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

Michigan 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.

Michigan 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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Listing of Units

Boy Scout Troop 188

Sterling Elementary School
338 W State St, Sterling, MI 48659

Mark Lundgren (Scoutmaster) – (989) 654-2292

Mark Lundgren – mrklndgrn@yahoo.com 

This unit is open to boys from 11 years old to age 18 and is open to accepting boys of all abilities. This unit will receive the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Boy Scout Troop 354

Georgetown United Methodist Church
2766 Baldwin St, Jenison, MI 49428

Rich Wackerle – Assistant Scoutmaster – (616) 669-2074

Rich Wackerle – cmrich3359@sbcglobal.net


Troop 354 is located at Georgetown United Methodist Church, in Jenison, MI. We meet on Monday evenings from 7:00 until 8:30 whenever Jenison Public Schools are in session. If the schools close for weather or for any other reason, we automatically cancel our meetings unless otherwise notified.

We are members of the Lakeshore District of the Gerald R. Ford Council. Our sponsoring organization is Knights of Columbus Council 7487 at Holy Redeemer Parish. Our Scoutmaster is Paul Flessner and our Committee Chairman is Ben Kapla. Our troop is composed of boys living in and around Jenison, Hudsonville and Grandville in Ottawa County, Michigan.

Troop 354 serves boys from age 11 to age 18 of all abilities. This unit will be receiving the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Girl Scout Troop 13452

3463 Eastdale Dr.
Flint, MI 48506

Kim Timm (Troop Leader) – (810) 736-9548

Kim Timm – jkz99@aol.com


This is a Girl Scout Troop. Please contact for more information regarding which grades they support. They will be receiving the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Girl Scouts Southeast Michigan Troop 70315 and Troop 74011

Genesee County, Michigan

Tamara Sampson (Troop Leader) – (810) 845-7346

Tamara Sampson – samcodee@comcast.net 


These are two Girl Scout Troops. Please contact for more information on which grades they support and where there meetings are located.  Tamara will be working with the Autism Support and Resource Center to provide trainings to groups within Genesee County, Michigan. They will be receiving the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Crestwood Cub Scout Pack 3285

cubscout3285Crestwood Elementary School
6350 Courtland Drive
Rockford, MI 49341

Brian Blouin – Cubmaster – (616) 874-9596

Brian Blouin – Cubmaster@pack3285.com


Crestwood Cub Scout Pack 3285 meets at Crestwood Elementary School in Rockford, MI. They serve boys in 1st through 5th grade and are welcoming to scouts of all abilities. They will be receiving 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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