Program Feature: SPECIAL NEEDS AWARENESS

Special Needs Information Troop Meetings Main Event

Walk in the Shoes of Those With Disabilities

You probably know somebody with special needs. But do you know what it’s like to walk in that person’s shoes and look at the world through that person’s eyes? Or maybe you have special needs yourself—a learning disability, perhaps, or a mobility challenge. Do your fellow Scouts understand the accommodations that help make life easier for you? Do you understand how different disabilities affect other people?

This month’s meetings and main event will introduce your unit to disabilities of all sorts. Through videos, guest speakers, and simulations, you will learn more about the disabilities that affect at least 12 percent of the U.S. population. You will also learn what you can do to make it a little easier for these people to navigate our world.

Special Needs Information Troop Meetings Main Event

For Adult and Youth Boy Scout Leaders