News from the Black Swamp Area Council
October 5, 2018

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Office Closed Columbus Day

The Findlay & Lima offices will be closed in observance of Columbus Day on Monday, October 8. The Findlay Scout Shop will remain open normal business hours.

Silver Beaver Applications

It is that time of year again! Do you know a registered Scouter who has exceptional character and provided distinguished service in the Council? Then consider nominating them for the Silver Beaver Award. Nomination forms can be found here and must be submitted to the Findlay Service Center by December 9th.

Family Fun Day at Camp Lakota

Bring the entire family out to Camp Berry on Saturday, October 20 from 9 AM - 2 PM for a day of family FUN! Activities include arts & crafts, archery, bb guns, carnival games, rocket launches, hayrides, fishing, costume contest at noon, and more!

Click here to see the event page and flier.

Recharter Now Open!

Unit leaders, now is the time to begin your recharter for your unit. Unit Key 3 (committee chair, charter organization rep., and scoutmaster/cubmaster) received an email with instructions to complete your unit's recharter...[Read more]

Recruiter Patch

Scouts: you have the opportunity to earn your first patch!! Bring a friend to your next Scout function and earn a recruiter patch. The friend must fill out a youth application and pay their registration fee. Please fill out the form and submit to the office. Click here to download the form.

Recruitment Update

It’s been a busy fall with many new families getting involved in Scouting.  We have had 968 youth involved as of August 1...[Read more]


Check out the career and work force development opportunities in Exploring Careers. We have programs in Engineering, Computer Science, Veterinarian Medicine, Dentistry, Law Enforcement, Fire/EMS, and more. See all the programs kicking off near you here.  

*DATE CHANGE* October IOLS Training

The October 4-6 Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills training has been rescheduled...[Read more]

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]

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]



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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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