Special Needs and Disabilities – Serving Scouts With Disabilities

The basic premise of Scouting for youth with disabilities is that all youth want to participate fully and be respected like every other member of the unit. While there are, by necessity, units exclusively composed of Scouts with disabilities, experience has shown that Scouting usually succeeds best when every Scout is part of a regular unit.

The following resources provide additional information about Scouts with disabilities.

General Resources



  • Special Needs and Disabilities Roundtable: Advancement for Scouts with Special Needs: Advancement is a key method in delivering Scouting’s aims and mission. Join us for a deep dive discussion in supporting Scouts with special needs and disabilities on their advancement trail. Experts from around the BSA will facilitate the discussion, answering common and complex questions. They will also highlight resources and support available.

    When: Tuesday December 14, 2021 at 6:30 PM CENTRAL TIME    Register Here 

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