About Us

The Northeast Illinois Council, Boy Scouts of America

The Northeast Illinois Council, Boy Scouts of America has been building a strong foundation of leadership, service, and community for thousands of America’s youth since 1929. We celebrate this legacy as we reaffirm our commitment to inspire and prepare future generations. Scouting is as vital and relevant today in Lake and northern Cook counties as it was when the journey began more than 100 years ago.

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

Vision Statement
The Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. In the future, Scouting will continue to:

  • offer young people responsible fun and adventure.
  • instill in young people lifetime values and develop in them ethical character as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law.
  • train young people in citizenship, service, and leadership.
  • serve America’s communities and families with its quality, values-based program.

News from the National Office!

The BSA Expands Programs to Welcome Girls from Cub Scouts to Highest Rank of Eagle Scout