Special Needs Resources

Scouting & Special Needs Resources 

Many of the presentations and documents shared during the Scouting & Special Needs: Tools Not Rules Workshop are listed below, in addition to some important links to other special needs resources and materials. 

For more the offical BSA Scouting for Youth with Disabilities Manual, the Guide to Working  Guide to Working with Scouts with Disabilities ( 510-071) and other BSA resources on working with Scouts with Disabilities visit: www.scouting.org/disabilitiesawareness.aspx

For the Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge see the updates below and visit: http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Disabilities_Awareness  

To view the photos from the Scouting & Special Needs workshop visit: https://gardenstatecouncil.smugmug.com/Special-Needs-Scouting/   

Workshop Contact Information:

Michelle Lipchock, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, 856-559-6400, 286 Mantua Grove Rd., Bldg. 4, West Deptford, NJ 08066

Jim Africano, disAbility Awareness Challenge, 201-741-8529 

Cathy Alscher, Old Colony District Advancment Chair

Joseph Pegues, Troop Secretary Boy Scout Troop 7007 Woodbury; Charles Hughes, Scoutmaster Troop 7007, Maria Gassner, Woodbury City Public School System (Contact Joseph Pegues to reach the other speakers from the Boy Scout session).

For questions about Advancement contact your District Advancement Chair, the Council Advancement Committee or District Executive Joseph Blazejewski

For any other questions contact Stacey Ehling.