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On Tuesday, June 21 Camp Lakota, located in Defiance, received their annual National Camp Accreditation from the Boy Scouts of America. Then on Thursday, June 23 Camp Berry in Findlay received their accreditation for the 2022 season.

The Boy Scouts of America National Camp Accreditation Process (NCAP) is designed to help local councils like the Black Swamp Area Council elevate their camps to new levels of excellence in delivering the Scouting program to youth. Councils engage in a rigorous review of camps and properties, including 136 different standards that cover everything from program design, staff qualifications, health and safety to facilities.

Two different camp visitation teams visited Camp Lakota and Camp Berry. James Kern, the team visitation leader for Camp Berry, stated “Camp Director Jammie Jones and his staff have done a great job of providing a quality program and giving the youth attending a wonderful and meaningful experience in the tradition of the BSA.”

Bruce Boyle, team lead for the Camp Lakota visitation, stated “it was our privilege to visit camp which we greatly enjoyed while seeing Scouting at it’s finest. We expect that Camp Lakota will have a great program this summer.”

To learn more about summer camp at Camp Lakota and Camp Berry and year-round Scouting visit


Photo Camp Berry NCAP- Camp Berry leadership team with NCAP visitation team for accreditation flag presentation.


Camp Lakota 2022 NCAP- Camp Lakota leadership team with NCAP visitation team for accreditation flag presentation.

Black Swamp Area Council
2100 Broad Avenue, Findlay Ohio
(419) 422-4356