News To Know

Program Planning Materials Due

Program Planning is an important step in providing a quality Scouting program to your youth and families. Besides keeping your scouts and families informed, the process offers a learning opportunity for your youth to provide input, participate in developing a calendar, and learning about budgets. Additional information, guides, and worksheets for Packs, Troops, Crews, and Ships can be found HERE on the Council website.

Program planing material, including a leadership inventory, program calendar, and budget is due before July 31, 2020 and can be emailed to Crossroads Commissioners.

Virtual Fishing Derby

This virtual event is open to any Scout in the W. D. Boyce Council, BSA in Central Illinois. Prizes worth approx. $600 retail value.

For more information, click HERE.

5K4Scouts - Virtual 5K

A Virtual 5K starting June 6th and going till June 13th.

  • $15 - race & CSP
  • $25 - race, CSP & face mask

Bib's will be sent via email prior to the event

From June 6th-June 13th join us
9am Kick off - Facebook live

  • Run/Walk
  • Around your neighborhood
  • In a Park (maintain social distancing)
  • On a Treadmill

TAKE pictures and SHARE on our Facebook page! Tag @W. D. Boyce Council, BSA and use the #5k4SCOUTS and we will re-post your stories.

Register at www.wdboyce.org/5k4scouts

A Message To W.D. Boyce Council From BSA President and CEO, Roger Mosby

As part of the Council’s virtual Roundtable, we shared a video from BSA President and CEO, Roger Mosby. In the video he answered a lot of questions that were given to him by volunteers in the Council.


Cub Scout Virtual Summer Camp

W.D. Boyce Council is hosting a Virtual Summer Camp for Cub Scouts July 6 - 17th. The virtual camp includes a kit with the materials needed to have fun and complete rank advancement.

Details on pricing, camp kits, pickup locations, and registration can be found HERE.

A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room.” - Lord Baden Powell

New Crossroads District Executive

Please join us in welcoming Austin to our Council and to the W. D. Boyce Scouting Family!

Austin Orr is the new District Executive for Crossroads District for our W. D. Boyce Council effective May 11, 2020. Austin is a life longer Scout and brings a wealth of program knowledge to the position.


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 exprience will Energize, Motivate and Enable Unit Leaders to provide a stronger program to their scouts.

District Committee Meetings

The District Committee coordinates all functions for Crossroads 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.

Woodbadge - Leadership for Scouting

Wood Badge is the advanced leadership training in the BSA Training Continuum. It is for registered adults in all areas of Scouting: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Commissioners, District, and Council. The only requirements are basic training for your registered position and the desire to learn and have fun.

The course is designed to help you become the best leader you can be -- at home, at church, in your community, at work, and, of course, in Scouting. You will gain skills you can use your entire life. We expect the best from our Scouts and they have the right to expect the same from us. Your Scouts need your help now to become the leaders of tomorrow. Wood Badge is a great way to ensure that you are ready to show them the way.

Registration for the next course is now open! Click HERE to start your leadership journey.

District Key 3

District ChairDan Martin
District Vice Chair Darryl Barron
District Commissioner Mike Heger

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