Linda Horvath 2017-10-20T21:43:16+00:00

Autism Empowerment Radio Guest

Linda Horvath
Linda HorvathSpecial Needs Scouting Advocate

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Show Description

 February 6th, 2013 –  Scouting Super Mom  Being a scouting Mom can be hard at times when working with a scout who is on the Autism Spectrum. What happens when you have not one, not two but a total of seven kids on the spectrum all in scouting at one time or another? You have a Scouting Super Mom. You have Linda Horvath.

At the current time, Linda has six of her seven kids in scouting. Her 19 year old and 13 year old are in Troop 454 which is a Special Needs Troop, her 16 year old Life Scout is currently taking a break from scouts, her 11 year old twin boys are in Troop 300 and her 6 year old twin girls are both Girl Scout Daisies.

Linda is a leader in each of the scouting units of her sons and daughters. We are going to talk to her about how scouting has changed the lives of sons and daughters, how she manages all of the scouting events and together, we will celebrate her journey in scouting.

Guest Bio

Linda has had many years of service both in and out of the Special Needs Community. Linda lives in New Jersey and is dedicated to bring acceptance and awareness about Autism to her community.

Scouting Positions

Linda has held many position both within the Girl Scouts and the Boy Scouts. Here are just some of her leadership positions. Tiger Den Leader, Den Leader, Assistant Den Leader, Committee Chair, Committee Member, Assistant Scoutmaster , Troop Committee Member, Religious Emblems Coordinator, Chaplin, Troop Trainer, Fundraising Chair, Merit Badge Counselor, Unit Commissioner and member of Executive Board of the Council Membership.  She is also part of the Autism and Scouting National Advisory board that is helping produce the Autism and Scouting Training Kit.

Scouting Awards and Achievements

  • Rookie of the Year – GS of Jersey Shore (2012)
  • Outstanding Volunteer – GS of Jersey Shore (2013)
  • 10 Year Girl Scout Award – GS of Jersey Shore (2013)
  • Unit Commissioner Arrowhead Honor Award (2013)
  • Leave No Trace Awareness Certificate (2013)

Other  Past and Current Memberships

  • Elks Club of Howell
  • Legion of Mary, Saint Veronica Parish
  • POAC (Parents of Autistic Children)
  • SEPAC – Steering Committee (Special Education Parent Advisory Council)
  • SEAC (Special Education Advisory Council)
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