About | Crossroads of America Council, BSA

About Crossroads of America Council, BSA

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Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America serves the youth and adult volunteers in 26 counties in central Indiana. 
Our mission is to provide character development, citizenship training, and growth in physical, mental and spiritual fitness, to help create the next generation of leaders. 
Our program opportunities for young men and women, ages 6-20, include Cub Scouting, Scouts BSAVenturingExploringSTEM Scouts, Sea Scouting and Reaching for Tomorrow.

Vision Statement

Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America aims to beneficially involve every eligible child and his or her family in the fun and adventure of our programs.

We will provide extraordinary youth development programs that: strengthen values, develop leadership skills, provide lifelong learning and instill the habit of service to others. Crossroads of America Council will be widely acknowledged as a community and national leader in serving youth, families and neighborhoods.

This result will be achieved through the partnership of: (1) children and families, (2) strong community organizations, (3) committed, trained volunteers, and (4) districts, board and staff able to align community resources in support of Scouting and Learning for Life. 

Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best to do my duty To God and my country and to obey the Scout Law, To help other people at all times, To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Scout Mission

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Council Properties

The council boasts three offices and seven camps. Several of our properties and facilities are available to rent by all groups, organizations and individuals. Visit our Rentals page for more information.


Golden-Burke Scout Center

7125 Fall Creek Road North
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Phone: (317) 813-7125
Toll Free: (877) 925-1900
Fax: (317) 813-7126


Camp Belzer

6102 Boy Scout Road
Indianapolis, IN 46206

Camp Kikthawenund

7651 W 500 N
Frankton, IN 46044

Camp Krietenstein

6443 E County Road 575 N
Center Point, IN 47840

Ransburg Scout Reservation

7599 East Waldrip Creek Road
Bloomington, IN 47401

Camp Red Wing

5757 East Inlow Spring Road
Muncie, IN 47302

2019 Annual Report

Last year was a year of strategic direction and growth. Through it all, there were many accomplishments we celebrated together!
Over 35,814 youth and their families continued or began their adventure in the Scouting program. Young women in Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA continued to grow in the second year, with 2,183 members participating in the journey of Scouting.
The Council continues to implement the redevelopment of the camping experience that is offered through our new Camp 2020 program that launched for the upcoming summer season. The vision for our future in camping is well-defined and bright. Financing was secured to establish The Skip & Alex Lange Innovation Center and new Maintenance Facility at Camp Belzer. This construction will begin in the third quarter of 2020.
In 2019, we made great strides in our Council initiatives. Our African American Initiative grew by 20.2%. The Latino Initiative continues to grow, ending the year serving 1,863 youth in central Indiana.
Thank you for your support as we continue to make our Council, the programs we offer, and the communities that we serve better than we found them.
Steve Bestard

Steve Bestard
Council President

Ronald W. Penczek

Ron Penczek
Council Commissioner

Joseph E. Wiltrout

Joseph E. Wiltrout
Scout Executive/CEO

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