News from the Black Swamp Area Council
June 29, 2018

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YPT-2 In-person Trainings Being Offered at Camp Berry

Do you still need to take the new Youth Protection Training?

There will be 3 opportunities to take YPT-2 in person at Camp Berry in the upcoming weeks. These trainings will be held in Donnell Lodge at Camp Berry and anyone can attend. There is no cost to attend. The dates for the trainings are as follows:

  • Tuesday, July 3 at 7PM
  • Tuesday, July 10 at 7PM
  • Tuesday, July 17 at 7PM

Cub Camp Registration is Still Open!

There are still opportunities available for your child to attend camp this summer. Click here to see what camps are still available! 

2019 Summer Camp Registration Contest

Every Troop that makes a 2019 summer camp reservation by August 15, 2018 will get 50% off their site reservation fee (a savings of $37.50) and will be entered into a drawing...[Read more]

Rocket Into Scouting Membership Champions Needed

Can you believe it’s already July? This year’s Rocket Into Scouting night is September 6th across all of Northwest Ohio. We are collaborating with Erie Shores Council to help better maximize marketing and awareness for families to come out and join Scouting. How can your unit prepare? Start by identifying your unit's membership champion for this year. We will be having our membership kickoff at roundtable on August 9th and August 14th. Membership Champions help participate in school open house nights, help market Scouting in your community and school, attend the September 6th kickoff, follow up with families, and promote Scouting. Please submit your membership champion contact information to your District Executive. This is one of the most fun and important roles to help grow Scouting in your unit!

District Membership Kickoff Dates Held August 9, 7PM:

  • Arrowwood: Camp Berry, 11716 Co Rd 40, Findlay, OH
  • Chinquapin: St. Paul United Methodist Church, 400 Wayne Ave, Defiance, OH
  • Great Oaks: Lima Scout Service Center, 752 W Robb Ave, Lima, OH

District Membership Kickoff Dates Held August 14, 7PM:

  • Old Sycamore: St. John Lutheran Church, 1100 N Main St. Celina, OH

Online registration and Be A Scout Unit Pin Management

Make sure your Be A Scout pin is updated! Packs that choose to incorporate girls into their packs in the fall should first have their charter organization representative login and make the appropriate selections. Then the unit leader/committee chair can finish the job! Here are a couple resources to coach you along to update your unit's Be A Scout pin: Unit Pin Management Unit Pin Management (Family Scouting-including girls)

Any youth registration applications that are completed online can be approved by the unit's committee chair, charter organization representative or cubmaster/scoutmaster. Applications can be approved at http://my.scouting.org

SCOUT ME IN and serving today’s families

Charter organizations have been visited and many units will be serving the whole family this fall. 'Scout Me In' will be the membership marketing campaign for this year’s recruitment. There are some great resources to help aid your unit's recruitment efforts. Please check out https://www.scouting.org/familyscouting/ for some excellent marketing materials. Here you will find anything from social media posts, flyers, stickers, videos and more! It’s a must see!

WoJam Unlocked! (US Contingent Newsletter)

The US Contingent Management Team is making a concerted effort to increase communication about the 2019 World Scout Jamboree to local councils and our Region and Area counterparts...[Read more]

Don't Miss the 2019 World Jamboree

The 2019 World Jamboree will be co-hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico and will be held at the Summit in West Virginia on July 21-August 2 2019...[Read more]

Expeditions: High Adventure News

See the high adventure base news from the Boy Scouts of America...[Read more]



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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)



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