We’re excited to have you as a part of the Scouting family!
What is the BSA?
For more than a century, Scouting has stood for character and leadership – attributes that are forged through experiences in service, adventure and skill-building. Scouting teaches real-life skills. Helping young people become future leaders.
In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.
About the W. D. Boyce Council
W. D. Boyce Council, BSA provides Scouting activities for girls and boys in 14 counties of Central Illinois. We offer an unparalleled program that teaches leadership and citizenship through fun and exciting adventures for the whole family.
Securing our Scouting Future
Contributing to our council create opportunities for the Scouts of today AND tomorrow to gain memorable experiences, instilling them with values, principles, and skills that will help them develop into the future leaders of our nation.
Prepared. For Life.
This is our promise to families. It resides with every Scout who ever overcame one of life’s challenges. It is the value of being prepared — the core of Scouting and a what inspires a lifetime of character, leadership and service.
The Scout Shop is your official source for Scout uniforms, outdoor gear, uniforms, badges, craft items, and more. Have a question related to program materials, official BSA gear, or uniforms? There’s a good chance you can find the answer out at the Scout Shop. And they even provide in-store sewing services for your patches and uniform insignia!
Our council is fortunate to have two Scout Shops, one at the Peoria Scout Service Center and one at the Bloomington Scout Service Center.
The safety and protection of children is the most important priority of the Boy Scouts of America.
True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. It is the mission of Youth Protection volunteers and professionals to work within the Boy Scouts of America to maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels.
Guide to Safe Scouting
Scout Life Magazine
Scout Life is one of the top youth magazines in the country, and its website is packed with fun and resources for youth, leaders and parents.
Scout Life is only $15 a year for Scouts when subscribing through your pack or troop, an amazing value with great benefits.
Subscribe to Scout Life (Regular retail price)
Sign up to stay in touch with the W. D. Boyce Council. You’ll receive Lamplighter, the council newsletter, as well as relevant emails sent to all Scouting families from time to time.
If you’ll give us just a little info, we promise not to overdo it!
The digital magazine Scouting is provided free to all registered adult leaders, parents and any other interested adults. It contains articles not only about Scouting but also about youth development and parenting.
Scouting magazine’s website is chock full of information and resources for leaders and parents.