Monon District | Crossroads of America Council, BSA

Monon District of Crossroads of America Council

The Monon District of Crossroads of America Council serves 114 Scouting units located in Northwest Marion, Southern Boone, Hamilton and Tipton counties. These units have more than 5,400 members that are supported by 1,825 unit and district volunteers.

 

Thank you to our District Sponsor Gaylor Electric for your generous support to help ensure Scouting stays strong in central Indiana in 2021.

 

Latest News

COVID-19 & Scouting at Home

Click here for our CAC Reopening Guide for Units.

CAC Camp Facility Rental

Please read our FAQ on Camp Properties Reopening for information on limitations and changes to our properties and reservation process. 

Reserve your Camp Facility Here

Volunteer Recognition

Planning for the 2021 Monon District Adult Recognition Dinner are in the works. Please check back here for more information as it becomes available.

Roundtable

Roundtable is a monthly meeting for all registered leaders and parents to share best practices. Roundtable meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month and will be in a Virtual format for the foreseeable future. The link to join the virtual meeting can be found by visiting the Crossroads of America Council Calendar and clicking on the Monon District Roundtable Event for the given date.

District Newsletters

Below are links to the Monon District Newsletter. Please send any unit or community information that you would like posted in the newsletter to Jeff White, District Communications Chair.

Social Media

Stay in the know about Del-Mi Distict activities on Facebook and follow Crossroads of America Council on Facebook too!

Upcoming Events

2021 Monon District Adult Recognition Dinner
2021 Monon District Pinewood Derby
2021 Monon District Merit Badge University

Unit Highlights

Send in the great things your Scouts are doing for the community or elsewise for us to promote!

At the beginning of December, Troop 202 (Carmel) had an outing at Camp Kikthawenund, in which Scouts learned about how birds and Scouts survive in the winter. They practiced packing for winter outings, did a birding walk and spotted some Cooper’s Hawks among others, learned how to use binoculars properly, looked up-close at different bird species with specimens provided by our troop’s bird expert, built wilderness survival shelters, discussed the basics of astronomy and learned to use telescopes, formed constellations with their flashlights, drank bottomless hot chocolate, and shared a Scout’s Own service.

Congratulations also go out to Troop 107’s Braden (Westfield) who in late November was able to complete most of the work for his Eagle project at Westfield Middle School, in which he created an outdoor learning environment which included the landscape, concrete, shelter and picnic tables. See picture below. Congrats and thank you, Braden!

Camp 2021

We’re excited to get back to the outdoors this summer and we would love for all of our Scouts, as well as their family and friends, to join us!

Watch our Camp 2021 video here to learn about the changes to this year’s camping experience.

Register your Scout, Den, Patrol, or Unit for Camp 2021, here.

Financial Support of Monon District & Crossroads of America Council

Support from our Scouting families, alum, and community, are vital to the programming we are able to provide to the youth we serve here in central Indiana.

In case you missed it, please check out the 2020 Hamilton County Mayors’ Breakfast for Scouting presented by Gaylor Electric (September 2020.) 

You do not want to miss the opportunity to tune in to the Governor’s Luncheon for Scouting (December 2020.) Please watch and share this video with other Hoosiers to grow the support for Scouting across our great state of Indiana. Thank you Governor Holcomb for hosting this event for it’s 25th anniversary, despite the restrictions we faced.

