New Council Activities Newsletter
Subscribe to the bimonthly activities newsletter and make sure you get all the latest information on events! to the bimonthly activities newsletter and make sure you get all the latest information on events!
NEW! - Microsoft Cub Scout Programming Fall 2014 and early Winter 2015 -
Crossroads of America Council is excited about our continued partnership with the Microsoft Store located at the Fashion Mall at Keystone. STEM based Cub Scout programming built on the academic belt loops will begin this fall. Click here for the flyer. Click here to register online.
Microsoft Boy Scout Programming Fall 2014 and early Winter 2015 - STEM based merit badge programming will continue for Boy Scouts. Click here for the flyer. Click here to register online.
October 11, 2014 - The Children’s Museum Guild’s Inaugural Black Hat Dash - Lace up your spooky shoes! Witches, ghosts, and goblins of ALL ages are welcome to take part in the first-ever Black Hat Dash, a 2K/5K frightfully fun run and weirdly wonderful walk for the whole family! Watch for the delightfully talented Peru circus artists, music, free Halloween giveaways, and local treats and tastings. All registrants receive one free haunted house ticket! Click here to register and remember to use the code SCOUTSTRONG for special pricing!
NEW! - STEM Based Cub Scout Fall Break Camp (October 13-17, 2014)
Join us for a week of fun and adventure! Scouts will spend each day participating in hands-on activities. Most days Scouts will travel throughout Indianapolis to a new location at a community partner to participate in a unique and exciting STEM-based activity. Our staff will provide necessary leadership. Drop off from 8-9 AM and pick up from 4-6 PM. Registration opens August 1, 2014. Click here for flyer. Click here to register online.
NEW! - STEM Based Boy Scout & Venturing Travel Camp (October 13-17, 2014)
Explore the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math as we participate in unique activities throughout Indianapolis. Each day will be a new adventure! Our staff will provide required leadership. Drop off from 8-9 AM and pick up from 4-6 PM. Registration opens August 1, 2014. Click here for flyer. Click here to register online.
Good Turn for Goodwill (October 15 - November 16, 2014)
Help the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts reach our goal of 8,044 bags of donations —enough to provide 10,000 hours of on-the-job training for people in need. Click HERE for the Central and Eastern Indiana flyer. Click HERE for the Wabash Valley Flyer.
Record your donations
October 18, 2014 - Cub Scout Fun Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway - BB guns, archery, rope making, hands on event with some of our Circuit of Fun partners, races, obstacle courses, STEM activities and lots more at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! Circuit of Fun Event!
for more information and to register.
October 18, 2014, Operation Homecoming - Calling all Scouts. When World War II veterans came home from the war there was not a big welcome home. Indy Honor Flight is an organization that is devoted to flying these veterans to Washington DC for the day to visit the memorial that was built to honor their service. Now is your chance to help give these veterans the welcome home that they deserve. There will be a big welcome home celebration for the veterans when they return from Washington DC. The celebration will be held in the gym of Plainfield High School. Indy Honor Flight would like as many Scouts as possible to show up in uniform to create a “Corridor of Honor” for these veterans to walk through. Bring your parents and friends. This welcome home is a very moving experience. You will not be sorry you were there. Click here for more info.
October 24 - 26, 2014 Civil War Days Battle of Belzer - All Scouts and adults are welcome to step back in time and find out about the Civil War by living it! Camp, eat, drill and learn by engaging with re-enactors in lots of different events that bring the important part of our nation's history to life. Come with your troop or sign up with a Scout and parent!
for more info and to register.
November 8, 2014, Operation Homecoming - Calling all Scouts. When World War II veterans came home from the war there was not a big welcome home. Indy Honor Flight is an organization that is devoted to flying these veterans to Washington DC for the day to visit the memorial that was built to honor their service. Now is your chance to help give these veterans the welcome home that they deserve. There will be a big welcome home celebration for the veterans when they return from Washington DC. The celebration will be held in the gym of Plainfield High School. Indy Honor Flight would like as many Scouts as possible to show up in uniform to create a “Corridor of Honor” for these veterans to walk through. Bring your parents and friends. This welcome home is a very moving experience. You will not be sorry you were there. Click
for more info about the event or click here if you would like to send them a letter (due Oct. 31).
November 22, 2014 – Indiana Pacers – Come see the Pacers and get the best deal in town! For $12 (plus tax) you get a ticket to the game, shoot a free throw on Conseco’s main court, and hear a special post game talk by a player. For an upgraded ticket you get a discount on that ticket, all the benefits of the $12 ticket plus a t-shirt, hot dog, chips and small Pepsi product. Circuit of Fun Event! Click here for the flyer or Click here to register using the password: Scouts.
November 8, 2014 - SCOUTStrong Wilderness Run/Walk 5K at Camp Belzer - The timed 5K run and walk will weave through historic Camp Belzer and onto the Fall Creek Parkway Trail. The Wilderness Run 5K is open to the public. Both walkers and runners are encouraged to participate. Post race refreshments provided. Awards for age division winners! Click here to register online. Click here for the flyer.
December 7, 2014 – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Back by popular demand the Scouts will share the arena during this must-see family event that can only be witnessed at The Greatest Show On Earth! Scouts are invited for a pre-show, all access event that will get them on the floor to meet performers, try on ringmaster jackets, see the elephants up close and be awe inspired! Circuit of Fun Event!
for info and registration or click here for the flyer.
January 24, 2015 – Monster Truck Jam – Check out the action as these 10,000-pound monsters trucks come to town. All Scouts and their families will be given a free pit pass that will let you in before the general public to meet drivers and see the trucks! Circuit of Fun Event! DEADLINE December 19th!
for more info and to register or click here for the flyer.
February 8, 2015 – Indy Fuel – We are excited to announce a brand new partnership with the new professional hockey team the Indy Fuel! Come check out the best hockey Indy has seen in years in newly renovated Coliseum at the Fairgrounds. Circuit of Fun Event! Click here for more information including registration process.
March 14, 2015 – 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!
DEADLINE February 2nd! Click here for more info or to register or click here for the flyer.
April 7-12, 2015 – 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!
May, 2015 – Scout Days with the Indy Eleven – Check out the Indy's new soccer team! Lots of fun for the whole family. Circuit of Fun Event!
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 annually. This trip includes side trips and travel times (dates may change slightly with air travel). We have reserved 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. Click here for some highlights of the council contingent trips.
Click here for Philmont Contingent for June 12 - June 26, 2015 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.