New York Unit Locator 2017-10-20T21:43:12+00:00

New York 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 York 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 Support Specialist or similar position.

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Listing of Units

Boy Scout Troop 45

53-37 72nd Street
Maspeth, NY 11378

(Meeting place currently closed for renovations – Contact William for details.)

Contact William (Bill) Stone – Scoutmaster Troop 45  (646) 369-4447

Bill Stone – stone.professor@gmail.com 

Boy ScoutsThis is a Boy Scout Unit located in Maspeth, New York led by Scoutmaster Bill Stone.  The Boy Scout Troop has been around since 1994 and is open to welcoming scouts of all abilities. The Scoutmaster has 36 years of experience working with youth with all types of special needs in New York City. Two of the adult leaders are parents of a child with special needs. Both children earned their Eagle Scout rank and both adults have continued to stay involved in scouting even after both of their own scouts earned their Eagle and aged out of the program.  The unit is dedicated to training adult leaders and youth leaders on how to work with children with special needs. They support boys from age 10 (5th grade) to age 18.

Cub Scout Pack 45

25-75 43rd Street
Maspeth, NY 11378

(Meeting place currently closed for renovations – Contact William for details.)

Contact William (Bill) Stone – Scoutmaster Troop 45  (646) 369-4447

Contact Bill Stone – stone.professor@gmail.com

Cub ScoutsThis is a Cub Scout Unit located in Maspeth, New York. The contact for the Pack is Scoutmaster Bill Stone.

The Cub Scout Pack  has been around since 1992 and is open to welcoming all scouts of all abilities. The Scoutmaster for Troop 45 who has 36 years of experience working with youth with all types of special needs in New York City work closely with Pack leadership.  The unit is dedicated to train both adult leaders and youth leaders on how to work with children with special needs.

The pack is supplied with Den Chiefs (youth Boy Scouts from Troop 45) that have been trained to work with youth with special needs.  They support boys from the 1st grade to 5th grade.

GNFC Red Jacket District Pack 616Cub Scout Pack 616

Northwood Elementary School
250 Northwood
West Seneca, NY 14224

Contact Robyn Kulczyk – Committee Chair (716) 668-8936 or (716) 668-8000

Contact E-mail –pack616cub@hotmail.com

Website – http://pack616cubscouts.org/

Cub Scouts

Cub Scout Pack 616  is located in West Seneca, NY and serves boys from the 1st grade to the 5th grade.

Cub Scout Pack 616 was established October 1, 1971.  As a member of the Red Jacket District in the Greater Niagara Frontier Council we are sponsored by the
Northwood Elementary School PTO in West Seneca, NY.

Our Pack is made up of boys from West Seneca, Cheektowaga, Depew, Lancaster and surrounding areas who want to experience all that scouting has to offer.

They are welcoming to all scouts of all abilities and work very hard to promote inclusion for all scouts. They currently have 9 youth with ADHD, 3 with Asperger’s, 1 with Down Syndrome and 2 with hearing impairment (1 with implants). This year they are working as a Pack on the Disability Awareness Pin and Beltloop. “Our boys are AWESOME!!!”

BPSA Lone Scouts Group 1

Baden Powell Service Association
Amherst, NY

Contact Scott Moore – 1st Lone Scouts Rover Scout Leader – 716-839-1482

Scott Moore – nyscout@verizon.net

Website – http://bpsa-us.ning.com/group/1st-lone-scouts

stgeorgeThe Baden Powell Service Association Scout Group welcomes both boys and girls from Kindergarten to 18+.The BPSA Lone Scouts program is for individual Otters, Timberwolves, Pathfinders and Rovers who might live in rural areas or just don’t have the interest locally in starting a new group up; but still want to participate in traditional scouting through BPSA. As part of the Lone Scouts program, you and/or your Scout will be part of the BPSA’s 1st Lone Scout Group, along with many others in our Lone Scout program. This provides an opportunity to participate in scouting without the need for a fully chartered Scout Group. –

This BPSA Group will be getting the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Cub Scout Pack 280

Amherst, NY

Contact Scott Moore – Assistant Cubmaster – 716-839-1482

Scott Moore – nyscout@verizon.net

Cub Scout Pack 280 serves boys from 1st grade to 5th grade. This unit will be receiving the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Boy Scout Troop 261

Amherst, NY

Contact Scott Moore – Scoutmaster – 716-839-1482

Scott Moore – nyscout@verizon.net

Website – http://gnfctroop261.weebly.com/index.html

Pack 261 serves boys from age 11 to 18. Meetings are Thursdays @ 7:30. PLC meetings 1st Thursday of every month @ 6:30.

