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Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council

Training Information and Resources

We offer special needs courses at the council’s two main training events:

  • The University of Scouting is open to all Scouters and typically held the last Saturday in October. Unfortunately, UoS is not offered in 2020, due to COVID-19.
  • The Commissioners’ College, open to all adult leaders, is usually offered the first Saturday in February and is tentatively slated for 2/6/2021 . However, its special needs curriculum is not yet determined.

Please consult our calendar to locate the latest information about upcoming events.

The University and College offerings are typically based on official BSA curricula.  Unfortunately, the existing BSA special needs courses have been retracted. Their replacements are under review and not yet released.  In the meantime, we offer a general disabilities awareness course adapted from a BSA deck and supplemented by our team. We also offer Special Needs Roundtables from time to time. 

Training and disabilities awareness offerings can be provided on request for District Roundtables, summer camps, Wood Badge, NYLT, unit meetings, etc.  To make such arrangements, please send us an email.

We also encourage units to build special needs awareness into their annual programs. Some natural ways to do this are to pursue Cub Scouts Disabilities Awareness Academics Belt Loop and Pin and the Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge for Scouts BSA. 

Another good way to stimulate awareness is to review short videos, such as,