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Scout Oath     

On my honor I will do my best to do my duty To God and my country and to obey the Scout Law,
To help other people at all times,
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law       

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Scout Mission

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

About Crossroads of America Council, BSA

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America serves the youth and adult volunteers in 26 counties in central Indiana. Our mission is to provide character development, citizenship training, and growth in physical, mental and spiritual fitness, to help create the next generation of leaders. Our program opportunities for young men and women ages 6-20 include Cub ScoutsBoy ScoutsVenturing, Exploring, STEM Scouts and Reaching for Tomorrow

The council is divided into 11 service areas, called districts, where the Scouting program is delivered to the local communities.

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Bear Creek - serving Fayette, Franklin, Rush, Shelby, Union, Wayne and southern Randolph counties


Del-Mi - serving Hamilton and Tipton counties


Golden Eagle - serving Blackford, Delaware, Randolph and eastern Henry counties


Hou Koda - serving southwestern Marion and Hendricks counties


Northeast - serving northeast Marion and western Hancock counties


North Star - serving northwest Marion and southern Boone counties


Pathfinder - serving southern Marion and Johnson counties


Pioneer - serving Hancock and southeast Marion counties


Sakima - serving Madison and western Henry counties


Sugar Creek - serving Boone, Montgomery, and Clinton counties


Wabash Valley - serving Vigo, Vermillion, Clay, Parke, Sullivan and Putnam counties

Council Properties

The council boasts three offices and seven camps. Several of our properties and facilities are available to rent by all groups, organizations and individuals. Visit our Facilities & Rental page for more information.



Golden-Burke Scout Center
7125 Fall Creek Road North
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Phone: (317) 813-7125
Toll Free: (877) 925-1900
Fax: (317) 813-7126
3400 East Jackson Street
Muncie, IN 47303
Phone: (765) 288-0223
Fax: (765) 284-7534
Terre Haute
501 South 25th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47803
Phone: (812) 232-9496
Fax: (812) 232-9497


Camp Bear Creek
7417 South Scout Road
Connersville, IN 47331
Camp Belzer
6102 Boy Scout Road
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Camp Kikthawenund
7651 W 500 N
Frankton, IN 46044
Camp Krietenstein
6443 E County Road 575 N
Center Point, IN 47840
Camp Ransburg
7599 East Waldrip Creek Road
Bloomington, IN 47401
Camp Red Wing
5757 East Inlow Spring Road
Muncie, IN 47302
Camp Wildwood
5103 East Old Maple Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803

Crossroads of America Council Vision Statement

Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America aims to beneficially involve every eligible child and his or her family in the fun and adventure of our programs.

We will provide extraordinary youth development programs that: strengthen values, develop leadership skills, provide lifelong learning and instill the habit of service to others. Crossroads of America Council will be widely acknowledged as a community and national leader in serving youth, families and neighborhoods.

This result will be achieved through the partnership of: (1) children and families, (2) strong community organizations, (3) committed, trained volunteers, and (4) districts, board and staff able to align community resources in support of Scouting and Learning for Life. 

Council Leadership

Crossroads of America Council is led by an executive board comprised of the council president, council commissioner, approximately 20 vice presidents, no more than 60 directors and 13 district chairs.

Council President - Steve Bestard

Council Commissioner - Ron Penczek

Scout Executive - Joseph E. Wiltrout

Annual Reports

2017 Complete Document


7125 Fall Creek Road North
Indianapolis, IN 46256
(317) 813-7125


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