We have had two boys with Autism in our Troop and have an Assistant Scoutmaster’s wife who leads a program for partnering Scouts with autistic boys for participation in social activities. This unit will be receiving the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Boy Scout Troop 185

Affiliated with Church of SS Philip and James
Bronx, NY

Contact Kenneth Davis – Scoutmaster – (917) 886-0284

Kenneth Davis – troop185@hotmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Troop-185-Bronx-NY/172962132869017

Troop 185 serves boys from age 11 to 18 and has worked with scouts on the autism spectrum and are open to working with scouts with autism or other special needs. This unit will be receiving the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

BPSA 91st Sojourners 

Kingston – Ulster YMCA
507 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401

Contact: Andy Bicking – Group Scoutmaster – (845) 339-9441

Andy Bicking – 91stSojourners@gmail.com 

Facebook – www.facebook.com/91stSojournersScoutsBPSA

91stsojournerslogo1The Baden Powell Service Association 91st Sojourners serves the Mid-Hudson Valley, New York.  This BPSA Scout Group welcomes both boys and girls from Kindergarten to 18+. This group currently has approximately 50 scouters and is welcoming to scouts of all abilities. They are also looking for adult leaders to help deliver their program.

This BPSA Group will be getting the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

BPSA 5th Brooklyn Scouts 

53 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11218

Liza Pagano – Assistant Otter Leader – lizalpagano@yahoo.com

Todd Schwikert (Group Scoutmaster) – groupscoutmaster@5thbrooklynscouts.org

Website – http://www.5thbrooklynscouts.org/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/5thBrooklynScouts

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Our aim is to promote good citizenship, discipline, self-reliance, loyalty, and useful skills.

BPSA is totally independent of, and not affiliated with, the Boy Scouts of America or the Girl Scouts of the USA. We are members of the World Federation of Independent Scouts (WFIS); and as such are not in competition with other American Scouting Associations, we are only their brothers and sisters. We work closely with the Baden-Powell Scouts’ Association of England and the Baden-Powell Service Association in Canada.   This is a copy of our welcome packet. We are coed and have groups for ages 5 and up. We currently have about 60 youth in our unit.

This BPSA Group will be getting the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

GSWNY MLK Service Unit #313

Girl Scouts of Martin Luther King Western New York – Service Unit #313

Girl Scouts of WNY Headquarters
Buffalo Service Center
3332 Walden Avenue, Suite 106
Depew, NY 14043

Contact: Sheila Waker – Service Unit Manager – 716-898-8988

Sheila Waker – mlkserviceunit313@gmail.com

Website – http://www.mlkserviceunit.org

Facebook – www.facebook.com/MLKServiceunit

Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/gswny/

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Our aim is to promote good citizenship, discipline, self-reliance, loyalty, and useful skills.

The Martin Luther King (MLK) Service Unit falls under the umbrella of Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY), which is located in Erie County. Erie County is one of the nine counties that creates the Girl Scouts of Western New York. MLK Service Unit covers the Eastside of Buffalo.

Girl Scout troops are organized at six different grade levels: Girl Scout Daisies (Grades K-1), Girl Scout Brownies (Grades 2-3), Girl Scout Juniors (Grades 4-5), Girl Scout Cadettes (Grades 6-8), Girl Scout Seniors (Grades 9-10)

Girl Scout Ambassadors (Grades 11-12). Each Girl Scout Troop is unique in its makeup. Some troops serve one grade level, while other troops serve multiple grade levels. This group has about 350 – 400 girls served overall and will be getting the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Cub Scout Pack 498

Daniel Street Elementary School
289 Daniel Street
Lindenhurst, NY 11757

Contact: Chris & Tanya Lindenberg – 631-235-6774

Chris Lindenberg – Cubmaster – meinevan@gmail.com

Website – https://pack498.shutterfly.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Pack498Lindenhurst

We are a great pack and have had experienced serving children with autism.  We have monthly Pack (all members) Meetings at Daniel Street School, and weekly Den (by grade) Meetings (location and time determined by the Den Leader). By joining Cub Scout Pack 498 you will be exposed Great outdoor experiences, such as camping and hiking & community service. Each Den will organize outings to meet advancement requirements, as well as monthly Pack outings for family fun.

We currently have about 55 youth in our group and will be receiving the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

GSWNY Ken Ton Service Unit 303

Erie County, NY
Tonawanda, NY area

Contact: Nancy Grimes – Service Unit Manager, Special Needs Troop Leader – 716-860-7464

Nancy Grimes – N_s_grimes@yahoo.com

This is a Girl Scout Unit in Erie County of Western New York that serves approximately 300 girls. Please contact Nancy Grimes for information as she is the Service Unit Manager and Special Needs Troop Leaders. They will be receiving the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Cub Scout Pack 312

Maspeth, NY / Queens area

Contact: John Sammon, Cubmaster – 917-561-4166

John Sammon – almightyhawk@live.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/115560848506252/?fref=ts

Quality trumps quantity! Pack 312 – not the biggest, just the best!!!! We are Cub Scout Pack serving boys in 1st – 5th grade. They will be receiving the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Girl Scout Troop 2700

Brooklyn Prospect Charter School
Brooklyn, NY

Contact: Maribeth Dono, Troop Leader – (347) 680-9943

Maribeth Dono – IHMGirlScouts2700@gmail.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/IHMGirlScouts/?fref=ts (Immaculate Heart of Mary Girl Scouts)

Immaculate Heart of Mary Girl Scout Troop 2700 is a Girl Scouts unit. Please contact Maribeth Dono for information on the age / grades they serve. They will be receiving the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

How to Get my Unit, District, Council or Program Listed[/fusion_title/] 
    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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