National Special Needs and Disabilities Conference

April 21-22, 2023  |  Friday, 1:00 pm - Saturday, 8:00 pm

Sam Houston Area Council
Cockrell Scout Center
2225 N Loop W
Houston, Texas 77008

Understanding and Navigating Behaviors and Mental Health in Scouting

Presented by: Boy Scouts of America, National Special Needs and Disabilities Committee

BSA's National Special Needs and Disabilities Committee is hosting a two-day conference on Understanding Behaviors and Mental Health in Scouting. The conference is designed for Scouters in leadership positions at all levels (pack, troop, crew, ship, district, council, camp staff), BSA professionals, parents/guardians, caregivers, and anyone interested in learning more about supporting Scouts with special needs or disabilities. 


The registration fee is $150 and includes meals and snacks. 


Hotel: Out-of-town participants can make reservations to stay at the Courtyard Marriot Houston Brookhollow (2504 North Loop West Houston, Texas 77092); breakfast is included in the group rates.


Several knowledgeable guest speakers are scheduled to present on various topics.

  • Ages and Stages
  • Scout Transitions
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Managing Behaviors
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Success Through Failure    


April 21, 2022 Friday 1:00 - 8:00 pm
April 22, 2022 Saturday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm


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