News from Black Swamp Area Council

April 2021

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Enjoy a day of golf helping Scouting

Join in helping with the 22nd Annual Black Swamp Area Council Scouting Golf Classic on May 20 at the Findlay Country Club. For more details on how to help click HERE

New my.Scouting registration Features

The National Council has recently added some new features to my.scouting. to enhance our online registration features.  Check out some of theses resources to see how you as unit leaders and parents can Make updates to unit rosters with a click of a button.

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

Addressing Questions About International Travel for Scouts 

Recently, we have received multiple requests for international letters of introductions for units wishing to travel. Please remind your units that, due to the ongoing pandemic, international travel remains prohibited until further notice and cannot be considered an official Scouting activity. (More Details)   

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. 

Scouting t-shirts available at Lima Scout Shop

Tackle any and all adventures in this light weight BSA performance Shirt! It's the perfect tee to keep you cool all day. For more information click HERE

Scouting for Food helps local food pantries

The Black Swamp Area Council’s annual Scouting for Food community service project in our 13-county service area was successful in March. Read the full article here

Trail's End Adds Multi-Factor Authentication

Trails End enhancing security for website/web-portals used by Scouts, volunteers and parents. (More Details)

Camp Lakota Service Day

Join us on Saturday, May 22, 2021 for the Spring Work Day at Camp Lakota. (More Details)

New Summer camp promotion video 

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

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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Scout out the 419 in your neighborhood this July

Celebrate in your backyard with us and Scout Out the 419! We can all still have fun while keeping safe distances.(More Details)


April roundtable will be in person

We are excited to support YOU and YOUR UNIT. (More Details)

Great Oaks

Leipsic Day Camp 2021 

Check out all the details on Leipsic Day Camp . (More Details & Register)

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


Brycen Abbott Exploring Scholarship Reciepient

Keynote speaker Ohio St. Governor Jon Husted recognized area Post efforts and went on to the presentation of the annual Exploring Scholarship Recipient. This year’s recipient was Brycen Abbott. The Liberty Benton High Senior was awarded this year’s scholarship after writing an extraordinary essay about “How Exploring has impacted my life.” Brycen presented his essay at the Exploring Recognition Event held on March 30. Read his full essay HERE

Black Swamp Area Council Exploring Recognition Event

Safety Moment

Annual Health and Medical Record Safety Moment

The Scouting adventure, camping trips, high-adventure excursions, and having fun are important to everyone in Scouting—and so is your safety and well-being. Completing the Annual Health and Medical Record is the first step in making sure you have a great Scouting experience...[Read more]


Salute to Scouting

The Eagle

Extraordinary Explorer

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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: 9 am - 7 pm
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