July 26, 2012
– Autism and Scouting Radio is joined by Adam Cox from Portland, OR. Adam is a die-hard scouter. He was a Tiger Den Leader, Cub Scout Cubmaster for three years and is currently the District Trainer for the Boy Scout district that his son participates in. In addition to his Boy Scout duties, Adam is also a volunteer for the Girl Scouts of America for his daughter’s Troop.
Adam’s son has Asperger’s. This put him in a unique position of not only leading his son but also leading the whole pack. This meant being responsible to ensure that adult leaders have the training that they need. We talked to Adam to learn what steps he took to ensure that the scouts that he led understood how to treat all fellow scouts with respect. We also learned what strategies he implemented to ensure that the adults in his district had the tools to be successful.
Adam was raised in Billings, MT and now resides in Portland OR with his wife, son and daughter. His work with Xerox takes him all of over the Northwest, Alaska and northern parts of California. He is very active in both Boy Scouts (BSA) and Girl Scouts and jokes that he is addicted to the Boy Scout Roundtable.
2008- Tiger Den Leader
2009-2013 – Cubmaster
2010 – Present – Progam and Training Conference Trainer
2011 – Present – District Training Chair
2012 – Present – Girl Scout Leader
2013 – Present – Boy Scout Committee Member
Scouting Awards and Achievements
Woodbadge Beads – 2009 – Beaver Patrol
Woodbadge Troop Guide – 2011 – Bobwhite Patrol