The Northeast Illinois Council has been blessed with many Scouters, volunteers, and families who understand and appreciate the summer camp programs offered at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation.

These wonderful people know that we live in a time when finances can be greatly stretched, and it can be difficult to pay the summer camp fees (especially for families with more than one Scout). And they are aware that sudden financial hardships occur that could prohibit a Scout from attending one of these programs.  Thanks to them, we now have three different scholarships for Scouts (from all councils) to choose from (one per Scout)!  Contact Debi before registering Scout who is completing the Richard W. Snorf Family or Chris Alonzi Memorial Scholarship.


Chris Alonzi Memorial Camp Scholarship

Richard W. Snorf Family Scholarship

Boy Scout and Venture Crew Scholarship Application

The 2018 Scholarship Applications will be available soon.


  • Registered member of your participating unit before we can accept the application.
  • Active within the Unit

NOTE:  To help defray the cost of camp, we encourage Scouts to earn money through fundraising whenever possible.


  • We will help cover a Scout’s fee for MaKaJaWan Scout Reservation programs: Traditional and Provisional Camp, Venturing Quest, and High Adventure Treks.
  • We will NOT cover:  Transportation, In-camp High Adventure fees (“daytime” rafting trips, trail rides), or other optional camp related fees.

DEADLINE: The 2018 deadlines will be available soon.

NOTIFICATION:  We will notify the Parent and Adult Leader of the awarded scholarship amount Delay of online registration with paid deposit for the Scout risks cancellation of a scholarship by our council.

IMPORTANT:  Families with multiple Scouts who need financial assistance for a council summer camp, must complete one form for each Scout.  Only one application will be accepted for each Scout (for one week or program at camp).

Return Completed Applications To:

Address: Northeast Illinois Council, 2745 Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park, IL  60035

Email: Debi at if you have questions, or send the completed form to her.

Fax:  847-433-2036 – Faxes now arrive as emails to our Office Manger, who will forward them to Debi.