About Us

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About Rainbow Council, Scouting America 

Rainbow Council is headquartered in Lockport, Illinois. Rainbow Council, Scouting America serves the youth and adult volunteers in 3 counties in Illinois. Our mission is to provide character development, citizenship training, and growth in physical, mental and spiritual fitness, to help create the next generation of leaders. Our program opportunities for young men and women ages 6-20 include Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturing, and Exploring.

The Service Center is composed of two conference rooms, The Scout Shop, and Rainbow Council Administration. This is the office where you will find your District Director, District Executives and Scouting Executive.

 The Scout Shop and Service Center are located in Lockport and the Rainbow Scout Reservation and Camp is located in Morris.

921 S State Street                                       2600 Winterbottom Road
Lockport, Il 60441                                      Morris, Il 60450

Areas Served

Bolingbrook, Plainfield, Shorewood, Romeoville, Lockport, Homer Glen Joliet, New Lenox, Mokena, Frankfort, Manhattan, Kankakee County, Morris, Minooka, Channahon, Coal City, Wilmington, Elwood & Gardner

Rainbow Council Vision Statement

The Rainbow Council, Scouting America aims to beneficially involve every eligible child and his or her family in the fun and adventure of our programs.
We will provide extraordinary youth development programs that: strengthen values, develop leadership skills, provide lifelong learning and instill the habit of service to others. Rainbow Council will be widely acknowledged as a community and national leader in serving youth, families and neighborhoods.
This result will be achieved through the partnership of: (1) children and families, (2) strong community organizations, (3) committed, trained volunteers, and (4) districts, board and staff able to align community resources in support of Scouting and Learning for Life.

Council Leadership

The Rainbow Council is led by an executive board comprised of the council president, council commissioner, approximately 7 vice presidents, no more than 30 members and 2 district chairs.

Council President – Rich McCully
Council Commissioner – Angelique Minett
Scout Executive – Ted Karns

Protect Yourself Rules of Adventure

Scouting America is committed to creating safe environments for Scouts and leaders. Child abuse is an uncomfortable topic but an important one for us to cover to ensure the safety and well-being of our Scouts. Scouting America has partnered with subject-matter experts from the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center Foundation to present the “Protect Yourself Rules” that help children recognize, respond to, and report abuse.

Before starting work on this adventure, the den leader should review Scouting’s Barriers to Abuse since the Protect Yourself Rules adventure is intended to complement our many existing youth-protection measures.

For more information please review this guide from National, the Guide to Safe Scouting.

Incident Reporting

Did you know if anyone at your unit scouting event (Pack, Troop, or Crew) has an injury, illness, incidents or near miss requiring medical attention beyond basic first aid, you are required to file an incident report within 24 hours?