Scouts with Special Needs

special needsThe basic premise of Scouting for youth with special needs is that every boy wants to participate fully and be respected like every other member of the unit. While there are, by necessity, troops exclusively composed of Scouts with disabilities, experience has shown that Scouting usually succeeds best when every boy is part of a patrol in a regular troop.


Special Needs Program Committee

Special Needs Scouting Chair – Ms. Midge Savage – (313) 506-6183 –

Accessible Scout materials all in one place:

The Michigan Crossroads Council through a partnership with the University of Michigan-Flint is able to provide a series of PowerPoint presentations describing and providing information on various disabilities.

After reviewing the information below, if you have additional questions please contact your local service center and a member of the Advocates for Scouts with Special Needs Committee will assist you.

Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Files

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