About | Crossroads of America Council, BSA

About Crossroads of America Council, BSA

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


3400 East Jackson Street
Muncie, IN 47303
Phone: (765) 288-0223
Fax: (765) 284-7534

Terre Haute
501 South 25th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47803
Phone: (812) 232-9496
Fax: (812) 232-9497


Camp Bear Creek
7417 South Scout Road
Connersville, IN 47331
Camp Krietenstein
6443 E County Road 575 N
Center Point, IN 47840
Camp Wildwood
5103 East Old Maple Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803
Camp Belzer
6102 Boy Scout Road
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Camp Ransburg
7599 East Waldrip Creek Road
Bloomington, IN 47401
Camp Kikthawenund
7651 W 500 N
Frankton, IN 46044
Camp Red Wing
5757 East Inlow Spring Road
Muncie, IN 47302

2017 Annual Report

Dear Scouting Family:

Throughout this report you will see the results of living by the quote below by our Council President, Ed Bonach. Our volunteers and staff have embraced this mission and worked to empower our district leadership for success.

The most tangible result of these efforts is our recognition as a Boy Scouts of America’s Journey to Excellence Gold Council for the second year in a row. This rating is based on the Council’s performance on finance and fundraising, membership, program, unit service and governance.

But we must not sit still in our celebration! There are more lives to be impacted, communities to be served, more leaders to develop, and more families to welcome. As we continue to strive to provide the BEST programs possible, improvement is always possible.

We look toward 2018 with anticipation and know that your support of our adapting programs will be more important than ever before. Thank you for sharing the journey with us, and we look forward to see what is on the horizon of 2018!

Ed Bonach

Ed Bonach
Council President

Ron Penczek

Ron Penczek
Council Commissioner

Joseph E. Wiltrout

Joseph E. Wiltrout
Scout Executive/CEO

Making our programs the BEST they can be for the children and families we serve in central Indiana—that is our mission and our #1 priority.
Ed Bonach
Ed Bonach
at Annual Board Meeting
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