A collection of resources for children/youth with disabilities and their families who are interested in Participating in Boy or Girl Scouts.
Scouting Web Special Needs & Interests: Disabilities – Visitors will find everything from tips on working with scouts with disabilities to scouting materials and activities in alternative formats; as well as resources for disability awareness units/badges.
Working With Scouts With disAbilities (WWSWd) – This web site serves as an on-line resource, education tool, and link repository for all Scouters and parents who are involved in or have an interest in providing a Scouting opportunity for the disAbled. This site is supported by volunteer Scouters who believe in Scouting for those with disAbilities. It is our vision to provide the most up to date information to Scouters who have the opportunity and challenge of working with Scouts who have disabilities. There are numerous resources available throughout the world and on the World Wide Web. We hope that this site will help Scouters in need of those resources answer questions and provide examples of the many successes these Scouts can and have experienced through Scouting.
GirlScouts Nation’ Capital: Including ALL Girls Initiative – Including ALL Girls educates girls about inclusion and how they can include girls with disabilities in all aspects of Girl Scouts. GSCNC strives to make inclusion a top priority in Girl Scouts. For this purpose, GSCNC designed a specific inclusion position for our council. The Inclusion Specialist serves as a resource and a guide to ensure the inclusion of girls with disabilities within the Girl Scout community. The program offers a downloadable list of resources and an Including ALL Girls Patch Program.
Boy Scout Disability Awareness Merit Badge – This is an introductory merit badge where scouts learn about disability etiquette, disability supports and resources in their community, meet and talk to a person with a disability, learn about adaptive equipment, learn about accessibility in their community, learn about advocacy and complete an advocacy activity, and make a commitment to have a positive attitude about people with disabilities and encourage a positive attitude in others, and finally learn about professions that work with people with disabilities.
Global Scouts Peace Project Example Challenging Prejudice Disabilities – These examples contain activities and links to ongoing projects that deal with these themes.
Every example project follows the 4 step process of:
- Identifying the problems
- Developing awareness and empathy
- Taking action
- Measuring the change
Museum of The American Printing House for the Blind Scouts Disability Awareness Programs – Come visit us for memorable learning adventures! Explore the museum through a factory tour and workshops designed for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Juliette Low Camp – Named after the Girl Scout founder who suffered from hearing loss at a young age, Juliette Low camp is specifically designed for girls with special needs and their friends. Girls, ages 8-18 who have physical disabilities such as polio, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, etc, may attend. A well-qualified staff of adults, trained and experienced in working with girls with disabilities, provide the very best camping opportunity for each girl. Two eight-day sessions take place every July. Contact the camp staff at email@example.com for more info, to request a Camp Brochure – available after March 1 each year.
Disability Awareness Public Service Announcement – Troop 2383′s Public Service Announcement for Disability Awareness. This was also their Bronze Award Project.
Girl Scouts Invent Prosthetic Hand Device