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 covers a majority of central Illinois, from Lincoln to Ottawa, and Peoria to Bloomington. More than 10,000 kids are served across the region.

The Council includes 14 counties and is divided up into four areas: Bloomington/Normal, Peoria, LaSalle/Peru and Tazewell County. The Council also has a fifth area devoted to in-school character education and high school career opportunities called Exploring/Learning for Life.

Services Provided: Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Explorers/Work Force Development, ScoutReach, camping and activities for parents and their Scouts.

How to help
W. D. Boyce Council raises nearly $2 million to support every one of the 10,000 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: @W. D. Boyce Council, BSA
Twitter: @WDBoyceBoyScout
Instagram: @w_d_boyce

Lee Shaw Jr., Scout Executive/CEO
Abbey Strubhar, Controller
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