New Jersey Autism Friendly Scouting Unit Locator
New Jersey 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.
Listing of Units
1 Saddle Rd
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
This Council Committee will be receiving an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.Boy Scout Troop 454
Freehold Elks Lodge # 1454
73 E. Main St.
Freehold, NJ 07728-2224
Troop 454 is dedicated as a Special Needs Unit serving Battleground District, Monmouth Council, BSA caters to special needs scouts. We meet in Freehold NJ but serve scouts from many neighboring towns.
Boy Scouting is available to boys ages 11 through 17 (10 if completed eighth grade). Although most Scouts become adult leaders at the age of 18, the age at which a scout is considered a youth may be extended based on the scout’s need.
Troop 454 was founded in 1998 by Chris Hughes and his wife Leni Hughes. Mr. Hughes served as the Scoutmaster until 2006. Jay Edgar is currently serving as the Scoutmaster. Troop 454 is associated with Cub Pack 454 which caters to younger special needs scouts (7 to 10 years old). Leni Hughes is serving as the Packmaster.
Both Troop 454 and Pack 454 are sponsored by Freehold Elks Lodge #1454. The Troop will be getting the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit. Linda Ann Horvath served on Leadership Advisory Committee for the development of the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.Boy Scout Troop 235
2 Berry Hill Ct.
North Plainfield, NJ 07060
Troop 235 serves boys ages 11 through 18. This Unit will be receiving an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.Boy Scout Troop 300
St. Veronica’s Church
Troop 235 serves boys ages 11 through 18. Troop meets on Tuesday nights from 7 pm to 8 pm. This Unit will be receiving an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit. Linda Ann Horvath served on Leadership Advisory Committee for the development of the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore – Brownie Troop 432
c/o Adelphia Road, Howell, NJLinda Ann Horvath – Troop Leader – (848)223-4871 Linda Ann Horvath – email@example.com
Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore (Brownie Troop 432) works with girls of varying ages and meets on Mondays nights from 4 – 5:30 pm. Linda Ann Horvath served on Leadership Advisory Committee for the development of the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.Cub Scout Pack 713
365 Emerson Ave
Plainfield, NJ 07062
Cub Scout Pack 713 is a new pack that meets at a school for children with learning disabilities and special needs. Most of the boys in the group have an ASD. The pack will be getting the 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