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

New Jersey 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.

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.

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Indicates that the unit has a Unit Special Needs Coordinator, Autism Support Specialist or similar position.

Listing of Units

 Boy Scout Patriots’ Path Advancement Committee #358

1 Saddle Rd
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927

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ML Capan – Advancement Committee – (973) 765-9322

ML Capan – maylynne.capen@scouting.org

Website – http://advancement.ppbsa.org/newwebsite/SpecialNeeds.htm

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

Linda Ann Horvath – Committee Member & Merit Badge Counselor – (848) 223-4871 (cell) or (732) 363-2313 (home)

Linda Ann Horvath – horvathlinda@optonline.net

Website – http://troop454bsa.org/

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

Basil D’Armiento – Unit Leader – (908) 755-1697

Daiquiri Hetem – Committee Member – d_hetem@yahoo.com

Troop email:  troop235np@gmail.com

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
Rt. 9
Howell, NJ

Linda Ann Horvath – Committee Member – (848)223-4871

Linda Ann Horvath – horvathlinda@optionline.net 

Website –https://sites.google.com/site/troop300howell/

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, NJ

Linda Ann Horvath – Troop Leader – (848)223-4871

Linda Ann Horvath – horvathlinda@optionline.net 

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

Newmark School
365 Emerson Ave
Plainfield, NJ 07062

Lori Kendis – Cubmaster – (908) 347-7029

Lori Kendis – thekendisfamily@gmail.com

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

 
    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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