Salute to Scouting

Exciting new program offered for elementary age youth

This year Black Swamp Area Council is offering a new program for all youth in the area. This program allows youth to step out into the great outdoors this summer for a week or up to 11 weeks if they choose.

Adventure Camp is a Day Camp Program being offered at Camp Berry in Findlay, Ohio (11717 CR 40).

This program is open to girls and boys entering 1st through 5th grade. Each of the 11 weeks will be filled with themed activities, swimming, fishing, archery, crafts, climbing, bb guns, gaga ball, volleyball, music and more! 

Working with local health officials, this program is designed to utilize proper Covid-19 protocols, including mask usage, social distancing, and sanitation.

Troop 302, Pack 302 celebrate a first.

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

Troop 302 is chartered with College First Church of God in Findlay, Ohio, and their leader is Tammy Cooper. Tammy has been a leader in the local Scouting for almost 30 years. She started by volunteering to be her son’s Den Leader and has been serving ever since. She has also earned her Wood Badge beads and is a proud Bobwhite. Tammy was awarded the Silver Beaver, the district President’s Award, and the District Award of Merit. The new Troop will be attending summer camp at Camp Berry this July.

Nicholette Faisant is welcomed to Scouts BSA by Troop 302 leaders Joe Thomas and Ken Musselman, as members of the boys Troop 302 stand in the background during a recent ceremony to honor the Scouts who were making the transition from Cub Scouts to Scouts BSA. Standing to the left is Tammy Cooper, the new Scoutmaster for the girls Troop 302.

Pack and Troop 302 have been in Findlay for more than 75 years! In 2019, College First Church of God welcomed them to their organization and became their charter partner. The church has been very excited about the Scouts and all the great work they’ve already been able to do together!

This past Fall, 42 Scouts did 382 hours of community service to help the church serve 188 families from the food bank. This not only helped all those families who needed assistance, but the Scouts were able to earn 353 program Adventures and Merit Badges and earn 48 Rank Advancements.

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