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  • Help Determine the Future of Camp Lakota and Camp Berry
    The council's strategic plan calls for an increase in the utilization of the camping facilities and augmentation of the program offerings at both camps. These enhancements will be for existing Scouts and to become an entry point for new families in the community to get connected to the Scouting movement. To understand the needs, four surveys...
  • Eagle Scout-Alumni Exclusive Event
    Black Swamp Area Council's National Eagle Scout Association Committee invites you to be part of an exclusive opportunity at a behind-the-scenes tour at the Cooper Farms...
  • Friends of Scouting 2020 family dates needed
    The 2020 Family Friends of Scouting Campaign is underway and we need your help to schedule your unit's presentation ...
  • Silver Beaver Applications
    It is that time of year again! Do you know a registered Scouter who has exceptional character and provided distinguished service in the Council?
  • Understanding Volunteer Training Requirements
    Several years ago, our council felt strongly that training was so important that it now requires that all registered unit level volunteers complete the basic training for their...
  • Scoutbook Den Leader Webinar
    Did you miss our Scoutbook webinar when it was streamed live? You can rewatch it here!
  • 2021 Philmont Trek Registration Now Open!
    Starting today, registration for the 2021 lottery for 12-day, 9-day and 7-day treks, as well as Calvalcade, is open. Crews can enter the lottery at any time between now and December 3rd...
  • Online Recharter Begins in November
    Each year the unit reviews youth and adult membership for those participating.
  • Recruiting Den Leaders
    The strength of a den depends heavily on the strength of the den leader.
  • National Membership Fee Increase
    For more than 100 years, Scouting has helped build future leaders by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun and adventure in the outdoors. At Boy Scouts of America, we are dedicated to developing leaders of character by preparing young men and women for life by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. The timeless...
  • New Lakota Camp Director
    Adam Wehrman selected as next Camp Director for Camp Lakota.
  • New Youth Safety Webpage
    This new webpage within Scouting.org offers an easy-to-navigate overview of our Youth Protection policies using language and visuals that help the general public or those who are new to Scouting understand what the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) does to help keep kids safe. This webpage does not replace the pre-existing Youth Protection page; instead, it offers an overview of our policies in a simplified version for those who may not be familiar with our terminology or program details. It also features expert testimonials, public access to our Youth Protection Training modules without the need to create a My.Scouting account, and clarifications of top misconceptions. We encourage you to visit and share this resource whenever you are asked what the BSA is doing to keep kids safe.
  • Recognition and Uniform Monthly Scout Executive Blog
    It was great to see so many new Scouting families at Camp Berry for our Family Fun Day on September 22 and the council is looking forward to seeing many more at Family Fun Day on October 19 at Camp Lakota. This month I am going to share...
  • Updated Criminal Background Check Forms-Required for Recharter
    The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is committed first and foremost to keeping youth safe. Part of that commitment includes continually updating our youth protection policies to help ensure we are always on the forefront of youth safety. As you know, one of the BSA's many barriers to abuse is a mandatory criminal background check...
  • Additional Unit Incentives begin at $2,500
    Unit's can receive additional benefits for their popcorn sales efforts thanks to this Trail's End incentive program ...

Upcoming Events

Eagle Scout-Alumni Exclusive Event Black Swamp Area Council’s National Eagle Scout Association Committee invites you to be part of an exclusive...
First United Methodist Church   Cub Scout Specific- includes Den Leader, Cubmaster and Pack Committee (8:00am-12:00pm) Scoutmaster...
First United Methodist Church Cub Scout Specific-includes Den Leader, Cubmaster and Pack Committee (8:00am-12:00PM) Scoutmaster Specific...
Rangemaster Training for Cub Scout Shooting Sports Ranges, including Archery and BB guns. Registration closes on 12/10/19 at 11:30...

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