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.

Armed Forces Campout & Parade

May 17-19, 2019
Units can participate in one or the other, or both opportunities. After the parade, youth activities will be open as well as a Civil War Reenactment. Click here to RSVP for these activities or visit the Fayette Co. Bicentennial Facebook page for more on activities planned for the Fayette Co. Bicentennial/Armed Forces Recognition weekend!
Campout Information
Location: Roberts Park, 2900 Park Rd, Connersville, IN 47331
Available Camping: May 17-19 (Friday and/or Saturday night)
Cost: NO Cost to Camp
No open flames. Cubs are welcome to camp, but all Cub Scouting Camping rules apply. At least one BALOO trained leader must be present for Pack camping. K and 1st grade parent or guardian must be present.
Parade Information
Saturday, May 18
Line up will begin at 11:00 a.m. and the parade will begin at 1:00 p.m.
Floats are welcome but units are welcome to walk. The route is short so the little ones will be ok. Class A’s are strongly encouraged but not required. Unit flags are encouraged to carry but not required. More details when you RSVP for this event!

BALOO Training Opportunities

Multiple Dates

Packs and Webelos Den overnighters require a leader that has completed a course called Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO). Here are the upcoming dates:

  1. June 8-9 at Camp Belzer,
  2. August 3-4 at Camp Belzer, or
  3. November 9-10 at University of Scouting
For more information, and to register, visit
  1. October 4-6 at Camp Redwing
Click here to download the flyer for this training.
There are many other training opportunities out there! Questions? Contact Barb Blue at (317) 402-1884 or


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 (go around to the back to enter).

Next Roundtable – Thursday, May 9
May 9th Roundtable is set to get you geared up and thinking about your camping season! We will have several mini-sessions about different ways to incorporate FUN into your outings. So come join the fun at roundtable!
  • FUN with HIKING! 
  • Terrific TASTES with Dutch oven cooking!  What will be on the menu?
  • More FUN with GAMES!  

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.

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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