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Start planning now for the 2017 Encampment to Celebrate 100 years of the Crossroads of America Scout Band. It will be held at Camp Belzer during the 1st week of July.

We have returned from the 2016 Western Tour last summer. The 26th of June to the 3rd of July are the tour dates for the 2016 Scout Band tour. This time we headed West to see famous monuments like Mount Rushmore and some of the route of Lewis and Clark. For more information follow the link below to check out the pictures from the 2016 Western Tour.

Make plans now to be part of the contigency for the Encampment at Camp Belzer to Celebrate our 100th Anniversary as the Crossroads of America Scout Band on July 2nd through the 9th, 2017! Fill out a Tour Application Form before April 23rd to secure your place in Scout Band History!

See Mr. Bill to sign up and fill out a Tour Application Form Also, you will need a current BSA Medical Form as well. Don't forget to bring a copy of your family's Insurance Card to file with the Medical Form in case it is needed on Tour. If you don't turn these items in early, bring them to the Shakedown Rehearsal just before Tour!

Usually each participant pays their own way for Tour, however, there are several ways to raise the monies needed. Pie Sales, Butter Braid Sales and volunteering at Lucas Oil Stadium are all opportunities to earn the funds. Additionally, there is usually a scholarship to provide assistance to those who have trouble raising the funds. Fill out a scholarship form and give it to Mr. Bill at the next rehearsal.


Here is an archive of the past years in photo albums.



Here's a list of all the tours and places that the Scout Band has been to during it's long wonderful history!

