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Keeping Scouts Safe

Committed to keeping Scouting safe for more than 30,000 Scouts and families throughout central Indiana.

Protecting the youth we serve

Crossroads of America Council is committed to delivering safe and high-quality programs for more than 30,000 Scouts and their families across 26 counties in central Indiana. Our Council continues to be a leader in independently providing a values-based program that develops the character, ethical behavior and leadership skills of youth.

Boy Scouts of America has some of the strongest barriers to child abuse found in any youth-serving organization, and we are continuously taking proactive measures to safeguard youth. We require two registered adult leaders on all trips and outings, and we do not permit one-on-one contact between adults and youth members. Additionally, the Crossroads of America Council conducts background searches on all adult volunteer applications and requires all registered volunteers to complete Youth Protection Training every two years.

Youth safety requires sustained vigilance by parents, volunteers and the community, especially all youth-serving organizations. The Boy Scouts of America will continue to work every day to protect children through mandatory policies and procedures at every level of our organization.

What to do if you suspect abuse

Training for Youth & Adults

Over the past two years, Boy Scouts of America has worked with experts in the field of child abuse, child sexual abuse and maltreatment to develop new training and resources that will further strengthen our ability to protect youth. The Boy Scouts of America’s Youth Protection Training is mandatory for all registered adult leaders in all BSA programs. 

All adults and parents participating in Scouting are strongly encouraged to take this 90-minute online training; however, you do not have to be a member to take it. Thanks to the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center Foundation, there is also a “Protect Yourself” training for our youth members that helps them recognize, respond to and report abuse.

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