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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!

Safe Health Practices after COVID

Covid-19 Pandemic Emergency Mandate has been discontinued by the federal, state, and local officials, however, we continue to encourage safe healthy practices to keep everyone safe. The Scout Band is recommending that all playing members, family, and guests to continue practicing social distancing, wearing of masks if suspected exposure or compromised immunity, and stay home if recently sick. We will continue to meet for rehearsals in the St. Lawrence Gym with spaced out seating and seperated areas for family and guests.

Events and Concerts for Spring/Summer - May, June, July

Full Band Rehearsals

Rehearsals will continue on Sundays, 2 pm inside at Saint Lawrence in the upstairs Gym in Father Cohen Hall. Currently rehearsals are scheduled for June 4th, 11th, and 25th.

Cool Crew Jazz Band Rehearsals

Jazz Band Practice will resume on the first and third Sundays of each month at 1 pm (excluding holidays). Currently Jazz rehearsals are scheduled for June 4th.

No Rehearsal on May 28th in observation of the Memorial Holiday

No Rehearsal on June 18th in observation of Father's Day. Do Something Nice for your father!

June 18th Flag Retirement at Fishers American Legion - report time 8:30 am

WE have been asked again to play Patriotic Music as Troop at the Fishers American Legion at 9091 E 126th St, Fishers, IN 46038 We will set up on the east side

Lucas Oil Stadium Events

April 1 will be the Luke Combs Concert (Alcohol Sales). Contact Mr. Bill and/or Shirley Wiker for more information and to get on the signup list.

Shakedown Rehearsal will be June 11th

We will hold our Shakedown Rehearsal at Christ Presbyterian Church 7879 Carroll Rd, McCordsville, IN 46055 (Bill's Church) starting at 12:30 pm and lasting to 3:00 pm. We will practice music for Tour and upcoming concerts, talk about Tour, go over Safety Rules, as well as collecting final monies due and handing out shirts and hoodies for Tour. If you are going on Tour this is a day you should not miss!

Lukas Hummel's Graduation Party

In addition to the Shakedown, Lukas Hummel will be hosting his Graduation Party at Christ Presbyterian Church from 2 pm to 6 pm. Lukas has been an active youth and baritone playing member of the Scout Band for many years. So plan to stay after rehearsal to eat graduation cake and snacks!

Our Next Tour is in the Final Planning Stages to Alaska!

Day 1 June 28th Fair Oaks Concert and Travel to Chigaco O'Hare to catch a plane to Seattle!

9:30 am Belzer Departure the crew will load up the bus to arrive at Fair Oaks Farm around 11:00 am EDT

The Fair Oaks Concert will begin at 12 noon Central Time and we plan to arrive around 11:30 am to set up. The concert will be 50 minutes long with lunch afterwards in the Fair Oaks Family Restaurant. Then we clean up and load the Band Truck and the bus to make the rest of the trip to Chicago O'Hare Airport to catch our flight to Seattle. This will kick off the 2023 Alaskan Tour!

Head on over to our Tour Pages to find out more about this unique Summer Tour Opportunity!

Did You Miss Our Annual Open House?
Join us at ANY rehearsal and bring your instrument to play with us!


St. Lawrence Catholic School


Every Sunday excluding holidays at 2:00pm

Enter the East Doors of Father Cohen Hall and proceed upstairs to the Gymnasium.

Join us and find out why joining the Scout Band is so much fun!

We Hope to See You There!

Our 2022 Great Lakes Tour Was A Big Success!

The Scout Band's 2022 Great Lakes Tour went to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin where we visited the shores of all five Great Lakes. The Band toured and played from Camp Belzer to the Tall Ships Tour, Fort Niagra and Niagra Falls, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Henry Ford Museum, Mackinac Island, Tahquamenon Falls State Park and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, The National Railroad Museum, and Holland State Park, then back home again to Camp Belzer. The Tour started on July 2nd and lasted through July 9th, 2022! You can see our Tour crews photos and postings on our Facebook Group for the Scout Band

This was a Tour that you shouldn't have missed!

Our Next Tour is in the Planning Stage to Alaska!

Head on over to our Tour Pages to find out more about this unique Summer Tour Opportunity!

We are Celebrating our 106th Year - Check out Our Upcoming Events and Concerts

Check the Schedule of Events for our Planned Calendar!

Due to cancellations and postponing due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the Schedule of Events may not be accurate. Stay tuned to this website, our Facebook Group, Calling Posts, and emails for any planned activities and last minute changes in our schedule.

We Now Have A Youtube Channel!

Loyde has put in a lot of work to create the Youtube Channel. Check out our concert music at this link.


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.

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.

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 106th 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!