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Scout Oath     

On my honor I will do my best to do my duty To God and my country and to obey the Scout Law,
To help other people at all times,
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law       

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Scout Mission

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America 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.

About Crossroads of America Council, BSA

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America serves the youth and adult volunteers in 26 counties in central Indiana. Our mission is to provide character development, citizenship training, and growth in physical, mental and spiritual fitness, to help create the next generation of leaders. Our program opportunities for young men and women ages 6-20 include Cub ScoutsBoy ScoutsVenturing, Exploring, STEM Scouts and Reaching for Tomorrow

The council is divided into 11 service areas, called districts, where the Scouting program is delivered to the local communities. 




Bear Creek - serving Fayette, Franklin, Rush, Shelby, Union, Wayne and southern Randolph counties
Del-Mi - serving Hamilton and Tipton counties
Golden Eagle - serving Delaware, Randolph and eastern Henry counties
Hou Koda - serving southwestern Marion and Hendricks counties
Northeast - serving northeast Marion and western Hancock counties
North Star - serving northwest Marion and southern Boone counties
Pathfinder - serving southern Marion and Johnson counties
Pioneer - serving Hancock and southeast Marion counties
Sakima - serving Madison and western Henry counties
Sugar Creek - serving Boone, Montgomery, and Clinton counties
Wabash Valley - serving Vigo, Vermillion, Clay, Park, Sullivan and Putnam counties

Crossroads of America Council Vision Statement

Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America aims to beneficially involve every eligible child and his or her family in the fun and adventure of our programs.

We will provide extraordinary youth development programs that: strengthen values, develop leadership skills, provide lifelong learning and instill the habit of service to others. Crossroads of America Council will be widely acknowledged as a community and national leader in serving youth, families and neighborhoods.

This result will be achieved through the partnership of: (1) children and families, (2) strong community organizations, (3) committed, trained volunteers, and (4) districts, board and staff able to align community resources in support of Scouting and Learning for Life. 

Council Leadership

Crossroads of America Council is led by an executive board comprised of the council president, council commissioner, approximately 20 vice presidents, no more than 60 directors and 13 district chairs.

Council President - Steve Bestard

Council Commissioner - Ron Penczek

Scout Executive - Joseph E. Wiltrout

Annual Reports

2017 Complete Document

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Indianapolis, IN 46256
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