Provide Character Development, Citizenship Training & Leadership Skills to Central Indiana Youth
Your support of Scouting will provide character development, citizenship training, and leadership skills to the youth in your community.
An investment in Scouting is an investment in America’s future. From endowments and tributes to special events, Crossroads of America Council offers a variety of opportunities for individuals and organizations to support central Indiana youth and Scouting programs.
If you or your company is interested in learning more about supporting Scouting, contact our development department to discuss the best options for you.
Know that whatever level of your support, your investment will benefit young people in central Indiana, even Scouts in your own community.
Planned Giving & Endowment
Additional Giving Opportunities
Amazon Smile allows you to support local Scouting every time you shop Amazon, at no cost to you. Simply go to smile.amazon.com and you’ll find the exact same prices, selection and convenient shopping, but Crossroads of America Council, BSA will receive a percentage of each of your purchased.
Visit smile.amazon.com/about for more information and to enroll. Be sure to select Boy Scouts of America-Crossroads of America Council as your charity.
Gifts In-Kind are a great win-win situation for you and the Scouting program. Crossroads of America Council has a vast list of items that are needed for normal operation of the Scouting program. Items collected will allow us to continue to provide our quality values based programs to more than 34,000 youth in central Indiana. Our goal is to secure gifts of product such as food for camp, office supplies, medical supplies, paper products and in-kind services such as printing, carpet cleaning, window cleaning, etc. Please contact the Program Department by email or phone at (317) 813-7125 to discuss a potential donation.
Kroger Community Rewards
With Kroger Community Rewards, each time you swipe your Kroger Plus Card at check out, you’re helping Crossroads of America Council, BSA! When you enroll your Kroger Plus Card with our council (needs to be renewed annually), Kroger will donate a percentage of your purchases to local Scouting programs.
Visit www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com and follow the member enrollment steps to get started. Be sure to search for Crossroads of America Council, BSA or use Rewards #PS207 to connect properly.
Many companies and organizations offer to match charitable donations or volunteer time. Input your organization below to start the process!
Specialty License Plates
Show Your Scouting Pride! The Bureau of Motor Vehicles in the State of Indiana offers organizations like the Boy Scouts of the America the opportunity for car, truck and motorcycle specialty license plates. Complete details are available on the BMV website or at a local licensing branch.
The specialty license plate is a way to show pride in Scouting plus provide needed revenue for local councils. For $40 an individual can purchase a specialty plate with $25 of the $40 going back to the local council and $15 going to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles- Indiana.
Want a low-digit (1-100) on your BSA license plate? Contact Adam Hough for number availability and the low-digit approval form at (317) 813-7087.
Walmart VAP Program
Do you or a fellow friend of Scouting work for Walmart or its subsidiary? Did you know that all active and full time employees of Walmart are eligible for the “Volunteerism Always Pays” (VAP) program, which can earn up to $1,000 per year for Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America?
Hours of volunteer service to Scouting (maximum of 25 hours per submission) that you spend leading meetings, planning activities, or camping earns the council $250 each (maximum of $1,000 per year). See instructions or graphics to submit a request.
Don’t work for Walmart? Check with your employer for similar opportunites!