Our Mission

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America, Northeast Illinois Council 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 9,000 youth and 3,000 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, William Ratzer
VP Development, Jeffrey Pandolfino
VP Administration, Lee Haak
VP Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility, Iris Farley
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

Reed Snyder
Ronald Peterson
Beth Micksch

Richard Benton

Jane Bryant-Klett

Robert Dold, Jr.

Iris Farley

Richard Gallagher

Armin Gerhardt

Lee Haak

Andrew Hopkins

Steven Hunter

Dan Kempf

Patrick Klemens

Bob Krause

Thomas Macfadden

Larry Marshall

Amy McJoynt

Russell McNeilly

Bethany Micksch

Kenneth P. Morrison

Curt Nerenberg

Michael Nerheim

Jeffrey Pandolfino

Daniel Peterson

Ronald Peterson

Gregory Pinter

Jennifer Powers

William Ratzer

John Riddle

Leon Rockingham

Michael Rummel

Kevin Rupprecht

Paul Schmidt

Steve Sesterhenn

Ayal Sharvit

Matan Sharvit

Alpana Shau

Jennifer Smith

Reed Snyder

Allison Waggoner

John Wolfson

Jeffrey Wyne

Council J. “Pete” Armstrong
LeRoy Bair
Kevin Baldwin
Brian Buesing

Dennis Byrd
Bruce Chudacoff
H. Clark Federer III
John “Jack” Fox
Bob Krause
Andy Langan
Robert Markoff
Stephen Murrill
Joanne Osmond

Chuck Pint

Bob Redding

Keith Ross
Michael Rubison
Richard Schneider
William Stewart
Donald Swanson
Albert Tucker, Jr.
Larry Young

Annual Reports

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