Fall Creek District
2022 Popcorn Sales Events
- August 13 Popcorn Festival at Belzer – 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
- Get your Scouts motivated to sell
- Innovation center will be open!
- First orders due at the end of July
- Product available August 19th
- 2022 Popcorn team
- Council Staff Advisor: Doug Band; (317) 813-7131;
- Council Asst Staff Advisor: Jordan Sandoe; (317)-813-7125:
- Council Kernel: Mike Pell; (708) 218-8865;
- Council Customer Service: Cindy Grimes; (317) 813-7091;
- Trail’s End Sales Manager: Adam Walden; (317) 432-6899;
- August 13 Popcorn Festival at Belzer – 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Unit and Unit Leader Awards
Please nominate your unit and/or unit leader for one of the awards that are given annually at our district adult recognition dinner in May. Submit your nominees via FCD Awards Google docs.
Unit Online Recharters
Now is the perfect time to check out this BSA help page explaining the online unit registration (rechartering) which begins October 1st. Following their recommendations will help ease the “last minute” panic that happens every year at rechartering time.
New Annual Dues for 2022-23
To ensure the organization has the resources to fulfill the promise of Scouting, the following national membership fee structure will take effect August 1, 2022.
- $75 for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts participants ($3 increase)
- $45 for Exploring participants (no change in cost)
- $30 for council-paid memberships (no change in cost)
- $45 for all adult volunteers (no change in cost, includes cost of background check)
- $100 for a unit charter/affiliation fee ($25 increase)
- $25 one-time joining fee for new program participants in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts (Not pro-rated, no change in cost)
- $15 for Scout Life magazine; this is the first price increase since 2005 ($3 increase)
Latest Information and Policies regarding COVID-19
The Boy Scouts of America has updated the Digital Safety and Online Scouting Activities Safety Policy. Please click on this link to read this important update.
Philmont Scout Ranch is planning programs for the summer of 2022 in compliance with the State of New Mexico COVID-19 guidelines. See the Philmont website for further information.
The Crossroads of America Council has released this policy notice regarding COVID-19 (Council webpage)
Friends of Scouting
The annual “Friends of Scouting” season has kicked off with the Governor’s Luncheon for Scouting on Wednesday, December 14. Unit presentations are being scheduled now on the CAC FOS Page.
Join fellow Fall Creek District unit representatives at the Fall Creek District Scouting Roundtables at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month. District Roundtables take place at Golden-Burke Scout Center, and those who cannot attend in person can participate remotely. Check the calendar for Zoom link.
Firecrafter Ember & OA Chapter Virtual Meetings
The Firecrafter organization Netami Tentay Ember now meets regularly at the Golden-Burke Scout Center in unison with the Order of the Arrow WAP Chapter on the 3rd Thursday evening of each month. The Ember meets at 6 p.m., and the Chapter at 7:15 p.m. with fellowship between meetings. OA Section 6CA Conclave has been postponed.
Roundtable is an 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 Pathfinder District! Roundtable is the second Thursday of the month. Please watch our facebook page or newsletter for location update. Also you can check out our calendar.
New Training Options
Did you know that the BSA has recently made more trainings available online?
Check out the new training options available in the BSA Learn Center through my.scouting.org and get trained today!
(for professionals or Scouting units):
American Lung Association’s Evening of Promise Gala
Saturday, June 4th, 2022
Victory Field (downtown Indianapolis)
Purpose of event:
Raise awareness and funds to support lung cancer and COPD research and services
General set-up and tear-down for event
If interested, please contact Maya directly.
Contact info below:
Coordinator | Development
American Lung Association in Indiana
115 W. Washington St. #1180-S, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Lung HelpLine: 1-800-LUNGUSA
Eagle Scout Checklist
Once you attain the rank of Life Scout, please download the FCD Eagle Project Approval Process & EBOR schedule for details on the local Eagle Scout Project proposal approvals and final board of review procedures. You will need to secure your own Eagle Advisor (usually within your home unit) and start the planning of your project on the official Eagle Scout Project Workbook available at: https://www. crossroadsbsa.org/programs/scouts-bsa/advancement/trail-to-eagle/
Once you have your proposal prepared and secure the signatures of your Unit Leader, Unit Committee, and the benefitting organization partner, please email Fall Creek District Eagle Chair, Kellie Hill, or call at 317-850-5015 to schedule a project review.
Once all requirements are completed and you are ready for an Eagle Board of Review, please email Fall Creek District Eagle Chair Kellie Hill or call 317-850-5015 to schedule your Eagle Scout Board of Review.
Eagle Scout Boards of Review occur at 4 p.m., on the first or second Sundays of each month at the Golden-Burke Scout Center.
American Legion Flag Education
Webelos (first year/4th grade) only
The Indiana Division of the American Legion has been offering a Flag Education & Testing Program annually in November to 4th graders of all Indiana schools (public or private). Two $1,000 prizes are awarded annually, but the testing (20 questions with an essay) must be done at school. Encourage your first year Webelos to participate if available through their schools.
Download this flyer explaining the Flag Education Program and containing the local American Legion contact post information.
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.
Keith W. Burns
Vice-Chair of Program
Eagle Advancement Coordinator
Civic Service Chair
Order of the Arrow Advisor
Vice-Chair of Membership
Venturing Recruitment Chair
Vice-Chair of Communications
Vice-Chair of Development
Friends of Scouting Chair
Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner
Scouts BSA Roundtable Commissioner
Members at Large
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