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 2021-22
To ensure we have the resources to fulfill the promise of Scouting, the updated national membership fee is
- $72 for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts participants
- $45 for Exploring participants
- $30 for council-paid memberships
- $45 for all adult volunteers (includes cost of background check)
- $75 for a unit charter fee
The membership fees will take effect August 1, 2021, for the 2021-2022 program year.
The one-time $25 joining fee for new program participants in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts is still required; however, there is no joining fee for Exploring participants, participants previously registered in any BSA program, those transferring from one program to another, council-paid memberships, or adult volunteers. Scout Life remains $12. Click on this link to BSA’s Scouting Wire for more information and FAQs.
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 Thursday, December 16. 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 7pm 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 6pm, and the Chapter at 7:15pm with fellowship between meetings. OA Section 6CA Conclave has been postponed.
(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 2020-2021 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.
- Electronic Instructions for Eagle Service Project Proposals
- Electronic Instructions for Eagle Rank Applications and Workbooks
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.