Bear Creek District | Crossroads of America Council, BSA

Bear Creek District of Crossroads of America Council

The Bear Creek District of Crossroads of America Council serves Scouting units located within the following counties in central Indiana: Fayette, Franklin, Rush, Shelby, Union, Wayne and southern Randolph.

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Latest News

Below is the latest news for our District.

District Dinner Invitation

Joseph E. WiltroutAs your newly elected District Chair, I wanted to send you a personal invitation to attend the upcoming Bear Creek District Dinner. The dinner will be held at 5:00pm Saturday, March 30, 2019 at New Heights Christian Church in Connersville. Please RSVP to by March 24 if you are planning on attending. Further details are below.

This is a night to celebrate. Celebrate our Eagle Scouts from 2018; celebrate and honor some of our most outstanding volunteers and celebrate where Bear Creek is headed into the future. Also, we have invited our Council Executive, Joe Wiltrout, to be our speaker for the evening. I am sure Joe will be sharing with us the state of the Council and sharing his vision for the future of Crossroads of America Council. This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet Joe and to hear his thoughts on Scouting.

Our dinner is a traditional pitch-in with dinner items being assigned by county. Wayne and Randolph are responsible for main dishes, side dishes are to be provided by our Shelby county units, salads or veggies Fayette county, desserts from Rush and Franklin counties and beverages Union county. To let us know what you plan to bring to the dinner, please follow this link:

Please accept my personal invitation to the Bear Creek District Dinner. I look forward to meeting all of you at the dinner and over the next few months!

Yours in Scouting,
Rick Walke

Spring Camporee

April 5-7, 2019

Hosted by our local Order of the Arrow Chapter and Firecrafter Ember, come ready to test your scouting skills against other scouts in many different events that include:

  • Pioneering
  • Orienteering
  • First Aid
  • Obstacle Courses

Cost is $15 per Scout and $10 per Adult. Register online today at to RSVP or click here to download the event flyer.

Questions? Please contact Jeremy McGuire or Mark Welch via email.

Committee Meetings

Are you interested in helping with an event or assisting the committee to build and strengthen Bear Creek District? If so, we would love to have you at this meeting. We have several chair positions for events that need filled and we can always use additional members for our committees too.

Bear Creek District Committee meets on the FIRST Thursday of the month at Peace Lutheran Church, 701 W 3rd St, Connersville, IN 47331, from 6:30-8:00pm.


Roundtable is a every month meeting for all registered leaders and parents, for fellowship, information, training and trouble-shooting.  Please join us and find out what is happening in the Bear Creek District!

Bear Creek District Roundtable meets on the SECOND Thursday of the month at the New Heights Christian Church, 2752 West State Road 44 Connersville, IN, at 7:00pm.

Eagle Board of Reviews & Project Approvals

Eagle Scout Board of Reviews and project approvals occur every second Thursday (in the Connersville area), third Tuesday (in the Wayne County area), and fourth Tuesday (in the Shelbyville area) of each month as needed.

Scoutmaster and troop advancement chairs: please have Scouts contact Jack Rider, Advancement Chair, by email at

Upcoming Events

Our District boasts a variety of events throughout the year. To learn more about events happening around the Council, click here to view the Council’s calendar.

Forms & Resources

Below are resources for our District. For all other resources, click here to visit the Council’s Resources page.


Our District is currently supported by the following people; however, new volunteers are always welcome! Please contact our District Executive to find out how you can become involved at the District level.


District Chair

District Commissioner

District Executive

Nominating Chair

Commissioner’s Staff

Cub Scout Roundtable

Scouts BSA Roundtable

Asst. District Commissioner – Wayne & Randolph Co.

Asst. District Commissioner – Fayette Co.

Asst. District Commissioner – Union Co.

Asst. District Commissioner – Franklin Co.

Asst. District Commissioner – Shelby Co.

Asst. District Commissioner – Rush Co.

Asst. District Commissioner – Recharter


Vice Chair of Program

Activities & Civic Service


Eagle Advancement Chair


Camping & Outdoor

Order of the Arrow Adviser

Firecrafter Adviser


Vice Chair of Membership

Webelos-to-Scout Transition


Vice Chair of Development

FOS Family

Popcorn Kernel

Public Relations & Marketing

Vice Chair of Public Relations

Email Communications


Facebook Page


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