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The Tour Pages

The next 2023 Scout Band Tour was announced at the Annual Picnic as an Alaskan Tour by cruise ship during the first week of July, 2023. This is one of two remaining states in the United States that the Band has not had the opportunity to visit. Help is needed to know how many folks are interested in this venture as reservations are needed to save cabin space on the cruise ship. So far the cost has be estimated at $2,400.00. If you are interested in this Tour opportunity please fill out a Tour Application Form and send it to Mr. Bill or Patty.

If you are a memeber of the Harvey U Gill Alumni Association, please consider joining us on tour or at least providing a donation or youth sponsorship to help us get there! Contact Mr. Bill or Janet Foster about how to make donations.

See Mr. Bill or Patty to pay the final balance due and turn in Health Forms. . 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.

Also, scholarships are being offer for those who have a finanical hardship and youth can earn Band Bucks and save them to bid for a tour after they have attended a tour and many rehearsals. Click on the Fundraising Page to see all the latest opportunities.

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!

Great Lakes Tour - Visit the shores of all five Great Lakes and destinations along the way. Erie Maritime Museum, Ride a "Tall Ship" - Lake Erie, Fort Niagra, Niagra Falls Visitors Center - Lake Ontario, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-Lake Erie, Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation-Detroit MI, Mackinac Island - Lake Huron, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore - Lake Superior, National Railroad Museum, S.S. Badger, Ferry-Lake Michigan, Holland State Park - Lake Michigan Beach.
Hawaii Tour for the 80th Anniversary of the Invasion of Pearl Harbor and the United States entry into World War II - Hotel on Waikiki Beach, attending an Authentic Hawaiian Luau, visiting sites around Honolulu and the Island of Oahu, and of course visiting Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial where we expect to play near or on the deck of the Battleship Missouri. we will also play at the Ala Moana Center Stage as part of the National Festival of the States.
Cancelled due to COVID Pandemic Outbreak - Hawaii Tour for the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II and the Instrument of Formal Surrender Signed by the Japanese on the Battleship Missouri.
Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Florida Tour - Camp Daniel Boone, 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, Cocoa Beach Fl, Universal Studios Island of Adventure in Orlando Fl, and The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta GA.
Wild, Wild West Tour - Boyhood Home of Mark Twain at Hannibal,MO, Patee House with Pony Express National Museum and Jesse James Home - St. Joseph, MO, Boys Town near Omaha, NE, The Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer and Camp Augustine in Grand Island, NE, Boot Hill Cemetery - Dodge City, KS, National WWI Museum and Memorial - Kansas City, MO, Gateway Arch and a Cardinals game - St. Louis, MO, return home to Camp Belzer 100th Anniversary Celebration
Encampment for the 100th Anniversary - Camp Belzer, Indianapolis, Indiana
Western Tour - Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois
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
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
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
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
Potter Space Tour - Universal Studios, Orlando, FL, Kennedy Space Center Museum, Cocoa Beach,
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
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
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
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
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
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
Canceled at last minute
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.
Sturbridge, Massachusetts, Boston, Portland, Main, Nova Scotia (International Tattoo), Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Stowe Vermont (Trapp Family Lodge), Niagra Falls
Norfold Virginia, Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, Biltmore Estate.
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
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!
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.
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
New England Tour - Pensylvania, New York,  Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire - Met Maria Von Trapp in  Stowe, Vermont
Kentucky - Tennessee Tour
Texas Tour - Houston, San Antonio, Galveston
National Jamboree - Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia
75th Anniversary of The Crossroads of America Scout Band - Camp Belzer, Indianapolis, Indiana
St. Louis, Missouri
Sandusky, Ohio
National Jamboree - Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia
Makahiki - Warsaw, Indiana
Sandusky, Ohio
Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
National Jamboree - Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia
Ontario, Canada
Washington, D.C.
World's Fair, Knoxville, Tennessee
St. Louis, Missouri
Indiana Beach - Monticello, Indiana
No Tour
No Tour
National Jamboree - Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania
Evansville, Indiana; Springfield and Bloomington, Illinois
P.T.Barnum Circus Festival - Bridgeport, Connecticut
Ludington, Michigan; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; St. Louis, Missouri - Boat trip across Lake Michigan
National Jamboree - Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania
P.T.Barnum Circus Festival - Bridgeport, Connecticut
P.T.Barnum Circus Festival - Bridgeport, Connecticut
Ontario, Canada
National Jamboree - Farragut State Park, Idaho - Watched first landing on the moon and played while Danny Thomas sang (in our key)
Region 7 - Jackson, Michigan
50th Anniversary of Central Indiana Boy Scout Band - Camp Belzer - Indianapolis, Indiana - performed the 1812 Overture with cannons and bells!
Ohio River Showboat - Cincinnati, Ohio to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Airplane Trip to New York World's Fair
National Jamboree - Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
New York World's Fair
Wheeling, West Virginia - Centennial at Bechley, West Virginia; Kentucky
Ontario, Canada, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Ohio
P.T.Barnum Circus Festival - Bridgeport, Connecticut
National Golden Jamboree - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Ohio River Showboat Trip - Cincinnati, Ohio to Cape Girado, Missouri
National Jamboree - Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Golden Anniversary of World Scouting - London, England - Played for the Queen
Five State Tour - Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky
Washington, D.C.
Region 7 - Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana
National Jamboree - Irving Ranch, Santa Ana, California
No Tour
Air Encampment at Camp Atterbury, Indiana
National Jamboree - Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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.