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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.
Here in Connecticut we have our own Scouts with Special Needs Committee! If you have questions about local needs please contact our Scout with Special needs Chairman for questions or if interested in wanting to join the committee please contact
Sandy Payne and or Charlie Copeland
Follow the Connecticut Rivers Council Scouts with Special needs Facebook page!
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