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Scouts in Action

Crossroads of America Council youth and leaders are doing extraordinary things in the community everyday. Read on to learn how our Scouts are making a difference.


Saturday's start has been a long time coming for Purdue freshman quarterback Danny Etling- October 2013
Danny Etling, a Wabash Valley district Eagle Scout, has been preparing for his collegiate career long before getting on the Boilermaker field. Read more about Danny via the Journal-Courier.

Wayne County Cub Scout raises money for troops- October 2013
Cub Scout Johnathon Terhaar challenged his community to send 100 packages of popcorn to military overseas. Learn more about Johnathon's popcorn sale.

Carmel Scout leader honored for saving a life- August 2013
Scout leader Layla Spanenberg was honored for her actions to save fellow Scout leader, Dr. Jesse Li's life while hiking. Read Layla and Jesse's story.

SALUTE: Selma scouts raise new pole, flag- August 2013
Scouts from Troop 2 in Golden Eagle district were featured in Muncie's Star Press for their Citizenship merit badge project. Read how these Scouts helped White Cemetery.

Noblesville Boy Scout remembers 2013 Jamboree- August 2013
Joshua Baker of Jamboree Troop C217 recaps his 10-day adventure at the 2013 National Jamboree in West Virginia. Read his Indianapolis Star feature.

Sugar Creek Scouts Participate in Mock Trial- August 2013
Sugar Creek Scouts had the opportunity to participate in a unique workshop designed around the law merit badge that included a special presentation by Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven David. Read Eagle Scout Cole Thompson's recount of the event.

Historical Rejuvenation- July 2013
Andrew York of Troop 245 used his Eagle Project to maintain the legacy of Civil War veterans in Greenwood, Ind. Read the whole story here or view photos via The Daily Journal.

Boy Scouts spruce local historic landmark- July 2013
Indianapolis Scouts took a break from high adventure activities at Jamboree to help a local West Virginia community. Watch WVVA's story.

Scouting is in Scoutmaster's blood- May 2013
Steve Chatot of Troop 39 in Muncie, Ind., was named to BSA's Top 50 Scoutmaster list. Read more about Steve's story via The Star Press.

Local camp gives thousands of at-risk kids an outlet- May 2013
More than 9,000 Reaching for Tomorrow students enjoyed Outdoor Challenge Days at Camp Belzer May 13-17.
Watch Fox 59's story.

Indianapolis teenager honors fallen police offers with East District memorial- May 2013
Tony Wooten from Troop 104 dedicated his Eagle Scout project to IMPD's fall officers. Watch the RTV6 news report.

Lagoons cleaned, prepped: Cub Scouts remove trash, brush- May 2013
Two area Cub Scout packs joined forces to complete a service project at the Frankfort, Ind. lagoons. Read more about their service in the Frankfort Tribune .

Indianapolis Scout Awarded with National Scouting Honor Medal- May 2013
Donald Senteny III of Troop 1949 was awarded the Medal of Merit for his attempt to revive his mother through CPR before paramedics could arrive.  Read more about Donald's heroic efforts.

Two Scouts Receive National Merit Awards for Quick Actions- May 2013
Cole Thompson from Troop 350 and Conner Kinnaman from Troop 236 were recognized by the Boy Scouts of America for their decisive actions in an emergency. Read more about Cole and Conner .

Terre Haute Scout Recognized for Conservation Efforts- April 2013 
Eagle Scout Jesse Fox earned the honor of receiving the William T. Hornaday Award from his efforts in environmental conservation in his community. Read more about Jesse's project.

Greenwood man gets Boy Scouts' top honor- March 2013
Garod Cavanaugh received the Honor Medal with Crossed Palms for his heroic actions during the 2011 Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse. Read more about Garod's story .

Local Scout troop hatches 15 Eagles- February 2013
Troop 199 was featured in the Current in Fishers for their large class of Eagle Scouts. Read more about Troop 199's Scouts.

Inaugural disABILITY Awareness Workshop a Success- February 2013
Crossroads of America Council held its inaugural disABILITY Awareness Workshop in February to bring Scouts and adults together to learn about awareness of disabilities.  Read more about the workshop.

Eagle Scout Service Projects give back to IPS- January 2013
The Indianapolis Public School's newsletter Achiever featured Scouts from Troop 914 on their paths to Eagle Scout. Read more about Troop 914 .

Scouts Help Find Missing Teen- November 2012
Led by Scoutmaster, David Hoyt, Scout leaders and parents from Troop 276 joined together to find a missing Indianapolis teen who was not seen for 28 hours. Read more.

Second Scout Earns Spot in Prestigous Group- November 2012
Only five Scouts in Indiana have earned every merit badge since 1910. Within months of each other, the council adds a second Scout in 2012 to the rare group. Read more about Ben Gormley from Troop 202.

The Second Annual Good Turn for Goodwill Donation Drive Raises Awareness and Donations in Central Indiana- November 2012
Scouts from Del-Mi district partnered with Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, Inc. for a donation drive. Read more about the drive via Goodwill .

Eagle Scout Rescues Family- October 2012
Ian Kenney from Troop 18 was honored with the Honor Medal with Crossed Palms after he risked his own life to rescuse a family from a burning home on the southside of Indianapolis. Read more .

Scout Earns 133 Merit Badges- October 2012
Eric Neidign from Troop 336 traveled all over the country to complete the requirements to earn every merit badge offered by the Boy Scouts of America.  Read more about his journey.


Have a story you think we should know about? Email story ideas to Emily Elliott, PR and Marketing Coordinator, at emelliot@crossroadsbsa.org .