Welcome to the Del-Mi District
The Del-Mi District is part of the Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America. We serve over 4,000 youth and adult volunteers in Hamilton and Tipton counties in Central Indiana. We are proud to have a long and rich history of tirelessly serving the youth in these counties. With an eye on growth and continuous improvement, the district leadership and volunteers are dedicated to building stronger units, so that the Scouts and Scouters of the Del-Mi District may realize their Ideal Year of Scouting.
History of the Del-Mi District
The Miami Indians ruled an area roughly extending eastward to Detroit and Cincinnati, and to the Great Lakes and the junction of the Wabash and Ohio Rivers westward.
The Delaware Indians lived in an area that is now the state of Delaware; and their name was derived from an early Governor of that colony, Lord De La Warr.
The advancing white settlers forced the Delawares west, and in the early 1800’s, the Miamis agreed to let the Delawares have all the land watered by the White River.
After much discussion, the Big Caribou and Prairie Valley Districts decided to merge. The name selected for the new district is a contraction of the Delaware and Miami Indian tribes. This is how the Del-Mi District came to about and it has grown and succeed ever since.