News from the Black Swamp Area Council



Popcorn Sellers Club a Rouge One Experience

Special thank you to the Scouts who attended the Popcorn Sellers Club January 7th. Over 100 Scouts attended who sold over $800 in popcorn...[Read more]

Klondike Derby

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

Boy Scout Summer Camp Leader's Guides are Here!

There will be printed copies of the pocket Leader's Guide available at Klondike Derby. You can download the online version of the Leader's Guides here.

Blue & Gold Placemats

Blue & Gold placemats are here! If you would like these placemats for your Blue & Gold banquet, contact Kora Burtch at kora.burtch@scouting.org with the quantity you need.

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.

Council Recognition Dinner

When: March 4, 2017

Where: Knights of Columbus Family Center, 801 S Cable Rd, Lima, OH

Cost: $25/person or $190/table of 8

To view more details and to register, click 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]

2018 Sea Base Lottery Now Open!

The 2018 Sea Base Lottery registration opens at midnight (Eastern Time) on Sunday, January 15, 2017, and closes at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, February 15, 2017...[Read more]

World Scout Moot 2017, an adventure event for older Scouts, seeks BSA participants

This summer, join fellow Scouts from around the world as you backpack, kayak and explore Iceland — a land of incredible natural beauty where the late July sun rises at 4 a.m. and sets just before 11 p.m...[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]

Lima Scout Shop

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



Scehdule Your FOS Presentation

Please schedule your Friends of Scouting unit presentation today!...[Read more]

Do You Use Social Media?

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



Chinquapin Scouters, Let Me Introduce Myself

Chinquapin Scouters, I would like to take a minute and introduce myself. I have been a registered scouter for nearly 23 years and started in Putnam County...[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]



Great Oaks District Pinewood Derby

The Great Oaks District Pinewood Derby race is set for April 8, 2017. You can find all the details needed here...[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 Safety Moment

Tour and Activity Plans

When units and districts put on Scouting activities, they may need to prepare a tour and activity plan, which is a planning tool for having safe and fun adventures...[Read more]