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For Councils & Districts

    • This publication is, BY FAR, the most concise resource prepared by the Boy Scouts of America relative to resources available for working with Scouts who have disAbilities.  It was recently (in February 2013) updated --- it replaces the previous “Guide” (#33056). It is a valuable tool for working with Scouts in all four Scouting program divisions (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Venturers).  This publication is a MUST for every unit leader!

 

                                    

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Scouting for Youth With Disabilities Manual is a recent (2007) compilation of the next eight documents into a single manual. This manual comprises a total rewrite and practical update of those eight documents and is an invaluable resource for every unit leader in Scouting.  A multi-disciplinary team of Scouting volunteers and professionals prepared this manual. Notably, it has taken many of the ideas that the WWSWd website has shared since the site's roots among the attendees of the Working With Scouts With disAbilities seminar at Philmont in 1998, and placed them in the mainstream of Boy Scouting's official resources.  Most notably, the Individualized Scouting Advancement Plan, is now recommended as a format for documenting a Scout's disAbilities and modifications to advancement requirements. A hearty "well done" to the authors of this manual!  NOTE:  this Manual is presently being revised and the republication is targeted for 2015.

The Section addressing the Autism Spectrum was updated in 2009, but has not yet been added into the Manual.

 

  • Council Advisory Committee on Youth with Disabilities:  89-239B
  • Scouting Resources for Serving Youth with Disabilities:  89-120D

 

  • Touch of Gold Certificate:  No. 33733
    • for Council use in recognizing adults for outstanding service to youth with disabilities,
    • sent to councils each September with a December 31 deadline
  • Closed-captioned Youth Protection Guidelines: No. AV-03V014
  • Camp Director's Primer to the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990: No. 19-460
  • Including People With Disabilities in Camp Programs
    • Provides insights and suggestions for making inclusion work in camp programs. Available from the American Camping Association bookstore, 1 (800) 428-2267.)
  • Design Examples for Barrier-free Facilities:
    • Accessibility Standards for Camp Facilities  BSA # 190
    • Barrier-free Troop Site BSA # 191
    • Barrier-free Tent Frame BSA # 192
    • Barrier-free Latrine/Shower for Campsite BSA # 193
    • Council Advisory Committee on Youth with disAbilities BSA # 89-239A
    • Existing BSA Facilities and the Americans with disAbilities Act BSA # 194
  • Closed-captioned New Leader Essentials: No. AV-02V016

 

For Cub Scout Packs

  • Description: Description: Description: Cub Scout logoCub Leader Book: No 33221B Chapter 17
  • Closed-captioned Cub Scout Fast Start:  No. AV-01V022
  • Closed-captioned Cub Scout Leader Specific Training:  No. AV-01V013
  • Closed-captioned A Time to Tell:  No. AV-09V004

  • Description: Description: Description: Note ButtonBRAILLE printings of the Parent's Guide, Tiger Cub Activity Book, Wolf Cub Scout Book, Bear Cub Scout Book,  and Webelos Scout Book:
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For Boy Scout Troops / Varsity Teams

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  • Closed-captioned Boy Scout Fast Start:  No. AV-026
  • Closed-captioned Boy Scout Leader Specific Training:  No. AV-02V015
  • Closed-captioned It Happened to Me:  No. AV-09V011
  • Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge Pamphlet:  No. 33370
  • My Scout Advancement Trail:  No. 33499A
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  • Description: Description: Description: Note Button  AUDIO recordings of the Boy Scout Handbook and various merit badge pamphlets:
    • Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic, 800-221-4792
  • Description: Description: Description: Note ButtonBRAILLE printings of the Boy Scout Handbook and various merit badge pamphlets:

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For Venturing Crews

  • Description: Description: Description: Venturing logoClosed-captioned New Crew Fast Start:  No. AV-03V013
  • Closed-captioned Personal Safety Awareness (Youth Protection):  No. AV-09V027

Order of the Arrow

Description: Description: Description: Order of the Arrow logoThe Order of the Arrow does not have a specific publication regarding disabled members but their work parties, Indian dances, national meetings, and advancement programs have had full participation by Scouts and Scouters who are disabled.

Online

Videos

  • Description: Description: Description: Video TapeIn addition to the specific videos listed above, there are other close-captioned videos available. You can view this list from on-line BSA National Catalog

http://www.scoutstuff.org/menus/literature/av.html

Check with your local council office to obtain copies of these videos.

Out of Print

  • Description: Description: Description: Out of print bookActivities: Ideas for Handicapped Camporee BSA # 27-208
  • Books for Scouts Who Have Learning Disabilities BSA # 12-119
  • Council Advisory Committee Workshop Guide BSA # 12-239
  • Description: Description: Description: Review ButtonExploring for the Handicapped BSA # 33675
  • Kiwanis' Special Kind of Scout BSA # 12-226
  • Scouting for the Handicapped BSA # 2-508
  • Scouting for the Handicapped Resource Handbook BSA # 3040A
  • Scouting Programs for the Handicapped BSA # 12-234
  • Description: Description: Description: Review ButtonUnderstanding Cub Scouts with Handicaps - Adult Leader Training BSA # 3839A
  • Understanding Boy Scouts with Handicaps - Adult Leader Training BSA #

NOTE

Description: Description: Description: Note ButtonWhen obtaining resources from these organizations, please be aware that the publication date and revision level may not be current. Many times the information is still valid and there are only a few changes that have to be made to bring it to the current revision. These can be done by the parent, mentor, etc., of the disabled Scout.

Check with your local library to see what resources they have available. If you are having trouble finding a publication, ask them if there are some local resources who could provide the translation.

BRAILLE
National Braille Association
3 Townline Circle
Rochester, NY 14623-2513
Phone (716) 427-8260
FAX (716) 427-0263

AUDIO, BRAILLE, LARGE PRINT
National Library Service for the
Blind and Physically Handicapped
Library of Congress
Washington, DC
1 (202) 707-5100

AUDIO
Recording For The Blind & Dyslexic
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
(800) 803-7201

BRAILLE
The Lighthouse of Houston
3530 West Dallas
P.O. Box 23435
Houston, TX 77219-3435
(713) 527-9561

AUDIO
Volunteer Services for the Blind
919 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
(215) 627-0600

 


 

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