Merit Badges and Scouts with Disabilities

"Scout Jay has serious vision impairment, but he's really excited about the Astronomy Merit Badge. Can he earn it?" Substitute any merit badge for "Astronomy" and you have a common but tricky question. The answer lies in the exact written requirements.┬áScout Jay must meet the requirements exactly as written, no more and no less. If... Continue Reading →

Helping Scouts on the Trail to Eagle

Communication and Creativity are the Keys to Helping Scouts with Special Needs Advance Along the Trail to Eagle The Advancement program is meant to be challenging for every Scout. Those challenges can become even larger for Scouts with special needs. Since the Guide to Advancement clearly states that all requirements have to be met, communication... Continue Reading →

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