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February 17, 2014 (Presidents Day) - Scout Day and Venturing Day at the Indiana Boat, Sport and Travel Show - Scouts, free rock climbing and fishing are all available to the Scout on President’s Day, Monday, February 17th. There are also special seminars and classes throughout the day for Scouts to learn how to get more out of camping, canoeing, kayaking, cooking, backcountry adventures and more! If you cannot make it on the 17th the Scout discount is still good for the entire show as long as you order your tickets online in advance. Click here for the flyer.
March 1, 2014 – Supercross – This is an exciting, racing sport with specialized high performance off-road motorcycles. They race on a dirt track with steep jumps and obstacles. All Scouts will also receive a commemorative Supercross Poster! Circuit of Fun Event! Click here for the flyer. Click here to register. DEADLINE February 2nd!
Microsoft Boy Scout Merit Badge Programming Spring 2014 - Crossroads of America Council is excited about a new partnership with the Microsoft Store located at the Fashion Mall at Keystone. STEM based merit badge programming will now be offered throughout the year for Boy Scouts. For courses, dates, registration and prerequisite information click here.
April 1-6, 2014 – Largest Pinewood Derby Track and Best in Show at the Indiana State Museum – Come race on the 120’ long two and half story track in the entryway of the Indiana State Museum. It is a impressive site. Plus take part in the best in show if you car is built more fun design than speed. Something for everyone at a great price! Circuit of Fun Event!
April 19, 2014 - Cub Scout Belt Loop and Pin Day - This is a family fun event where Scouts and parents or leaders will work together to earn belt loops and pins at Camp Belzer. A variety of pins and belt loops will be available to choose from, including Computers and Video Games stations hosted by Microsoft! Click here for flyer.
May 10, 2014 – Indianapolis Indians Game and Graduation Party – All Scouts can come out to enjoy a day at Victory Field, play special games and run the bases. Or upgrade your tickets to the party package to get a meal voucher, enjoy some extra activities, meet players and get autographs. Circuit of Fun Event!
for the flyer.
May 9 and 10, 2014 - Central Indiana Merit Badge University - The 6th annual Central Indiana Merit Badge University program will be held Friday evening May 9th and Saturday May 10th at the Greenfield-Central JUNIOR High School located in Greenfield, Indiana. There will be four class sessions (8-10 PM Friday evening and 10:30- 8:30am-noon, 1:30-5:00pm, and 6:00-9:30pm on Saturday). Camping will be available both Friday and Saturday nights, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday. There will be a "disaster drill" as one of the options on Friday evening in the 8:00pm-10:00pm session. We expect to offer more than 50 different merit badges in at least 80 classes over the four sessions. For more information and to sign up for email notification regarding registration visit here.
Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.
Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America, organizes a Philmont Contingent anually. This trip includes side trips and travel times (dates may change slightly with air travel). We have reserverd positions for 45 youth and 15 adults. Our Council will be traveling to Philmont as a group. Participant will be organized into crews of 12, possibly consisting of different unites and all adults who register will agree to provide leadership to all youth participants in their Philmont crew. All 60 positions are first come, first serve according to the Crossroads of America Council High Adventure Contingent Policy. In order to reserve a position, you will need to send the reservation form, below along with a deposit to the Golden-Burke Scout Center, 7125 Fall Creek Road North, Indianapolis, IN 46256. Once you have reserved your spot, more information will be sent in September/October the year before your trip.
for Philmont Contingent for June 13 - June 27 2014 registration.
*Many council events are done in conjunction with other groups or agencies and these events may have special registration requirements and/or limited seating because the public may have the option to buy tickets. Please register early to ensure that your unit or family has the best opportunity to enjoy these special Scouting opportunities. Look for event flyers and registration forms for registration details.