Support for Special Scouts

Since its founding in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has had fully participating members with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. James E. West, the first Chief Scout Executive, was a person with a disability. We strive to provide individuals with special needs opportunities to participate to the best of their abilities in an all-inclusive Scouting program offered by the Boy Scouts of America.

“Scouting helps by giving Scouts with disabilities an opportunity to prove to themselves and to others that they can do things-and difficult things too-for themselves.” – Lord Baden Powell