News from the Black Swamp Area Council
August 2, 2018

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Fall Membership Kickoff is here!

Join Scouting Night is just around the corner!

Complete this registration to tell us who from your unit will be attending the membership kickoff portion of August's roundtable. This registration will also give you the opportunity to request your Join Scout Night flyers! Dates, locations and times are as follows:

  • Arrowwood, Aug 9 at 7pm 
    • Camp Berry 11716 Co Rd 40, Findlay OH
  • Chinquapin, Aug 9 at 7pm
    • St. Paul United Methodist Church 400 Wayne Ave. Defiance, OH
  • Great Oaks, Aug 9 at 6pm
    • Lima Scout Service Center 752 W Robb Ave. Lima, OH
  • Old Sycamore, Aug 14 at 7pm
    • St. John Lutheran Church 1100 N Main St. Celina, OH

Membership kickoff registration link for AW, CH, GO: http://www.blackswampbsa.org/event/membership-kickoff-registration-for-aw-ch-and-go-districts/2393239

Membership kickoff registration link for OS: http://www.blackswampbsa.org/event/membership-kickoff-registration-for-os-district/2393254

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

BSA Today

Welcome to BSA Today - a new series of short videos featuring information and updates on timely topics in Scouting. Each installment will provide you with news you can use...[Read more]

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]

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!

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]



Click below for news from your District!

Arrowwood     Chinquapin    Great Oaks     Old Sycamore




Findlay National Scout Shop

The current promotions for the Findlay Scout Shop...[Read more]

Lima Scout Shop

Hours: Monday - Friday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm (closed 1 - 1:30 pm for lunch)



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