West Virginia Unit Locator 2017-10-20T21:43:09+00:00

West Virginia 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.

West Virginia 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 16

Harmony United Methodist Church
9455 Williamsport Pike
Falling Waters, WV 25419

Rachel Ringler – Training Rep. – 814-233-1206

Rachel Ringler – rsjsringler@gmail.com 

Boy ScoutsRachel Ringler is the Council, District and Unit Training Representative as well as a Special Education educator.

Troop 16 serves boys from the age of 11 – 18.

This unit is receiving the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.

American Heritage Girls Troop WV0025

Trinity United Methodist Church
220 West Martin Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401

Rachel Ringler – Training Rep. – 814-233-1206

Rachel Ringler – rsjsringler@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AHGTroopWV0025/

american Heritage girlsAmerican Heritage Girls Troop WV0025 is chartered through the Trinity United Methodist Church in Martinsburg WV. We meet at the Church on Wednesday’s at 7:00pm every week.  We are a Christian based organization designed to building women of integrity, service to God, family, community and country. Serving age 5 – 18 in fun activities especially with an outdoor emphasis. We are chartered by Trinity United Methodist Church in Martinsburg, WV.

Rachel Ringler, who is a Special Education instructor also affiliated with Boy Scout Troop 16 requested an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit to also be utilized with this unit.

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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