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 has celebrated 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 continue into the next 100 years!
We are Celebrating our 101st Year Anniversary! - Check out our upcoming Events and Concerts
Our 2018 Wild, Wild West Tour Was A Big Success!
On June 23rd, Saturday, we departed at 7:00 am from Camp Belzer to Hannibal,MO and the Boyhood Home of Mark Twain, St. Joseph, MO to visit the Patee House and the Pony Express National Museum and Jesse James Home, Boys Town near Omaha, NE, The Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer in Grand Island, NE, Camp Augustine, Boot Hill Cemetery at Dodge City, KS, then to the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, MO, and to St. Louis, MO and the Gateway Arch and attended a Cardinals game to arrive home for the Camp Belzer 100th Anniversary Celebration. Check out our adventures and experiences on the Tour Pages under 2018 Wild, Wild West Tour
Jazz Band Rehearsals Continue
Come join us if you are interested in a different kind of music from an earlier era. Jazz Band Rehearsals start at 1:00 pm every first and third Sunday for the Jazz Band with Full Band Rehearsal following at 2:00 pm every Sunday. Contact Janet Foster if you are interested in attending and playing.
Summer and Fall Service Project at City Street Meridian
Join Us on the second and fourth Sundays after rehearsals to clean and trim the Median that the Crossroads of America Scout Band maintain near Boy Scout Road on 56th Street. Also, if you are interested in earning the Landscaping Merit Badge on the days we go to the Median see John Valdez .
Don't Miss Out on Our 101th Year Festivities!
Events and Concerts for August
More Plans for the Summer:
Sunday August 12th is the Scout Band Annual Pinic and Awards at Camp Belzer Activity Center
The annual BBBC meeting and election of officers for the BBBC Board and the youth Crew positions. Don't forget we have a cake and pie aution and the youth have their Band Bucks aution. The pitch-in dinner will start around 5:00 pm. Usually the BBBC provides the meat entree with a pitch-in from everyone else. Plan to bring a side dish or dessert. Check back for updates.
Concert for President Harrison Wreath-Laying Ceremony on August 18th!
It is that time of year again that we play a concert for the graveside ceremonies honoring the birthday of Indiana's United States President, Benjamin Harrison. This ceremony will be held at President Harrison's Memorial at Crown Hill Cemetery located on 3400 Boulevard Place, Indianapolis, IN. Follow the white line after entering the gates to the Harrison Memorial location. Check out the Crown Hill Cemetery website for more details.
Report time at Crown Hill Cemetery is 9:45 am with concert at 10:30 am. Uniform of the Day will be Class "A"s. Plan to play or attend to honor our 23rd President.
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 a 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 share 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!
After the 100th Anniversary we are still accepting photos and memorbilia.
Do you have photographs and snapshots of Scout Band concerts and events that you would like to share with the 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? We will be building a Paver Mall in front of the Craig Band Hut at Camp Belzer.
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  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.