Salute to Scouting

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

PHOTO: Pack 29, Troop 29B and Troop 29G in Edgerton, Ohio, march in the communities Memorial Day parade.

Scouts Honor Fallen for Memorial Day

Units from Northwest Ohio pay tribute 

Duty and honor are spoken out loud in the Scout Oath at every meeting and event by Scouts across Northwest Ohio. But for Memorial Day 2022, those Scouts put into practice what they have pledged. In various cities across the county and locally Scouts reflect on the sacrifice of those who have given their lives in military service. In communities from Wauseon, Defiance, and Edgerton, Scouts placed flags on hundreds of graves of fallen members of the military and veterans who have passed away and participated in their community parades, observances and rememberances.

To read the entire story, CLICK HERE and also find photos of Scouts learning what it means to have written a check for one’s life to secure and maintain freedom they have in these United States.

Exploring - Scouting's Workforce Development Program

Lima grad finds flight with Exploring program

Bryson Dick, a Lima Senior High School graduate, is continuing his education at the University of Oklahoma in Aerospace Engineering.

Bryson was set on the path during his time in the City of Findlay Airport Aviation Exploring program. Even through the pandemic, heremained optimistic to remain in the program to continue learning about the aviation industry. 

Bryson initially became interested in aviation while in school and enjoyed learning about World War II,  the Cold War era, and learning about the air and sky battles that occurred during that time. He was also interested in the new technology that was being utilized in the 1940’s, ultimately sparking his interest in the aviation field and finding a connection in this Exploring program.

Learn more about Bryson by CLICKING HERE!

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. 

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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