Special Needs

Quick Advancement Links

Advancement Resources

The Guide To Advancement

Eagle Rank Application

Eagle Project Workbook

Guide To Safe Scouting

The Sweet Sixteen BSA Safety

Age Guidelines for Tool Use

Merit Badge Requirements

Awards Central

Guide to Awards and Insignia

National Scouting Forms


Connecticut Rivers Council District Map

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.

General Resources


Continuing education courses, Special Needs Scouting