The Black Swamp Area Council was founded in 1991 and consists of thirteen counties in Northwest and West Central. The service area includes: Allen, Auglaize, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, Seneca, Van Wert and Williams counties. The council is comprised of 5 districts: Arrowwood (Hancock & Seneca county), Chinquapin (Defiance, Fulton, Henry & Williams county), Great Oaks (Allen & Hardin county), Hawthorn (Paulding, Putnam & Van Wert county) and Old Sycamore (Auglaize & Mercer county). There are two camps that the council operates. Camp Berry is located in Findlay, OH and Camp Lakota is located in Defiance, OH. There are two service center that support the council. They Findlay Service Center in Findlay, OH is the council's main office and also houses the National Findlay Scout Shop. The Lima Service Center in Lima, OH is home to the Lima Scout Shop.