Fox Den’s page on the Mawat Woakus Lodge website, where you can find a current issue or archived issue. Normally, we publish The Fox Den around the first of each month, with the exception of July-December, when we will either publish late due to events that are happening that month, or not at all due to holidays or months with low activity. For more information about upcoming issues, or to submit an article, please click the link below.




BSA Position on Knockerball, BubbleBall, Battle Ball, Zorbing, and Similar Orb Activities

In recent years, we have seen an upswing in the use of all sizes of orbs for everything from rolling down hills, across water, “playing” soccer or football, to outright battles. They were included...[Read more]