DIVERSEability and DisABILITY: Scouting with Special Needs

Learn how to inform and show Scout leaders about proper modifications and implementations for merit badges and express that Special Needs is a DIVERSE-ability that strengthens their community. Did you know that the first BSA Chief Scout Executive James E West was disabled?  Fifteen percent of Scouts have a disability or a special need; some physical, but most involving cognitive, behavioral, or learning disability.  Discover the BSA policies of acceptance and special needs with the emphasis that every child should feel included and welcome. Recommended for local council volunteers supporting Scouts with special needs and disabilities.


Week 8: July 29-August 4


About Philmont Scout Ranch

Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.