Opportunity Fund Policies and Procedures


  • Financial Aid is available from the Ventura County Council for any Ventura County Council Scout to attend one of their programs listed below.
  • Only one request will be granted per applicant per year to allow us to serve as many people as possible. The maximum amount of aid per program is listed below.
  • Each person requesting financial aid must fill out a separate form.
  • A reservation for a program must be made before this request for financial aid will be processed. 
  • Incomplete applications will be returned without processing.
  • Financial Aid is not transferable to another applicant. If an applicant approved for funds does not attend the activity for which the funds were requested, the aid is forfeited and only the initial fee will be charged to the unit. Each recipient may be asked to complete a postcard thanking fund donors. This will occur at the activity.
  • Turn in the application early to ensure consideration. Applications may be submitted beginning on January 1st for programs in the coming year. Limited Financial Aid is available each year and granted on a first come, first served basis.
  • All completed and signed requests for Financial Aid must be submitted on this form. The deadline 4 weeks Prior to the program or actvitiy start date. Requests turned in after 4 weeks, will only be considered if additional funding becomes available. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that this form is submitted on or before the deadline.
  • The family of the applicant will receive written notification of any decision 4 weeks before the activity/program, but 50% of your fee must be paid in advance and if awarded, the Financial Aid will be applied to the remainder of the reservation balance. NOTE: All funding decisions made are final AND are handled via a fund transfer to your registration balance and no checks are mailed to recipients.