News from the Black Swamp Area Council



Watch the Camp Kickoff Videos!

Did you miss the Facebook Live Camp Kickoffs? Watch the videos here...[Read more]

Boy Scout Summer Camp Leader's Guides are Here!

There will be more printed pocket guides available soon. You can download the online version of the Leader's Guides here.

Cub Scout Summer Camp Leader's Guide is Here!

You can download the online version of the Leader's Guide 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.

University of Scouting

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

Council Annual Meeting

The Annual meeting will be held in conjunction with the Board meeting and the University of Scouting. It is a time to elect Council Members-at-Large, Executive Board members, and officers for 2017...[Read more]

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]

Arrowwood Lock In

One night overnight for Cub Scouts...[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]



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]



Welcome Van Wert!

Old Sycamore welcomes Van Wert community!...[Read more]

Old Sycamore Space Camp

Space Camp in Wapak for Cubs...[Read more]

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Adults only event! Special event you won't want to miss...[Read more]

FOS Presentations

Don't forget to make your FOS presentation date. Important for our youth in our community!...[Read more]

New Roundtable Location!

Let's meet in the middle...[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

Winter Activity Safety

There is magic to camping in winter. It is one of the most challenging outdoor adventures. However, potentially extreme weather conditions, cold temperatures, and unique hazards associated with outdoor winter activities require careful planning to ensure safety...[Read more]