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.

2017 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 Community Partner Activities Schedule is available here.

Council Interfaith Interaction & Prayer Service
February 26, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at Camp Belzer

This training opportunity will enlighten and strengthen the diversity for all Scout units and their leaders; youth & adult, regarding the various faith traditions of the Scouts in our council with whom you will interact either within you own unit or at the various District and Council events. Even if your unit cannot attend, sign up as a family or individual. Non- Scout guests are welcome! There is no cost for this event. 

A Scout is Reverent; that is, he respects other faith traditions than his own. This one afternoon of interaction is the best way to "Be Prepared" to interact with those of a faith whom you may not be familiar with. For signing up and more information click here.


Lion Scout Night with the Indiana Pacers (Indiana Pacers vs. Philadelphia 76ers)
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 6 pm 

As a scouting member, you are invited to participate in our fantastic scout night with the Indiana Pacers, where each scout can earn a patch!

By purchasing tickets through this offer, you will also receive a FREE scout night patch that you can pick up on game night and have ACCESS to a SPECIAL MEET & GREET after the game on the court!

To order, visit, Online password: SCOUTS1.

Purchase by Friday, March 24, 2017. Tickets will be emailed directly to you, and you will receive instructions closer to the game on how to pick up your patch(es). For more information click here. 

World's Largest Pinewood Derby Track- March 28 - April 2, 2017

Come race your Pinewood Derby car on the 125' long, two-and-a-half story track in the entryway of the Indiana State Museum. It is an impressive site. Plus take part in the best in show event if your car is built more for fun than designed for speed. There's something for everyone at a great price!

If you are interested in volunteering click here 

Kikthawenund Fishing Derby - May 13, 2017

Registration is open to all Lions, Tigers, Wolfs, Bears, Webelos and their siblings, but is limited to the first 300 pre-registered participants.

Catch and release only. Bring your own fishing gear. Bait will be available at camp. All participants will receive a limited edition Fishing Derby Patch.

Awards and prizes will be given out: 1st catch of the day, largest fish caught, most fish caught, smallest fish caught. You must be present to claim any prizes.

For more information and to register, click here.

Scout Fun Days at Victory Field - Friday, May 19, 2017

All Scouts can come out to enjoy a day of fun with the Indianapolis Indians! Scouts get to watch a movie and campout on the field after the game! Special pricing and activities for the whole family. For more details click here.

Go FishIN Crew Captain Workshop, April 1st, 2017

Crew Captain Workshops are for adults (e.g., educators and Scout leaders) to learn about fish biology, Indiana's aquatic ecosystems, fish management in Indiana, basic angling skills, and angler ethics.  Participants will become Crew Captains and can then take this knowledge and these skills to their classrooms and community. Crew Captains also can receive educational materials and fishing equipment to implement the program.

No fishing experience is needed and no fishing license is required during the workshop. All fishing equipment will be provided.  Pre-registration is required.

Register Online 

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.

Fingerprinting and Crime Prevention Merit Badge Workshop
Indiana State Police Museum, March 18 at 9:00 AM

The Indiana Police State Museum offers the chance to earn your badge in Fingerprinting and/or Crime Prevention*, led by a certified merit badge counselor.

Please RSVP by March 16 to reserve your spot. Click here to register.

*You must complete several prerequisites for the Crime Prevention badge. Click here for the Workbook.

Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Workshop.

An Initiative of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site.

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 U.S. flag.

Find out more and work towards your merit badge! Register Online!

2017 Microsoft Boy Scout Badge Programs
Join us for exclusive Boy Scouting fun at the Microsoft retail store located at the Fashion Mall at Keystone. All of our events provide a great opportunity for scouts to learn and explore the latest technology. Everyone who attends will receive a free giveaway and a discount card worth up to 10% off software and 5% just about anything else at the Microsoft store.
Pre-registration strongly encouraged as space is limited to 10 Scouts per course.
Scouts should have a buddy when attending. A 5 Scout minimum is needed to conduct program. Course cost - $20 per scout. Online registration closes 2 hours prior to start of course. For more information click here.

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