Community Partner Activities

Crossroads of America Council partners with several community organizations throughout the year to offer Scout units and families discounted and/or "behind the scenes" experiences at attractions and events.  Families are welcome to attend events without their Scouting unit.

2018 Community Partner Activities

Ticket order deadlines vary by event. Registration information will be made available closer to each event date. Contact Patrick Covell by email or at (317) 813-7093 for more information.  A printable PDF of our 2017-2018 Community Partner Activities Schedule is available here.

Camp Belzer 100th Anniversary Camporee
May 4 - 6, 2018

In conjunction with Firecrafter's Spring Fellowship event.

Details / Registration information coming soon

500 Mini Marathon Water Station - Saturday May 5, 2018

OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini Marathon Water Station Saturday May 5, 2018 @ IUPUI Campus, Lot 63 (located West New York Street and Lansing Street).

Click here to sign up for shifts.

2018 Campout with the Indianapolis Indians at Victory Field

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 7:15PM

Make lasting memories with your Boy/Cub Scout when he spends the night camping on a professional baseball field. Scouts attending will enjoy an Indians vs. Columbus Clippers baseball game, 2018 Scout patch, movie on Victory's Field brand new video board, a snack, and a campout on the perfectly groomed field.

Purchase a discounted Knot Hole Kids Club membership with your scout package and your game ticket is free ($4 upgrade to BOX!). This membership includes:

- Reserved or Lawn ticket to every Indians home game (based on availability).

- Knot Hole Kids Club T-shirt, picked up at Victory Field.

- Run the bases after every home Sunday game (weather permitting).

For more information click here 

*In case of inclement weather, campout may be move to concourse. In case of severe weather, make-up date is Friday, June 22. 

IndyCar STEM Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 
Friday & Saturday, May 11-12, 2018 

Join BSA and Dale Coyne Racing for an IndyCar STEM experience! All Scouts ages 10 and up, including Webelos, Boy Scouts, STEM Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers, are eligible to participate. One session will be offered Friday, May 11, and  3 Sessions are offered throughout the day, on Saturday, May 12. Each session includes Dale Coyne Racing Garage Tour and Tech Talk, Firestone Tires Racing Facility Tour, INDYCAR Tech Center Tour and Lincoln Electric Eagle Welding Project. 

The INDYCAR Grand Prix starts at 3:40 pm.Space in each session is limited to 25 total participants including scouts and parents! 

For more information click here and to sign up click here.

Camp Kikthawenund Fishing Derby
May 12, 2018

Join us at Camp Kikthawenund in Frankton, Indiana on Saturday, May 12 to try your hand at fishing. For Cub Scouts and siblings ages 5-10. Must pre-register (limited to 300 participants), $10.00 per participant. Participants receive a limited edition patch. Register Here


Indy 500 Festival Parade - Saturday May 26, 2018 

The 2018 IPL 500 Festival Parade will be held on May 26, the eve of the Indianapolis 500. Boy Scouts, Venturers and Explorers only may register to assist with parade seating set-up and tear-down, with an up-close view of the parade in between. All participants must wear their uniform shirt. Participants will receive a 2018 Boy Scout/500 Festival Parade patch.

To learn more and sign up click here.

Camp Belzer 100th Anniversary Event
June 30, 2018

Join us on Saturday, June 30th from 1:00 - 4:00 PM for a great day celebrating Camp Belzer's 100th anniversary. Activities include a rededication at 2:00 PM, camp tours and activities for youth. The Museum will be open and a keepsake item will be provided. Food (hot dogs, chips & juice) will be provided.

Cost is $5 per person, $10 for families. No pre-registration needed. Current, past and future staffers, campers and leaders are all invited.

Big Machine 400 at the Brickyard Weekend - September 8-9, 2018
Boy Scout Campout at the Racing Capital of the World

Enjoy special Brickyard Scout Night ticket pricing, receive unique Brickyard Scout Night patch and experience unforgettable moments at the 25th Running of the Bog Machine 400 at the Brickyard! For the event flyer and to learn more click here.

Merit Badge and Advancement Activities

Throughout the year, Crossroads of America Council will host several merit badge and rank advancement opportunities for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. Many of these are offered in conjunction with Community Partners such as Microsoft and the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, to name a few. Check back often as new activities will be added frequently.

Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Workshop at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site 2018

What does it mean to be a Citizen? Find out at the home of Indiana's only US president.

Did you know that President Benjamin Harrison is the reason you recite the Pledge of Allegiance and your school flies the US flag.

For more information and dates click here


Fingerprinting and/or Crime Prevention Merit Badges Workshop at the Indiana State Police Museum
Saturday May 19, 2018 at 9AM

The Indiana State Police Museum offers the chance to earn your badge in Fingerprinting and/or Crime Prevention*, led by a certified merit badge counselor. Click here to register and reserve your spot.

*You must complete several pre-requisites for the Crime Prevention badge, click here for the worksheet


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