Easily support Scouting through these four rewarding methods.

1) Donate Now

The advancement of Scouting in central Indiana would not be possible without the generosity and commitment of thousands of alumni, volunteers, donors, and friends who have been inspired by Scouting's impact on youth and our community. 

The success of our council and district is based on generous financial support of many of our Friends of Scouting.  Donations to Crossroads of America Council support, among other things:

  • Funding of the council's registration assistance and camp scholarship programs for at-risk youth;
  • Regular maintenance of facilities and equipment at seven council camps;
  • Providing insurance to cover the council's members and property;
  • Training adult volunteers on how to be better leaders for youth members;
  • Operation and staffing of four council service centers conveniently located throughout central Indiana.

Please consider a gift of at least $175 to support one Scout this year.

Make a pledge of support using one of the convenient options below.  Contributions are tax-deductible where allowed by law. 

Email

Send an email to mmodansk@crossroadsbsa.org.  Include your name, unit affiliation, amount pledged, mailing address, and phone number. A monthly invoice will be mailed to you unless otherwise requested.  We ask that all pledges be paid in full by Wednesday, November 30.

Phone

Call in a pledge of support to Mary Martin at (317) 813-7137, and pay via Visa or MasterCard. Be sure to state that you are in Hou Koda District and give unit affiliation to properly credit your gift.

Mail

Pledges with or without payments may be mailed using a pledge card.  Simply complete the card and send it to the Golden-Burke Scout Center at 7125 Fall Creek Road North, Indianapolis, IN 46256.

Online

Visit BSA's secure online donation page. Include "Hou Koda FOS Unit Type and Number" in the Address Line 2 field to ensure that your gift is properly credited towards your unit's goals. For example, "Hou Koda FOS Pack ###" would be credited towards Pack ### in Hou Koda District.

2) Fall Popcorn Sale

Scouting units can earn enough money through the fall popcorn fundraising sale to fund the rest of their Scouting year!  Would you like for your Scouts to attend summer camp, participate in Scouting events, and be recognized for their achievements all at no additional cost?  Encourage Scouts to sell popcorn! Need new unit equipment? Sell popcorn!

Most unit fundraisers max out at 50% profit and raise funds needed to support the unit. Last year, more than 73% of gross retail popcorn sales were returned to support Scouting – benefiting boys, units, districts, and the council.  You can be proud to sell Trail’s End popcorn because the products are delicious and the proceeds benefit everyone.


3) Spring Camp Card Sale

The annual Spring Camp Card sale allows Scout units to raise funds to pay for their summer Scouting program. Camp Cards are discount cards sold for $5 each to the general public.  Unit commission is 50% on each card ($2.50). Funds earned from this fundraiser may be used to purchase equipment such as tents and backpacks as well as paying for camp fees.  Camp Cards are meant to complement, not take the place of, popcorn sales in the fall. 

 

4) Unit Fundraisers

Each year, thousands of youth depend upon the money earned from unit fundraisers to attend summer camp, pay for annual registration or attend monthly activities.  As you're planning your unit's 2016-2017 calendar, don't forget to decide when you'd like to do your 2017 Family Friends of Scouting presentation!  Contact Family Friends of Scouting Chair Susan Cinkoske to schedule your presentation for 2016!

 



7125 Fall Creek Road North
Indianapolis, IN 46256
(317) 813-7125



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