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The Crossroads of America Scout Band is the OLDEST Scout Band in the United States and the SECOND OLDEST continuously operating Scout Band in the World.

The Crossroads of America Scout Band is recognized as the OLDEST, continuously operating Scout Band in America! Founded as a Drum and Bugle Corps in 1917 by Mr. F.O. "Chief" Belzer to play at ceremonies at summer camp and other Council functions, the organization evolved into a full band by the early 1920's. The Band has a rich heritage and has toured throughout the United States, Canada and a trip to London, England to celebrate Scouting's 100th anniversary in 2007. The Band will be celebrating Scouting's 100th anniversary in America in 2010 and its own 100th anniversary in 2017!

Have you been a member of the band? If so, please rejoin our group as we are looking for alumni to help us interpret our rich heritage as we near our 100th year!

We are Still Celebrating our 100th Year Anniversary! - Check out our upcoming events and concerts

Events and Concerts for October

October 1st Jazz Band Rehearsals Start Back Up

Come join us if you are interested in a different kind of music from an earlier era. Sunday Rehearsals start at 1:00 pm for the Jazz Band with Full Band Rehearsal following at 2:00 pm.

October 29th Concert at Chili Fest to Benefit Honor Flight

We will be playing around 12:30 pm at the Knights of Columbus on 71st Street just west of Keystone Avenue for the Chili Fest to Benefit the Honor Flight . This event pays for veterans to make the trip to Washington DC to see the memorials built in their honor. Bring $10 to eat chili and participate in the chili voting.

Band members please arrive 45 minutes early to set up and get ready to play in Class "A" Uniforms. Meet the Band Truck on the east side stage door.

Don't Miss Out on Our Continuing 100th Year Festivities!


Database forms have been created to find Band Alumni!

Have you been a member of the Central Indiana Scout Band in the past? Have you been a member of the Crossroads of America Scout Band in the recent past? Then you are definitely Band Alumni and we would very much like to re-connect with you!

Please follow this link to the About the Band Page or use the navigation buttons to find the forms created to help build a database of Band Alumni and Current Band Members. This will help us to reach out to you as we approach our 100th Anniversary of the existence of the Scout Band in Central Indiana. If you wish, you can get notifications or emails about upcoming events and how you can join in the fun as a Band Alumni. So click the link and fill in the form!

The "Cool Crew" Jazz Band is Meeting Every First and Third Sunday!!

The Jazz Band has start up rehearsals again this Fall and continue every first and third Sunday at 1:00pm in Father Cohen Hall, St. Lawrence Catholic School, through the end of the year. Rehearsal starts at 1:00 pm and lasts until 2:00pm EXCEPT on holiday weekends.

If you are ready to play a different style of music or wish to extend your musical range, the Cool Crew Jazz Band might just be for you.  This is a new addition requested by the Band Youth. More instruments are needed so contact Janet Foster or Mr. Ben if you are interested in playing.

Hey Crew 559 Youth!
Don't forget about Crew Meetings every Third Sunday of the Month!

The Crew Meeting's will be held every third Sunday after Full Band Rehearsal. Don't miss your chance to voice your opinion and help out the band!

100th Anniversary Planning Committee Needs Your Help!

Are you a parent or Band alumni that has spare time or special skills that you can contribute to our Scout Band? The planning committee has been meeting on the first Monday of every month.. Contact the committee at this email address if you wish to have more information about how to attend and help us out.

The HUGSBAA Alumni Dinner held during the Annual Concert on February 21st was a great success. Alumni and band members heard from Mr. Norris Archer, the oldest known Scout Band Alumni. There was also roll call to honor all the Scout Band Alumni from the past. HUGSBAA Alumni committee if you wish to have more info about Alumni activities.

Do you have photographs and snapshots of Scout Band concerts and events that you would like to share with the 100th Anniversary Committee? Send an email to this email address and you will be given instructions how to upload to their DropBox site.

Commemorative Brick Pavers are Still On Sale!

Would you like to remember a loved one? Remember the special years you were in the band? Show support of individuals, groups and the future of the band?

You can purchase pavers for only $100 each for the new Scout Band’s Paver Mall! The paver mall will be located in front of the Craig Band Hut at Camp Belzer. Your $100 purchase includes a 4”x8” paver with two [2] lines of characters [Letters, punctuation, spaces] 18 characters maximum on each line.  For an additional $5.00 you can have a third line on the paver.

You, your family, friends, and business associates can add to the Paver Mall today! Contact a BBBC Board Member to see a sample.

Order directly from this WUFOO Form and PAY with a credit card on the secure order site or download and print off this Commemorative Paver Order Form and mail it or hand it to a BBBC Board Member or 100th Anniversary Committee Member.

Check back often for updates!