Special Needs

Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers, or Sea Scouts who have disabilities may qualify for limited flexibility in advancement. Allowances that are possible in each program are outlined below. It does not necessarily matter if a youth is approved to be registered beyond the age of eligibility. Experience tells us those members whose parents are involved, or at least regularly consulted, progress the farthest.

Some units have also followed the example set by Individualized Education Plans and have established “individual Scout advancement plans” with the same benefits.