Pioneer District – Crossroads of America Council, BSA

Pioneer District of Crossroads of America Council

The Pioneer District of Crossroads of America Council serves 40 Scouting units located within the following counties in central Indiana: Hancock and southeast Marion counties. These units have more than 1,163 members that are supported by 300 unit and district volunteers.

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Latest News

Below is the latest news for our District.

District-wide 2019 Pioneer Derby

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

Many scouts and scouters have had a great time in their Pack’s Pinewood Derby, but wanted to have one more race before they retire their cars. So we would like to invite any scout (no matter how your car did at your Pack PWD) to race their 2019 cars and see who is best in the District! We would also like to invite any siblings, family members, or adults that would like to race a car they built in the Open Competition, so get your cars ready too!. 

Check out all the details in the Pinewood Derby Flier.

2019 District Dinner

Friday, February 22

Once a year we have an opportunity to honor the Pioneer District volunteers who have distinguished themselves through service to youth and community.  If you believe that the work that these individuals do is important, come help us celebrate their contributions at the Annual District Dinner located at Camp Belzer.   All of the details about how to obtain tickets and other important information are available in the dinner flier.

If you think someone in your unit or elsewhere in the District deserves recognition, select the name of the award below to download the nomination form. Email the completed form to Joe Wehrheim, Pioneer District Chairman, at no later than February 8, 2019.

  • Outstanding Service to Scouting – A citation for the adult that has given many hours at the unit level in the Scouting program 
  • Share of Stock Award – A citation for the adult that helps the youth of their unit in advancement, attendance, leadership, and the ideals of Scouting


Have you been to a roundtable lately? If not, you need to find out what you are missing!  Roundtables are monthly gatherings of leaders and other adult volunteers in Pioneer District where important information is shared and new skills are learned.  All roundtables take place at Cumberland United Methodist Church at 219 N. Muessing St., Indianapolis, Ind., 46229 at 7pm.  The 2019 Roundtable schedule and breakout session topics are:

  • February 14 – Silver Beaver (various information on ceremonies and information associated with Silver Beaver)
  • March 14 – Life to Eagle (information on Life to Eagle ranks)
  • April 11 – Ideal Year of Scouting (Presentation on planning for 2020)
  • May 9 – Membership Kickoff (Information on 2020 membership)
  • June 13 – NO MEETING
  • July 11 – School Recruitment Supply Pickup 
  • August 8 – Popcorn kickoff/information 
  • September 12 – District Recharter Training
  • October 10 – Preparing for Winter Camping
  • November 14 – Troop Structure (how is my Troop structured / leadership)
  • December 12 – Social Meeting with Snacks (bring a snack and let’s talk about the past year and what’s coming up)

Locate a Unit

Looking for a unit to join in Pioneer District? Here are some options available in our area.

Eagle Board Procedures

Is your Scout preparing for Eagle rank? If so, be sure to read the Eagle Board procedures to ensure that he can complete the path to Eagle as smoothly as possible. Be prepared!

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.

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.


District Chair

District Commissioner

Assistant District Commissioner

Assistant District Commissioner (Irvington)

Assistant District Commissioner (Greenfield)

Assistant District Commissioner (Warren)

Vice Chair Communications

District Executive


Vice Chair Membership

Webelos to Scout Transition

Venturing Recruitment Chair

Unit Growth Chair

Nominating Chair


Vice Chair Development

Friends of Scouting Chair

Popcorn Kernel


Vice Chair Program

Advancement Chair/Eagles

Merit Badge Coordinator

Cub Scout Advancement

Activities and Civic Service

Scouting for Food Chair

Training Chair

Camping Chair

Camporee Coordinator

Firecrafter Ember Advisor

OA Chapter Advisor

Roundtable Commissioner

Roundtable Commissioner – Cub Scouts


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

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