Philmont offers two events next summer highlighting special needs and disabilities in Scouting: the Zia Experience and the training conference.
UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Zia Experience has been rescheduled to the summer of 2021. The Zia Experience: July 26-Aug 1, 2020 at Philmont Training Center. This is to be a Philmont experience for Scouting youth at all levels of functioning and abilities. Here is a flier: the-zia-experience-flierDownload
The COPE course was not the only focus of disability adaptations at Philmont Training Center last summer. Instructors and participants in the DIVERSEability and DisABILITY training course experienced several other adaptations. Long-time PTC instructor Scott Hellen (on left) was pleased to find the classrooms already prepared for individuals in wheelchairs. In a previous summer the PTC... Continue Reading →
Last summer, Scouter Angela Glunt participated in the Philmont training course DIVERSEability and DisABILITY. Here are her experiences in adapting the COPE Challenge for people with disabiilities. Our class was approached by the COPE team and asked if we would be willing to participate in the COPE Course in order to help develop strategies for... Continue Reading →
Here is Volume 5, Number 4 of Abilities Digest. Highlights include: Adapting Activities: DisAbility adaptations for the COPE Challenge and course experience at the Philmont Training Center. Adapting Advancement: Perspectives on advancement as a method, not a mission, and on achievable challenges. Recognizing Abilities: Every council may present a Torch of Gold Award annually; Nominations for the 2019 Woods... Continue Reading →
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 →