Scouting with Special Needs

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council has formed a "Special Needs Awareness" Committee dedicated to getting Scouters the resources they need to provide the Scouting program to all.  Watch this page for updates, and start discovering the information available in the links below.

You can contact the NEPA Council Special Needs Awareness committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. BSA's Disability Awareness Page (full of other great links). http://www.scouting.org/disabilitiesawareness.aspx
  2. BSA Abilities Archives Digest.  http://www.scouting.org/Home/BoyScouts/TheBuildingBlocksofScouting/Abilities_Digest_Archives.aspx 
  3. Northeastern PA Council's Advancement for Special Needs Scouts. http://nepabsa.org/advancement/474-advancement-for-special-needs-scouts 
  4. Scouting Movement video on Diversity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTLIWPflLhk
  5. Autism and Scouting Program: http://www.autismempowerment.org/autism-scouting-program/
  6. Autism and Scouting Free Training Kit: http://www.autismempowerment.org/autism-scouting-program/leadership-training-kit/
  7. Guide to Working with Scouts with Special Needs and DisAbilities: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/510-071.pdf
  8. Autism Spectrum Fact Sheet for Leaders: http://scoutingwire.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/522-518_WEB.pdf