This article appeared in the Fall 2020 issue of Abilities Digest. Special needs and disabilities are all around us. There are many of us who have disabilities, but by looking at us, one cannot tell. In the next few months, we all will be either recruiting or joining a new unit. With that in mind,... Continue Reading →
This article appeared in the Summer 2020 issue of Abilities Digest. When a group of young friends reach Scouting age, there is often a discussion of whether to join a pack or troop, and then which one to join. Parents get involved, and careful parents will try to identify the best unit for their own... Continue Reading →
The BSA's National Special Needs and Disabilities Committee will offer three courses this coming year.
This article is reprinted from Abilities Digest, Summer 2016. A good pack, troop, or other unit strives to include everyone wishing to join. The joining conference is an opportunity to talk with the parents of every new Scout, though it is especially valuable when a new scout has special needs. The tone should be relaxed... Continue Reading →