Welcome to the Northeast Illinois Council
Proudly serving over 15,000 youth and 3,000 volunteers
Congratulations to our newSilver Beaver Class
Help us honor them at our Annual Dinner!
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Sign up for the Blackhawks Pinewood Derby!

Start your engines! The deadline to order tickets online for the Chicago Blackhawks Pinewood Derby is this Friday, March 16th.  The Pinewood…

Lights! Camera! Action! Sign up today for Camp Cinema!

    Join the Potawatomi District April 13-15th at Camp Crown as they celebrate their annual camporee with an exciting theme: Camp…

Register for Scouting For Food

Scouting For Food is the Northeast Illinois Council's biggest service event of the year.  Help us make a big impact in our…

2017 Silver Beaver Class

We are very excited to present our 2017 Silver Beaver Class! David Bogetz – David has served in many positions in scouting…


Consider this your all access pass to a fun-filled week with High Adventure, Service, Leadership Training, Kodiak, and Ranger Award work.  Venturing…

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…



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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