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Boy Scouts of America & W.D. Boyce Memorial

Ottawa Avenue & Boyce Memorial Drive Ottawa IL 61350 Phone: 815-434-2737

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William Dickson Boyce was a resident of Ottawa. He is remembered as the man who brought scouting to America. He was inspired by a chance meeting with a British Scout in a thick London fog. The boy showed him the way, saying that he was a Boy Scout and their motto was “Do a good deed everyday.”

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