Community Partner Activities
Crossroads of America Council partners with several community organizations throughout the year to offer Scout units and families discounted and/or "behind the scenes" experiences at attractions and events. Families are welcome to attend events without their Scouting unit.
2018 Community Partner Activities
Ticket order deadlines vary by event. Registration information will be made available closer to each event date. Contact Patrick Covell by email or at (317) 813-7093 for more information. A printable PDF of our 2017-2018 Community Partner Activities Schedule is available here.
Indy 500 Festival Parade - Saturday, May 26, 2018
The 2018 IPL 500 Festival Parade will be held on May 26, the eve of the Indianapolis 500. Boy Scouts, Venturers and Explorers only may register to assist with parade seating set-up and tear-down, with an up-close view of the parade in between. All participants must wear their uniform shirt. Participants will receive a 2018 Boy Scout/500 Festival Parade patch.
To learn more and sign up click here.
Camp Belzer 100th Anniversary Event
Join us on Saturday, June 30th from 1:00 - 4:00 PM for a great day celebrating Camp Belzer's 100th anniversary. Activities include a Campfire at 3:30PM, camp tours and activities for youth. The Museum will be open and a keepsake item will be provided. Food (hot dogs, chips & juice) will be provided.
Cost is $5 per person, $10 for families. No pre-registration needed. Current, past and future staffers, campers and leaders are all invited.
Big Machine 400 at the Brickyard Weekend - September 8-9, 2018
Enjoy special Brickyard Scout Night ticket pricing, receive unique Brickyard Scout Night patch and experience unforgettable moments at the 25th Running of the Bog Machine 400 at the Brickyard! For the event flyer and to learn more click here.
Merit Badge and Advancement Activities
Throughout the year, Crossroads of America Council will host several merit badge and rank advancement opportunities for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. Many of these are offered in conjunction with Community Partners such as Microsoft and the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, to name a few. Check back often as new activities will be added frequently.
Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Workshop at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site 2018
What does it mean to be a Citizen? Find out at the home of Indiana's only US president.
Did you know that President Benjamin Harrison is the reason you recite the Pledge of Allegiance and your school flies the US flag.
For more information and dates click here
Fingerprinting and/or Crime Prevention Merit Badges Workshop at the Indiana State Police Museum
The Indiana State Police Museum offers the chance to earn your badge in Fingerprinting and/or Crime Prevention*, led by a certified merit badge counselor. Click here to register and reserve your spot.
*You must complete several pre-requisites for the Crime Prevention badge, click here for the worksheet.
Outrun The Sun - Calling all Sun Advocates!
Sun Safety Patch
Your skin is your body’s coat. It protects you from cold and heat. It keeps your insides in and the bad stuff—like germs—out. Did you know that your skin is your largest and fastest-growing organ? It’s important to take care of your skin by protecting it from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and indoor tanning beds. Over exposure to UV can cause skin cancer, the most prevalent cancer in America. Outrun the Sun, Inc., a nonprofit organization supporting sun safety and skin cancer prevention, is offering Boy Scouts of America a new Sun Safety Patch. You can earn this special patch by being a sun safety advocate. Learn ways of protecting your skin and also teach others through hands-on activities and social media! To learn more click here.
Cost: $5 per scout $5 per adult
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