Scouting for People with Disabilities
Guidelines on Scouting for People with Disabilities is an extension of the resources WOSM has published in past to support this area, 'We Can' (1989) & 'Scouting with the Disabled' (2000). Whether it is regular Scouting activities or a large Scout event, like a Jamboree, people with disabilities can be easily included, with some targeted modifications and adaptations to the programme. The document includes guiding principles and practical hints and strategies to support Scouting for people with disabilities.
20 page downloadable document (643 kB)
World Scout Bureau, June 2008
This publication on extending Scouting to 'People with Disabilities' by WOSM covers various areas required to support policy/decision makers in National Scout Organizations as well as leaders in local Scout Groups.
NAIROBI - They say, “disability is not inability”, and this was epitomized by a group of Kenyan Scouts during the recently ended Kenya National Super Inter-patrol Competitions. The event was held at the Rowallan Camp in Nairobi from 13th to 18th September 2010. The said competitions were like any other, except, some of the participants were deaf.
In Lithuania, young people with disabilities, from families with very low incomes, had the opportunity to experience Scouting during the Lithuanian Scout Jamboree, thanks to funding received from the World Bank. The Jamboree took place in the summer of 2003. The 20 young people with disabilities were fully integrated into the camp, supported by able-bodied Scouts. Scouting in Lithuania hopes to extend its work with young people with disabilities in the future. A programme has been developed and funding is now being sought. (August 2004)