Serving Scouts with disAbilities
This Committee seeks to fulfill its mission by:
- Providing assistance with developing accommodation plans for youth with disabilities
- Assisting with determining/approving alternate rank advancement or merit badges requirements
- Providing training on accommodating youth with disabilities in the Scouting programs
How to Join or Help
Meetings are held bi-monthly at 7PM on the third Wednesday of the month at the Marriott Scout Service Center, Bethesda, MD.
James Hamlin 301-214-9130
Special Scouting Promise
On my Honor, As a leader of those with special needs.
I promise to provide the best possible programs
for the greatest number of Scouts that I can reach.
I will approach each Scout as an individual and not as one of a group.
I will put aside all petty differences with my fellow leaders,
and remember that the only important factor is the Scout and his needs.
Enthusiasm will be my watchword, patience my guide, and service my goal.
Now, I rededicate myself to my tasks in Special Scouting,
Always remembering that in this way I am helping to bring the light of Scouting,
Into the dark corners of the lives of those with special needs.
"Scouts With Disabilities and Special Needs Factsheet" PDF Format or Word DOC format BSA National Office
"Scouting Resources for Serving Youth with Disabilities" PDF Format or Word DOC Format BSA National Office
"Application for Alternative Eagle Scout Rank Merit Badges" PDF Format or Word DOC Format BSA National Office
"Supporting Scouts with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Tips for Parents and Scoutmasters" ( PDF Format ) Ginger McClure, Woodbadge 82-68
"Special Needs Handbook" (PDF)
"Cub Scout Advancement" (PDF) Working With Scouts With disAbilities ( WWSWd )
Factsheets for Roundtable Discussions on Scouts with Disabilities
"Attention Deficit Disorder" Word DOC Format
"Autism" Word DOC Format