News from the Black Swamp Area Council



Membership Growth in the Black Swamp Area Council

We are happy to announce growth in overall membership for the 2nd consecutive year within the council.  The council grew in overall Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Exploring.  Shout out to Great Oaks, Hawthorn, and Exploring for leading the charge in overall membership.

Thank YOU (volunteers & unit leaders) for providing quality programing and inviting new youth and families into your unit.  Having an active membership plan will greatly help grow your unit and brining new parents and youth into your program.

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.

Mad River Mountain Ski Day

Don't miss out on a day of fun on the slopes...[Read more]

Summer Camp Kickoff

Join us for camp kickoff...[Read more]

Eagle Scout and Distinguished Youth Event

In 2016, over 100 youth earned the rank of Eagle Scout or the Heroism Award in the Black Swamp Area Council. As a way of recognizing the accomplishment of these youth, there will be a recognition dinner on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 5:00pm...[Read more]

University of Scouting

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

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]

Winter Fun Activities for Units

Winter has begun and new outdoor adventures wait.  In addition to the Klondike Derby and winter camping...[Read more]

Hike 100 Challenge

Hike 100 miles on the North Country Trail in 2017 and win free stuff!...[Read more]

2018 High Adventure Trek Opportunities

Check out the upcoming High Adventure opportunities...[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]

Champ Camp

Join the Findlay Scout Shop for a pinewood derby workshop! Get the knowledge and know how to race like a pro! Learn how to use the tools, bring your car to weigh in and run on the practice track. This is an all day, drop in event so come out between 10 am-2 pm on Saturday, January 14!

Contact the scout shop for more details at 419-423-7174.

Lima Scout Shop

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



Arrowwood Lock-In

One night overnight for Cub Scouts...[Read more]

Champ Camp

Pinewood Derby Workshop!...[Read more]

Do You Use Social Media?

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



Chinquapin District Dinner

February 19, 2016

You are cordially invited to the Chinquapin District Dinner to honor the volunteers and their achievements earned during the 2015-2016 Scouting Year...[Read more]



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]



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]