News from the Black Swamp Area Council
January 23, 2019

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Ski Day at Mad River Mountain is Sunday, Jan. 27

Advance registration ends TODAY!

Join your fellow Scouts & their families for a day of skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing fun at Mad River Mountain...[Read more]

Silver Beaver Award Recipients Announced

Congratulations to this year's Silver Beaver Award recipients...[Read more]

Scouter's Conference

Celebrating our accomplishments and planning for our future.

New this year is the Scouters Conference, which will include a Council Key 3 meeting, Council Coordinated Meeting, District Committee Workshop and the Council Annual Meeting and Recognition Luncheon and Executive Board Meeting. A spouse’s program is being planned in addition. The Council Annual Meeting will take place during the Annual Recognition Luncheon, where this year’s class of Silver Beavers will be presented. Registration for all these events will available soon on www.BlackSwampBSA.org.

Council Annual Meeting

You are invited to The Black Swamp Area Council Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019, (please note, new date) 12 noon...[Read more]

Prepared For The Launch Of Scouts BSA On Feb. 1, 2019

It’s the same great program we currently call Boy Scouts, but it’ll be open to any young person — boy or girl — ages 11 to 17.

New Girl Troop prospects for Scouts BSA...[Read more]

2019 Summer Camp Brochures

Is your Pack or Troop thinking about camp yet? View our 2019 camp brochure to find the camp that is right for you!

2019 Scouts BSA Camp Brochure

2019 Cub Camp Brochure

Pinewood Derby Rules

Here are the official 2019 Pinewood Derby rules. On your mark, get set, have fun!...[Read more]

Incident Reporting and Accident Insurance Information

Keeping Scouts safe is everyone’s job!  Now what to do when and an accident or near miss occurs. To help determine if a report needs to be filed please use this...[Read more]

Order of the Arrow Official Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremonies

The National Order of the Arrow Committee after months of collaborative work with ceremonialists and lodge leadership representatives announces the following policy change. This policy change will apply to ALL Order of the Arrow lodges and chapters...[Read more]

Toledo Walleye Scout Nights

Calling all scout units! The Toledo Walleye have lined up three fun-filled dates exclusively for scout groups to enjoy...[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]

Safety Moment

Are any of your units planning a high-altitude trek? Perhaps your council is close to sea level and you have a troop planning to hike the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada range, Kings Peak in the Uinta range, or some 14ers in Colorado. To help prepare for these types of adventures, check out this month’s safety moment on acute mountain sickness.



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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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