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Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes and understands that helping youth puts us on a path towards a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

Today’s professional Scouters are a diverse group of men and women sharing a dynamic career offering independence, achievement, and stability. This is work that makes a difference, work that calls one to continual learning and challenge, work that offers solid compensation, benefits, and advancement.

The W. D. Boyce Council, BSA is the preeminent youth development program in Central Illinois.  The W. D. Boyce Council serves more than 3,500 Scouts and volunteer leaders in fourteen counties with offices in Peoria and Bloomington, Illinois.  For more than 110 years the Scouting program has helped the young people of Central Illinois develop in to mature young adults by providing them first-hand, real-world experiences preparing them for success in life.

Current Positions

Program Specialist

Part-Time Position
Position location: Peoria, Illinois

Make a difference in the lives of youth – become a Program Specialist with the W. D. Boyce Council! This fun and active position lets you make a positive impact with youth in the Peoria community by engaging with them every week after school. 

  • Lead programs as a mentor to youth in grades K -5, many from at-risk neighborhoods in Peoria, at local schools or community centers.
  • Plan and conduct fun, weekly programs.
  • Track attendance and achievements/advancements for each youth at weekly meetings and submit data weekly.
  • Plan outdoor activities with an assigned supervisor.
  • Build relationships with local organizations to further Scouting programs in the community.

Position requirements include the ability to interact enthusiastically and effectively with youth and adults, excellent punctuality and accountability, light lifting, physical activity (running and jumping) in youth activity settings, and personal transportation. A Scouting background is not necessary, although helpful.

Applicants must be at least 21 years old and pass a criminal background check.

Full Job Description

District Executive

Full-Time Position
Position location: Heartland District (Serving Peoria, Fulton and Marshall Counties)

The District Executive selected will:

  • Work with a volunteer committee and other community leaders to identify, recruit, train, guide, and inspire them to become involved in youth programs.
  • Achieve progress towards specific goals and objectives which include: program development through collaborative relationships, volunteer recruitment and training, fundraising, membership recruitment and retention.
  • Be responsible for extending programs to religious, civic, fraternal, educational, and other community-based organizations through volunteers.
  • Secure adequate financial support for programs in assigned area.  Achieve net income and participation objectives for assigned camps and activities.
  • Recruit leadership for finance campaign efforts to meet the financial needs of the organization.
  • Ensure that all program sites are served through volunteers, regular leader meetings, training events and activities.
  • Collaborate with adult volunteers and oversee achievement of training for their respective role.
  • Be a good role model and recognize the importance of working relationships with other professionals and volunteers.  The executive must have communication skills and be able to explain the program’s goals and objectives to the public.
  • Provide quality service through timely communication, regular meetings, training events and activities.
  • Have a willingness and ability to devote long and irregular hours to achieve council and district objectives.

District Associate

Part-Time Position
Position location: Lowaneu District (Serving Bureau, Putnam and La Salle Counties)

The District Associate selected will:

  • Work with a volunteer committee and other community leaders to identify, recruit, train, guide, and inspire them to become involved in youth programs.
  • Achieve progress towards specific goals and objectives which include: program development through collaborative relationships, volunteer recruitment and training, fundraising, membership recruitment and retention.
  • Be responsible for extending programs to religious, civic, fraternal, educational, and other community-based organizations through volunteers.
  • Help secure adequate financial support for programs in assigned area.  Achieve net income and participation objectives for assigned camps and activities.
  • Assist leadership with campaign efforts to meet the financial needs of the organization.
  • Ensure that all programs are served through volunteers, regular leader meetings, training and activities.
  • Collaborate with adult volunteers and oversee achievement of training for their respective role.
  • Be able to communicate the program’s goals and objectives to the public.
  • Provide quality service through timely communication, regular meetings, training events and activities

To apply for the position listed above, please contact Charlie Zimmerman by e-mail at charlie.zimmerman@scouting.org or call the WD Boyce Council office at (309) 673-6136.

Ingersoll Scout Reservation Summer Camp Staff

As of 1 April 2024, open positions for the upcoming summer camping season include:

Information and applications can be found at www.isrsummercamp.org/staff

Scout Shop Part-Time Associate

Are you looking for a part-time job? Do you enjoy working with other Scouters and Scouting families? Then the Scout Shop in Peoria just may be for you! We offer great benefits, flexible schedules, a 25% employee discount and hands-on work with Scouters and their families… leading the way for future Scouters!

Positions start at $14/hr

Contact: Khristine McMillan, Scout Shop Manager – (309) 497-1327
wdboycescoutshop@scouting.org