Northeast Illinois  offers many excellent fishing  areas and our Fishing  Committee knows when and how to get you there.  Combine with NEIC canoe rental  to create your own weekend fishing trek on our local rivers  and streams.

Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor activities for Scouts in the United States. And, it’s more fun when you learn the best techniques that will product fish on the water you have access  to and in the conditions  that are changing with the seasons , weather and time of day.

Annually, Certified Fishing Instructor training is available to increase the skills you have in your own unit.


Camp Oakarro’s fishing pond is perfect for Cub Scouts and guarantees everyone will catch fish.  Fishing poles are available. A shoreline pier and  access to the water from all sides of the pond make fishing easy.

Fish the Fox River, right next to Camp Sol R. Crown. From the bank or by canoe, our NEIC Fishing Guides can make your day trip or overnight campout a special event. NEIC canoes are rented from Crown to let you put in upstream and float your way down to camp.



Fishing Merit Badge look here for the requirements and instructional resources to get started with a lifelong sport.  Don’t wait for summer camp in the Northwoods, get started on your fishing fun  any time all year long.

Fishing Instruction and Rentals –  NEIC provides fishing equipment and canoes to get your unit on the water.  Fishing committee instructors can help guide your outing and provide instruction from beginner to Certified Fishing Instructor.