I wanted to share this article with you all from the current edition of Scouting Magazine (BSA) dealing with Scouting youth and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). For Scouter’s this disorder can be a real challenge, and I’m sure most of you can share a story or two. With a little extra patience this challenge can be overcome.
As a parent of two Scouts that have been diagnosed with ADHD plus having it myself, I can attest that the Scouting program can be beneficial in development of individuals identified with having it. All it takes is some planning and teamwork with parents in finding what works with the child and how they “learn”.
It’s an interesting article and has a good overview of how to deal with Scouting youth that have special needs.While it doesn’t cover everything, it does offer a fairly decent starting point for those with limited experience dealing with the subject. Click on the link below to go to the article.
Until next time…
Be safe, be prepared, and keep Scouting