Since its founding, the Boy Scouts of America has served youth members with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. Scouting is uniquely positioned among youth programs to meet the needs of children with various disabilities by providing diverse programs and social experiences.

The Baltimore Area Council is one of the leading Boy Scout councils in the country that serves Scouts with disabilities.  Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation has its own dedicated program facilities for youth with special needs to experience camp and the outdoors. 


Please take a few minutes to watch the videos below on Special Needs Troops in our council.




Mission Statement


Advancement for Youth Members With Disabilities Definition

Membership for Scout with Disabilities

Registration Requirements

Torch of Gold Award

Guide for Merit Badge Counselors

Advancement Requirements


Learning opportunity - see what it is like for one person with Autism as they visit the Mall


Scouting has a place for individuals with disabilities and special needs. Every Scout has challenges during their life and this committee along with the Baltimore Area Council will be there to work with Scouts with disabilities as they advance through Scouting. We need to help others to understand that this process is required to complete their task to the highest of their ability.

Please email with any questions or comments.

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Baltimore Area Council

701 Wyman Park | Baltimore MD | 21211
(443) 573-2500

Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation
1929 Susquehanna Hall Road | Whiteford, MD | 21160


 Schapiro Scout Service Center (Council headquarters)
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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