News from Black Swamp Area Council

May 2021

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Youth Protection Training Updates

We have heard your feedback and are now releasing updates to the mandatory online Youth Protection Training to include items such as...

19 Cub Scout Elective Adventures to be Retired Effective May 31, 2022

Every year Cub Scout Adventures are reviewed to identify trends and determine interests of our youth, den leaders and Cub Scout families. 

Youth Focus Group Survey: Methodology

As a part of the Boy Scouts of America’s continuous improvement process, Scouting families and participants are invited to share feedback on the National Scout Jamboree experience.

Eagle Scout Graduation Honor Cords

Graduation is right around the corner and the Boy Scouts of America have Eagle Scout Honor Cords. The Honor cords are for you to proudly wear on your graduation day and let everyone see what an amazing accomplishment you have earned...

The Data Is In: The Protect Yourself Rules Cub Scout Adventure Is Working

It's been nearly two years since the BSA debuted Preview Adventures, elective Adventures for Cub Scouts that count toward advancement just like other Adventures, but haven't yet made their way into the printed handbooks.

What’s in the Scouter Code of Conduct, which every BSA leader agrees to follow?

A few years ago, 22,000 Britons registering to access a free Wi-Fi hotspot neglected to read the fine print before clicking "OK." They didn't realize they had each agreed to 1,000 hours of community service, including cleaning toilets, scraping gum off the streets and (eww) clearing sewer blockages.

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.

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.

Trail's End Adds Multi-Factor Authentication

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

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.

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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)


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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

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Safety Moment

Prohibited and Unauthorized Activities

Sometimes you just say "no" to an activity when you "know" the program of the Boy Scouts of America. Read to see how to ensure all activities meet BSA guidelines.      (Read More)


Salute to Scouting

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