The Scouting is an international movement of the youth aimed to support young individuals in terms of their mental, spiritual and physical development in order for them to become individuals who will play helpful roles for the benefit of the society. The movement makes use of the scout method. This method, which is an informal education, emphasizes on the practical activities for the outdoor such as camping, aquatics, backpacking, hiking, and even sports. The most known scouts are the boy scouts. However, the girl scouts are slowly emerging. Many organizations of scouts are working for the protection of the environment. In this regard, many organizations support the boy scouts by giving grants.
The United States Fund for International Scouting or simply USFIS
The USFIS is a program by the National Boy Scouts of America (NBSA) Foundation that offers individuals, corporations, businesses, organizations and foundations the prospect of providing considerable monetary support to the world Scouting movement. The scout movement that employs methods for the benefit scouting such as programs, equipments, camping, jamborees and many more are the most favored ones. Interested scouting organizations or associations can apply to this program and must first download the application form (http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/22-244.pdf). Submit the completely filled up form at:
National Boy Scouts of America Foundation
1325 West Wallnut Hill Lane,
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
Cumberland Merit Badge University Eagle Scout Scholarship Agreement
The Cumberland University is offering scholarships to the graduating high school students that are Eagle Scouts. The Cumberland Merit Badge University eagle Scout Scholarship Agreement is the project of the university, the Cumberland Merit Badge University, the Middle Tennessee Council and the Boy Scouts of America. The deserving students must be attending high school and are enrolled full time. The program prioritizes high school students from Walton Trail District as well as the Middle Tennessee Council, but it still open to all Eagle Scout members nationally. The scholarship grants can cover up to eight semesters provided and the recipient must maintain 3.0 GPA or better.
The application form for general scholarships is available online and can be downloaded by visiting this website: http://www.cumberland.edu/financial_aid/undergrad/scholarships_endowed.html. Call the Endowment Scholarship Application at (615) 444-2562. The completely filled up form is to be submitted by fax ((615) 443-8424) or by mail:
Student Financial Services Office
One Cumberland Square
Lebanon, TN 37087-3554
The deadline for application for the fall term 2011 is on April 1, 2011, while for the spring term in 2012, it is on November 30, 2011.