50th Events

Scouts and Scouters:  Make plans to attend all of our 50th Anniversary events. Get in on the fun with your friends, collect unique patches, and help us celebrate our first 50 years … while we get ready for our second 50!

Our Fall 2023 Camporee promises to be memorable for all – our planning team is hard at work, so make sure it’s on YOUR calendar as well!!




Fall 2023

September 22 – 24, 2023
Fall Camporee – Forward with the Founder

Location: Ottawa, IL – Home of the Founder, W. D. Boyce!

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Event Email: wdboycecamporee@gmail.com 

This will be the Big Event of the Anniversary Year! We’re planning to focus on the person for whom our council is named, W. D, Boyce – one of Scouting’s founding fathers. Work is underway to revive the W. D. Boyce Trail, coordinate visits to his gravesite and the Scouting Museum … and who knows what else? Be there to see for yourself!

Who Should Attend: Everyone!
Cost: Fees are as shown below. All fees increase by $10 on September 1, 2023.

  • $20.00 for Camping Participants (both youth and adults),
  • $15.00 for Day Visitors (Saturday only) and Staff.


Spring 2023 – Completed!

Be sure to mark these dates on your 2023 calendar now!

January 20 – 22, 2023
Klondike Derby

Location Ingersoll Scout Reservation
Theme: Paul Bunyan – The Legend Continues

Join Troops from all over the Council to test yourselves in a series of tasks. We don’t yet know exactly what will be asked of you, but it’s sure to be fun!

Who Should Attend: Scouts BSA Troops and Venture Crews
Registration: Click Here

March 25, 2023
Council Recognition Dinner

Location: Five Points Washington, 360 N Wilmor Rd, Washington, IL 61571

One of the highlights of the council year is the opportunity to recognize our volunteers – and in our anniversary year, it’s going to be even more special! Plan to be there – to pat the year’s Silver Beavers on the back, to high five Service Award winners, and applaud everyone receiving well-earned recognition.

Who Should Attend: All adult leaders and supporters of Scouting!
Registration: Coming Soon!

Fall 2022 – Completed!

October 14 – 16, 2022
Fall Camporee

Location: Ingersoll Scout Reservation, London Mills
Theme: When It All Began

Although the council began in 1973, we aren’t saying you’ll see tie-dyed shirts, bell-bottom pants, or military surplus clothing at camp. (Well, who knows? Maybe!) But you will be able to try your hand at traditional Scouting skills that have stood the test of time.

What a great event!! Thanks to everyone who planned, helped and came!!