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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 Scouting’s many programs.


When family finances and unit money-earning opportunities cannot provide sufficient funds for a Scouting fees, the Andrew Jackson Council has developed a fund which is available to help deserving Scouts. This money is raised through donations from individuals, civic clubs, small business, corporations, foundations, and grants.


The Scholarship are good through the calendar year (January 1st-December 31st).


Scholarships will be awarded as long as there are funds available


Scholarships for Summer Camp and Winter, the early bird fees must be paid by the due date or the parent’s part increases accordingly. Out of Council Units can apply for Summer Camp and Winter Camp scholarship only.


Scholarships for Uniforms is only valid if purchasing a complete “Class A” (Field Uniform). A complete uniform is Scout Shirt, Scout Pants/Shorts, Scout Belt, Scout Socks, and Patches.


Any application that is not signed or completed will not be processed. Scholarships will be made up to 50% of the request. Families must reapply every year. 


The Unit (Pack, Troop, or Crew) is required to actively participate in the following: Annual Popcorn Sale, Annual Camp Card Sale, and allow a Family Friends of Scouting Presentation at an awards/ parents meeting (Pack Meeting/ Blue & Gold/ Court of Honor, etc).


The term actively means that the unit must be register to sell, have a chair personattend the kick off meetingpromote and encourage the Scouts and their families to participate in the sale.

The process is simple:

  1. A Parent/Guardian fills out the Youth Scholarship Fund Application and collects the appropriate signature at the Unit Level.
  2. Submit the form to the Andrew Jackson Council for committee review.
  3. If approved, the parent/ guardian and unit leader will receive an email notification of the committee's decision.

Click here for Scholarship Application


855 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202



855 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202



8065 Old Port Gibson Rd
Hazelhurst, MS 39083


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