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Special Needs Scouts

Building Self-Esteem Through Scouting.

​Disabilities can sometimes result in experiences of repeated failure and frustration. This cycle of unsuccessful effort can erode self-confidence and result in low self-esteem. Scouting can help raise self-esteem by providing experiences that foster feelings of success and accomplishment. Scout leaders can assist by creating a positive outlook, providing tools and strategies for success, and promoting a caring and supportive environment. These are good principles of communication for all people with disabilities, not just Scouts.

Special Needs Committee
Jane Grossman, Vice Chairman
Steve Gruendler, Commissioner
Joe Vaughn, Activities/Camping Chairman
Joyce Williams, Advancement Chairman
Joe Gentile, Training Chairman
Julie Monken, Staff Advisor
314-256-3052 | email