News from the Black Swamp Area Council



Do You Need Training?

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

2017 Philmont Trek

We have two spots left in the 2017 Philmont Trek! If you are interested in going, contact Tom James at tom.james@scouting.org.

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]

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]

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. Download the Lions Program Overview 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]

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 Discount Tickets

Discounted Toledo Walleye Scout Tickets available for purchase!...[Read more]

Toledo Mud Hens Scout Experience

Come join the Mud Hens interactive learning program created just for Scouts...[Read more]

2018 Christen High Adventure Updates and Registration

2018 marks the 5th year of operation for the Christen National High Adventure Base at The Summit Bechtel Reserve. That’s a big milestone for us, and we are excited to share it with you!...[Read more]

Reserve Your Spot at the Summit Bechtel Reserve for 2018

New in 2018, trek programs! River or mountain bike...[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]

Schedule 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



Pack 223 Celebrates Bobcat Advancement

More than 40 Cub Scouts with the Putnam County ESC group recently earned their Bobcat Rank...[Read more]

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]



Silver Beaver and President's Award

Special honors in Old Sycamore at the Council Dinner in March!...[Read more]

OS Pinewood Derby

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



2017 Exploring Recognition Dinner

Register for this year's Exploring Recognition Dinner on...[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

Youth Suicide Prevention

Youth suicidal behavior is a problem that you may encounter in Scouting or with friends of Scouting youth, but it is often preventable. In order to save the life of a youth at risk, it is important to have a plan in place beforehand, know local professional resources, understand the severity of the problem, look for the signs in the boys you lead, understand major risk factors, and know how you can help...[Read more]