Salute to Scouting

APRIL 2022 - Black Swamp Area Council, B.S.A.

Larry E. Musser is Awarded BSA Distinguished Conservation Award

With a lifetime involvement with conservation and our environment and a 67 year affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America, Larry Musser was one of the first Scouters to be recognized with the new BSA Distinguished Conservation Award, for rendering distinguished and exemplary service to natural resource conservation and environmental improvement over a sustained period of at least 20 years. CLICK HERE to read the full story.

Troop 29G blazing trails despite pandemic

Troop 29G in Edgerton started with 5 girls and climbed up to 8 active Scouts, before the pandemic nearly wipped the unit away. But Scout strong as they are, the Troop regained its hold and have rebuilt the unit to 11 members.

CLICK HERE to read Scoutmaster Sandy Woods story about how they rebounded.

Silver Beaver Video Spotlight

This year's Silver Beaver recipients share their individual Scouting journeys in these brief videos featured at this year's Council Dinner. 

If you have a Scouting Story to share,please
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Scouting in the Black Swamp Area Council began in 1915 when the Scouting program was introduced to the young people of West Central and Northwestern Ohio.More than 5,400 individuals are participating in the local program as a Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers, Explorers and adult volunteers. In 2020, these individuals participated in 8,069 hours of community service. For more information about finding Scouting near you, visit