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More on Advancement

See the Boy Scout Advancement page for information on Merit Badge counseling.

Religious Programs
Information about all Scouting religious emblems programs and printed resources are available from PRAY. Remember, Scout Sabbath/Sunday is in February; make plans now. For more information, visit http://www.praypub.org/.
A new video called Promoting Duty to God is now available from PRAY. This is an interfaith resource promoting the religious emblems of all faiths. It is 7.5 minutes long and may be used in training events as well as in presentations to individual units. Syllabi, scripts, handouts, etc. have been created to be used with the video.
 
Scouting Resources for Serving Youth With Special Needs or Disabilities
Most resources described below are printed publications; the name is listed followed by its item number. For other types of resources, there is a brief explanation. A printed list of these resources is available, Scouting Resources for Serving Youth with Disabilities 89-120B.
District or Council Resources
Scouting for Youth with Emotional Disabilities 32998B
Scouting for Youth with Physical Disabilities 33057C
Scouting for Youth with Mental Retardation 33059B
Scouting for the Hearing Impaired 33061A
Scouting for the Blind and Visually Impaired 33063C
Scouting for Youth with Learning Disabilities 33065A
Closed-captioned Youth Protection Guidelines video AV-03V014
For Cub Scout Packs
Closed-captioned Cub Scout Fast Start video AV-01V022
Closed-captioned Cub Scout Leader Specific Training video AV-01V013
Closed-captioned It Happened to Me Youth Protection Training video AV-09V011

Audio recordings of Cub Scout Leader, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos books are available on loan through the free library service provided by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress. Families should ask their cooperating library the the appropriate book. For more information, including eligibility requirements and the location of the nearest cooperating library, call 1-800-424-9100 or visit the Library of Congress at http://lcweb.loc.gov/nls or http://www.loc.gov/nls.
Braille printings of Tiger Cub Activity Book, Parent's Guide, Bobcat, Wolf, and Bear Cub Scout Book are available from The Lighthouse of Houston at 713-827-9561.
Braille printings of the Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scout Books are available from the National Braille Association at 716-427-8260.
Boys' Life magazine in Braille. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress 202-707-5101.
For Boy Scout Troops
A Scoutmasters Guide to Working with Scouts with Disabilities 33056A
Closed-captioned Boy Scout Fast Start video AV-026
Closed-captioned Boy Scout Leader Specific Training video AV-02V015
Closed-captioned A Time To Tell Youth Protection training video AV-09V004
Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge Pamphlet 33370
My Scout Advancement Trail 33499A (A record book to help a boy use the BSA recognition bead system to recognize small, bite-size attainment of individual requirements for Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, and 1st Class ranks)
Application for Alternate Eagle Scout Merit Badges 58-730
Boys' Life magazine in Braille. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress 202-707-5101.
Recordings of the Boy Scout Handbook and various merit badge pamphlets are available through Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic at 800-221-4792.
Boy Scout Handbook in Braille at The Lighthouse of Houston at 713-827-9561.
BSA merit badge pamphlets in Braille at the National Braille Association at 716-427-8260.