Minnesota Autism Friendly Scouting Unit Locator
Minnesota 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.
Listing of Units
United Methodist Church
7465 Steepleview Rd.
Woodbury, MN 55125
Troop 9071 started in 1965 by Bob Nelson when he was 44 years old. Bob was Scoutmaster until his passing on July 13 2010 at age 89 days after he spent his 50TH year at camp Tomahawk. We endeavor to continue his traditions and devotion to teaching Scouts the skills they need to succeed. Our current Scoutmaster, Dr. Michael Westfall received his Eagle in 1970 in North English, Iowa. He has been a Merit Badge Counselor, Den Leader, Assistant Scoutmaster and Exploring Post Adviser. In addition to Scoutmaster he is also serving as Chapter Adviser for the Order of the Arrow. He looks forward to meeting your son and helping him along the Scouting trail.
The Troop meets at Woodbury/Peaceful Grove United Methodist Church, 7465 Steepleview Rd, Woodbury, MN 55125 on Monday nights from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
This Troop is open to working with scouts of all abilities and serves boys in They serve boys who are 11 years old, or one who has completed the fifth grade or earned the Arrow of Light Award and is at least 10 years old, but is not yet 18 years old. This unit will be receiving an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.Base Camp – Northern Star Council Camp
Base Camp is an urban camp facility open to Scouts, Schools, community groups, churches, businesses, and anyone else looking for active learning and events. We work with over 20,000 youth in Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and school groups per year.
Base Camp has indoor and outdoor activities that include climbing, ropes courses, team building, aviation and a space shuttle simulator, and meeting spaces. Base Camp will be receiving an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit and will offer this kit as a resource to our staff and other Scout leaders through our property.
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.
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