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Recognizing Scouts with Special Needs

I attended the University of Scouting event in our council last month with the intent to learn more about Special Needs Scouting.  With an autistic boy in our troop and having no previous direct experience with this disorder, I wanted to know how to make his Scouting experience the best it can be.  Lucky for me, the presenter was a Scoutmaster from a special needs troop who shared a ton of great insight and ideas.  Here’s one of those ideas related to recognizing rank advancement. THE PROBLEM Special needs scouts do not get recognized or rewarded with the same frequency … Continue reading

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