4 Examples of Scouts with Autism Thriving

Scouts with autism are demonstrating that being on the autism spectrum doesn’t hold them back from serving their communities. Here are four standout examples of how:

Last month we shared the story of Michael, who is hoping to achieve the Eagle Scout rank with his inspiring service project video that encourages parents of children with autism. Read his story here and then check out the video for yourself.


Earlier this week, we shared the story of a troop of Scouts with autism. This exceptional group helped unify two self-proclaimed “rival troops” on a recent camping trip. Read how they accomplished this feat here.


One mom started a Cub Scout pack tailored to meet the needs of its Cub Scouts with autism. Building self-esteem in her son and his fellow Scouts, this mom was recognized as KATU’s Everyday Hero. Learn more in the video below.

Nick R. is well underway to completing the requirements to become an Eagle Scout. What’s more, he’s on the autism spectrum. Not without challenges, Nick is striving to accomplish his service project, turning plastic bags into mats for homeless people. Read more about his quest to become an Eagle Scout here.

(Photo: Kathy Kirby)
(Photo: Kathy Kirby)

Autism Not Stopping Scouts

The lessons Scouting delivers to children and young adults benefit Scouts of different abilities. The energy and talent Scouts bring in return is not any less from children with autism. As these young leaders work through challenges to develop into productive adults, they embody the mission of Scouting and find themselves Prepared. For Life.™


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