The W. D. Boyce Council Compass

"Helping you find your way to Council News & Events"

 September 17, 2020

University of Scouting

University of Scouting will be held virtually on November 14th.  

You can pick your schedule from the course catalog to learn and bring new ideas to your home unit.  Classes are instructed by experienced Scouters selected for their knowledge, enthusiasm, and presentation skills.  

Course Schedule and registration are now live at   


Fall Induction Weekend

Due to restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and concern for the health and safety of our members, Wenasa Quenhotan will NOT hold a Fall Fellowship for the general membership the weekend of October 2-4, but will be hosting an Induction Weekend only for Ordeal, Brotherhood, and Vigil candidates.  

Registration for the Fall Induction Weekend ends September 18th.  No registrations will be accepted after the 18th and no walk-ins will be able to participate in the Induction Weekend.  

For more information and registration for the Fall Induction Weekend go to the Wenasa Quenhotan website by clicking here.  


Silver Beaver Award Nominations - Due November 1st

The Silver Beaver Award

The Silver Beaver Award is to recognize registered Scouters of exceptional character who have provided distinguished service within the council.  Anyone may nominate any deserving registered Scouter to the council, which selects recipients for the following year to be recognized at the Council Dinner.  

To nominate and learn more about The Silver Beaver Award click here

Filled out nomination forms should be sent into either Peoria or Bloomington Scout Service Centers before November 1.  


COVID-19 - - Unit Resources

Cub Scouts - - For Den Leader Tips & Tricks, Virtual Den Meeting Resources, and Scoutbook Hacks check out

Scout BSA & Venture - - Social Safety Health Award - this award was designed to help scouts understand the government agencies and the reasoning behind their actions.  This course is designed for youth in 6-12 grades.  Complete the award online at and login as a guest.  

Here are some resources that can help while planning a unit event or activity:

If you have any questions about running an in-person Unit event or meeting reach out to your District Executive or contact the Peoria or Bloomington Scout Service Centers.