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Proudly serving over 12,000 youth and 3,000 volunteers
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Join us from Evanston to Antigo.


2018 OA Fall Conclave

Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Lodge 40 Order of the arrow 2018 Fall Conclave Your chance to complete the Ordeal, attain Brotherhood membership, and to have…

Join us for our annual Catholic Campout, Kumbaya!

Kumbaya 2018: The Apostles The NEIC's Catholic Campout Open to scouts 10 and up who want to enjoy a fun camping weekend full of…

World Scout Jamboree

We're ready if you are! Let's go to the World Jamboree! If you'd like more information about our local contingent, please contact…

Join us for upcoming Training Opportunities!

Training Opportunities for You!  Youth Protection – our Mission True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone…



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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