News from Black Swamp Area Council

April 2023

Scouters Conference Council & Annual Meeting

You are invited to attend our Scouters Conference Saturday, April 22, 2023, at Rhodes State College in Lima. Planned for the day's agenda includes, the Council Annual Meeting, a Council Key 3 Meeting, Council Coordinated Meeting, Council Recognition Luncheon and Executive Board Meeting...

Safety Moments
The Scout Motto is Be Prepared and the youth protection protocols of Scouting call for proper perpetration. All Scout meetings should start with a safety moment. Resources for safety movements can be found at the link above for use at Scout meetings and events.

Spring Recruiting Season is here
It's the time of the year when flowers bloom and weather warms, and local families are looking to get outdoors. Coordinate your Spring Recruiting efforts now ...

Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner with Keynote Speaker Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose
On Saturday, March 11 the Black Swamp Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America held the Annual Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner at the UNOH Event Center in Lima...

New District Executive hired to serve Arrowwood District
Rochelle Manley joins Black Swamp Area Council as a District Executive...

IOLS & BALOO Training
We got some great opportunities to get Leader Specific Trained for Scouts BSA Leaders and Outdoor Camping Training for our Cub Scout Leaders. Register NOW...

District Pinewood Derby Races Underway
Register now for your Districts Pinewood Derby! Find the links listed below...

National Youth Leadership Training @ Camp Berry
National Youth Leadership Training is the premier training for our Youth! This course is - "To provide youth with the information and knowledge they need to become successful leaders not just in scouting, but in life." Sign Up now while spots...

Summer Camp Year Shirts
The Camp Berry and Camp Lakota Year Shirt Pre-Order Sale is up and running! We can't wait for you to get this years year shirt. Get them in time...

Inaugural Pint-Wood Derby
Have you ever wanted a Pinewood Derby for adults? If so then join us for our Inaugural Pint-wood Derby. Enjoy friendship, fun, food, drinks and great prizes...

24th Annual Scouting Golf Classic is May 18
Join us on May 18 for the Scouting Golf Classic at the Findlay Country Club. This outing benefits the youth of Northwest and West Central Ohio...

Good Friday Closures
The Findlay Service Center and Scout Shop and the Lima Scout Shop will be closed Friday, April 7 in observation of Good Friday...

District Pages

Scout Shop and Service Center Hours 

Findlay Scout Office

(419) 422-4356

2100 Broad 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 Broad Ave.
Findlay, OH 45840


Monday*: CLOSED
Tuesday*: 10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday*: 10 am - 6 pm
Friday*: 10 am - 6 pm
 *Closed 1:30-2 pm for lunch* 

 Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm

Lima Scout Shop and Office

(419) 227-2107

752 W Robb Ave
Lima, OH 45801


Monday*: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Tuesday*: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday*: 9:30 - 6 pm
Friday*: 8:30 am - 5 pm

Saturday: CLOSED

*Closed 1-2 for lunch