#GivingTuesday is a nationally recognized day of fundraising for non-profits around the country. Last year $45 million was raised on just this day to help fund creative programs everywhere.
We are bringing #GivingTuesday to the Black Swamp Area Council. You can help with a gift of $5 (or more). 97% of your donation stays right here in Black Swamp Area Council and will positively impacting Scouting programs in our council.
#GivingTuesday, it's a one day online giving to local Scouting. We encourage Scouters and followers to like and share our posts on the website and social media regarding #GivingTuesday.
Applications are now being accepted for the Silver Beaver Award. Completed applications are due back to the office by Friday, December 11 at 5pm.
All applications must be completed on the National BSA application.
You can download the application here.
Janssen Lemley has accepted a promotion to the Michigan Crossroads Council, effective January 1st, 2016.
Janssen will be starting a new assignment with the Boy Scouts as the Council Program Director for Great Lakes Field Service Council in Detroit, Michigan.
The council will be hosting a farewell gathering on December 14th at the VFW in Defiance, 201 Clinton St, Defiance, OH 43512, from 5pm to 7pm.
Please join me to wish Janssen good luck on this next step and advancement of his professional Scouting career.
The Council Annual Meeting is to be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at 6:00 P.M. at Camp Berry, 11716 CR 40, Findlay, OH in Donnell Lodge. Election of council members at large, executive board members and officers for 2016 will occur at this meeting. Chartered Organization Representatives, Council Members at Large and Executive Board Members are voting members of the council for this election.
The following individuals have been appointed to the nominating committee: Mark Miller, Committee Chair; Sherri Brumbaugh, Cary Cox, Stan Doty and Karl Heminger.
There will be a meal provided; cost of the meal is $20.00. The business portion of the meeting begins at 6:30 P.M.