News and Events

Virtual Walk of Faith with Ebenezer Baptist Church February 28, 2021

Northeast Illinois Council – Virtual Walk of Faith with Ebenezer Baptist Church (

On February 28th from 5 pm to 6 pm, Scouts BSA Troop 213, the “Troop of Kings,” of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia will host in partnership with NEIC’s Catholic and Jewish Committees, a Virtual Walk of Faith!

Ebenezer was previously led by Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and is currently led by newly-elected Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock. The Scouts of Troop 213 will host Northeast Illinois Council and Chicagoland Scouts in a Walk of Faith virtual interactive discussion.

Scouts from Troop 213 will lead local Scouts in an exploration of the Baptist faith, the history of their Church and Scout troop, and the legacy of Dr. King. This will be a truly amazing opportunity for our Scouts.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  All Scouts, parents, and siblings! The target age for this activity is 5th grade and up, but all are welcome.

COST:  $5, includes a patch that will be sent to you after the event. Let us know if you want to pick it up at the council office to save us postage. Donations to NEIC Virtual Walk of Faith are welcome!

HOW TO ATTEND:  Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link with instructions before the event.

IMPORTANT: Please wear your uniform for this event.


1. When logging into the Zoom meeting please rename your screen name to reflect the real name of the participant

2. If sharing a screen with a parent, identify who the participant is by using youth name or adult name format. Preferably, use separate devices.

REMINDER EMAIL:  Your Registration Contact will receive an email with the details above, and instructions.

VOLUNTEERS: We welcome parents and Scouts BSA to be volunteer facilitators. You will be given the opportunity to say “yes” when you sign up online.

Scouting in the Local Catholic Church

March 2-6, 2021 Florida Sea Base. Islamorada, Florida

Scouting in the Catholic Church

July 18-24, 2021, Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, New Mexico

Details and registration at
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Adult Events

Religious Emblems Counselor and Facilitator Training

Tuesday, March 9 | 6:30 – 9 p.m.
On ZOOM for new counselors or those who have not been trained or
recertified in over three years.
Tuesday, March 23 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
On ZOOM to recertify and a refresher.
Contact Deb Sitz for information and registration

Scout Events

Ad Altare Dei & Pope Pius XII Day of Recollection 

October 2021
Techny Towers Conference and Retreat Center
2001 Waukegan Road, Techny, IL

Fishers of Men-Scout Vocations  & Activities

Fishers of Men-Scout Vocations and Activities
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Mundelein Seminary Grounds including fishing at Seminary Lake

Live stream video the Chicago Catholic Scouting Emblems Virtual Ceremony.  January 31, 2021

Video starts at 7 min mark.

Catholic Scouting Emblems Program 2021

The Bridge Newsletter

2021 FLYER_Scouting in the Local Church

NCCS The Bridge Newsletter – Winter 2020 Edition

Bridge 2020 Spring Edition

Procedure for Ordering Awards

To order the Cub Scout emblems, Parvuli Dei, or the Light of Christ award, please contact the Office of Life Long Formation, and allow three weeks for order processing, and delivery. Please allow additional time where possible, when ordering for Blue & Gold Events in February and March.

Please refer to the 2020 Price list Revised attachment for ordering information.