To help carry out the operational mission of the council, the council territory is divided geographically into districts as determined by the executive board. The objectives of the district are to expand opportunities for youth to join Scouting, and to help existing chartered organizations and their units provide a quality program for their youth. The district is responsible for carrying out the sales and service role on behalf of the council. The council is responsible for building strong districts and for helping these districts succeed.

The supervision of Scouting in each district is exercised by the council through a district committee consisting of all council members residing within that district, chartered organization representatives, and district members at large who are elected by the district committee.


The W. D. Boyce Council includes 14 counties and is divided into 4 districts – Crossroads, Heartland, Lowaneu, and Wotamalo:

    Crossroads: DeWitt, Ford, Livingston, Logan & McLean
    Heartland: Fulton, Marshall & Peoria
    Lowaneu: Bureau, Putnam & LaSalle
    Wotamalo: Woodford, Tazewell, Mason & Logan

District Calendars & Facebook Pages

Districts carry out numerous events throughout the year: Scout events, adult leadership programs, in-person training opportunities, and more. Additionally, each District maintains a Facebook page for sharing news and events:


Leadership & Contacts

Each District is led by a “Key 3” team: The District Chair, District Commissioner and District Executive/Associate. 
CrossroadsDean StiebnerMike HegerBarb Murphy
HeartlandKeith BrooksBill SellersErin Smith
LowaneuVacantLuke MaltasVacant
WotamaloKen RoseBill KnakeCollin Martis


The Commissioner’s mission is to keep units operating at maximum efficiency so they can deliver a quality program to a growing membership. The Commissioner’s role is to develop strength within the unit by providing program resources, and acting as the liaison between the Unit, the District and Council. This helps Units provide the best possible Scouting program, which ultimately helps assure that individual Scouts have the best experience possible.
In general, the goals of Commissioner Service are to:
  • Help see that the objectives of Scouting are being carried out.
  • Assure that each unit has strong, competent unit leadership.
  • Promote regular meetings of unit committees.
  • Encourage growth in youth membership
  • Help assure that Scouts and units take an active part in District and Council activities.
  • Foster a positive relationship between the chartered organization and its unit leaders. 

To learn more about becoming a commissioner, contact your District Commissioner (above).


Roundtables provide leaders with program ideas, information on policy, events and training opportunities. It is a forum for sharing experiences and enjoying fun and fellowship with other leaders. The roundtable experience will energize, motivate and enable unit leaders to provide a stronger program to their scouts.

Roundtable generally occurs on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM – check your District calendar for specific times and locations for each District. 

District Committee Meetings

The District Committee coordinates all functions for the District. Whether hosting the Council Camporee, putting together the Klondike and Yukon, or helping Units fulfill the requirements of the National Scouting Organization, the District Committee is there to help. If you have a passion to lead, or just want to help, join us at our next meeting.

District Committee meetings occur on the 1st Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM – check your District calendar for specific times and locations for each District. 

District Awards

Scouting wouldn’t exist as it does today without the dedication of our volunteers, many of whom are highly deserving of special recognition. To this end, the following awards are available at the District level:

  • District Award of Merit
  • Cub Scout Leader of the Year
  • Scouts BSA Leader of the Year
  • Crew Advisor of the Year
  • Spark Plug
  • Couple of the Year


  1. Not all awards may be presented in a given year. 
  2. The Spark Plug award is not intended for Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, or Venturing Crew Advisors. It is intended to recognize Scouters who have gone above and beyond their officially registered position in their Pack, Troop, or Crew.
  3. Nominations for awards other than the District Award of Merit may be submitted using this form.