Montana Autism Friendly Scouting Unit Locator
Montana 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.
Listing of Units
Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church
6100 Lakeview Dr.
Helena, MT 59602
Boy Scout Troop 206 /1206 was founded in 1975. It is chartered by American Legion Post 2 Helena, Montana. Boy Scout Troop 206 / 1206 meets most Tuesday’s at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church at 6:30pm. We are a small troop and open to accepting boys of all abilities.
Troop 206 has been serving the youth of Helena, Montana for 36 years. We are a Messengers of Peace Troop and currently the only Messenger of Peace Troop in the Helena area. Messengers of Peace is an initiative of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (which the BSA is a member). The World Scout Committee designed the initiative to promote and recognize service projects that contribute to world peace.
This Troop is open to boys 11 (or who have completed 5th grade) through 18 and 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.
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