News from the Black Swamp Area Council
April 4, 2017



Don't Miss Out on Cub Camps this Summer!

Come scale the tallest building with superheroes, travel through time, roam with dinos & dragons, cast a spell with witches & warlocks, and go through the looking glass. You won't want to miss camp this year!

Registration information can be found here.

Do You Need Training?

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

Popcorn Unit Commitments

Commit your unit to selling popcorn before May 15th to receive the 1% Early Registration Bonus. Units new to popcorn, this is a great revenue boost for your unit.  Be sure to identify a popcorn kernel within your unit and over the next 6 months, we will help get your popcorn leader trained and prepared to have an excellent sale.

Register your unit here to earn this bonus and then watch your emails in July for the link to access the popcorn website.

Boy Scout Golf Classic

Have you registered your team for the Boy Scout Golf Classic? Register here!

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]

Lions Program

Cub Scout Packs – The Lions program is coming to kindergartens this fall. Key unit leaders have received the Lion overview in the mail in March. Packs need to evaluate and decide if the unit is going to participate in Lions Program this fall. Units participating in the Lions program will need to recruit their Lions Guide and have them attend May’s roundtable for Lion Guide training. A Lion Guide is a registered position within the Pack. Volunteers cannot dual role positions (current cubmaster, den leader, or committee member cannot dual role in this position).

Download the Lions Program Overview here.

See a mom's account of what it means to be a lion 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

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]

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]

Hike 100 Challenge

The North Country National Scenic Trail, generally known as the North Country Trail or simply the NCT, is a footpath stretching approximately 4,600 miles from Crown Point in eastern New York to Lake Sakakawea State Park in central North Dakota, passing through the seven states (New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota)...[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.

Troop Leaders: Opportunity to attend Northern Tier

Troop 315 in Paulding is planning a Norther Tier trip this July.

The trip is set to leave Sunday July 2nd returning July 12th and will be doing an 8 night trip out of Ely Mn.

The troop reserved 2 crews of 8 and have 4 spots to fill. (1 adult and 3 scouts). We are trying to keep the cost around $750 per person.

If you are interested please contact Phillip Jackson at Phillip.Jackson@INSBIT.com or call 260-705-3299.



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.

CH Spring Camporee

Signup is live for the May 12-14 Spring Camporee held at Auglaize Village. It’s going to be a wonderful time with the 5-county district together again. I encourage you to attend April's roundtable for updates and itinerary for the weekend. Pre-registered participants will receive a special camporee patch and honor medals awarded to select participants. Click here to register!

CH Roundtable held April 13th at Defiance Elementary School

Scouters in Chinquapin, please note that we will be having April's roundtable at Defiance Elementary school (400 Carter Rd, Defiance) on April 13th at 7pm. The change of location is due to an event going on in Archbold. We look forward to seeing you there! Interested in SCUBA diving? A special guest will be on hand to talk about SCUBA certification for troops. 

Defiance Day Camp

Cub Scouts, now is the time to be thinking about day camp and getting your early registration in. It’s going to be a awesome time. Click here to register!



Lion Guide Training at May Roundtable

This May's Roundtable meeting will be at the Lima Boy Scout Office for training purposes for new Lion Guides, who's Packs are participating in the Lion program beginning this Fall...[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]



OS Pinewood Derby

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

Safe Use of Medication in Scouting

With an increasing number of youth taking prescribed medications, leaders need some basic tools and guidance for helping Scouts use their prescriptions safely. The BSA understands that leaders, no matter how diligent, may not know or understand every health-related issue of the youth members in their unit. Remember that proper use of a prescription is the responsibility of the individual taking it, or that individual’s parent or guardian. Good planning, preparedness, and knowledge are necessary for keeping youth safe and healthy...[Read more]