About Pathway to Adventure Council

Pathway to Adventure Council provides the nation’s foremost youth program for character development and values-based leadership training to more than 15,500 youth in the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana area. More than 6,000 adult volunteer leaders deliver Scouting’s impactful programs to help young people be “Prepared. For Life.” Programs include Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts, and Exploring.

PTAC Leadership

Stephen Schwab

Council President

Bertha Guzman

Council Commissioner

Jeff Isaac

Scout Executive & CEO


Youth Served




New Cub Scout Families


Cub Scouts

Mission Statement

To instill in young people lifetime values and develop in them leadership skills and ethical character as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law.

Vision Statement

Our vision is for the Pathway to Adventure Council of the Boy Scouts of America to be the leading youth organization in our service area fostering character development and values-based leadership.