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Boy Scouts welcome special needs children

By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

WORTH COUNTY, GA (WALB) - The Boy Scouts opened their arms to a group that is often forgotten. Parents of special needs children in Lee and Dougherty Counties were invited to Camp Osborne Saturday for Scout Awareness Day.

All the of the kids came together and camped out in the wild, chopped wood and built fires. Amy Baken's son is a scout with special needs. She organized the event to show parents that the Boy Scouts is a fun and safe activity for all children.

"He has gained a lot from scouts. He has gained loyalty and all of the things that scouting offers. But more than that, he has come out here and learned to fish and camp and be with his friends and have fun," said Baken.

The Boy Scouts of America aims to build character, teach the responsibilities of citizenship, and develop personal fitness.

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