Van Wert Elks Lodge #1197 recently donated $125 to the Black Swamp Area Council, Boys Scouts of America. The donation is part of the annual Friends of Scouting fund raising campaign
The Black Swamp Council which is headquartered in Findlay covers thirteen counties. It provides two camps, Camp Berry near Findlay and Camp Lakota near Defiance for the scouts to hold activities at and attend summer camp. The Friends of Scouting campaign contributions held the Council fund camping programs, adult and youth training programs.
For 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America has been instilling the values embodied in the Scout Oath and Law, the Scout Motto, “Be Prepared” and the Scout Slogan, “Do a Good Turn Daily”. The council provides scouting programs to 6,300 youth.