News from the Black Swamp Area Council



Popcorn Still Available

Looking for a last minute Christmas gift? We have popcorn still available for purchase at both the Findlay and Lima office locations. Get your popcorn before it's gone!

Gift Cards

Silver Beaver Applications

The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is a council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America...[Read more]

Klondike Derby

Don't miss out on the 2017 Klondike Derby on January 21st! Register your Boy Scout Patrol here.

University of Scouting

Registration for University of Scouting on March 18th is now open! You can register for courses here.

Has Your Unit Advancement Been Reported?

Is your unit one of the 32% that has not reported advancement this year?...[Read more]

Membership Update

Fellow scouts, have you asked your friends or neighbors to join Scouting?...[Read more]

Wood Badge Training

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

2017 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]


Toledo Walleye Scout Experience

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

Waypoints: High Adventure News from the Boy Scouts of America

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



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)



Do You Use Social Media?

Follow the Arrowwood District on Facebook...[Read more]

Calling All Scout Leaders to Roundtable

YOU have an opportunity to help the Arrowwood District be the best in the Black Swamp Area Council.  The second Tuesday of each month scouters from the district meet together for the District Roundtable...[Read more]



Court of Honor/Blue & Gold Dates

Leaders – Have you submitted your Blue and Gold or Court of Honor dates yet? These are the best opportunities to have your unit’s Family Friends of Scouting presentation, as we know that it is when the most of your parents will be present. Family Friends of Scouting is a critical part of our council support initiative and is a key element in your unit earning free camping, rank advancement, and more!  Making a contribution to Scouting ensures the success of the program and helps sustain Scouting for the future. Please send your dates to Sandy Wood 419-212-3005 mombeav50@hotmail.com.



Schedule your 2017 FOS presentation today!

Schedule your Friends of Scouting unit presentation today with Doug Ditto and help us plan for the vital part of Scouting...[Read more]

Year-End Helps for Unit Leaders

Here's some resources and guidance to assist your unit with year-end recruiting, Friends of Scouting, recharter date, popcorn...[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]



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]