The advancement of Scouting in central Indiana would not be possible without the generosity and commitment of thousands of alumni, volunteers, donors, and friends who have been inspired by Scouting's impact on youth and our community.
The success of our council and district is based on generous financial support of many of our Friends of Scouting. Donations to Crossroads of America Council support, among other things:
Please consider a gift of at least $175 to support one Scout this year.
Make a pledge of support using one of the convenient options below. Contributions are tax-deductible where allowed by law.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, unit affiliation, amount pledged, mailing address, and phone number. A monthly invoice will be mailed to you unless otherwise requested. We ask that all pledges be paid in full by Wednesday, November 30.
Call in a pledge of support to Mary Martin at (317) 813-7137, and pay via Visa or MasterCard. Be sure to state that you are in Hou Koda District and give unit affiliation to properly credit your gift.
Pledges with or without payments may be mailed using a pledge card. Simply complete the card and send it to the Golden-Burke Scout Center at 7125 Fall Creek Road North, Indianapolis, IN 46256.
Visit BSA's secure online donation page. Include "Hou Koda FOS Unit Type and Number" in the Address Line 2 field to ensure that your gift is properly credited towards your unit's goals. For example, "Hou Koda FOS Pack ###" would be credited towards Pack ### in Hou Koda District.
2) Fall Popcorn Sale
Scouting units can earn enough money through the fall popcorn fundraising sale to fund the rest of their Scouting year! Would you like for your Scouts to attend summer camp, participate in Scouting events, and be recognized for their achievements all at no additional cost? Encourage Scouts to sell popcorn! Need new unit equipment? Sell popcorn!
Most unit fundraisers max out at 50% profit and raise funds needed to support the unit. Last year, more than 73% of gross retail popcorn sales were returned to support Scouting – benefiting boys, units, districts, and the council. You can be proud to sell Trail’s End popcorn because the products are delicious and the proceeds benefit everyone.
3) Spring Camp Card Sale
The annual Spring Camp Card sale allows Scout units to raise funds to pay for their summer Scouting program. Camp Cards are discount cards sold for $5 each to the general public. Unit commission is 50% on each card ($2.50). Funds earned from this fundraiser may be used to purchase equipment such as tents and backpacks as well as paying for camp fees. Camp Cards are meant to complement, not take the place of, popcorn sales in the fall.
4) Unit Fundraisers
Each year, thousands of youth depend upon the money earned from unit fundraisers to attend summer camp, pay for annual registration or attend monthly activities. As you're planning your unit's 2016-2017 calendar, don't forget to decide when you'd like to do your 2017 Family Friends of Scouting presentation! Contact Family Friends of Scouting Chair Susan Cinkoske to schedule your presentation for 2016!