Tag Archives: special needs

By Madison Austin
Jun 30, 2017

Finding Exceptional Ways to Meet Advancement Requirements without Exception

“Meet the requirements as they are written with no exception.” This quote is from the Guide to Advancement, topic 10.2.2.0. At first glance, it may sound a bit harsh or restrictive. It could even leave one wondering how a Scout with special needs can meet requirements that seem too tough. Well, through some creativity and […]

By Maloree Anderson
Jul 25, 2016

Cub Scouts with Special Needs

During the 2016 University of Scouting, I attended a class that focused on Cub Scouting with special needs. The class was taught by Deann Torsak, whose son has high functioning autism (Aspergers). She introduces herself as someone who does not have any formal special needs training through education; she does, however, have experience through co-managing a special […]

By Community Submission
Jul 21, 2015

Special Needs Day at JJ

For the past five years, Camp Jeremiah Johnson has held a Special Needs Day.  This day is set aside for youth with special needs of any kind starting at age 8 to come to camp and participate in all that Camp Jeremiah Johnson has to offer. Class sizes are small which allows the campers to […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Sep 18, 2013

Mother of 24 Receives Silver Beaver Award

Holly Richardson is a former Utah House Representative. She is also a writer, public speaker, midwife and mom. As an outstanding community leader, she is a strong proponent of the Boy Scouts. She is the mother of 24, 20 who are adopted, and several with special needs, many who have benefited from the Scouting with Disabilities program. […]