News from the Black Swamp Area Council
May 3, 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]

Unit Committee Training Pack and Troop

The Executive Board of the Black Swamp Area Council adopted a training requirement for adult volunteers in the council in 2012. Those training requirements are being phased in over a number of years. The goal of the training is to enhance the programs offered to our youth members so that more of them will stay in Scouting. Since the implementation of the training requirement, year over year the council has had an increase in youth retention...[Read more]

Boy Scout Golf Classic

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.

Certified Angling Instructor Training

Join us for a special weekend workshop version of the new Fishing Camp School training being taught at National BSA Fish Camp Schools...[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

Units: Be sure to have your identified Lion Guide attend May's Roundtable for training.

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.

Download the Lions Program Request Form here.

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

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 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 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]



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!

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]

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]



Lions Program

***NEW***Lion Training and Internet Advancement training at the May Roundtable!...[Read more]

Celina Day Camp

Super Hero Day Camp in Celina!!!!...[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

Family Camping

There are two appropriate camping experiences for Cub Scouts: family camping, organized by the council, and pack overnighters. Family camping, along with resident camping, is another timeless outdoor experience that involves Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, or Venturing program elements in an overnight setting. It requires that two or more family members attend, including at least one BSA member, to count as family camping. Youth Protection policies still apply, but of course parents are responsible for the supervision of their children...[Read more]