A Boy Scout with a permanent physical or mental disability may request changes in the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks. Any desired changes must be submitted to the council advancement committee for approval, using the Alternate Rank Requirements Form.
A Boy Scout with a permanent physical or mental disability may select an alternate merit badge in lieu of a required merit badge if his disabling condition prohibits the Scout from completing the necessary requirements of a particular required merit badge. This substitute should provide a similar learning experience. Full guidelines and explanations for alternate merit badges are available on the National Council website and on the Application for Alternate Eagle Scout Rank Merit Badges, No. 58-730. The local council advancement committee must approve the application.
The council advancement committee contact for Scouts with special needs is Craig Lauer.