Support | Crossroads of America Council, BSA

Provide Character Development, Citizenship Training & Leadership Skills to Central Indiana Youth

Your support of Scouting will provide character development, citizenship training, and leadership skills to the youth in your community.

An investment in Scouting is an investment in America’s future. From endowments and tributes to special events, Crossroads of America Council offers a variety of opportunities for individuals and organizations to support central Indiana youth and Scouting programs.

If you or your company is interested in learning more about supporting Scouting, contact our development department to discuss the best options for you.

Know that whatever level of your support, your investment will benefit young people in central Indiana, even Scouts in your own community. 

Development Contacts

Leslie Anderson
Director of Development
(317) 813-7113

John Pelletier
Senior Development Director
(317) 813-7116

Crys Gilliatt
Associate Development Director
(317) 813-7098

Cindy Stewart
Development Assistant
(317) 813-7115

Rachael Urso
Development Assistant
(317) 813-7132

Planned Giving & Endowment

Victor George
Director of Major Gifts
(317) 813-7062

Foundations & Community Relations

Jean Manka
Director of Foundations & Community Relations
(317) 813-7128

Additional Options

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile allows you to support local Scouting every time you shop Amazon, at no cost to you. Simply go to smile.amazon.com and you’ll find the exact same prices, selection and convenient shopping, but Crossroads of America Council, BSA will receive a percentage of each of your purchased.

Visit smile.amazon.com/about for more information and to enroll. Be sure to select Boy Scouts of America- Crossroads of America Council as your charity. 

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Boat and Car Donations

Donate your car, truck, van or RV to Scouting! Donations are 100-percent tax deductible and any vehicle is accepted. Vehicles do not need to be in working condition, and free and timely pick up is included. Please complete our donation form and email it to Rachael Urso.

Gifts In-Kind

Gifts In-Kind are a great win-win situation for you and the Scouting program. Crossroads of America Council has a vast list of items that are needed for normal operation of the Scouting program. Items collected will allow us to continue to provide our quality values based programs to more than 34,000 youth in central Indiana. Our goal is to secure gifts of product such as food for camp, office supplies, medical supplies, paper products and in-kind services such as printing, carpet cleaning, window cleaning, etc. Please contact Lee Murdoch, Director of Support Services, by email or at (317) 813-7124 to discuss a potential donation.

Kroger Community Rewards
Kroger Community Rewards

With Kroger Community Rewards, each time you swipe your Kroger Plus Card at check out, you’re helping Crossroads of America Council, BSA! When you enroll your Kroger Plus Card with our council (needs to be renewed annually), Kroger will donate a percentage of your purchases to local Scouting programs. 

Visit www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com and follow the member enrollment steps to get started. Be sure to enter Crossroads of America Council, BSA when selecting the organization. 

Matching Gifts

Many companies and organizations offer to match charitable donations or volunteer time. Input your organization below to start the process!

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Specialty License Plates

Show Your Scouting Pride! The Bureau of Motor Vehicles in the State of Indiana offers organizations like the Boy Scouts of the America the opportunity for car, truck and motorcycle specialty license plates. Complete details are available on the BMV website or at a local licensing branch. 

The specialty license plate is a way to show pride in Scouting plus provide needed revenue for local councils. For $40 an individual can purchase a specialty plate with $25 of the $40 going back to the local council and $15 going to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles- Indiana.

Want a low-digit (1-100) on your BSA license plate? Contact Jean Manka for number availabilities and the low-digit approval form at (317) 813-7128.

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Walmart
Walmart VAP Program

Do you or a fellow friend of Scouting work for Walmart or its subsidiary? Did you know that all active and full time employees of Walmart are eligible for the “Volunteerism Always Pays” (VAP) program, which can earn up to $1,000 per year for Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America? 

Hours of volunteer service to Scouting (maximum of 25 hours per submission) that you spend leading meetings, planning activities, or camping earns the council $250 each (maximum of $1,000 per year). See instructions or graphics to submit a request.

Don’t work for Walmart? Check with your employer for similar opportunites!

Would you prefer to support youth in Central Indiana by volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America?