Andrew Heath (HEATHA@YVAX.BYU.EDU)
Fri, 20 Oct 1995 11:40:16 -0600
> How does one go about starting a special needs Cub Scout Pack? I've
> been told that "a long time ago" my Pack had a special needs Pack
> affiliated with it, but presently this affiliation is not active.
> I've also been told a special needs Pack must be affiliated with an
> existing Pack. We have several Cubs with ADD who are doing just fine
> in the "mainstream" but I never see any boys at Roundups who are faced
> with other physical/emotional challenges.
A special needs Pack/Troop/Team/Post is created in the same matter as any other
Pack/Troop/Team/Post. No affiliation with any other unit is needed. Get a
sponser organize a commitee, get unit leaders and charter it. When chartering
such a unit however you should be sure that the Council office is aware that
the unit is for Special Needs kids. Especially those in the advancement/records
part of your council. Be sure the mark your records so they do not get thrown
out when the get old. (I know our council office goes through the records ever
so often and throws out all the old outdated records. - Our file is marked so
they do not do this to ours).
I work with a Special needs troop and having our file marked is of special
importance. also be sure you keep duplicate records just in case. This is more
important perhaps for a troop where it may take a scout 20-30 years to get
YiS, Andrew J. Heath (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City