Who Are We?

The Northeast Illinois Council, Boy Scouts of America, is the local service team for Scouting in Northeastern Illinois.  We empower boys and girls to become the leaders of tomorrow.  We provide a safe and inclusive environment that fosters teamwork, personal growth, and a commitment to community service. With dedicated volunteers and community partnerships, we guide Scouts on a transformative journey, instilling values of integrity, respect, and the idea that we all must be the example and not the exception. Through outdoor adventures, leadership training, and mentorship we equip scouts with the skills and values needed to make a positive impact on society. Together, we build a better future, one Scout at a time.

Our Mission

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

The Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

The Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent

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Where We Serve

The Northeast Illinois Council serves over 4,600 youth and 2,500 adults in Lake and Northern Cook County. NEIC is split into three districts.

Already involved in Scouting in North Star? Follow the North Star channel on IHUB!

North Star District serves the following communities: 

  • Antioch
  • Beach Park
  • Fox Lake
  • Gages Lake
  • Grayslake
  • Great Lakes Naval Base
  • Gurnee
  • Ingleside
  • Island Lake
  • Lake Villa
  • Lakemoor
  • Lindenhurst
  • Millburn
  • North Chicago
  • Park City
  • Round Lake Communities
  • Third Lake
  • Volo
  • Wadsworth
  • Wauconda
  • Waukegan
  • Wildwood
  • Winthrop Harbor
  • Zion

Already involved in Scouting in Aptakisic? Follow the Aptakisic channel on IHUB!

Aptakisic District serves the following communities:

  • Bannockburn
  • Buffalo Grove (Northeast)
  • Deerfield, Fort Sheridan
  • Green Oaks
  • Highland Park
  • Highwood
  • Kildeer
  • Lake Bluff
  • Lake Forest
  • Libertyville
  • Lincolnshire
  • Long Grove
  • Mettawa
  • Mundelein
  • Riverwoods
  • Roundout
  • Vernon Hills

Already involved in Scouting in Potawatomi? Follow the Potawatomi channel on IHUB!

Potawatomi District serves the following communities:

  • Evanston
  • Glencoe
  • Glenview
  • Golf
  • Kenilworth
  • Northbrook
  • Northfield
  • Skokie (Skevanton areas)
  • Wilmette
  • Winnetka

Visit Us

Kasperson Center for Scouting at Morrison Park & Pauly Scout Shop
850 Forest Edge Drive
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061

Phone: 847-433-1813

Service Center Hours:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

Pauly Scout Shop Hours:
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saturdays

Click here for more information about our Scout Shop. 

Our Leadership

President, Beth Micksch
Council Commissioner, Reed Snyder
Treasurer, Mike Rummel
VP Development, Jeffrey Pandolfino
VP Administration, Lee Haak
VP Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility, Vacant 
VP Legal, Steven Hunter
VP Communications, Allison Waggoner
VP Membership, Russ McNeilly
VP Member-at-Large, Ron Peterson
VP Member-at-Large, Dan Peterson
VP District Operations, Pat Klemens
VP Program, Tom Macfadden
Immediate Past President, Ken Morrison
Scout Executive/CEO, Nick Roberts

Michele Bauman
Richard Benton
John Bienko
Jane Bryant-Klett
Andrea Constantine
Robert Dold
Sabrina Even
Mary Freeburg
Richard Gallagher
Armin Gerhardt
Lee Haak
Andrew Hopkins
Steven Hunter
Dan Kempf
Patrick Klemens
Robert Krause
Thomas Macfadden
Dave McCall
Amy McJoynt
Russell McNeilly
Bethany Micksch
Brian Montgomery
Matt Morgan
Kenneth P. Morrison
Curt Nerenberg
Chauncey Niziol
Jeffrey Pandolfino
Daniel Peterson
Ronald Peterson
Gregory Pinter
Andy Plasz
Leon Rockingham
S. Michael Rummel
Kevin Rupprecht
Alpana Sahu
Paul Schmidt
Steve Sesterhenn
Ayal Sharvit
Matan Sharvit
Reed Snyder
Allison Waggoner
Leanna Walther
John Wolfson
LeRoy Bair
Kevin Baldwin
Dennis Byrd
Bruce Chudacoff
John “Jack” Fox
Andrew Langan
Larry Marshall
Dale Message
Stephen Murrill
Joanne Osmond
Chuck Pint
John Ropiequet
Keith Ross
William Sholten
Albert Tucker, Jr.

Annual Report

Our annual report tracks our success and vision for the future.


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