The Northeast Illinois Council wants to ensure that our Scouts can participate fully in our council-sponsored outdoor summer camp programs, by helping families meet the financial requirements for the program fees.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we can provide scholarships to assist our youth who need a little extra help on their path.

Please use this link for the 2019 Cub Scout and Scouts BSA Scholarship Application. This application must be completed by a parent or legal guardian.  Any applications completed by unit leaders will be deleted from the system.


  • OPENS:  November 1, each year – We will reopen the scholarship application each year on November 1.
  • CLOSES:  Mid-April, each year – This date will be determined by “registration closes” dates for summer camp events.  This date may be extended or shortened, due to the availability of funds or updated “registration closes” dates.
  • NYLT:  Since the National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) courses closes its registration much earlier than summer camp registrations, the scholarship application must be completed much earlier.


  • Council Staff Contact Information
  • The information that is required to complete the scholarship application
  • Each year’s application “closing” dates.  The most up-to-date deadline will be listed there.
  • Other important details

CONFIDENTIALITY:  All information on the scholarship application will be kept confidential.  If the Youth was registered by a unit leader, they will only be informed of the approved amount that will be applied online as a scholarship payment.

For more details, see the scholarship application itself.