News from the Black Swamp Area Council



Do You Need Training?

Are you wondering where you take training? Look no further...[Read more]

Silver Beaver Award Recipients Announced

Congratulations to this year's Silver Beaver Award recipients...[Read more]

Campership Applications Now Live!

The campership online applications are now available...[Read more]

In Stock Popcorn on Sale!

Still have a hankering for some popcorn? All in stock popcorn is now 50% off! Get it before it's gone...[Read more]

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.

Shooting Sports Weekend

Come out to Camp Berry on April 8-9 for a weekend of fun! We will be having open shoot sessions for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers...[Read more]

Boy Scout Golf Classic 2017

On Wednesday May 31, the Black Swamp Area Council, Boy Scouts of America is conducting their Annual Golf Classic at the Findlay Country Club...[Read more

Wood Badge Training

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

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!

Printed pocket guides are available at the Findlay and Lima offices. 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.

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]


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)



Upcoming Events in Arrowwood

Registration links to upcoming events in the Arrowwood District...[Read more]

Local Scout on Humans of Findlay

One of our local Cub Scouts from Pack 302 was featured on the Humans of Findlay Facebook page...[Read more]

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]



District Pinewood Derby

The Chinquapin District Pinewood Derby will be Saturday, April 8th at Wayne UMC in Defiance. Winners who place 1st place in their Unit Pinewood Derby (Tigers –Webelos II) are eligible to race as well as best in paint and design. You can register for the Pinewood Derby here.

Friends of Scouting

We have 29 units of 65 units in Chinquapin scheduled for FOS presentations. Please send the date that you would like to hold your unit's Friends of Scouting presentation to colin.earl@scouting.org


We are currently looking for a Chinquapin District Executive. In the interim, Colin Earl, Assistant Scout Executive, is happy to provide resources and guidance until we identify a Chinquapin District Executive.  Colin.earl@scouting.org 419-701-4911

Lions Program

Lion Scouts are coming in fall 2017 for packs who would like to participate. Come to University of Scouting to learn more about the program from 12:30 -1:20 pm. Throughout the next few months we will be having more information and resources on the program.



Cub Scouting fun, coffee and SUPERHEROES

Attention Cub Scout parents & leaders, get the all the information needed for this Summer's Superhero Training Camp & Time Travelers opportunities...[Read more]

Superhero Training Camp for Cub Scouts

SUPERHERO Training Camp for the mightiest of Cub Scouts on July 20-22. Part of the council day camp Summer 2017 program for all area Cub Scouts. You can get your cape on and help have a FUN day with all your Superhero Friends at...[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]



OS Pinewood Derby

VROOM VROOM!!! District Pinewood Derby...[Read more]

Space Adventure Fun

Rockets, Astronauts, Pizza and a Sleepover???...[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

Transporting Scouts Safely

Driving can be one of the most dangerous forms of travel. Motor vehicle accidents can lead to serious injuries and even fatalities—not only for the driver but for passengers and others on the road. In addition to the huge impact an accident can have on the Scouting family, motor vehicle accidents have historically represented the most frequent and severe claims to the general liability insurance program...[Read more]