The Fundraising Page
The Band strive to ensure that the cost of our tours does not stand in the way of allowing all active Scouts and Scouters the opportunity to participate. Normally we do this by offering scholarships to those who need it. This year, due to the challenging cost of traveling to Hawaii, we need your help to ensure all our Scout Band members can attend. Please consider sponsoring a Scout. Donations of any size would be appreciated, possibly $250, $500, $1000 or more!
Direct donations can be made to the Band through the Belzer Band Booster Club or the Harvey U Gill Scout Band Alumni Association. We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization and the tax exempt cerificate can be provided upon request. More information on how you can directly donate to the Band will be posted here, but for now please contact Bill Schofield, Janet Foster, Adair Vaught, Shirley Wiker, or any other BBBC Officer directly to find out how to do this!
Annual Scout Band Garage Sale
We usually have a Scout Band Garage Sale at Saint Lawrence the month before Tour. However, due to COVID restrictions still in place at St. Lawrence, Adair Vaught has agreed to host the Garage Sale at her house. It was held on Saturday May 8th, 2021 at 8 am. Items were dropped off from 6:00am to 8:00am to be placed on sale from 8:00am to 2:00pm and we asked that you PrePrice your items, except for clothing items in 25 cent increments or whole dollar increments. Please sort clothing for Men, Women, Kids, and Infants before hand. And don't forget to tell your family, friends, and neighbors about this sale when it comes up in the future!
Group Raise Program
In an effort to come up with more fundraising opportunities, Patty presented to the BBBC Board a way to raise monies by simply going out to eat. It is called Group Raise and the webpage address to get to it is: Group Raise. Click on the Commit To Eat button and plan to attend the mealtime on the date and time listed on this page. Our first one was at Verde Flavors of Mexico located in Fishers and other restaurants are being planned for once a month. The webpage also includes a link that adds the event day and time on the calendar of your choice! Please plan to attend and send this link to friends and family that are willing to support the Band!
Crew Carwash Fundraiser Program
We had a fundraiser through Crew Carwash that brought in a sizable income. We are looking forward to trying this fundraiser opportunity in the future.
Crew Carwash is sponsoring the Band by offering a fundraiser opportunity. It starts with PROMO CODE: 54952
Here is how we can maximize our success AND our earnings.
Get the Word Out! Share your promo code via email, Facebook, Twitter and our website! Note: Promo code must be entered at check out to recieve credit. Share our promo code with family and friends throughout Central Indiana, Bloomington, Columbus, Lafayette, Merriville, Muncie, and Terre Haute.
With 31 Crew Carwash locations, our selling potential is great!
Buy single e-washes for yourself or email them to others. (Great Gift Idea!) Your e-washes will be delivered to the email provided at check out. E-washes can be printed or they can be scanned directly from any smartphone.
And, Crew e-washes never expire!
Please stress that only single e-washes are good towards our fundraiser. Books are not valid towards our total.
Here are instruction we can share on how to make the purchase: e-Wash Web Address or Refer to the Crew Carwash webpage where you will click on SHOP and click on e-wash gifts in the drop down menu.
**select the eWash(es) that you would like to purchase**
Click on "View Shopping Cart"
The promo code (54952) must be entered before the checkout process for our organization to recieve credit. You will find the promo field on the Shopping Cart page right before you check out. The fundraiser will be active for the entire month of December.
Amazon.com, the shopping website, has a program that provides direct donations to our Group by setting aside a portion of the purchase price from every sale from their site. If you are a frequent Amazon shopper, then this is a good way to support the Band.
To shop at Amazon Smile simply go to smile.amazon.com from your web browser on your computer or mobile device. You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. Our group is listed as "Harvey U Gill Scout Band Alumni Association".
Pie and Butter Braid Sales!
In past years we sold fresh or frozen pies for Thanksgiving and Butter Braids for the Christmas and Easter Holiday seasons. These sales are back to back, but occur at a great time for selling food items to friends and family for holiday parties and family gatherings. We have also sold these items in the Spring in time for the Easter holiday season. Braids will come frozen but are delivered on the weekend before the holiday so that Band members have time to deliver them and collect monies. Pie sales depend on the vendor to supply the pies and timeline on delivery. The order forms will be passed out at band practice and possibly downloadable from the Band website when they become available during these times. If you have any questions please contact Shirley Wiker. Details to follow as they become available so check back often.
Kroger's Rewards Program
You can help the Crossroads of America Scout Band financially by using your Kroger Plus card each time you shop at Kroger. Follow the Step-by-Step Instructions below, and when choosing "enroll" under the Community Awards tab, enter "HA907" and then mark the circle for Belzer Band Booster Club. This doesn't take away any of your points, or fuel savings, it just sends money the band's way each quarter. Thank You very Much for helping the Band!
Go to Kroger.com, Click on Community, Sign In or Create and Account, View your Rewards Details
Make Sure your Plus Card is Registered, Under Community Rewards - Choose Enroll or Edit, Search for your Organization, Scroll to the Bottom where is says Enroll
You should get a Message that says "Your enrollment in the Community Rewards Program has been updated. Thank you for participating!"
With-in 10 Days you should start seeing your Organization on the bottom of your receipt tape.
Boosterville has been discontinued.
Colts Games and Events at Lucas Oil Stadium
Belzer Band Booster Club at LOS Stand #103
The Crossroad of America Scout Band staffs a concession stand at Lucas Oil Stadium for all the home games for the Indianapolis Colts and several other events at the Stadium (we call it LOS) such as concerts, Monster Truck Series, Supercross Motorcylce Races, NCAA Basketball Finals, etc. We provide volunteer workers to staff the stand for compensation to the Band to raise additional funds. We have developed a great reputation with the concession management company for consistently staffing willing to work, honest laborers to prepare, cook and sell concession foods. Only workers above the age of 16 are allowed to work in the stand by management rules. It is preferred to have adults apply for the proper licsenses and attend the TIPS Training to help with sales. If you would be interested in working with us at LOS, contact Mr. Bill or Shirley Wiker for more infromation and to get on the list to work. Here is this year's Stadium Schedule.