News from the Black Swamp Area Council
May 1, 2020

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Summer Camp Survey

With health and safety of our campers being our primary concern, we are in an exploratory process of what camp could look like for the 2020 camping season. Please take a few moments to complete our survey below. By doing so, you can help us "Be Prepared". Click here to take the survey.

National Camp-In Coming This Saturday

Are you ready for the national camp-in this weekend? We sure are, and this link will give you all the information you need to know. Click here to learn about all the awesome activities and special guests that will visit your site on Saturday...[Read more]

Lima Scout Shop OPEN - electronically speaking

Lima Scout Shop open for your Scouting and sewing needs...[Read more]

Spring Membership Launch!

During May’s roundtable via ZOOM, we will be highlighting recruitment and preparing units to have a successful recruitment this fall.  Packs and Troops, please join us and make sure you have unit representation for insightful resources as we navigate membership recruitment among COVID-19. Click here to find your District's Zoom meeting link!

AmazonSmile helps Black Swamp Area Council

With AmazonSmile, Black Swamp Area Council can benefit from your purchases online...[Read more]

Salute to Scouting-April 30 Edition

This periodical communication seeks to highlight the great Scouters and chartered organization who call the Black Swamp Area Council home. Within this publication, you will find great stories about Scouting youth, Scouting leaders, and the organizations who enable these young men and women to do their best...[Read more]

Reach for the Stars with the Supernova Award!

Ben Hannewald, an Arrow of Light Scout from Pack 96 in Coldwater, OH, attended STEM Camp this past February at Camp Berry...[Read more]

Scouts BSA Camperships Due May 1

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]

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

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

Available for orders. Click here for details.



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