2016
Western Tour - Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois
2015
150 / 70 U.S. Historical War Anniversary Tour - Gettysburg PA, Washington DC's National Fourth of July Parade, White House Tour, Smithsonian Air and Space Museum at Dulles AFB
2014
Pensacola Deep South Tour - Elvis Presley's Graceland, USS Alabama - Mobile, AL, National Naval Aviation Museum and Blue Angels at Pensacola Naval Air Base, Fort Barrancas, Pensacola Lighthouse, Johnson's Beach Picnic, Camp Gulf - Destin, FL, Downtown Nashville
2013
Jamboree Tour to Summit Bechtel Reserve - National US Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson AFB, Pullman Square - Huntington WV, Tammarack, Theatre West Virginia with "Honey in the Rock" play, Green Bank Science Center, Cass Scenic Railroad, National Jamboree at Summit Bechtel Reserve, Kentucky Horse Park, Shaker Village, Frazier Museum, Louisville Slugger Museum, Falls of Ohio
2012
Nova Scotia International Tatoo - Presque Isle - Erie, PA, Treasure Valley Scout Reservation, Bay of Fundy, International Tatoo Show Halifax, Nova Scotia, Peggy's Cove, Citadel, Titanic Exhibit at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Camp Lone Cloud, Bar Harbor, MA, Trapp Family Lodge - Stowe, VT, Niagra Falls
2011
Potter Space Tour - Universal Studios, Orlando, FL, Kennedy Space Center Museum, Cocoa Beach,
2010
Scouting's 100th Anniversary - Gettysburg, Independence Hall - Philadelphia, PA, Mount Vernon, Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington Cemetery, Jamboree at Fort A. P. Hill, Hershey's Chocolate World
2009
American Heritage Tour - Hawks Nest, WV - Jet Boat Ride, Jamestown VA, Camp Lions, Yorktown Battlefield, Kitty Hawk Museum, Lost Colony & Elizabethian Gardens, Bodie Island Lighthouse, Dunes at Jockey Park, Fords Theatre, Iwo Jima Monument, Washington DC, Old Towne Alexandria, Three Rivers Boat Tour - Pittsburg, PA, Camp Freedom
2008
Mid America Tour - Ford Museum - Grand Rapids, MI, Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island, Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Mall of America, Minneapolis, MN, Circus World - Baraboo, Wisconsin Dells Ducks, House on the Rock, Lincoln Museum and Cemetery - Springfield, Illinois
2007
London, United Kingdom for the 100th Anniversary of Scouting - The World Jamboree at Gillwell Park and the Band's 90th Anniversary, Leeds Castle, White Cliffs of Dover, Canterbury Cathedral, Windsor Castle, Bath, Stonehenge
2006
Mammoth Cave National Park, KY, Asheville, NC - Camp Daniel Boone, Biltmore Estate, Charleston, SC - USS Yorktown, Savannah, GA - Low Home (founder of the Girls Scouts of America), World of Coke, Georgia Aquarium - Atlanta, GA, Women's Basketball Hall of Fame - Knoxville, TN
2005
Texas Tour - Graceland, Memphis TN, Fort Worth Historic Stockyards, Dealy Plaza, Dallas, TX, National Scouting Museum, Irving, TX, Space Center Houston, Camp Karankawa, Galveston Ferry, USS Kidd & Old State Capitol Building at Baton Rouge, LA
2004
Canceled at last minute
2003
Ames, Iowa, North Platte, Nebraska, Casper, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Buffalo, Wyoming, Mount Rushmore, Mammoth Site, Wall, South Dakota, Sioux City, Iowa, Hannibal, Missouri.
2002
Sturbridge, Massachusetts, Boston, Portland, Main, Nova Scotia (International Tattoo), Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Stowe Vermont (Trapp Family Lodge), Niagra Falls
2001
Norfold Virginia, Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, Biltmore Estate.
2000
Philmont/Southwestern Tour - Philmont Scout Ranch - Cimarron, New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Painted Desert, Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon, Arizona, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah - Mormon Tabernacle Choir
1999
Southern Tour - Memphis, Tennessee - Graceland, Tupelo, Mississippi, Birmingham, Alabama, Tallahassee, Florida, Winter Park, Florida, Universal Studios - Orlando, Florida, Kennedy Space Center - performed for the 30th Anniversary of the landing of Apollo 11, with several alumni who were at the Jamboree when it happened!
1998
Central Region Tour - Mackinaw Island, Michigan, Ashland, Wisconsin, Brianerd, Minnesota, Bismark, North Dakota, Badlands, Wall, Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, Devil's Tower, Woming, West Bend, Iowa - Grotto of the Redemption, Omaha, Nebraska - Boys Town, Topeka, Kansas, Moberly Missouri - Thunderbird Scout Camp.
1997
East Coast Tour - Charleston, South Carolina (performed and stayed on USS Yorktown), National Jamboree - Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, Washington, D.C. - met Senator Richard Lugar, performed on the steps on US Capitol Building
1996
New England Tour - Pensylvania, New York,  Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire - Met Maria Von Trapp in  Stowe, Vermont
1995
Kentucky - Tennessee Tour
1994
Texas Tour - Houston, San Antonio, Galveston
1993
National Jamboree - Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia
1992
75th Anniversary of The Crossroads of America Scout Band - Camp Belzer, Indianapolis, Indiana
1991
St. Louis, Missouri
1990
Sandusky, Ohio
1989
National Jamboree - Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia
1988
Makahiki - Warsaw, Indiana
1987
Sandusky, Ohio
1986
Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
1985
National Jamboree - Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia
1984
Ontario, Canada
1983
Washington, D.C.
1982
World's Fair, Knoxville, Tennessee
1981
St. Louis, Missouri
1980
Indiana Beach - Monticello, Indiana
1979
No Tour
1978
No Tour
1977
National Jamboree - Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania
1976
Evansville, Indiana; Springfield and Bloomington, Illinois
1975
P.T.Barnum Circus Festival - Bridgeport, Connecticut
1974
Ludington, Michigan; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; St. Louis, Missouri - Boat trip across Lake Michigan
1973
National Jamboree - Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania
1972
P.T.Barnum Circus Festival - Bridgeport, Connecticut
1971
P.T.Barnum Circus Festival - Bridgeport, Connecticut
1970
Ontario, Canada
1969
National Jamboree - Farragut State Park, Idaho - Watched first landing on the moon and played while Danny Thomas sang (in our key)
1968
Region 7 - Jackson, Michigan
1967
50th Anniversary of Central Indiana Boy Scout Band - Camp Belzer - Indianapolis, Indiana - performed the 1812 Overture with cannons and bells!
1966
Ohio River Showboat - Cincinnati, Ohio to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1965
Airplane Trip to New York World's Fair
1964
National Jamboree - Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
New York World's Fair
1963
Wheeling, West Virginia - Centennial at Bechley, West Virginia; Kentucky
1962
Ontario, Canada, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Ohio
1961
P.T.Barnum Circus Festival - Bridgeport, Connecticut
1960
National Golden Jamboree - Colorado Springs, Colorado
1959
Canada
1958
Ohio River Showboat Trip - Cincinnati, Ohio to Cape Girado, Missouri
1957
National Jamboree - Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Golden Anniversary of World Scouting - London, England - Played for the Queen
1956
Five State Tour - Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky
1955
Washington, D.C.
1954
Region 7 - Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana
1953
National Jamboree - Irving Ranch, Santa Ana, California
1952
No Tour
1951
Air Encampment at Camp Atterbury, Indiana
1950
National Jamboree - Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
1949
No Tour
1917 to 1948
Camp Chank-tun-un-gi, Indianapolis, Indiana (now Camp Belzer)
Played for flag raising and lowering during camp all summer long.
Members were originally selected by F.O. Belzer to participate at summer camp.