There are three Marine Corps League detachments, which support the North East Illinois Council, BSA. Lake County Detachment 801 serves most of the county. If your troop meets in the SW corner of Lake County (south and west of routes 60 and 83) please contact the Tri-County Leathernecks Detachment 1395 - Bruce Johnson at 847-812-9163. If your troop meets in suburban Cook County, please contact the Northwest Suburban Detachment 80 – Robert Stack at (847) 567-4318.
Since 2010, the Lake County Detachment 801 of the Marine Corps League has enjoyed making presentations to new Eagle Scouts at their Court of Honor. During FY17, the number of presentation requests increased by over 65% (to 127 Eagles). As a volunteer veteran organization with limited resources, we cannot continue to make three, four and five presentations a day. Regrettably, we need to limit our appearances to two presentations per day on the weekend.
Our detachment supports the Youth Protection Policy of the Boy Scouts of America. As such, either parents or troop leaders should call or correspondence with us, not the Eagle Scout.
The calendar shown below reflects the dates and times when the Lake County Detachment 801 is available. Ideally, we would like to see our MCL presenter travel from a 12:30 pm event to a 3:00 pm making both presentations.
Please identify an open date and time then call Mel Ellingsen, 847-274-8144 to confirm availability. Only then should you complete the Request Form following all the instructions.