The W. D. Boyce Council Compass

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

 October 1, 2020

COVID-19 - - Unit Resources

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

Scouting Safety Quiz: Slowing the Spread - Take this Scouting Safety quiz about communicable diseases and enter in a chance to win a $100 gift card!  

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.  


October is High Adventure Month

October is High Adventure Month in the Boy Scouts of America! Troops, Ships, and Crews now is the time to start planning for your high adventure trip for summer 2022!  All four National High Adventure Bases open up their reservations for the summer of 2022 in October 2019.  Whether you want to sail in the Keys at Seabase, canoe in the Boundary Waters at Northern Tier, hike in the mountains of New Mexico at Philmont Scout Ranch, or explore the wilderness of West Virginia at the Summit now is the time to start planning your high adventure trek.  

Want more information about all the National High Adventure Bases?  Click here for more BSA Outdoor Adventure information.


ISR Year Round Camping

Looking for a location for a unit weekend activity?  Ingersoll Scout Reservation has some great spaces for units to host a weekend campout or an activity for just the day.  

Click here to find out more about year round use at Ingersoll Scout Reservation and to reserve for your unit activity.  


District Award of Merit Nominations - Due November 1st

District Award of Merit

What is it:
The District Award of Merit is a Council Award presented by the District.  

Who Can Receive It:
Any Scouter can be nominated for the award (unless previously awarded)

To receive the District Award of Merit a Scouter must be nominated.  Anyone can nominate a scouter that has rendered noteworthy service to youth in Scouting, outside of Scouting or Both.  Each District can give away 1 award for every 25 units each year.  Find out more information about the District Award of Merit here.  

To nominate a deserving Scouter, fill out the District Award of Merit fill out the nomination form and sent to either Peoria or Bloomington Scout Service Centers before December 1.