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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 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 102nd Year - Check out Our Upcoming Events and Concerts


After much work and diligence and battling technology challenged Scouters our web online presence has been restored! We have temporarily lost our rights to use the Domain name, but now the Domain name has been put into full effect and better represents our non-for-profit Scouting based celebration of music and Scouting history in the Central Indiana area. If you are used to typing in you will still get and error, so don't forget to type in in your web browser's URL box to get back to this page!

All of the original content from the site is preserved and accessible on and will be enhanced in the coming years. We hope to someday re-aquire the Domain name to use again to help those who are struggling with our updated URL. Please contact Ben Cockrum, our Webmaster, with any questions or concerns. We know there will be some missing or broken links, but these will be found and worked out to bring everyone in the Scout Band community a better online experience.

Our 2019 Apollo 50th Anniversary Was A Big Success

We left Camp Belzer on July 14th, Sunday, to tour and play concerts at Camp Daniel Boone and the Biltmore Estate in Asheville NC, the lighthouse and fort at St. Augustine Fl, Rusty's Seafood and Oyster Bar, Kennedy Space Center, Ron Jon's Surf Shop and a beachside hotel at Cocoa Beach Fl, Universal Studios Island of Adventure in Orlando Fl, The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta GA. You can see our Tour crews photos and postings on our Facebook Group for the Scout Band

Events for October:

Rehearsals Have Moved Locations at Saint Lawrence!

Due to scheduling conflicts with our normal cafeteria room, we will meet in alternate rooms at Saint Lawrence.

Sunday September 29th Will Be Held In The St. Lawrence School.

Enter from the north entrance facing the field as we will try to set up in the music room.

Sundays in October will be in the Glass Enclosed Foyer of the Father Cohen Hall.

Enter from the east side of Father Cohen Hall, any of the three entrances for the glass foyer should be open.

Jazz Band will be held at 1:00 pm on October 6th and 20th.

The Median clean up will be held on October 13th and 27th.

Events for November:

Next Concert and Fundraiser For The Band at Knights of Columbus on November 3rd

The Knights of Columbus that normally held the Honor Flight Chili Cookoff will be holding their annual fundraising Chili Cookoff for the Benefit of the Scout Band!

Band Rehearsals Continue This Fall

Regular Band Rehearsals Will Resume on September 8th

Regular Band rehearsals will resume at the end of Summer, September 8th at 2:00 pm at St. Lawrence Catholic Shool on the corner of 46th Street and Shadeland Avenue. We may not be down in the Cafeteria as we usually are. It is recommended to enter the Glass Doors for the foyer facing Shadeland Avenue as we may be there or over in the School in their music room. Join us to practice the latest music for upcoming concerts and activities for the next season!

Jazz Band Rehearsals

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 through the end of the year. The Jazz Band has start up rehearsals again this Fall in Father Cohen Hall, St. Lawrence Catholic School. 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.

Service Project at City Street Median Continues

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. Please help us give service hours to the City of Lawrence by pulling weeds, trimming around trees, picking up trash, and planting new flowers. Also, if you are interested in earning the Landscaping Merit Badge on the days we go to the Median see John Valdez.

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.

Don't Miss Out on Our 102nd 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 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!

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 [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!