News from the Black Swamp Area Council
April 1, 2020

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Scouts BSA Camperships Due TODAY

Make sure you apply if you will need financial assistance for summer camp. Click here to apply.

Cub Scout/Crossover Camperships Due May 1

Make sure you apply if you will need financial assistance for summer camp. Click here to apply.

How to Conduct Unit Meetings Virtually

There are many resources available to our units to help bring unit meetings into our families' homes...[Read more]

Merit Badge Madness - Sweet 16 Field Set

Our Merit Badge MADNESS challenge bracket has settled down to the Sweet 16, but it’s everything but calm and more like a madhouse with No. 1 seed Citizenship in the World falling and two No. 2 seeds being clipped, and No. 14 seed Wood Carving proving to be a real Cinderella...[Read more]

Cyber Chip Program, Honor Roll Recognition for Local Scouts

With the current focus of moving online for learning opportunities, make sure you and your Scout are familiar with online safety. Cyber Chip is a must-do Scouting tool for all. Topics include cyber bullying, cell phone use, texting, blogging, gaming, and identity theft...[Read more]

Join the 2020 Summer Camp Staff

Working on camp staff is a great opportunity for both youth and adults to develop and maintain leadership skills, camping skills and people skills. We have TWO summer-long opportunities for camp staff. To apply, visit www.blackswampbsa.org/camping/camp-staff/63248

Eagle Scout Recognition Event Postponed Until July 25

In the Scouting movement, being prepared and displaying the leadership to make the right decisions, are two of the tenets that form our foundation.

In the light of the current health situation, the Black Swamp Area Council has received guidance from the Allen County Public Health Department in conjunction with the State of Ohio Health Department, and the Council Health Supervisor...[Read more]

Council Strategic Plan

When a crew of Scout plan a trek at Philmont, they plan a route. Our council is the same, we need a route/plan to bring the best youth...[Read more]

New Health Form is Here!

A revised version of the Annual Health & Medical Record form was being released in December 2019. This new form replaces all previous versions. Please be sure that if your unit has extra copies of the old form, that they need to be disposed of. To find the new health form, click here.

Expeditions: High Adventure News

See the high adventure base news from the Boy Scouts of America...[Read more]

Safety Moment

Communicable Disease Prevention Reminder

With news of Coronavirus (COVID-19) around the globe, now is a good time to review some safety info. We’ve all caught some kind of infection, or sickness, from someone else. These illnesses are known as communicable or contagious diseases because they are spread from one person to another...[Read more]



Keeping the Scouting Spirit Strong

We understand social distancing is difficult, especially for children. With schools closed, no play dates, no sports, and worst of all no in-person Scout meetings, what are we to do? As such, we want to provide you with resources to keep your Scouts active and engaged. We want to provide advancement and learning opportunities you can utilize in your home or yard...[Read more]



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Findlay National Scout Shop

CLOSED until further notice.

Lima Scout Shop

CLOSED until further notice.



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