Washington Unit Locator 2017-10-20T21:43:13+00:00

Washington 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.

Washington State 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.

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

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Cub Scout Pack 462

Fisher’s Landing Elementary School
3800 Hiddenbrook Drive
Vancouver, WA 98683

Contact: John Krejcha (Den Leader) – (360) 852-8369

John Krejcha – john@autismempowerment.org 

Facebook Page – Cub Scout Pack 462 Facebook

This unit is chartered by the Knights of Columbus. They are part of the Columbia Gorge District and Cascade Pacific Council.

The pack meets at Fisher’s Landing Elementary school. Dens meet as separate groups either at Fisher’s Landing Elementary or in the surrounding area. Pack meetings are generally the last Wednesday of each month with special outings and events on occasional Saturdays. The unit supports boys from the 1st to 5th grade and has a number of youth in the pack that are on the autism spectrum. They are welcoming to accepting youth of all abilities. They utilize training from the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

John Krejcha, the Den Leader is the Autism and Scouting Program Director at Autism Empowerment and co-authored the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Cub Scout Pack 306

Sunset Elementary School
9001 NE 95th St
Vancouver, WA  98662

Contact: Ray Sipe (Den Leader) – (360) 607-5285

Ray Sipe – raymond11118@msn.com

Facebook Page – Pack 306 – Vancouver, WA 

Cub Scout Pack 306 serves boys in the 1st – 5th grade and is welcoming to boys of all abilities. This pack has also buddied with other packs that work with children on the autism spectrum and who have sensory challenges. Ray Sipe was an Autism and Scouting Community Summit attendee for 2013. This unit has received an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Cub Scout Pack 95

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
16001 NE 34th Street
Vancouver, WA  98682

Contact: Rob Grace (Cubmaster) – (360) 608-5285

Rob Grace – rob_grace@comcast.net

Website: www.cpcpack95.org 

Cub Scout Pack 95 serves boys in the 1st – 5th grade and is welcoming to boys of all abilities.

Are you interested in finding out what Scouting is all about? Parents can talk to our leaders and find out more about the program. Your son can sit in on a den meeting and participate in fun Den activities with boys his age.  We are chartered at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 16001 NE 34th Street, Vancouver, WA 98682.

Rob Grace was an Autism and Scouting Community Summit attendee for 2013. This unit has received an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Boy Scout Hockinson Troop 359

Hockinson, WA

Contact: Ray Sipe  – (360) 607-5285

Ray Sipe – raymond11118@msn.com

Facebook Page – Troop 359 

http://troop-359.com/

Hockinson Troop 359 has been chartered since 1969 to Elim Lutheran Church in Hockinson, WA.  Meeting Date and Time: Mondays from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. The fourth non-holiday Monday of every month is PLC. Regular meetings are held on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Monday. It is our hope, that by being a part of our troop, we will inspire you and help you to be watchful for opportunities to help other people. To be tolerant and respectful of the rights of others, to be courageous and self reliant— in other words, to be a good American. Welcome to our scouting family. We look forward to watching and helping you grow.  The Scoutmaster is Steve Trembly.

This unit has received an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Ft. Vancouver District – BSA

Meets at various locations throughout the Fort Vancouver District (generally west of 205 and I-5 in Vancouver, WA)

Contact: Maxine Davison (District Membership Chair)  – teddiebears@gmail.com 

Website – http://www.cpcbsa.org/districts/fort-vancouver

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ft-Vancouver-District-Boy-Scouts-of-America/106486243959

The Fort Vancouver District is dedicated to provide the very best inclusive scouting for all scouts for all the units in the Fort Vancouver District. They have a variety of Boy Scout, Cub Scout and Venturing units that serve boys and girls from 1st grade through age 21. This District has received the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

45th Columbia River Group – BPSA

Baden Powell Service Association
Meets in Vancouver, WA

Jeffrey S. Kaye – (360) 930-9605

Jeffrey S. Kaye – jeffrey@columbiariverscouts.org

Facebook Page – http://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaRiverScouts

Website – http://www.ColumbiaRiverScouts.org

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The 45th Columbia River Group is a traditional scouting group based in Vancouver, Washington, USA that is open to boys and girls, men and women and focused on a traditional, open and inclusive, outdoor program. We are a charter organization of Baden-Powell Service Association (BPSA).

Scouting is an outdoor movement and that is part of its character. The appeal of true scouting has always been to that element of the vagabond, pioneer and explorer which is part of our nature, and is at its most evident in youth. BPSA focuses on this aspect of the program; and encourages our scouts, parents and volunteers to plan programs that take advantage of being out-of-doors, whenever and wherever possible!​

Whether you’re interested in more information or are ready to join, please fill out our Interest Survey​. We’ll add you to our email mailing list and invite you to our events. Jeffrey Kaye attended the Autism and Scouting Community Summit in 2013. This unit has received the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

33rd Pioneer Scout Group – BPSA

603 S. Ralph Rd
Spokane, WA 99202

Joe Edge (Group Scoutmaster) – (509) 710-8373

Joe Edge – holytroll71@gmail.com

Facebook Page –https://www.facebook.com/groups/PioneerHomeschoolers/

The 33rd Pioneer Scout Group is part of the Baden Powell Service Organization and welcomes both boys and girls from Kindergarten to 18+. This unit will be receiving the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Cub Scout Pack 306

Sunset Elementary School
9001 NE 95th St
Vancouver, WA  98662

Contact: Ray Sipe (Den Leader) – (360) 607-5285

Ray Sipe – raymond11118@msn.com

Facebook Page – Pack 306 – Vancouver, WA 

Cub Scout Pack serves boys in the 1st – 5th grade and is welcoming to boys of all abilities. This pack has also buddied with other packs that work with children on the autism spectrum and who have sensory challenges. Ray Sipe was an Autism and Scouting Community Summit attendee for 2013. This unit has received an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Royal Rangers Valley Assembly Outpost 31

Valley Assembly of God
15618 E. Broadway
Spokane Valley, WA 99037

Lloyd Fillis – (509) 924-0466

Lloyd Fillis – rrangerlloyd@yahoo.com

Facebook Page – Royal Rangers Outpost 31 

Website – http://www.nwrroyalrangers.org/

Royal Rangers Outpost 31 is a mentoring program for future men. We provide Christ-like character formation and servant leadership development for boys and young men in a highly relational and fun environment. Our mission is to evangelize, equip, and empower the next generation of Christ-like men and lifelong servant leaders. Our goal is to reach, teach and keep boys for Christ!

We have programs for boys ages kindergarten through 12th grade. The different age groups are broken down into 4 main divisions:

Wednesday Nights: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Ranger Kids (Kindergarten through 2nd grade)
Discovery Rangers (3rd through 5th grade)

Sunday Nights: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Adventure Rangers (6th through 8th grades)
Expedition Rangers (9th through 12th grades)

Lloyd Fillis was an Autism and Scouting Community Summit attendee for 2013. This unit has received an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

BSA Troop 9006

LDS 6th Ward
Nisqually Building, Martin Way
Lacey, WA  98516

Andrew Monks – Scoutmaster – (360) 789-8901

Andrew Monks – monksag@gmail.com

This unit 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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