Scouting with Special Needs

Watch for details this Fall about the December 2,2023 Special needs Workshop

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 needsawareness@nepabsa.org

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

File Name Description
2024 Youth Mental Health First Aid course Download
Special Needs Support Flyer Download