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

Texas 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.

Texas 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.

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Cub Scout Pack 1501

Ronald Reagan Elementary School
1700 E Park St
Cedar Park, TX 78613

Contact: April Laws –  (512) 364-8082

April Laws – patricklaws05@yahoo.com

http://www.pack1501.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/307621269300141/

The leaders of our Dens are focused on creating the best possible experience for the boys!  Most of the activities we do are only available through scouting.

We meet the first Tuesday of each month (during the school year) at Ronald Reagan Elementary School at 6:30 pm. Our pack serves boys from 1st grade to 5th grade and is open to working with boys of all abilities. This unit will also receive the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Boy Scout Troop 351

Lighthouse United Methodist Church
7200 Robertson Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76135

Contact: D. Jason Puryear II (Camping Coordinator) – (817) 965-4070

D. Jason Puryear II  – jnj9873@hotmail.com 

http://www.bsatroop351.org

We have several Scouts in our Troop with autism. We host a training class for new Scouts and Parents about Autism Awareness. Troop 351 serves boys age 11 – 18. This unit will be receiving an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Boy Scout Troop 1989

First Presbyterian Church of Garland
901 W. Ave. B.
Garland, TX  75040

Contact: Traci Brown – Committee Chair – (214) 418-3545

Traci Brown – cc@troop1989.com

http://www.troop1989.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/troop1989/

1989RedNumeralsWe specialize in bringing diversity to scouting – total inclusiveness.  Boy Scout Troop 1989 is located in Garland, TX.  We are a proud member of the Duck Creek District serving North Texas and the Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Troop 1989 is sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Garland, located at 930 W Avenue B, Garland, TX 75040.  We meet weekly on Monday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. If you are interested in joining, or just want to attend one of our meetings, email us and we will be happy to arrange for you to get to know our troop. This unit will be receiving an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

BPSA 7th Trailblazers

Baden Powell Service Association 7th Trailblazers
United Christian Church
3500 West Parmer Lane
Austin, TX 78727

Contact: Roger Gray – Group Scoutmaster – (512) 351-0804

Roger Gray – gsm_7tb@yahoo.com

http://7thtrailblazers.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/698882266808482

bpsalogofullsizeallThe 7th Trailblazers is part of the Baden Powell Service Association and is based in North Austin, TX.  The 7th Trailblazers is the third BPSA group in the Austin area. We are located on the North side of Austin (Parmer/MoPac). We meet every Sunday evening at United Christian Church. We are a group open to anyone who wishes to enjoy scouting. We are currently accepting scouts grades K – 12 and adult leaders 18 years of age or older.

The BPSA is totally independent of, and not affiliated with, either 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 & sisters in scouting. We are affiliated with the Baden-Powell Scouts’ Association of England. This unit will be receiving an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Girl Scout Troop 1428

Rowlett, TX area (contact Gretchen for meeting place and details)

Contact: Gretchen Moyer – Assistant Leader – (469) 733-0806

Gretchen Moyer – moyergk@gmail.com

Girl Scout Troop 1428 is part of the Girl Scouts of North East Texas. We currently have 22 girls in our unit and are open to accepting girls of all abilities. Please contact unit to see what ages they currently serve. This unit will be receiving an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Boy Scout Troop 1020

Rowlett, TX area (contact Gretchen for meeting place and details)

Contact: Gretchen Moyer – Assistant Leader – (469) 733-0806

Gretchen Moyer – moyergk@gmail.com

http://www.troopwebhost.org/Troop1020Rowlett/index.htm

troop1020Boy Scout Troop 1020 is chartered by First United Methodist Church in Rowlett, TX and is part of the Duck Creek District.

We currently have approximately 60 scouts in our unit and serve boys from ages 11 – 18. We have multiple boys in our unit on the autism spectrum and are open to accepting boys of all abilities. This unit will be receiving Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit information from Gretchen Moyer who is also involved with Girl Scout Troop 1428.

Venturing Crew 724

Texoma Cowboy Church
919 US Hwy 281 South
Wichita Falls, TX  76310

Contact: Robin Inge – Event Coordinator and District Camping Chairman for the Council.

Robin Inge – Wolfhuntress2002@yahoo.com

http://crew724.weebly.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Crew724

venturingcrew724Venturing Crew 724 is sponsored through the Texoma Cowboy Church (TCC). Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 13 and have completed the eighth grade, or age 14 through 20 years of age. We are open to youth of all abilities.

We will be receiving the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Boy Scout Troop 598 / Pack 598

LDS Church – Cleburne
303 South Nolan River Drive
Cleburne, TX 76033

Contact: Michael Goodrich – Committee Chair – 817-996-3054

Michael Goodrich – Mike.Goodrich@gmail.com

http://crew724.weebly.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Crew724

We are a LDS Unit that has both a Cub Scout Pack and a Boy Scout Troop. Our Troop was founded in September 16th, 1970. Our unit has a couple boys who are on the autism spectrum and we want to provide better education to everyone so that we can make the Scouting experience positive for all in our unit. We 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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