Special Needs Scouting
There are many resources available to help leaders and parents make sure youth with special needs have a great experience in Scouting. In Suffolk County, many units have youth with special needs. In addition, there are special needs unit with organizations such as Western Suffolk BOCES, AHRC, IGHL, etc. To learn more about our special needs Scouting Division, please reach out to our District Associate.
The basic premise of Scouting for youth with disabilities is that every boy wants to participate fully and be respected like every other member of the troop.
- National Website - Disabilities Awareness - Serving Scouts with Disabilities
- Able Scouts - Articles on Scouting with special needs and disabilities
- Help Youth with Special Needs get the most out of Scouting
- Advancement Flexibility
- Guide to Working with Scouts with Special Needs and Disabilities
- Scouting for Youth with Disabilities Manual (replaced by above document )
- Including Scouts with Disabilities powerpoint
- Registering Qualified Members Beyond Age of Eligibility information from the National BSA site
- Individual Scout Advancement Plan, No. 512-936
- Special Needs Scouting Service Award