News from the Black Swamp Area Council

March 2021

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COVID Unit Operation Update 03.24.21

Click HERE to see the updated set of guidance for COVID unit operations as of 3/24/21.  The council has had great conversations with our local health departments and gave us direction on how to even loosen up some of our proposed guidance. 

30 Days to Stronger Scouting

30 Days to Stronger Scouting - Black Swamp Area Council Friends of Scouting

See how your donation today can have a lasting affect on Scouting...(Read More)

New Summer camp promotion video 

Scouts BSA Summer Camp Promo 2021 - Camp Berry and Camp Lakota

A big thank you all who helped us put together this camp promotion video for Camp Berry and Camp Lakota! If you have not yet made a summer camp registration, join us in the Black Swamp Area Council! For details about our camps click HERE

Silver Beaver Award Recipients

The following adult leaders were honored Feb. 25 during the Black Swamp Area Council’s Annual Meeting with the presentation of the Silver Beaver Award... (Read More)

NYLT dates & location have changed

This year's National Youth Leadership Training has some updates to its location and dates. NYLT will now be at Camp Lakota from Sunday, July 25 through Friday, July 30. Registration is now open...(Registar Here)

Updated Scout Shop Operating Hours

The Findlay and Lima Scout shops have new operating hours for this spring. To see the full operating hours click here.

AmazonSmile helps Black Swamp Area Council

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District News

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College First Church of God welcomes new Girl Troop

In February, families from Pack 302 celebrated their Crossover into the newest Scouts BSA Troop for girls in the area, Troop 302! Read more


Important district updates

Did you miss the roundtable this month, or looking for district news updates
click HERE

Great Oaks

Adult leader Chad Bryan, among this year's Silver Beaver recipients

Chad Bryan was honored during the Black Swamp Area Council’s Annual Meeting with the presentation of the Silver Beaver Award. He was presented the award at a special invitation event at Camp Berry and received the award from his wife Susan. (Read More)

Old Sycamore

2021 Old Sycamore District Daycamp

Camp is It's 10 weeks away, but there is still time to get registered!!! For more information or to registar click HERE


2021 Exploring Recognition Dinner

Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted is slated to be the keynote speaker of the 2020 Exploring Recognition Event on March 30, to be conducted virtually through Zoom. To registar for the event click HERE

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]


Salute to Scouting

The Eagle

Extraordinary Explorer

Never miss an edition of our newsletters! View our previous publications HERE!

Scout Executive Moment

111th Anniversary of Scouting - Scout Executive Blog

February 8th marked the 111th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. While some of the tools... (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]

Operating Hours 

Findlay Scout Office

(419) 422-4356

2100 Board Ave.
Findlay, OH 45840


Monday: 8 am - 5 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 5 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 5 pm
Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
 Saturday: CLOSED

Findlay National Scout Shop

(419) 423-7174

2100 Board Ave.
Findlay, OH 45840


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

 Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm

Lima Scout Shop and Office

(419) 227-2107

752 W Robb Ave
Lima, OH 45801


Monday: 9 am - 1 pm
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 2 pm - 6 pm
Friday: 9 am - 1 pm

Saturday: CLOSED