Re: Aquanaut substitute activities
Foley, Mary Lee (SYSMLF@UOFT01.BITNET)
Thu, 11 Mar 1993 10:21:35 EDT
On Thu, 11 Mar 1993 10:10:24 -0500 Jim Holman said:
>I can't think of something as a reasonable substitute for swimming.
>It's easy enough to say he just has to pass on Aquanaut, but does
>someone out there have some suggestions as to a way he can
>qualify for the badge?? (remember: his doctor (AND mother) will not
>allow him even in shallow water).
First, is he a 4th or 5th grader and how long will the restriction
apply? If this is a (relatively) short-term problem and he has another
year as a Webelos, why worry? However, I assume that is not the case
or you wouldn't have bothered posing the question. So...
Personally, I would find out as much as possible about the boy's
abilities before he had the surgery. If he had been swimming for
years and several people can attest to his prowess, I would just
sign off requirements 1, 2, 3 and 4. That would leave 5 to be
demonstrated on land which would complete the requirements.
Perhaps he could demonstrate rowboat handling (no. 6) by sitting
in a boat on shore and going through the motions? If he's a real
beginner and there's doubt about his ability to fulfill
requirements 1 and 2, and at least one of 3, 4 or 7 then he'll
just have to skip Aquanaut. After all, there's nothing that says he
MUST earn that one.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City