The basic premise of Scouting for youth with disabilities is that 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 additional information about Scouts with disabilities.
- Abilities Digest Newsletter Archive
- Introduction to Working with Scouts with Special Needs and Disabilities, No. 510-071
- Torch of Gold Award, No. 512-945
- Woods Services Award, No. 512-258
- Special Needs Scouting Service Award
- Guide to Advancement, No. 33088, Section 10.0.0.0, “Advancement for Members With Special Needs”
- Individual Scout Advancement Plan, No. 512-936
- Request for Registration Beyond the Age of Eligibility, No. 512-935
- Application for Alternative Eagle Scout Rank Merit Badges, No. 512-730
Continuing education courses, Special Needs Scouting