Welcome to the Northeast Illinois Council
Proudly serving over 12,000 youth and 3,000 volunteers
Our Scouts need youNext Summer
Send a Scout to Camp
Recharter by December 15
FREE Scoutbook for your unit!
Warm up at theOA Winter Banquet
Join us as we celebrate cheerful service


Eagle Scholarships Due

Be sure to apply for the NESA Scholarship and Adams National Service Project of the Year Award on or before January 21, 2018. …

World Jamboree

We're ready if you are! Let's go to the World Jamboree! Registration is open. Share the experience with 30,000 Scouts from around the…

Recharter Season is Here!

Recharter Season is Here! NEW THIS YEAR: PLEASE READ Recharters are due Dec 15th! If your unit turns in a complete, clean…

OA Winter Banquet

MA-KA-JA-WAN   LODGE 40 88th Annual Winter Banquet When: Thursday, January 4, 2018, 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM Where: The Chapel, 1200 American…

OA Feed My Starving Children Service Project

OPEN TO ALL SCOUTERS AND FAMILIES NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Service is a key part of the OA, this event will allow for the…

Join us for upcoming Training Opportunities!

Training Opportunities for You! The BSA’s Trained patch sends a clear message to Scouts, fellow Scouters and parents. It says, “I know what…



Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of boys and their families. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Family involvement is an essential part of the program, and parents are encouraged to play an active role in making the most of the short time they have to impact the lives of their children.Scouting is designed to be experienced outdoors. Hiking, camping, mountain biking, skateboarding, BMX, mountain climbing, kayaking, whitewater rafting–these are just some of a Scout’s outdoor experiences.How Scouting WorksThe Scouting program is delivered through local civic, faith-based, and educational institutions called chartered organizations, which operate Scouting units to deliver the programs to their youth members, as well as the community at large.Together, these organizations are run by almost one million adult volunteers dedicated to helping youth learn and grow.


Aptakisic District

The Aptakisic District serves the communities of: Highland Park, Highwood, Fort Sheridan, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Green Oaks, Libertyville, Rondout, Mundelein, Vernon Hills, Deerfield, Bannockburn, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods, Mettawa, Kildeer, Long Grove and Northeast Buffalo Grove.

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 North Star District

The west side of North Star is the Lakes Division and serves the communities of: Antioch, Fox Lake, Gages Lake, Grayslake, Ingelside, Island Lake, Lakemoor, Lake Villa, Lindenhurst, Millburn, Round Lake Communities, Third Lake, Wauconda and Volo.

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Potawatomi District

The Potawatomi District of the Northeast Illinois Council serves the following Scouting Communities: Evanston, parts of Skokie (Skevanston), Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe, Northfiled, Northbrook, Glenview and Golf.

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