A Mom’s View of the Zia Experience

Philmont established the Zia Experience to open more of its activities more Scouts who have special needs or disabilities. The following comments and photo were shared with us by Mary, the mother of Zia participant OIiver. Oliver’s Philmont trip was amazing. Not only did he have the time of his life, but he learned and... Continue Reading →

Training Events at the Summit!

If you’ve never been to the Summit Bechtel Reserve, here is a terrific opportunity to enjoy its adventures and to share experiences with other Scouters working with special needs and disabilities. Registration is still open for two conferences offered August 2-7, 2021. Registration is open at summitbsa.org/training. DIVERSEability and DisABILITY: Develop and Grow Scouting for... Continue Reading →

Special Needs and Disabilities Online Roundtable: Membership and Unit Growth

When: Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT The BSA’s National Special Needs & Disabilities Committee is hosting a Roundtable for Council Champions/Chairs, staff advisors and Unit Leaders on May 26, 2021 at 7:00 CDT. This Zoom meeting will focus on membership and unit growth.  Register in advance for this meeting online at scouting-org.zoom.us/meeting/register. After registering,... Continue Reading →

Philmont Offers the Zia Experience

An Adaptive Philmont Adventure for Scouts with Special Needs and Disabilities June 27-July 3, 2021. The Zia Experience is a modified BSA Family Adventure Camp at the Philmont Training Center focusing on giving Scouts with special needs and disabilities, their parent(s), family members, and/or caregiver(s) new and exciting Philmont adventures! This experience is designed to... Continue Reading →

Seabase Training Opportunity: Jan 12-18

[If you have trouble retrieving the registration form, click here for an unofficial copy.] Title: DIVERSEability and DisABILITY: How to Develop and Grow Scouting With Special Needs in Your Council This course is for volunteer Scouters, professionals, chartered organization leadership, school district personnel, and parents who have a passion for helping youth with disabilities become... Continue Reading →

Scouters from all councils are invited attend a bilingual Wood Badge course conducted in both English and American Sign Language (ASL). The Great Salt Lake Council offers this course July 9-14, 2018, at the Monson Training Lodge. More information can be found at https://www.saltlakescouts.org/WB-ASL. The course uses a modified curriculum to enable and encourage both Deaf and hearing... Continue Reading →

Philmont Training: DIVERSEability and DisABILITY

What: DIVERSEability and DisABILITY - How to apply proper methods in Scouting with Special Needs. Where: Philmont Training Center When: PTC Course Week 8 (July 29-August 4) This course is for Scouters, Staff, and parents that have a passion for helping Scouts with DisAbilities become involved in all that Scouting has to offer.  This course... Continue Reading →

The dAC Staff Newsletter is written for staffers in the disAbilities Awareness Challenge at the 2017 Jamboree. If you are curious about what we'll be doing, feel free to take a look. It's not too late to join our staff!

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