About | Crossroads of America Council, BSA

About Crossroads of America Council, BSA

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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

2018 Annual Report

Friends of Scouting,

We have so much to be thankful for in the Crossroads of America Council. This Annual Report highlights a long list of successes for 2018, all made possible by our generous donors, dedicated volunteers, and staff. In the celebration of a successful year, we shift to the work at hand in 2019. As we welcome girls into our new Scouts BSA units, we will continue to provide the best possible experience to ALL of our Scouting family.

Thank you for your role in advancing Boy Scouts of America in Central Indiana. We know our achievements would not be possible without you.

Steve Bestard

Steve Bestard
Council President

Ronald W. Penczek

Ron Penczek
Council Commissioner

Joseph E. Wiltrout

Joseph E. Wiltrout
Scout Executive/CEO

Previous Reports

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