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.


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!

For rules and pricing please visit the Indiana State Museum website.

If you are interested in volunteering click here 

We will be collecting used Pinewood racing cars for an eagle scout project at the event, for more information please click here

Easter Egg Hunt
​Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 10 am - Camp Belzer

The fun begins at 10 am with brunch and egg decorating and the Easter egg hunt commences at 11:30 am! The cost is $5 per person for food and fun. For more information please visit

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 1, 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.

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.

IPL Merit Badge Partnership Incentive

Scouts who earn the Energy or Sustainability merit badge in 2017 will receive a lantern courtesy of IPL. To claim the incentive, the unit Advancement Chair must submit the merit badge completion form to any council Scout Shop.

Lantern Features:
Solar Power
-Dynamo Power
-AM/FM Radio
-Micro USB port
-Cell Phone Charger

St. Vincent Merit Badge Partnership Incentive

Scouts who earn the First Aid merit badge in 2017 will receive a first aid kit courtesy of St. Vincent. To claim the incentive, the unit Advancement Chair must submit the merit badge completion form to any council Scout Shop. 


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