Youth Scholarship Fund
It is important to the Andrew Jackson Council that all youth, regardless of socio-economic conditions, have an opportunity to participate in all that Scouting has to offer. The Unit Committee has the responsibility to provide opportunities for all Scouts to raise the necessary funds to participate in the many programs that Scouting has to offer.
When family finances and unit money-earning opportunities cannot provide sufficient funds to cover a Scout’s fees, the Andrew Jackson Council has developed a fund that is available to help all Scouts. This money is raised through donations from individuals, civic clubs, small business, corporations, foundations, and the United Way. A family may apply for scholarship support for their Scout. Each Scout may receive up to 50% of the event, uniform, registration fee, etc that they apply for. A determination of need will be made by an assigned committee.
The process is simple:
- A Parent/Guardian fills out the Youth Scholarship Fund Application and collects the appropriate signature at the Unit Level.
- Submit the form to the Andrew Jackson Council for committee review.
- If approved, the unit leader will receive notification of the committee's decision.