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Special Needs Scouts

Disabilities Awareness – Serving Scouts With Disabilities.

Many units have at least one Scout with Special Needs, which includes autism, attention deficit disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, asthma, diabetes, hearing or visual impairment and many others. This committee is designed to offer support, training, and resources to help your Scout and unit be more successful.

The following resources provide information about Scouts with disabilities:

Guide to Working with Scouts with Special Needs and DisAbilities 

The Special Needs committee is working hard to provide good resources. Information will be posted by September 1, 2018 and at your local roundtables.



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.

Join the Special Needs Committee:

The Special Needs Committee is looking at growing to support the families and units with special needs Scouts. Please reach out to one of the contacts below to receive more information about the next meeting.

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

Special Needs Committee Contacts
Julie Monken, Staff Advisor Missouri Contact

314-256-3052  Email

Nick Schubert, Staff Advisor Illinois Contact

618-207-6433 Email