Scouting with Special Needs and Disabilities

Since its founding in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has included fully-participating members with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities.  At the Marin Council, we believe that every Scout deserves an opportunity to participate, be respected, and included with the rest of their friends in the unit or at Council events and activities.

The basic premise of Scouting for youth with disabilities is that all youth want to participate fully and be respected like every other member of the unit. While there are, by necessity, units exclusively composed of Scouts with disabilities, experience has shown that Scouting usually succeeds best when every Scout is part of a regular unit.

For further information on this important topic, please download the BSA Guide to Working with Scouts or visit this official BSA National website link or the volunteer associated group.

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