Massachusetts Unit Locator 2017-10-20T21:43:11+00:00

Massachusetts Autism Friendly Scouting Unit Locator

Listed on this page are Scouting Units that have committed to practicing inclusion and accepting scouts in their units of all abilities. If a unit specifically designates itself as a Special Needs Unit, it will be indicated as such.

Massachusetts 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, Autism Specialist or similar position.

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Listing of Units

 Boy Scout Troop 119

11 Augustus St.
Peabody, MA 01960

 Rich Lynch (Scoutmaster) – (978) 317-9307

Rich Lynch – rlynch3456@yahoo.com

 http://www.119peabody.org/

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Troop 119 serves boys from ages 11 – 18 and is part of the Yankee Clipper BSA Council.

This unit is open to working with youth of all abilities. They will be receiving the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

 Boy Scout Troop 75

St. John The Evangelist Roman Catholic Church
Basement of School Building
320 Winthrop St
Winthrop, MA

Robert Douglas – (617) 596-2696

John Marden – (617) 792-4168

Robert Douglas (Committee Chair) – rdouglas@rsclarkins.com

John Marden (Unit Commissioner) – winthropscouts@gmail.com

http://www.winthropscouts.org

How about an adventure? Winthrop Boy Scouts Prepared For Life!

Boy Scouts prove themselves in an environment that challenges their courage and tests their nerve. After they’ve been given the proper guidance from those with experience and knowhow, they take their own lead, going places they’ve never gone, seeing things they’ve never seen and diving into the rugged world of the outdoor adventure, relying on teamwork and character to accomplish what everyone else thinks impossible!

Sound like fun? if your a boy age 10 or 11 and have completed the 5th grade or you have earned the Cub Scout Arrow of Light Award, to 17 years old, the time for a real adventure is now.  Meetings Monday 6:45 to 8:30. This unit will receive the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit and welcomes boys of all abilities into their unit.

 Boy Scout Troop 121 

St. Mary’s Parish
8 South Common Street
Lynn, MA 01902

Larry Lawless (Assistant Scoutmaster) – (781) 598-5092

Larry Lawless – larlawless@hotmail.com

 http://stmaryslynn.org/?page_id=149

Troop 121 serves boys  from 11 years old to 18 year old and they will be receiving the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

 Boy Scout Venturing Crew 121 

St. Mary’s Parish
8 South Common Street
Lynn, MA 01902

Larry Lawless (Committee Chair) – (781) 598-5092

Larry Lawless – larlawless@hotmail.com

 http://stmaryslynn.org/?page_id=149

Venturing Crew 121 serves boys and girls  from 14 years old to 20 year old and will be receiving the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Cub Scout Pack 121

St. Mary’s Parish
8 South Common Street
Lynn, MA 01902

Larry Lawless (Committee Chair) – (781) 598-5092

Larry Lawless – larlawless@hotmail.com

 http://stmaryslynn.org/?page_id=149

Pack 121 serves boys from the 1st grade to the 5th grade and will be receiving the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

 Boy Scout Troop 7 (also supports Crew 688) – Dedham

USS Jacob Jones/ VFW Post 2017
84 Eastern Ave
Dedham, MA 02026

Marian McQuaid (Committee Chair) – (617) 615-0004 x 307 (days) or (617) 538-0571 (cell)

Marian McQuaid – mcquaidfam@comcast.net 

Troop 7 is a small unit that supports youth of all differing abilities. A majority of the youth in this unit are on the autism spectrum or have ADHD. Troop 7 partners with and supports Crew 688 which also has a majority of youth with differing abilities. This unit will be receiving the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

 Boy Scout Troop 7 / Cub Scout Pack 7 – New Bedford

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21 Cove Street
New Bedford, MA  02744

Cheryl Morrissette – Scoutmaster / Cubmaster – (508) 264-1474

Matthew (Matt) Brodeur – Committee Chair – (774) 263-5018

Cheryl – collegegrad02740@verizon.net

 http://www.troop7nb.org/

 https://www.facebook.com/troop7nb

 https://www.facebook.com/pack7nb

Troop 7 currently has 10 boys and Pack 7 currently has 12 boys. We serve all children, disabilities or not… we have a great blend of children on the autism spectrum, others who have delays (whether educational, mental, emotional) and children who are without disability / delay. It makes for a good blend where the boys get along very well.  This unit will be receiving the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Cheryl is also a Girl Scout leader and will be sharing the information with her unit.

How to Get my Unit, District, Council or Program Listed

 
    Please submit the following information:

    • 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)
    In order to be listed, we also need to have an e-mail or letter by one of the unit leaders committing to the following for your unit:

    • 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 scouting@autismempowerment.org

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