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Council Activities

Klondike Derby

January 18, 2025


Camp Berry

In search of gold, the men of Alaska raced across the frozen tundra on sleds pulled by dog teams.  Scouts will participate as a patrol, with up to eight Scouts, running an expedition to simulated towns and solving practical problems using basic Scouting skills.  (Patrols of less than six youth might find great difficulty in certain events.)


Klondike Derby Leader's Guide 2025

Register for Klondike Derby

Race Results

Scouting of Food

Saturday, March 1, 2025 (door hanger drop off)

Saturday, March 8, 2025 (door hanger/bags of food pick up)

Scouting for Food is a council-wide service project to care for people in our local communities who are hungry and those in need. The project begins the first Saturday in March, as Scouts distribute Scouting for Food door hangers in their neighborhoods to announce the upcoming food drive. Community members are encouraged to recycle an old grocery bag and fill it up with donated canned goods.  Scouts return the following Saturday, to pick up and deliver donations to their local food banks and pantries.

A Scout promises "to help other people at all times." There is no better way to show our Scouting Spirit than by participating in the annual Scouting for Food drive! Now is the time to show our community the Scouting values of being loyal, helpful, kind and cheerful.

Scouts will help make a difference to fight hunger. Scouting for Food is the leading service program for Boy Scouts of America and is a part of the national BSA program - Good Turn for America.

Request for Door Hangers

We are printing PRE-ORDER only door hangers and we need to know how many your unit would like to have to pass out around your community BY January 1, 2025. Please CLICK HERE to request your door hangers!

Reporting Service Hours

To report your service hours on Scouting for Food login into your Scoutbook account. CLICK HERE if you are unsure how to report your service hours in Scoutbook.

This helps us to provide the community with an accurate report on the great service and dedication our Scouts are showing throughout the Black Swamp Area Council.

Share your PHOTOS of Scouts in Action

We want to see your Scouts out participating in the Scouting for Food campaign. We have set up a Google Photo Album for you to share your pictures. Click Here to access the photo album, and share your 2024 Scouting For Food pictures with us!

Community Service Award

The service hours that you and your unit does for Scouting for Food can count towards the Community Service Award. CLICK HERE for more information on this award.

A Big Thank you to the 2024 Scouting For Food Sponsor for the printing and design of the door hangers


For questions, contact Drew DeMull at drew.demull@Scouting.org or (419) 422-4356 ext. 110.

Council Recognition Dinner

April 20, 2024

Once a year, Scouters from the Black Swamp Area Council gather to reflect on the past year, recognize outstanding Scouts and volunteers and join together to celebrate the Scouting movement. The evening includes highlights and achievements from the previous year, a vision of the future for Scouting in the Black Swamp Area Council, Silver Beaver recipients, President Award recipients and District Achievements.

Contact Marc Kogan at marc.kogan@scouting.org or (419) 422-4356 ext. 101

CLICK HERE to Register for Event & Get More Information!

Pinewood Derby

May 3, 2025

Racing in a Cub Scout derby is great fun. You'll get to design your racing vehicle, work with a parent to build it, and see it perform on race day. Win or lose, you'll take pride in having done your best. When you race in a Cub Scout derby, you learn craft skills, the rules of fair play, and good sportsmanship—things you will remember all your life.


2025 Pinewood Derby Rules



2024 Council Pinewood Derby Results

Haunted Woods

October 26, 2024

Trunk or Treat

October 26, 2024

Fall Family Fun Day

As the fall rolls in, we like to provide an opportunity to come out to camp to enjoy the outdoors during the fall season. This unique opportunity to enjoy your the outdoors and all that we have to offer. We have lots of activities, stemming from BB's to Climbing to Archery to Fishing and much more!

  • This event is Open to all Cub Scouts and especially our New youth who are Joining Scouting in 2024!! Scout must be accompanied by an adult partner.
  • Bring along a friend who might like to try Scouting!
  • Please register to attend the event. We are having two of these and registrations and dates are below.


Click the Registration links below each location/date

Camp Berry

September 14, 2024


Camp Lakota

September 28, 2024


General Questions Contact





Black Swamp Area Council
2100 Broad Avenue, Findlay Ohio
(419) 422-4356