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.
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
Where We Serve
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North Star District serves the following communities:
- Beach Park
- Fox Lake
- Gages Lake
- Great Lakes Naval Base
- Island Lake
- Lake Villa
- North Chicago
- Park City
- Round Lake Communities
- Third Lake
- Winthrop Harbor
Aptakisic District serves the following communities:
- Buffalo Grove (Northeast)
- Deerfield, Fort Sheridan
- Green Oaks
- Highland Park
- Lake Bluff
- Lake Forest
- Long Grove
- Vernon Hills
Kasperson Center for Scouting at Morrison Park & Pauly Scout Shop
850 Forest Edge Drive
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
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
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
|Kenneth P. Morrison
|S. Michael Rummel
|John “Jack” Fox
|Albert Tucker, Jr.
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