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Welcome to Baltimore Area Council Committee for

Scouts with Disabilities and Special Needs Home Page

Scouts with Disabilities and Special Needs Page Links
Mission Statement Overview Advancement for Youth Members With Disabilities Definition Membership for Scout with Disabilities Advancement for Scout with Disabilities
Registration Requirements Process for Documenting a Disability Process for Registering Beyond Age of Eligibility Alternate Rank Advancement Requirements Process for Requesting Alternate Rank Advancement Requirements
Alternate Merit Badges for the Eagle Scout Rank Scout with Disability and Special Needs Forms and Links Guide for Merit Badge Counselor Torch of Gold Award  

The Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America is one of the largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations in Central Maryland. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and develops personal fitness.

For nearly a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes and, through nearly a century of experience, knows that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible and productive society.

Scouting has a place for individuals with disabilities and special needs. Every Scout has challenges during their life and this committee along with the Baltimore Area Council will be there to work with Scouts with disabilities as they advance through Scouting. We need to help others to understand that this process is required to complete their task to the highest of their ability.

The definition of a Scout with Disabilities is:

For Advancement Requirements:

A Scout with a permanent physical or mental disability (or a disability expected to last more than two years or beyond the 18th birthday) who is unable to complete all the requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class or First Class rank may, with his parents or guardian, submit a request to the council advancement committee to complete alternate requirements.

For Registering Beyond Age of Eligiblility

A Scout with a permanent physical or mental disability, and not temporary.

Please use the links above to help yourself to understand the process required to get an individual listed as disabled or special needs.

Please email johnheuch@msn.comwith any questions or comments.