Unit Friends of Scouting Participation

Congratulations and major thank you to the unit’s who took advantage of the Governor’s Luncheon event to hit their Unit’s Friends of Scouting goal for 2021. Below is the Unit Leaderboard (updated January 8th)

TypeUnit #% to Goal
Crew125218%
Pack124150%
Troop183120%
Troop1120110%
Troop18103%
Crew35883%
Troop80481%
Troop6980%
Troop17475%
Pack17173%
Troop35869%
Troop180 – Carmel66%
Troop3562%
Troop20258%
Troop51455%
Pack10354%
Troop11253%
Troop15050%
Troop180 – Indy45%
Troop21942%
Pack13440%
Troop7240%
Troop20540%
Troop10936%
Pack13635%
Troop13233%
Pack11633%
Pack10933%
Pack15231%
Troop13131%
Pack19030%
Pack17925%
Pack19925%
Pack74725%
Troop15223%
Pack59420%
Pack11415%
Pack35813%
Pack7212%
Troop10712%
Pack31511%
Pack358211%
Crew6910%
Troop19910%
Troop569%
Troop1019%
Pack35838%
Pack1237%
Troop10705%
Pack1323%

Pledge or make an immediate donation by visiting https://www.crossroadsbsa.org/support/ today. Thank you for your consideration and willingness to financially support our Scouts and CAC!

 

Leader Tools

National BSA Den Leader Videos – Each Adventure recorded!

My.scouting Online Application Manager & Invitation Manager Guide

Full Family Resources – Family Scouting details at the Cub Scout & Scouts BSA levels

2020 Ideal Year of Scouting Resources & Videos – Build the best program for your Scouts in 2021, starting now!

Electronic & Sample Boys’ Life Subscription Mini-Magazines

Upcoming Events

Our District boasts a variety of events throughout the year. To learn more about events happening around the Council, click here to view the Council’s calendar.

Leadership

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.

Professional Staff

District Director

District Executive

District Executive

Volunteer Leadership Team

District Chair

District Commissioner

District Vice Chair

District Vice Chair

Communications Committee

Communications & Public Relations Chair

Data Management Chair

Development Committee

Vice Chair – Development

vacant

FOS Family Chair

vacant

District Popcorn Kernel

Committee:

Korena Dearholt

Jenny Beyer

Sean Magnusen

Les Reinhardt

Andrea Wooldridge

Maegen Fleck

 

Membership Committee

Vice Chair – Membership

Committee:

vacant

Martin Price

Desiree Friedman

Stu Hilbert

Jim Holt

Michelle Ruppel

Jeff Kozicki

Parent Orientation Champion

Dan Swain

Program Committee

Vice Chair – Program

Activities & Civic Service Chair

vacant

Camping Committee Chair

Firecrafter Advisor – Prairie Valley Ember

Order of the Arrow Advisor 

Andrew Bilby

District Chaplain

Religious Emblems

Damon Heasley

Dave Yunker

Training Committee

Training Committee Chair

Advancement Committee

Advancement Committee Chair

Nova / Supernova Coordinator

Stephen Herlt

Eagle Board Chair

Roundtable Commissioners

Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner

vacant

Scouts BSA Roundtable Commissioner

vacant

Newsletter

We like to send out a monthly newsletter to keep our members informed. Please fill out the form below to either subscribe or unsubscribe.

Connect

In addition to this webpage and the newsletter above, we encourage you to connect with us via the links below.

2020 Hamilton County Mayors’ Breakfast for Scouting

Presented by:

Gaylor Electric

We are grateful for the following individuals, corporations and organizations who have made a significant investment in the programs and services offered by the Monon District and Central Indiana Boy Scouts of America.

Municipal Sponsors

Eagle Scout Sponsors
  • MJ Insurance
  • Katz, Sapper & Miller
  • Ray’s Trash
Life Scout Sponsors
  • American StructurePoint
  • Garmong Construction
  • IDI Composites
  • CityScape Residential
Table Sponsors
  • Best Equipment Co.
  • Indiana American Water
  • Gregory & Appel Insurance
  • CSO Architects
  • Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors, LLC
  • Veridus Group
  • First Merchants Bank
  • City of Carmel
  • Carmel City Council
  • Kiwanis Club of Noblesville
  • Riverview Health
  • Holt Legal Group LLC
  • Gregory & Appel
  • Community First Bank
  • Duke Energy
  • Baumgartner & Co. Asphalt Services
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