Georgia Autism Friendly Scouting Unit Locator
Georgia Autism Friendly Scouting Units listed have committed to doing their best to providing a welcoming and accepting atmosphere and will establish best practices to make their units more sensory-friendly. These units have made contact with us and have agreed to the five points listed under “How to Get my Unit, District, Council or Program Listed” section below.Indicates that the unit has a Unit Special Needs Coordinator.
Listing of Units
57 Lowe Street
McDonough, GA 30253
We are a diverse and open group and create a learning environment catered to all scouts’ learning needs. The unit will be receiving an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit. The unit serves boys from the ages 11 – 18. They are welcoming of scouts of all abilities.
When: Monday nights from 7:00 to 8:15 PM
Where: Our Scout Lodge at 57 Lowe Street in McDonough.Cub Scout Pack 30
12479 Northwood Road
Savannah, GA 31419
Cub Scout Pack 30 serves boys from 1st grade to 5th grade.
The unit will be receiving an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.Cub Scout Pack 54
Oak Grove Church
Cub Scout Pack 54 serves boys from 1st grade to 5th grade.
The unit will be receiving an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.Camp Allatoona Aquatics Base, Atlanta Area Council, BSA
The Camp Allatoona Aquatics Base is a lake front adventure and training area run by a dedicated group of volunteers for the growth and enjoyment of youth.
Our base is the only one in the United States that offers expert training in ALL the aquatics Merit Badge skills plus training for the aquatics High Adventure Camps! Camp Allatoona Aquatics Base is one of the best kept secrets it Atlanta. It has a wide range of activities that allow both Scout Troops and Venture Crews in the Atlanta Area to have a lot of fun without having to go far to do it. This all volunteer camp that is focused on water related activities. If you have not been to Allatoona in a while you have probably forgotten how beautiful this lake venue is. There are a lot of opportunities for your scouts, crews and adult leaders to have fun while learning new skills.
Activities are scheduled so that a large or small Troop as well as individual Scouts can participate in a variety of programs to complete Merit Badges as well as preparation for High Adventures trips such as Sea Base and Northern Tier Canoeing. Most camp sites have pavilions and can accommodate even the largest groups.
Camp Allatoona will be receiving an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.
How to Get my Unit, District, Council or Program Listed
- Name of the Unit
- Mailing address
- Contact Name(s), position, email address and/or phone number
- Any Social Media Links or Website links for your program
- Any special information you’d like to share (optional)
- To practice inclusion and accept scouts into your unit of all abilities.
- To provide a sensory break area or have a plan in place to provide breaks for scouts that may need one.
- To show acceptance and work with each scout’s family to make sure they are also part of each scout’s journey. This also helps the unit leadership understand any strengths, learning styles, challenges or triggers that each youth may have.
- To provide youth and adult training on disability awareness at least once every twelve months.
- To be willing to learn about autism, ASD and any other co-condition the scout is living with.
The Autism and Scouting Program is happy to provide you with leadership and volunteer training resources upon request. We highly recommend having each scout in your unit have a sensory questionnaire or profile on file.
Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org