Scouting and Guiding in Illinois

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Scouting in Illinois has a long and rich tradition, from the 1910s to the present day, serving thousands of youth in programs that suit the environment in which they live. Illinois is the homestate of the BSA founder, W.D. Boyce.

Early history (1910-1950)

In 1946, the National Order of the Arrow Lodge Meeting was held at Rantoul, Illinois Chanute Field.

Recent history (1950-1990)

The 1963 and 1971 National Order of the Arrow Conferences were held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Scouting in Illinois today

There are twenty-two Boy Scouts of America local councils in Illinois. In addition, the headquarters for the Central Region of the BSA is in Naperville, Illinois.

  1. Abraham Lincoln Council
  2. Blackhawk Area Council
  3. Buffalo Trace Council
  4. Calumet Council
  5. Chicago Area Council
  6. Des Plaines Valley Council
  7. Glacier's Edge Council
  8. Greater Saint Louis Area Council
  9. Illowa Council
  10. Lincoln Trails Council
  11. Mississippi Valley Council
  12. Northeast Illinois Council
  13. Northwest Suburban Council
  14. Okaw Valley Council
  15. Prairielands Council
  16. Rainbow Council
  17. Shawnee Trails Council
  18. Three Fires Council
  19. Trails West Council
  20. W.D. Boyce Council

Girl Scouting in Illinois

There are 18 Girl Scout council offices in Illinois.

Girl Scouts of Centrillio Council Bloomington, Illinois Web Site:

Girl Scouts of Chicago Chicago, Illinois Web Site:

Girl Scouts - Fox Valley Council, Inc. Aurora, Illinois Web Site:

Girl Scouts of Green Hills Council, Inc. Freeport, Illinois Web Site:

Girl Scouts - Green Meadows Council Urbana, Illinois Web Site:

Girl Scouts - Illinois Crossroads Council, Inc. Vernon Hills, Illinois Web Site:

Girl Scouts-Kickapoo Council Peoria, Illinois Web Site:

Girl Scouts, Land of Lincoln Council, Inc. Springfield, Illinois Web Site:

Girl Scouts of The Mississippi Valley, Inc. Rock Island, Illinois Web Site:

Girl Scouts - Prairie Winds, Inc. Lisle, Illinois Web Site:

Girl Scouts of River Bluffs Council Glen Carbon, Illinois Web Site:

Girl Scouts - Rock River Valley Council Rockford, Illinois Web Site:

Girl Scouts of Shagbark Council Herrin, Illinois Web Site:

Shemamo Girl Scout Council of Illinois Decatur, Illinois Web Site:

Girl Scouts of South Cook County, Inc. Homewood, Illinois Web Site:

Girl Scouts - Sybaquay Council, Inc. Elgin, Illinois Web Site:

Girl Scouts of Trailways Council, Inc. Joliet, Illinois Web Site:

Girl Scouts of Two Rivers Council, Inc. Quincy, Illinois Web Site:

Scouting museums in Illinois

International Scouting units in Illinois

In addition, there were Belarusian Scouts in Exile in Chicago through the 1980s, and Lietuvos skautų sąjunga still exists there. Külföldi Magyar Cserkészszövetség Hungarian Scouting also maintains a troop in Chicago, and there are large contingents of active Plast Ukrainian Scouts in Chicago.

Scouting by County

The U.S. state of Illinois is divided into 102 counties. Find family and scout friendly outdoor activities in your county:
Adams / Alexander / Bond / Boone / Brown / Bureau / Calhoun / Carroll / Cass / Champaign / Christian / Clark / Clay / Clinton / Coles / Cook / Crawford / Cumberland / DeKalb / DeWitt / Douglas / DuPage / Edgar / Edwards / Effingham / Fayette / Ford / Franklin / Fulton / Gallatin / Greene / Grundy / Hamilton / Hancock / Hardin / Henderson / Henry / Iroquois / Jackson / Jackson / Jefferson / Jersey / Jo Daviess / Johnson / Kane / Kankakee / Kendall / Knox / Lake / LaSalle / Lawrence / Lee / Livingston / Logan / Macon / Macoupin / Madison / Marion / Marshall / Mason / Massac / McDonough / McHenry / McLean / Menard / Mercer / Monroe / Montgomery / Morgan / Moultrie / Ogle / Peoria / Perry / Piatt / Pike / Pope / Pulaski / Putnam / Randolph / Richland / Rock Island / Saline / Sangamon / Schuyler / Scott / Shelby / St. Clair / Stark / Stephenson / Tazewell / Union / Vermilion / Wabash / Warren / Washington / Wayne / White / Whiteside / Will / Williamson / Winnebago / Woodford

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