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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 Fall - September, October, November

Lucas Oil Stadium Schedule is Now Available

Please click on the Fundraising Link above to find the latest LOS Stadium Schedule to plan when to help the band by working at our stand at the Lucas Oil Stadium for Colts Games and other Events.

Full Band Rehearsals

Rehearsals will resume on September 10th at 2 pm excluding holidays inside at Saint Lawrence in the upstairs gym in Father Cohen Hall. Rehearsals will then continue on September 10th, 17th, and 24th, October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th, November 5th, 12th, and 19th.

Cool Crew Jazz Band Rehearsals

Jazz Band Practice will resume on the first and third Sundays of each month at 1 pm (excluding holidays) on September 17th, October 1st and 15th, and November 5th and 19th.

Open House at St. Lawrence on September 24th at 2:00pm!

If you received a personal invitation or district meeting information we warmly welcome you to bring your instrument and play with us! If you play a band instrument (woodwind, brass, or percussion) we invite you to join us Sunday, September 24th at 2 pm and be part of the fun we have planned for this year! Bring your parents along too and we will meet with them and fill them in on the band's plans, its past and its future. Your musical ability can be anywhere from beginner to "pro" - we have them all in the band. If you are new to your instrument this is a great place to strengthen your musical ability and work in some extra practice time (you know your school band director will love the sound of that!) Any Scout-aged boy or girl (11-18 years old) or Venture Crew or Explorer aged male or female (14-21 years old) is eligible to be a member of the band. If you have an older brother or sister (or Mom or Dad) who also plays an instrument but is not registered in Scouting , they can join the Band's Venture Crew 559 and enjoy the extra opportunity to share their musical talents. Join us as we celebrate our 106th Year of Continuous Operation in Central Indiana! All YOU have to do to be a part of this great organization is to show up Sunday, February 24th! If you can't join us on the 24th, be sure and visit any Sunday at the same time and location, except holiday weekends and scheduled Concerts. Our usual location is Saint Lawrence Catholic School at the corner of 46th Street and Shadeland Avenue in the middle building on the Saint Lawrence Catholic Church and School campus. Parking and the best entrace door is usually on the west side in the rear of the building. We are usually set up in the lower level cafeteria down the stairs and through a set of doors. An elevator is located on the east side of the building for those who need it. Dress casual for rehearsals and this Open House but don't forget your instrument!

We look forward to meeting you on the 24th!

Our 2023 Alaska Tour Was A Big Success!

The Scout Band's 2023 Alaska Tour went to Seattle, Skagaway, Jueno, and points in between on the 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!

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

Check the Schedule of Events for our Planned Calendar!

Check out our Schedule of Events that should be accurate except for additions, cancellations or postponements. 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!