Scouting America, Northeast Illinois Council

850 Forest Edge Drive



About Us

Who Are We?
The Northeast Illinois Council, Boy Scouts of America, is the local service team for Scouting in Northeastern Illinois.  We empower boys and girls to become the leaders of tomorrow.  We provide a safe and inclusive environment that fosters teamwork, personal growth, and a commitment to community service. With dedicated volunteers and community partnerships, we guide Scouts on a transformative journey, instilling values of integrity, respect, and the idea that we all must be the example and not the exception. Through outdoor adventures, leadership training, and mentorship we equip scouts with the skills and values needed to make a positive impact on society. Together, we build a better future, one Scout at a time.

Where We Serve
The Northeast Illinois Council serves over 4,600 youth and 2,500 adults in Lake and Northern Cook County. NEIC is split into three districts.  North Star District (Northern Lake County), Aptakisic District (Southern Lake County), Potawatomi District (Northern Cook County)

Our Mission
The mission of the Northeast Illinois Council, Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

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