News from the Black Swamp Area Council
June 5, 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.

Don't forget to register for Day Camp!


Defiance Day Camp

July 12-14


Leipsic Day Camp

July 20-22


Camp Berry Day Camp

Week 1: July 24-28

Week 2: July 31-Aug 4









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]

NEW! Summer Hours

Hours will be changing at the Findlay and Lima Office locations for the Summer...[Read more]

Boy Scout Golf Classic Raises $68,000

The Boy Scouts of America – Black Swamp Area Council’s Boy Scout Golf Classic was played on Wednesday, May 31st at the Findlay Country Club. Twenty-nine teams participated in this annual event which raised over $68,000 to help support Scouting throughout Northwest Ohio...[Read more]

Defiance Area Foundation Awards Funds for Shower House

The Defiance Area Foundation recently awarded $15,000 to the Black Swamp Area Council for a new shower house in the northeast corner of Camp Lakota...[Read more]

Partnership to Provide Renewable Scholarships to Stellar Girl and Boy Scouts

The University of Findlay is partnering with Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and Boy Scouts of America to offer scholarships to scouts who attain the highest level of service achievement...[Read more]

Cub Scout Rank Addendums

As of December 2016, addendums were added to the Cub Scout ranks advancements. These addendums are free and can be downloaded and printed...[Read more]

Jamboree Visitor Day Pass

You're already signed up to Live Scouting's Adventure at 2017 National Jamboree, but did you know your friends and families can also experience this iconic event? 

Jamboree visitor passes are perfect for anyone who wants to participate in the jamboree but can’t experience the whole event...[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

Training will be available at the August Roundtables.

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.


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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.

Toledo Mud Hens Scout Experience

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

Columbus Crew Boy Scout Night & Sleepover

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)



Marc Garcia's Last Day

It is with much regret the council will be losing team member Marc Garcia as of June 5, 2017...[Read more]

Arrowwood Picnic

All are invited to the Arrowwood Cookout!...[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]



Welcome, Erika Dutcher!

Senior District Executive, Erika Dutcher, has served Scouting with enthusiasm and passion for nearly seven years...[Read more]



20th Special Needs Day

The 20th Annual Special Needs Day will take place on September 8th, 2017 at Camp Berry...[Read more]



Lima Scout Shop Summer Hours

The Lima Scout Shop's summer hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday...[Read more]

Venture Crew 8 Plays Pivotal Part in Local Police Memorial

Members of Venture Crew 8 helped with preparation for the annual Police Memorial Service...[Read more]



Celina Day Camp

POW! WHAM! BAM! Great time at Camp!...[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

Annual Health and Medical Record (AHMR)

The Scouting adventure, camping trips, high-adventure excursions, and having fun are important to everyone in Scouting—and so is your safety and well-being. Completing the Annual Health and Medical Record is the first step in making sure you have a great Scouting experience...[Read more]