Special Events

Special Events

Youth Leadership Breakfast & Awards

The Youth Leadership Breakfast provides a unique opportunity for members of the community to come together in support of the Northeast Illinois Council, Boy Scouts of America. We honor community leaders who have made an impact in the lives of youth and in Scouting. The funds raised through this annual event support the outreach program of the council, which works with schools and families in under-resourced markets to make sure that every youth can be a Scout. 

This year, our Youth Leadership Breakfast has been transformed into Youth Leadership Week! Join us on November 6 at 8:00 AM for our virtual awards ceremony. Click below to learn more and support Youth Leadership Week. 

Good Scout Dinner

The Good Scout Award has been presented annually since 1970. The award recognizes community leaders who embody the Scout Oath and Law and support the Northeast Illinois Council. The Good Scout Dinner is hosted in honor of the awardee. 
 
 
Thank you to everyone who joined us on October 10 in support of Duncan MacLean, our 2020 Good Scout. If you haven’t had a chance to donate, click below to support the campaign! 

Eagle Dinner & Eagle Challenge

The Eagle Challenge, started in 2017, encourages our Eagle Scout alumni and friends to pay it forward in support of our newest Eagles and all Scouts working in our communities to make a lasting difference in and around the Northeast Illinois Council. Typically, the Eagle Challenge allows us to recognize our newest class of Eagle Scouts, and their Scoutmasters, at our annual Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner with no cost to them. 

Although the 2020 Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner was canceled due to COVID-19, you can still take the Eagle Challenge! A group of generous donors have stepped up to launch the Good Turn Campaign, which seeks to raise $500,000 to match any new donations made to the council’s other 2020 fundraising campaigns – including the Eagle Challenge! We are hoping to take full advantage of the match through this generous matching gift opportunity and thank you for your support.

Scouting Golf Classic

Our Scouting Golf Classic is an annual summertime celebration in support of Northeast Illinois Council programs. Grab your foursome and hit the green!

Thank you to all who joined us on September 28 for the 21st Annual Scouting Golf Classic! Stay tuned for information about 2021.

Egg Hunt

Bring your flashlight! During our egg hunt, more than 3,000 are hidden throughout the event space. Participants search for as many eggs as they can. After the hunt, more than 300 prizes are awarded to those who find the winning eggs. Past prizes have been Blackhawks tickets, Bulls tickets, gift certificates, craft beer, and more! There is also food and beverage available from various vendors. 

Your support stays local, giving the youth of our community opportunities to experience the life changing programs of Scouting.

Stay tuned for information about the 2021 Egg Hunt!