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  • Black Swamp Area Council Statement on Recent BSA News
    We understand that you may have heard the news reports regarding the National Council, Boy Scouts of America's financial position...
  • Council Annual Meeting
    You are invited to The Black Swamp Area Council Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019, (please note new date) 12 noon....
  • Partially completed position-specific training won't carry over into 2019
    When the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve, it won't just mean the end of 2018. It'll also mean the end of any partial progress made toward position-specific training for Cub Scout leaders and Boy Scout leaders. (These courses, and many more, are found at the BSA Learn Center on My.Scouting.org.) The courses are being updated, and the new versions will launch on Jan. 2, 2019. The new courses...
  • Pinewood Derby Rules
    Here are the official 2019 Pinewood Derby rules. On your mark, get set, have fun!
  • Incident Reporting and Accident Insurance Information
    Keeping Scouts safe is everyone's job! Now what to do when and an accident or near miss occurs. To help determine if a report needs to be filed please use this...
  • BSA recalls Cub Scout neckerchief slides sold between February and August 2018
    The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday announced a voluntary recall of Cub Scout neckerchief slides sold between February 2018 and August 2018. The affected products include the orange Lion, red Wolf, green Bear and blue Webelos slides...
  • Scouting Impact on the Youth of the Community
    20 years ago, I had the chance to hear Stephen Covey speak at a training conference, which spurred me to read his book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People". After reading Covey's book, it struck me how well the Boy Scout Oath and Law align...
  • BSA Today
    Welcome to BSA Today - a new series of short videos featuring information and updates on timely topics in Scouting. Each installment will provide you with news you can use...
  • NEW Youth Protection Training Information
    National recently implemented the new YPT-2 training course. For now, it consists of three separate training modules...
  • Learn more about Family Scouting and Den Leader Recruiting!
    Cub Packs this fall will be able to serve girls grades k-5. In preparation, we are asking packs to begin to identify incoming den leaders. Click here to read more...
  • NEW! Community Service Award
    The Black Swamp Area Council, BSA is pleased to announce a new Community Service Award...
  • BSA Expands Programs to the Entire Family
    BSA's mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law...
  • Unit Committee Training Pack and Troop
    The Executive Board of the Black Swamp Area Council adopted a training requirement for adult volunteers in the council in 2012. Those training requirements are being phased in over a number of years. The goal of the training is to enhance the programs offered to our youth members so that more of them will stay in Scouting. Since the implementation of the training requirement, year over year the council has had an increase in youth retention...
  • Do You Need Training?
    Are you wondering where you take training? Look no further...
  • Training Schedule 2018
    A leader in Scouting is considered fully trained and entitled to wear the Trained leader emblem when he or she has completed the training courses for their position...

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