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Scouting for All Abilities

 

Narragansett Council's Scouting for All Abilities Committee aspires to offer the nation's foremost Scouting program for all individuals by:

  • Raising the awareness of our Scouting Units for the need for inclusiveness of all youths with varying abilities
  • Setting the stage for success by providing support and resources to unit leaders, parents, and units to deliver a quality Scouting experience for all Scouts
  • Offering the latest resources and connections for Scout Leaders to have the opportunity to be continuously educated and trained

Our goal is to provide all individuals with opportunities to participate in the positive, all-inclusive program offered by the Boy Scouts of America to the best of their abilities.

The Individual Scout Action Plan provides Scouts, within reasonable guidelines, with the opportunity to achieve their personal goals and, through creative thinking and action, remove unnecessary barriers that may impede their advancement. This is done so as not to lessen the relative challenges of the Scouting experience and the primary goal of personal growth.

The Individual Scout Profile (ISP) helps leaders and parents connect to provide a richer and more meaningful Scouting experience for each youth by allowing leaders to focus on each Scout's strengths and special interests while promoting inclusion and acceptance for all within the unit. 

Boy Scouts of America’s Introduction to working with Scouts with special needs and disabilities contains organization resources, guidelines for specific types of special needs, leader techniques, and more.

We are committed to helping Scouts with special needs have the best Scouting experience possible. This page offers guidance on what to do, where to look, and who to contact. Page updates happen periodically so be sure to check back and thanks for visiting!

Additional Resources

Boy Scouts of America’s Special Needs and Disabilities – Serving Scouts With Disabilities National Committee:

Scouting.org/DisabilitiesAwareness

Includes great resources:

  • The Inclusion Toolbox
  • Abilities Digest Newsletter Archives
  • Webinar Recordings
  • Training Modules
  • And more!

Including the  Essentials in Serving Scouts with Disabilities PowerPoint training module

 

Articles on Scouting with special needs and disabilities:

https://ablescouts.org/

Make sure to check out:

https://ablescouts.org/2023/09/20/all-camps-need-a-tranquility-base/

 

Watch these videos to see how Britt Flather has set up Tranquility Base:
facebook.com/OcconeecheeGAPS/videos/2396524807093784/
facebook.com/OcconeecheeGAPS/videos/397635944426778/

Facebook:

No Scout Left Behind: A Guide to Working with Scouts with Disabilities https://www.facebook.com/groups/1967878213431320/permalink/3425090911043369

Check out the FILES TAB for great resources including high-res PECS

 

https://www.facebook.com/abilitiesdigest

 

Resource one-pager with hyper-links:

https://narragansettbsa.doubleknot.com/document/abilitiesresources002/214298

 

Joining Conferences, a conversation guide:

http://narragansettbsa.doubleknot.com/document/sfaajoiningconferenceconversationguide/214300

ADHD specific

http://narragansettbsa.doubleknot.com/document/adhdhandouts/214299

 

Upcoming Trainings and Appearances:

 

Stop by our booth at NCBSA’s BOOM event on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Join us at Camp Yawgoog Tuesday nights during summer camp weeks for ALL Abilities Camping 101 and Camping 102: Special Needs Q&A Forum. Details to follow.

 

 

NARRAGANSETT COUNCIL
SCOUTING AMERICA

223 Scituate Avenue
Cranston, RI 02921

Phone/Fax:401.351.8700
info@narragansettbsa.org
 

 

CAMP YAWGOOG 

 

61 Camp Yawgoog Rd
Rockville, RI 02873

 

campyawgoog@scouting.org