The committee helps all council structures provide the most effective Scouting program for youth with disabilities and special needs
- 1. Helps the council increase the percent of youth with disabilities served.
- 2. Helps the council gain a better awareness of persons with disabilities.
- 3. Develops good council working relationships with organizations and individuals in the community that have an exceptional understanding of persons with disabilities.
- 4. Advises the council on plans, programs, and techniques to serve youth with disabilities better.
- 1. Conduct workshops for professional staff, volunteers, and potential leaders on Scouting for youth with disabilities.
- 2. Review all national resources related to Scouting for persons with disabilities.
- 3. Cultivate new chartered organizations for special units serving youth with severe disabilities.
- 4. Conduct a new unit campaign of selected community organizations for youth with disabilities.
- 5. Recommend persons for the council Torch of Gold Award and nominations for the National Woods Services Award.
- 6. Send persons to the national Philmont Training Center’s special needs conference.
- 7. Plan and help implement a plan to place youth with disabilities in existing packs, troops, and crews.
- 8. Assist the council camping committee with plans to assure barrier-free camping facilities.
- 9. Help obtain funds to make facilities barrier-free.
- 10. Recommend special equipment needed for persons with disabilities.
- 11. Advise the council advancement committee on national policies and local options to meet the needs of Scouts with special needs.
- 12. Establish short-term task forces to carry out special projects as approved by the Scout Executive.
- 13. Make recommendations to the council as needed.