Laurel Highlands Council

TrailBlazer

Programs

TrailBlazer

The basic premise of Scouting for youth with disabilities and special needs is that they want most to participate like other youth—and Scouting gives them that opportunity. Thus, much of the program for Scouts with disabilities and special needs is directed at (1) helping unit leaders develop an awareness of disabled people among youth without disabilities and (2) encouraging the inclusion of Scouts with disabilities and special needs in Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, Venturing crews, and Sea Scout ships.

The TrailBlazer district serves communities in Beaver County, Allegheny County, and Washington County.

Fast Facts

WHO WE SERVE

  • 192 boys ages 6 to 10 in Cub Scouts
  • 156 boys ages 11 to 17 in Boy Scouts
  • 618 boys and girls ages 14 to 20 in Venturing

SCOUTING UNITS

  • 10 Cub Scout packs
  • 7 Boy Scout troops
  • 21 Venturing crews

2017 YEAR IN REVIEW

  • An adult Scout leader training program on the inclusion of a Scout with a disability to their unit was rolled out and presented to several units
  • A video that showcases the TrailBlazer District was completed
  • 60 new Scouts were recruited
  • The TrailBlazer District Committee has been meeting quarterly
  • 350 TrailBlazer Scouts attended day camp in the April at Camp Guyasuta
  • 386 Scouts attended the TrailBlazer Fall Fun Days in October at Camp Guyasuta
  • 33 TrailBlazer units participated in Pinewood Derby Races

CHARTERING ORGANIZATIONS

  • Achieva Customized Day
  • Achieva West Mifflin
  • Austin’s Place
  • Chartiers Center
  • Conroy School
  • Family Links
  • Mental Health Association of Beaver County
  • Milestone Centers Inc. Lawrenceville
  • Milestone Centers Inc. NTAC
  • Milestone Centers New Horizons
  • Milestone Yough
  • Mon Valley School
  • Northgate Junior and Senior High School
  • Pathfinder School
  • Pittsburgh Pioneer
  • Plea School
  • Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
  • School for the Deaf
  • Step-By-Step Inc.
  • Sunrise School
  • The Verland Foundation C.L.A
  • Trinity Area School District
  • West Allegheny School District
  • Western PA Psych Care
  • Western PA School for Blind Children
TrailBlazer Video

Standing Meetings

Leadership

KEY Leadership - TrailBlazer

Lou Anne Caligiuri - District Chair
Carrie Gardner - District Commissioner
Bob Zelleznick - District Executive
Brooke Parker - District Director 

 

 

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