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Special Needs Scouts

Disabilities Awareness – Serving Scouts With Disabilities.

Many units have at least one Scout with Special Needs, which includes autism, attention deficit disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, asthma, diabetes, hearing or visual impairment and many others. This committee is designed to offer support, training, and resources to help your Scout and unit be more successful.

The following resources provide information about Scouts with disabilities:

Guide to Working with Scouts with Special Needs and DisAbilities 

For additional resources, visit the BSA’s disabilities awareness website.

Special Needs Tool Box:

Here are some documents that will help a leader:

512-730 Application for Alternative Merit Badges

Individual Scout Advancement Plan

Know Your Scout

Request for Registration Beyond the Age of Eligibility

Special Event Care Plan



Special Needs Awareness Training for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Leaders/Parents is scheduled for December 12, 2020 at Beaumont Scout Reservation and April 10, 2021 at Camp Van. This is a new training to help youth and families to have more awareness of special needs Scouts.

Sign Up Today: Special Needs Awareness Training!

The University of Scouting offers classes where leaders and parents can learn about the tools available when dealing with these challenges.

Join the Special Needs Committee:

The Special Needs Committee is looking at growing to support the families and units with special needs Scouts. Please reach out to one of the contacts below to receive more information about the next meeting. Typical our meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm at the West Pine Office with joining by zoom opportunities.

Need more help or resources? Contact one of our special needs committee members:

Special Needs Committee Contacts
Eleanor Philips, Training Chair  email

Julie Monken, Staff Advisor Missouri Contact

314-256-3052  Email

Felicia Haynes, Advancement Chair email

Nick Schubert, Staff Advisor Illinois Contact

618-207-6433 Email