Afterschool Program | Crossroads of America Council, BSA

Afterschool Program of Crossroads of America Council

Crossroads of America Council aims to beneficially involve every eligible child and his or her family in the fun and adventure of our programs. The Afterschool Scouting program provides Scouting programs to youth in a non-traditional setting through trained program leaders facilitating weekly programming. The division serves more than 2,000 youth in 57 Scouting units in Marion and surrounding counties.

Our Vision
  • Increase youth participation while retaining more youth annually.
  • Increase youth advancing through the program.
  • Increase the number of hours of community service.
  • Increase youth outdoor experience.
After School Program

News and Information

To Our Parents

We hope that your child enjoys their time in the Scouting Afterschool program. Our goal is to provide them with a fun and educational program and to help them grow into well-rounded individuals. If your child is interested in joining our program, please contact their school. To see if your school hosts a Scouting unit, please check our list of locations. To see what your scout is working on or for forms and other resources, see the resources page. If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Josette Crawford by email.

Now Hiring Program Leaders!

Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America seeks outstanding individuals from all backgrounds, majors and career interests. If you think you are ready to shape the lives of youth in your community, build relationships with families, provide youth with the foundational knowledge, skills and mindset to pursue their dreams and become successful leaders we invite you to apply.

Position Description

If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume to Josette Crawford by email.

Upcoming Events

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Professional Contacts

William Etheridge
William Etheridge

Field Director
aetherid@crossroadsbsa.org
(317) 813-7076

Josette Crawford
Josette Crawford

District Director/Executive (AS-A)
joscraw@crossroadsbsa.org
(317) 813-7121

Mary Kate McFarling
Mary Kate McFarling

District Executive (AS-B)
mmcfarli@crossroadsbsa.org
(317) 813-7129

Elizabeth Valencia
Elizabeth Valencia

District Executive (AS-H, Español)
evalenci@crossroadsbsa.org
(317) 813-7064

Community Partners

The Afterschool Scouting division works with community partners to provide leadership, materials, and program for youth to participate. If your organization is interested in partnering with our program, please contact Josette Crawford by email.

Our Partners:
  • Indianapolis Public Schools
  • Indiana Afterschool Network
  • Indiana Afterschool Coalition
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Mayor’s Sponsored Charter Schools
  • Indiana School for the Blind & Visually Impaired
  • Community Centers of Central Indiana
  • Churches
  • Local Universities
  • Neighborhood Associations
  • Indianapolis Department of Public Safety
  • Indianapolis Coalition of Community Schools
  • Ten Point Coalition
  • Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
  • Gate Ten
  • American Red Cross
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