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Special Needs Scouts

Disabilities Awareness – Serving Scouts With Disabilities.

Every boy wants to participate fully and be respected like every other member of the troop. While there are, by necessity, troops exclusively composed of Scouts with disabilities, experience has shown that Scouting usually succeeds best when every boy is part of a patrol in a regular troop.

The following resources provide information about Scouts with disabilities.

Guide to Working With Scouts With Special Needs and DisABILITIES

Scouting for Youth With Disabilities Manual

2017 Spring Abilities Digest



For additional resources, visit the BSA’s disabilities awareness website.


The University of Scouting offers classes where leaders and parents can learn about the tools available when dealing with these challenges.

Need more help or resources? Contact one of our special needs committee members:

Special Needs Committee
Jane Grossman, Vice Chairman
Steve Gruendler, Commissioner
Joe Gentile, Training Chairman
Julie Monken, Staff Advisor
314-256-3052 | email