Seabase Training Opportunity: Jan 12-18

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 involved in and benefit from all that Scouting has to offer.

  • Find out how to start or strengthen a disabilities awareness committee within your council.
  • Learn about proper procedures, modifications, resources, and supports that can help Scouts with special needs experience the outing in Scouting.
  • Develop a plan to partner with local agencies, organizations, and schools to start new units and recruit youth with special needs..
  • Feel empowered to make a difference in the lives of others.

Registration fees: $495 per conference participant

$350 per non-conference-attending spouse

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Advancement Committees Need Special Needs Representation

Eagle projectReprinted from the July-August 2018 edition of Advancement News.

The Guide to Advancement addresses council advancement committee responsibilities in Section 3.0.0.1, and it is always wise to ensure that the committee has someone well versed in special needs awareness issues so that other committee members can properly address them when they arise. Better still, the committee can “be prepared” by having a plan in place that will enable it to address things in a proactive instead of a reactive way.

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