Enhancing Awareness: Sign up for the 2017 National Scout Jamboree and visit the disAbilities Awareness Challenge; report from the summer training session at Philmont; interpreting services using augmentative communications devices.
Upcoming Event: Training conference at Florida Sea Base.
Recognizing Abilities: It’s almost the end of the year: Be sure to nominate council volunteers for the Torch of Gold and/or the Woods Services awards.
Membership and Inclusion: STEM Scouts offer new opportunities for youth with special needs.
Upcoming Events: Save the date for the conference at Seabase next January, seeking staff for disAbilities Awareness Challenge at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree.
Leadership Abilities: Arranging a “joining conference” with parents of new Scouts.
Enhancing Awareness: Visit our Facebook page and “like” its new look, augmentative communications devices and telecommunications relay services, simulating sensory loss in a disAbilities Awareness Challenge.
Recognizing Abilities: Announcing the Special Needs Scouting Service Award and the requirements for earning it.
Adapting Advancement: Tips for Scout parents and adult leaders when youth have ADHD.
Enhancing Awareness: Scouting provides structure and focus for ADHD youth; points to remember as summer camp time approaches; augmentative communications devices for persons with hearing or speech disabilities
Recognizing Abilities: Jim Africano receives the 2016 Woods Services Award
Adapting Advancement: Changes to the Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge; Mentoring Eagle Candidates Who Have Special Needs
Professional Corner: Make the Commitment to Attend Philmont This Summer!
Upcoming Events: Disabilities Awareness Staff Opportunities at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree; Philmont Training This Summer: Serving More Scouts With Disabilities
Abilities Training: Three new disabilities awareness training presentations are now available on www.scouting.org; Inclusion: The Key to Disabilities Awareness; Camping Considerations for Scouts With Disabilities; Program & Planning Strategies for Working With Scouts With Disabilities
Enhancing Awareness: Disability etiquette and other thoughts on person-first language; national survey on disabilities in adults
Abilities Training Opportunities: Special Invitation from the National Disabilities Awareness Committee; New Advancement Educational Presentation Gains Traction; New Disabilities Awareness Educational Presentation on the Horizon
Enhancing Awareness: Local Councils Promote Inclusion and Awareness on Youtube®; Disabilities Awareness Now on Facebook and Twitter
Adapting Advancement: Using the New Request for Registration Beyond the Age of Eligibility; Individual Scout Advancement Plan—More Than Just a Form; Creativity—The Key to Alternative Requirements
Your Feedback is Important: Random Sample Survey Coming Soon
Abilities Training Opportunities: Florida Sea Base: Conference on Education for Advancement Administrators; Philmont Training Center: Disabilities Awareness–Building Council and District Resources; Northern Tier Welcomes Scouts with Disabilities; New Educational Presentation for Serving Scouts with Special Needs
Council Abilities: Addressing Your Questions and Concerns
Enhancing Awareness: Communicating in Person-First Language Matters; Supporting Scouts with Disabilities through Social Media
Recognizing Abilities: Torch of Gold Award; Woods Services Award
A Peek Ahead: Topics Planned For Next Issue
Adapting Advancement: Merit Badges and Scouts with Disabilities; Advancement Planning Resources Now Online
Helpful Links: Accessing Disabilities Awareness Materials and Websites