W. D. Boyce Council, Boy Scouts of America

W. D. Boyce Council, Boy Scouts of America

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.

Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
Scout Law
A Scout is:

  • Trustworthy
  • Loyal
  • Helpful
  • Friendly
  • Courteous
  • Kind
  • Obedient
  • Cheerful
  • Thrifty
  • Brave
  • Clean
  • Reverent

W. D. Boyce Council includes 14 counties in central Illinois. It’s comprised of four major geographical areas: Peoria, Bloomington/Normal, LaSalle/Peru and Tazewell county. More than 19,000 youth are served across the region. Scouting partners with 274 faith based, civic, and educational organizations.

Service provided: Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Exploring, which is geared toward Workforce Development. The Boy Scouts of America is excited to announce changes for 2019, including Family Scouting, which affords girls and young women the same opportunity to participate as boys in the Scouting program.  

How to help
W. D. Boyce Council raises nearly $2 million to support every one of the 19,000 kids served. To donate or participate in a fundraising event, please contact us at (309) 673-6136.

W. D. Boyce Council, Boy Scouts of America
614 NE Madison Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 673-6136

Facebook: @wdboycepeoria
Twitter: @WDBoyceCouncil
Instagram: w_d_boyce

Lee Shaw Jr., Scout Executive/CEO
Abbey Strubhar, Controller
Greg Voyzey, Director of Support Services
Bryan Schroeder, Director of Unit Support
Tom Zimmerman, Director of Capital and Endowment
Danielle Easton, Director of Annual Giving
Viki Burnett, Development Director
Katie Jurgens, Associate Development Director & Marketing