News from the Black Swamp Area Council



Swamp Romp is this Weekend!

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 Northwestern 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 Prizes

Hey Scouts! Fill up your popcorn order form and have a chance to be entered into a drawing for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3...[Read more]

Register for the Meecheway 5k Trail Run!

Rocket Into Scouting Membership Update

In August and September, over 768 new youth have joined Scouting...[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]

2017 Philmont Treks Available!

The Council High Adventure Committee has just received word that there are openings for two crews for the 2017 treks...[Read more]

25th Anniversary CSP *Only 30 left*


Toledo Walleye Scout Experience

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

American Hiking Society has a deal for 2016 high-adventure base attendees

The American Hiking Society has a special offer for participants of 2016 high-adventure programs at Philmont, Sea Base, Northern Tier or the Paul R. Christen High Adventure Base at the Summit Bechtel Reserve...[Read more]

Florida Sea Base Educational Adventure

Florida National High Adventure Sea Base, in concert with BSA Program Development, will launch a new marine-based educational adventure in 2017...[Read more]

Philmont Advisor Skills School (PASS)

This autumn, Philmont is running the Philmont Advisor Skills School (PASS) program to better train adult advisors and give them the tools necessary to appropriately prepare their crew...[Read more]

Neil Armstrong’s success in space didn’t surprise his fellow Boy Scouts

Neil Armstrong wasn’t your typical Boy Scout. While the other boys in Troop 25 out of Sandusky, Ohio, were horsing around at meetings and campouts...[Read more]

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]



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]

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]



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]

Defiance ProMedica Hospital

Defiance ProMedica Hospital invites all high school youth to come out to their next meeting on...[Read more]

Marathon Engineering Explorers Open House

Marathon Engineering Explorers 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]