The Northeast Illinois Council, Boy Scouts of America has been building a strong foundation of leadership, service, and community for thousands of America’s youth since 1929. We celebrate this legacy as we reaffirm our commitment to inspire and prepare future generations. Scouting is as vital and relevant today in Lake and northern Cook counties as it was when the journey began more than 100 years ago.
The mission of the Northeast Illinois Council and Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
The Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. In the future, Scouting will continue to: