COVID-19 & Scouting at Home
Please refer to www.crossroadsbsa.org/announcements for information pertaining to your unit and the COVID-19 virus or visit www.crossroadsbsa.org/activities/scouting-at-home for Scouting at Home ideas and activities.
Camp Facility Rental
Starting Wednesday, June 3rd, reservations may be placed for camp facilities beginning on or after July 3rd. While there are restrictions and not all facilities will be available, Crossroads of America Council will also be providing select program resources, many free of charge with a camp reservation.
Please read our FAQ on Camp Properties Reopening for information on limitations and changes to our properties and reservation process.
Guidelines will be re-evaluated on September 1st, 2020.
View this video to learn how to Create your Profile for Camp Reservations.
Follow this link to order you Cub Scout Adventure Boxes today!
CAC Eagle Extension Policy
Please refer to the following three documents if your unit has Scouts concerned about achieving their Eagle rank. These are policies undertaken by National BSA and the Crossroads of America Council strictly due to COVID-19.
Nominate a volunteer for the 2020 Silver Beaver award by filling out the application found here.
Eagle Board of Reviews
We need volunteers to help review Eagle Scout candidates each month at the Noblesville First United Methodist Church. Eagle Board of Reviews occur on the 3rd Thursday of the month in 2020, at Noblesville First United Methodist Church. Send an email to Ted Taylor if you are willing to assist.
With the help of Ted and his team, the Del-Mi District produced a total of 111 Eagle Scouts in 2019. Thank you to our wonderful Troop leaders for your support and commitment to serving our Scouts. Click here to see the breakdown of all 111 Eagle Scouts based on unit.
Are you interested in taking part in an Eagle Board of Review? We are always welcoming new faces! Sign up for the month that works best for your schedule below:
Are you interested in helping with an event or assisting to build and strengthen Del-Mi District? You are welcome to join us. Del-Mi District Committee meets on the 1st Thursday of the month from 7–8:30PM at Noblesville First United Methodist Church.
Roundtable is a monthly meeting for all registered leaders and parents to share best practices. Roundtable meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7PM at Noblesville First United Methodist Church. In 2020 we will begin all Roundtables downstairs with all Cub and Scouts BSA leaders. A breakout specific to each program will follow general announcements.
Below are links to the Newsletter that has been reinvigorated for 2020. Please send any unit or community information that you would like posted in the newsletter to Jeff White, District Communications Chair.
- January 1st, 2020
- January 14th, 2020
- January 29th, 2020
- February 17th, 2020
- March 9th, 2020
- March 23rd, 2020
- April 23rd, 2020
- May 19th, 2020
The National Cub Scouting Committee would like to hear from parents and Den Leaders on their experiences with required and elective Adventures. Current families in Cub Scouts are asked to complete the Adventures Feedback Survey. For each completed Adventure, users are asked for observations in general as well as the individual requirements. The survey takes 5 to 10 minutes per Adventure. Responses will help guide us as we review required and elective Adventures content. The survey will be ongoing for the time being.
Save the Date
“Save Your Spot” Membership Drive
Parents and leaders have voiced that joining in July helps them avoid being overwhelmed during the beginning of the school year. For any new Scouts that join Scouting in July will save $20.00 off registration.
For the newest and most simple way to have new families join your unit, please use and share this link.
It’s exciting to welcome new families to Scouting each fall. Please share the link above on your unit’s Facebook and other social media outlets.
Adopt-a-School Community Service Project
Mark your Unit’s calendar for August 8th! Crossroads of America Council is delighted and very excited to continue building our great relationships with our schools this Fall. We will be helping to organize a school service project for all of our Pack’s to provide an act of service from 9:00am to 12:00 noon on Saturday, August 8th at their Elementary Schools. Communication and updates about this community service opportunity will be emailed to Unit leadership directly. Please contact a committee member or professional with questions.
Register your unit for this project at this link!
Scouting For Food
This community service event is being rescheduled to a (tentative) November date. All information regarding this reschedule date will be communicated once confirmed.
Hamilton County Mayors’ Breakfast For Scouting
Del-Mi District, Crossroads of America Council will host its first annual Hamilton County Mayors’ Breakfast for Scouting. This is a combination of the individual “Mayor’s Breakfast” events in each community from year’s past. We are enthused to have Mayor Cook (Westfield), Mayor Fadness (Fishers), Mayor Jensen (Noblesville), and Mayor Brainard (Carmel) joining us to share their belief in the Scouting mission.
This event has been rescheduled to September 1st! For more information on sponsorships or how to be a part of the event, please contact Eddie Stahl.
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor of the event: Gaylor Electric
Here’s What You Missed!!
Membership Summits & IYOS Follow Up
Thank you to the following units who attended both the Ideal Year of Scouting presentation, and also participated in the Del-Mi Membership Summits:
Packs: 105, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 114, 116, 123, 124, 125, 126, 129, 130, 131, 134, 135, 136, 140, 150, 152, 160, 170, 188, 190, 197, 199, 211, 219, 315, 594, 654
You are all setting the bar very high and we are thankful to have leaders like you in Del-Mi. We hope you were able to take applicable information away from these events!
If you missed the Ideal Year of Scouting training, click here for available resources and videos.
Del-Mi District Recognition Dinner
March 5th was a fantastic night of recognitions and fellowship amongst the 180+ Adult Leaders and Eagle Scouts in attendance.
Special congratulations go out to our 2020 District Award of Merit recipients Mike Horrocks, Dave Yunker, and Art Enlow; Del-Mi’s 2019 Silver Beavers Jim Hester and Natalie Maenhout; Joanne Burfiend for 45 years of service in Scouting; and Jeff Sutton for receiving his 50 year veteran pin! Congratulations again to all of our Leaders and Eagles who received recognition for your efforts and hard work!
District Pinewood Derby
Leap Day was a great success for the Del-Mi District in 2020 as over 25 racers came out for another chance at racing glory. Congratulations to these Scouts (and adults!) for finishing in the top of their racing class:
- Parker H. – Pack 129 – Avg time of 2.83 seconds
- Tyler H. – Pack 129 – Avg time of 2.84 seconds
- Jacob Z. – Pack 140 – Avg time of 2.96 seconds
- Parker H. – Pack 129 – Avg time of 2.81 seconds
- Maddox L. – Pack 197 – Avg time of 2.84 seconds
- Izzy R. – Pack 129 – Avg time of 2.85 seconds
- Chuck C. – Avg time of 2.950 seconds
- Rob H. – Avg time of 2.951 seconds
Potential Community Service Ideas during Scouting at Home
- Tutoring school subjects via videoconference
- Make simple videos to help seniors understand how to do more things online
- Be a pen pal by email to a senior in a nursing home or at home who can’t have visitors now
- Do bird counts for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology https://ebird.org/home
- Record audiobooks for LibriVox https://librivox.org/pages/volunteer-for-librivox/
- BeMyEyes https://www.bemyeyes.com/Do not miss the 2020 Firestone competition. The Firestone Competition, made possible by a donation from the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, is intended to encourage participation in BSA summer camps by allowing Del-Mi Scouts to earn merit scholarships for camp.Participants must begin the competition by “arriving” at the videoconference with all gear in a backpack. They will each set up a model campsite, face tests of Scouting knowledge, demonstrate Scoutcraft skills, and prepare a meal. A packing list and detailed rules will be provided to registrant