Special Events

The W. D. Boyce Council hosts several social events each year where supporters of Scouting can enjoy fellowship, learn about the latest Scouting news and directly help ensure the financial stability of Scouting in Central Illinois.

Along with the opportunity to attend and support Scouting through your presence at these events, we also offer numerous sponsorship options for you, your company or your foundation. We can tailor these opportunities to highlight your specific Scouting interests, and we’re happy to provide appropriate recognition for your generous support.

We look forward to you joining us – and bringing your friends!

For more information regarding these events and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Priscilla Slaughter, Director of Development, at (309) 673-6136 or Priscilla.Slaughter@scouting.org.Β 

Golf Outings

Fore! Each year we host outings at the beautiful Country Club of Peoria and Bloomington Country Club. Put together one or more foursomes and hit the links with us at either of these two fantastic courses. You’ll enjoy a day of outdoor hospitality, fun and camaraderie.


Go shooting and support Scouting! The purpose of BSA shooting sports is to teach firearm safety while introducing youth toΒ a variety of shooting sports programs. Likewise, our Clays event promises a fun day while ensuring that Scouting continues to thrive in Central Illinois.

Lawn Social

The highlight of the late summer season, the annual Lawn Social provides an opportunity to show our appreciation to an exemplary individual or couple in the Bloomington/Normal community, while raising funds to provide ongoing Scouting opportunities for youth in McLean County and throughout our council.Β 

Distinguished Citizen Award

This annual event honors outstanding members of the Peoria community in recognition of their noteworthy and extraordinary leadership, significant contributions to the growth and vitality of the Central Illinois community, and shared belief in Scouting’s leadership, determination, and values.

George Meany Awards

Thousands of union members serve youth through the Boy Scouts of America in local areas. These members make a significant contribution by volunteering in our programs.

The AFL-CIO established the George Meany Award to recognize union members for their contributions to America’s future. The award is named for the AFL-CIO’s first president, a strong supporter of Scouting.

Founder’s Patrol Events

Join us for lunch or breakfast in local communities around our council to learn how we can ensure a solid future for our youth. During the event, you’ll hear from a Scout or Scouter and learn how Scouting has impacted their life. You’ll also learn about how the W. D. Boyce Council, Boy Scouts of America supports all Scouts throughout our Council, serving 14 counties and over 3,500 youth annually.