Peoria, Illinois-based W. D. Boyce Council of the Boy Scouts of America got a big boost from its Fall Popcorn Sale, which raised $1.2 million to support local scouts and their activities.
The W.D. Boyce Council includes much of central Illinois, from Lincoln to Ottawa and from Peoria to Bloomington.
In all, more than 17,500 boys and 3,000 adults are part of the council, which covers 14 counties, four public school districts and a fifth district focused on the Exploring/Learning for Life program, which teaches citizenship skills at the grade school and middle school levels. The program focuses on career opportunities for boys in high school.
The W.D. Boyce Council recently named Peter Torres of Exelon Corp. to its board of directors. The council also announced that scout Greg Voyzey had earned the Professional Circle Award for Commissioned Professional Scouters, which is bestowed upon scouts who have been in the program for a minimum of four years and have completed BSA-required basic professional and advanced courses.
More information about the W. D. Boyce Council is available online at www.wdboyce.org.