Missouri Autism Friendly Scouting Unit Locator
Missouri Autism Friendly 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.
Listing of Units
4565 Arco Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
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The Mission of the 66th Confluence BPSA (Baden Powell Service Association) Scout Group offers a Scouting choice for those with curiosity, energy and independence of spirit. We are committed to providing an appropriate alternative and community oriented Scouting experience focused on character development, outdoor skills, and community service, providing experiences not found on the playground, at school, church, or home. We foster the development of Scouts in an environment of mutual respect and cooperation. We are accessible and inclusive, open to anyone in St. Louis, particularly St. Louis City, and are hoping to be an incubator for future BPSA groups in the St. Louis area.
The 66th Confluence BPSA Scout Group welcomes both boys and girls from Kindergarten to 18+ and will be getting an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.Cub Scout Pack 155
firstname.lastname@example.org Website – http://pack155kcmo.webs.com/
Welcome to Cub Scouts, Pack 155. We are registered with the Heart of America Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The council is divided into several districts – Pack 155 is in the “North Star District “. The Council & District Web site is located at http://www.hoac-bsa.org/districts/NorthStar.aspx. This unit is open to boys in 1st through 5th grade and accepting of all abilities. Our unit will be getting an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.Ozark Trails Council Special Needs Boy Scout Troop 2
(Greater Springfield, MO)Cindy Pope (Treasurer / Founder) (417) 350-3055 Cindy Pope – email@example.com Website – http://www.sntroop2.com
Founded on October 1, 2009, we are the Ozark Trails Council’s only special needs Boy Scouts Troop. The mission of Troop 2 is to make Scouting accessible to every boy, regardless of physical, developmental, or acquired disability, as long as the boy does not present a threat to other members.
Troop 2 provides a safe and fun environment for special needs boys in the Ozarks to learn new skills, make new friends, and enjoy new experiences while building skills and habits that can help them throughout their life. It is the founder, Teddy Heaton’s heartfelt conviction that every boy, regardless of the severity of his disability, can have a truly rewarding experience in this Troop. He is fond of saying, “We may be challenged, but we are going camping, canoeing, hiking/biking/rolling, caving, cooking, horse riding, swimming, fishing, skiing, and whatever else we can think of … and we aren’t going to listen to anyone who tries to tell us that we can’t.” Our unit will be getting an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri Council
firstname.lastname@example.org Website – http://www.girlscoutsem.org
https://www.facebook.com/GirlScoutsEasternMO Twitter: @GirlScoutsEM
Girl Scouting is for every girl, everywhere—where today’s girls can become tomorrow’s leaders.
Girl Scout Mission: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
Membership in Girl Scouts is open to girls in grades K-12; women and men over the age of 17 can join as adult members. Girls join for fun and friendship, but they also learn about building character and self-esteem and serving their communities—the core qualities of Girl Scouting. In partnership with committed adults, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives – like strong values, social conscience and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri serves more than 48,000 girls and is supported by 18,000 adult volunteers. Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri’s jurisdiction includes St. Louis City and the 28 surrounding Missouri counties of Adair, Audrain (Van-Far School District), Clark, Crawford, Franklin, Iron, Jefferson, Knox, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Reynolds, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Sullivan, Warren and Washington.
Our Council will be getting an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.
Please submit the following information:
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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