News from the Black Swamp Area Council
December 2020

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Top Popcorn Sellers for 2020

Scotty C. from Pack 75 was the top seller in this year's annual popcorn sale. Take a look here at the Top 30...[Read more]

7 Tenets of Prevention: Scouting Unit Operations COVID Update

Be Prepared is our Motto. While there are no current changes in the council's guidance on how to operate under the Ohio Public Health Advisory System, the council would encourage to make sure you review our current guidelines...[Read more]

2021 Klondike Derby is Postponed

Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 increases over recent weeks, and the trend only expected to carry on into the first few months of the new year, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2021 Klondike Derby...[Read more]

Ohio State Tins Available at Reduced Price

The 2020 Ohio State tins with Salted Caramel are on sale, as are empty Buckeye tins for a limited time...[Read more]

Den Leader Tips and Tricks

Leaders and families who want to get a first hand look into activities can watch the 6-8 minute videos of youth doing the activities. Now while at home or at a den meeting, you can participate along with your child and complete the activity for your advancements.  Over 60 councils partnered together and crowd-sourced activities from Lions – Webelos. More videos are continuing to be uploaded, so you can follow along through out the year to complete your ranks. A big shout out to Mazza Museum and Tiffin University for partnering with us in completing the lion videos. 


Community Service Hours Program

You may wonder why scouts do Community Service hours. If you think about the words of the Scout Oath, Law and Slogan community service go hand in hand. Read more about community service in the Black Swamp Area Council, service hour patches and the Community Service Award...[Read more]

Scouting is Safer than Ever Before

Learn about the BSA’s expert-informed policies and barriers to abuse that help keep kids safe in Scouting today...[Read More]

Advancement Process Updates
We have recently made some changes to our Advancement recording process. Check out the changes that are happening...[Read more]

Scoutbook Video Resources

The Council is making a series of videos to help units navigate Scoutbook. The first video talks about advancement...[Read more]

Cub Scout virtual Den Meeting programming online

Cub Scout Virtual Den Meetings designed to help families continue to learn, grow and explore on their Scouting Adventure...[Read more]

Newsletter Archive

Did you miss an edition of E-Signals, Salute to Scouting, The Eagle or Extraordinary Explorer? View our newsletter archive and never miss out!...[Read more]

AmazonSmile helps Black Swamp Area Council

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

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

The National Scout Shop at the Findlay Service Center hours are as follows:

Monday: 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday: 9 am - 5 pm
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm
Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
*Closed 1:30-2:00 pm for lunch
Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm

You are encouraged to call or e-mail prior to your visit, so your order can be pulled in advance.  The Findlay Scout Shop can be reached at (419) 423-7174 or FindlayScoutShop@scouting.org

Lima Scout Shop

The Lima Scout Shop's hours are Monday: 9am-1pm, Thursday: 2pm-6pm, Friday: 9am-1pm. You are encouraged to call or e-mail prior to your visit, so your order can be pulled in advance.  The Lima Scout Shop can be reached at (419) 227-2107 or Nancy.Rex@scouting.org.



Keep up-to-date on our lodge activities at www.mawatwoakus.org. Be sure to sign up for our lodge-wide Remind by texting “@mw449” to 81010 or going to www.rmd.at/mw449

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