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

Pennsylvania 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.

Pennsylvania 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

 Conestoga District, Cradle of Liberty BSA Council 

Serving the youth in the Interboro, Ridley, Southeast Delco, Springfield, Upper Darby and William Penn School Districts in Delaware County, PA.


Contact: Bob Booth – District Chair (no number provided)

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This BSA District has committed to being open to all scouts and to work with units to understand how to better work with youth of all abilities.  They will be receiving an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit which will be used for training 43 units located within their scouting district.

 Boy Scout Troop 493

Christ United Methodist Church
600 E Dutton Mill Rd
Brookhaven, PA

Contact: Christine Box – (215) 370-0948

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Troop 493 is an active Boy Scout troop in Brookhaven, PA. We have several scouts in our unit with special needs including three on the autism spectrum. The Troop supports boys from age 11 – 18. They will be receiving the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

 Boy Scout Troop 135 

Bucks County YMCA
2500 Lower State Rd
Doylestown, PA 18901

Contact: Craig Lauer – (215)859 -1919

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Boy Scout Troop # 135 is based out of the YMCA in Doylestown, PA. It meets on Mondays from 5:00-6:00PM. The goal of this troop is to allow boys with special needs the opportunity to partake in the Boy Scout experience.

They will have meetings on their own as a group and will also take part in some of the local scouting events with other Boy Scout Troops. This Troop serves ages 11 +. Troop 135 will be receiving the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Cub Scout Pack 111

Trinity United Presbyterian Church
360 N. Oak Ave
Clifton Heights, PA 19018

Contact: BettyAnn Atkinson – Committee Chair – (484) 423-4141

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Cub Scout Pack 111 serves boys between the first grade and fifth grades. 25083_114033831947008_1205135_a

They have leaders dedicated to making the scouting journey a positive one for all scouts. BettyAnn is Committee Chair for this Pack but also oversees a district with 42 units and growing. She will be sharing the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit with this unit and others as well.

The Cub Scout Unit will receive an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Boy Scout Troop 375

Riverview Presbyterian Church
337 Riverview Ave (Riverview and Garrett Road)
Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Contact: Stephen Perrone – Committee Chair – (610) 420-3342

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Our Boy Scout Troop is a small troop but has a big heart. We have multiple Scouts on the autism spectrum and want to give every scout the very best chance to be successful.  Troop 375 serves boys between age 11 – 18. They will be receiving the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

Boy Scout Troop 1719

First United Methodist Church of Germantown
6001 Germantown Ave (corner of High Street)
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Contact: Ann Perrone – Scoutmaster – (215) 806-3027

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troop1719We serve youth in Germantown/NW Philadelphia with a specialty in Quarterstaff Drill. Meetings are on Wednesdays from 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm.

The Quarterstaff Scouts, founded in 2011, train together with Scout staves (or staffs) to perform impressive precision drills. As a “performance” troop, the members of Troop 1719 must commit to attendance, practice, and school success in order to retain active membership.

The Troop is supported by the First United Methodist Church of Germantown (Philadelphia, PA) and relies on the active participation of the Troop Committee. We have multiple youth on the spectrum in our unit and are open to serving all abilities. We 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.

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