In keeping with the underlying message of the Scout Oath, the SCOUTStrong healthy living iniatitive focuses on keeping Scouts, families and volunteers physically strong and mentally awake throughout their lives.

5th Annual SCOUTStrong Wilderness Race- November 12, 2016

Join Crossroads of America Council for the 5th Annual SCOUTStrong Wilderness Race on November 12, 2016, at Camp Belzer (6102 Boy Scouts Road, Indianapolis). This year's event includes a 5K run/walk weaving through historic Camp Belzer and, NEW this year, a 1-mile family fun run/walk on a fully paved route.  Post-race refreshments will be provided to all participants as well as a commemorative medal. Raffle prizes will be available for finishers. 

Race proceeds directly support Crossroads of America Council's camp scholarship fund which provides financial assistance to Scouts attending camp.

Thank you to this year's race sponsor!

Race Start Time: 9 am
Race Location: Camp Belzer (6102 Boy Scout Road, Indianapolis)

Early Bird Registration- $25 & Choice of Shirt (Closes midnight October 23)
Online Registration -$20  (October 24 - November 6)
Race Day Registration- $30

Shirt Options:
50/50 Dry Blend- $10
Tech shirt- $15
*A limited supply of shirts will be available on race day.

The Scout unit with the most participants (Scouts, volunteers and family members) will receive the SCOUTStrong unit race trophy!

Friday, November 11, 4 pm - 7 pm
Golden-Burke Scout Center (7125 Fall Creek Road North, Indianapolis)

Race Day Packet Pick Up & Registration
7:30 am - 8:30 am 
Camp Belzer Welcome Shelter

Photos from the 2014 SCOUTStrong Wilderness Run 5K

Anthem, Inc. SCOUTStrong Healthy Unit Award

Personal fitness is one of the aims of Scouting. To show a commitment to this value and earn the Anthem, Inc. SCOUTStrong Healthy Unit Award, follow three healthy practices at all meetings and gatherings:

  • Snack Smart: Serve fruits and vegetables, when you have snacks (three meetings)
  • Drink Right: Make water the main beverage (six meetings)
  • Move more: Include 15 minutes of fun physical activity (nine meetings)

Scouts can earn the Anthem, Inc. SCOUTStrong Healthy Unit Award with their den, pack, troop, or crew

SCOUTStrong Healthy Unit Award resources and tracking sheets 

SCOUTStrong PALA Challenge

The SCOUTStrong Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) Challenge will add activity to your life, and reward you when you do. To earn the SCOUTStrong PALA Challenge Award, participants are required to meet a daily activity goal of 30 minutes a day for adults and 60 minutes a day for youth under age 18 for at least five days a week, for six out of eight weeks.

SCOUTStrong Fitness Event Participation

Scouts and volunteers who participate in any non-Scout run/walk of 5K or greater will receive a free SCOUTStrong t-shirt by showing the event receipt at any council Scout Shop. We hope to see you wear the SCOUTStrong shirt during these events, displaying your Scouting pride. Thank you to the Indiana National Guard for
sponsoring the cost of this program!

We "Made the Leap" and so can you!

Crossroads of America Council has commitment to support the mission of Jump IN for Heatlhy Kids, and we pledge to do our part to inspire children, youth and their families to lead healthy lives in our community.  

  • We will serve healthy meals, snacks and beverages at our gatherings.
  • We will give our youth people opportunities to play and be active when they are with us.
  • We will teach our young people to make healthy choices, eat nutritious foods and be physically active.
  • We will encourage parents and caregivers to promote healthy habits at home.

We pledge to be a place where children and their families have real opportunities to make healthy choices in a healthy environment.


Thank you to our SCOUTStrong sponsor




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Indianapolis, IN 46256
(317) 813-7125

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