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A selection of the latest news, notes, announcements and information for Scout families, volunteers and leaders throughout Pathfinder District! Please share this information with your Units & anyone else you who may find it valuable!

In This Edition of The Pathfinder eNewsletter:


Eagle Requirement Changes Effective July 1

Eagle Scout candidates will continue to use the current rank requirements until June 30, 2022 and will not be required to complete the new Citizenship in Society Merit Badge as long as they complete all of the current Eagle Rank requirements before July 1, 2022.  

Eagle Scout Board of Review do not need to be completed by July 1, 2022. However paperwork needs to be signed and turned in by end of June.  

Starting July 1, 2022, Eagle Scout candidates will be required to complete all Eagle Scout requirements including the new Citizenship in Society merit badge.

Fall Camproee / ScoutFest 2022 

Ready to kick off the fall season of Scouting right?  Register your unit for ScoutFest in Franklin September 16-18.  ScoutFest will celebrate the scouting movement and kick off the fall.  Scout BSA Troops will be able to enjoy urban camping from Friday to Sunday and Cub Scout Packs can camp on Saturday night.  The event will be centered around the new Amphitheater at Young's Creek Park in downtown Franklin.  Events include an urban scavenger hunt, game and scout skill stations, a campfire program on Saturday night like no other, and a Scouts Own Service on Sunday morning.

Wood Badge Courses 2022
Fall Course Weekend One Sept 9 - 11 @Camp Ransburg 7am
Fall Course Weekend Two Sept 24 -25 @Camp Krietenstein 7am

NYLT Courses 2022
Weekend One Sept 9 - 11 @Camp Kikthawenund 5pm
Weekend Two Sept 23 - 25 @Camp Kikthawenund 5pm

Voyageur Fall 2022
Weekend One Aug 27 - 28 @Camp Belzer 6am
Weekend Two Sept 10 - 11 @Camp Belzer 6am

Aug 6-7 @Camp Belzer
Nov 11-12 @Camp Belzer

Wilderness First Aid & CPR-AED
Nov 11-12 @Camp Belzer 9am


2022 University of Scouting
8:00AM – 3:30PM Saturday, November 12, 2022

Location: Carmel High School – Freshman Center

Every Scout deserves a trained leader. University of Scouting is the premier training event in the Crossroads of America Council, and is the easiest way for you to achieve this goal. This training event is designed to supplement the educational experience for any Scouting leader.  On any average year the university offers 80 to 100 different courses. From outdoor skills such as teaching knots to group management concepts to help keep that unruly den of Scouts on task.  The University of Scouting has courses for first time leaders to experienced leaders planning a high adventure expedition. 

Degrees and courses are available in three “Colleges” related to Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and General Studies.  The course numbers for each College is preceded by a “CS” for Cub Scout classes, “BS” for Scouts BSA classes, “GS” for General Studies, and Ph.D. for the Doctoral program.

Each College offers a Bachelor and Masters degree program while there is only one Doctor of Scouting program offered by the University. 



National Youth Leadership Training

What is NYLT?

National Youth Leadership Training is an action-packed program designed to provide youth with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and crews. NYLT participants will be engaged in a unified approach to leadership that will give them the skills and confidence to lead well. Through a wide range of activities, games, and adventures, participants will work and play together as they put into action the best Scouting has to offer. This is a great opportunity to send your current and future youth leaders for some advanced leadership training.Check out this flyer for NYLT.

Did you recently going thru Wood Badge? They will learn to speak the same language that you did while at Gilwell you can collaborate on visions, goals, communication, problem solving and so much more.

Sept NYLT course is filling up fast and early bird discount deadline is July 26.

A few scholarships are still available and are first come, first served.

Weekend One Sept 9 - 11 @Camp Kikthawenund 5pm
Weekend Two Sept 23 - 25 @Camp Kikthawenund 5pm

Fishing Series

Basic Fishing- Fishing Series Part 1 of 3
June 17 10am -12 pm @ Camp Belzer 

Never been fishing before or has it been a while? Learn the basics of fishing in this class. We'll learn how to assemble a fishing pole, tie a knot, bait a hook, and safely catch and release a fish. Then we'll go fishing!

Recommended for ages 6+

Fishing with Lures - Fishing Series Part 2 of 3
June 24 10am -12 pm @ Camp Belzer 
July 9 10am -12 pm @ Camp Belzer 

Never fished with lures or a spinning rod? Don't know what lure to use when? Learn the different types of lures and how to use them. We'll practice casting and reeling several types of lures. 

Recommended for ages 13+

Camping & Fishing - Fishing Series Part 3 of 3
July 15 10am -12 pm @ Camp Belzer 
July 23 10am -12 pm @ Camp Belzer

Learn the basics of camping and fishing in this hands-on class. We'll set up a campsite next to the water, assemble fishing poles, and go fishing. We'll also learn how to fillet a fish.

Recommended for ages 6+


Skip and Alex Lange Innovation Center Merit Badge Series

Every Month offer 1-2 different Merit badges will be offered. Most merit badges will be offered Wednesday Evenings and are broken up into two sessions. Date and time of the specific merit badge is listed in the title of the session on the registration page.
Register for sessions here


  • Archery Merit Badge
  • Fishing Merit Badge


  • Astromony
  • Space Exploration


  • Art
  • Geocaching


  • Photography
  • Sustainability


  • Climbing Merit Badge

Merit Badge Sundays @Fort Harrison State Park

Starting in March DNR will be offering Merit Badge classes on various topics on selected Sundays. Cost will be $10 per scout payable at the park.

Follow this link for more details.

Here is the chance for your youth to join the Council's Contingent going to the 2023 National Jamboree.

Scouts BSA members must be at least 12 years old and have achieved 1st Class rank by July 19, 2023 and may not have reached their 21st birthday by July 28, 2023.

Cost: $2,130 per participant includes:
  • Jamboree fee
  • Jamboree food
  • Transportation between Indianapolis and the Summit Bechtel Reserve
  • Jamboree Patch sets
  • Duffel and day pack
Adults are especially selected by the Jamboree committee to serve as contingent leaders. Interested parties should email

Visit the Council's National Jamboree site for more information and to register for the event.



Chapter Meetings 2nd Sunday of each Month.
5pm-6pm @Prospect Masonic Lodge
2901 S Meridian St Indianapolis, IN 46225

Have you paid your 2022 Dues yet?
July 25-30, 2022  National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC)

2022 Ordeal Registrations 
Candidates and members may go to any ordeal.
Pathfinder is a member of the West 

  Central    April 29 - May 1 @ Camp Belzer
  East        May 20 - 22       @ Camp Kikthawenund
  West       Aug 19 - 21        @ Camp Krietenstein
  Lodge     Sept 16- 18        @ Camp Ransburg



Chapter Meetings 2nd Sunday of each Month.
5pm-6pm @Prospect Masonic Lodge
2901 S Meridian St Indianapolis, IN 46225

Aug 12 - 14, 2022 Grand Ritual @ Camp Kiktawenund
   Member Registration
   Candiate Registration

Sept 23 - 25, 2022  Fall Frenzy @ Camp Belzer

 Congratulations to our Newest Eagles:

  • Joseph Osborne          Troop 263
  • Samuel Morris             Troop 51
  • Cameron Schonegg    Troop 120
  • Devon Alderman          Troop 1776

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 Upcoming events

  • Aug 11 District Roundtable 
  • Aug 13 2022 Crossroads of America Popcorn Festival
  • Sept 8  District Roundtable 
  • Sept 16-17 ScoutFest - Franklin, IN
  Amphitheater at Young's Creek Park
  • Oct 13  District Roundtable 
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