News from Black Swamp Area Council

September 2023

*** Update *** Overnight Camping Adult Leadership Requirements *** Update ***
Effective 9/1/23: As part of our ongoing commitment to abuse prevention, the Boy Scouts of America is updating the adult supervision requirements for overnight activities...

Cub Scout Pack camping changes effective Sept. 1
Cub Scout Packs may now camp up to two consecutive nights with the new changes to overnight camping...

Fall Popcorn Sale Important Documents
The Fall Popcorn Sale is happening! Important documents and dates are available...

Labor Day Closures
Both Scout Shops and Service Centers will be closed Monday, September 4...

Recruitment cards, signs, resources available
Get all the helps you need for recruiting season! New peer-to-peer cards, yard signs and other resources available now ...

Changes to Scout Shop Hours
Both Findlay and Lima Scout Shops will be adjusting their hours in the coming weeks...

2023 Annual Membership Fee Updates
New Annual Membership Fee Process Announced - BSA Will No Longer Prorate Fees for New Members beginning Aug. 1. Details here ...

Eagle Creek Pow Wow is Sept. 9-10
A Celebration of Native American Culture and everyone is welcome ...

Cooper Lodge at Camp Lakota Update
Progress continues to be made on Cooper Lodge with Hubbard Dining Hall and Armed Forces Memorial Parade Field at Camp Lakota in Defiance, Ohio. Construction documents are being finalized...

Sporting Clays event for Scouting is Sept. 28
Join us Sept. 28 for the 10th Annual Sporting Clays for Scouting event at the Elkhorn Lake Hunt Club...

Scouting Lima Area Golf Outing
Save the Date! Lima Area Scouting Golf Outing - Thursday, September 21, 2023 at the Bluffton Golf Club...

Run for Scouting! Meecheway 5K Oct 7th
Enjoy the best 5K Trail in the area while raising funds to keep our camps in operation. Click to register...

Bellas Guest Waiter Night
Join Old Sycamore at Bella's Guest Waiter Night in Celina Ohio. Enjoy authentic Italian food on Grad Lake Saint Marys. All tips given the night of go to benefit local scouting...

Council Coordinated Meeting-November 2023
You are invited to attend the upcoming Council Coordinated Meeting! When: Thursday, November 16 2023 Time: 7:00...

Breakfast With Santa
Jingle! Jingle! Do you Hear that Jingling? Yes, I do, I wonder what it could be. I bet you it is time to get my picture taken with SANTA at Breakfast With Santa...

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

 *Closed 1-2 pm for lunch* 

Saturday: CLOSED