Re: Aquanaut substitute activities
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Fri, 12 Mar 1993 12:58:29 -0500
> We have a Webelos who due to ear surgery (tube implants, etc.) is
> FORBIDDEN to swim or even play in water lest he slip and fall
> under. I know that substitute activies are allowed for physically
> handicapped youth to complete some of the sports activities, but
> 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).
Hi Jim! I'm curious as to exactly what this scout's ear problems are.
My son had to have ear surgery twice for each ear. In all cases the
surgery was to implant tubes in his ears. My son was on an age group
swim team, so naturally we asked questions about swimming. The doctor,
an ear specialist who teaches at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, said that as
long as he wore earplugs, there was no problem with swimming. You can
either have the doctor make ear plugs that exactly fit the ear or make
your own. He also said that if the ear plug fell out accidently and some
water got in the ear, it was no big deal.
If the mother and doctor insist tat swimming is out, then I recommend
talking to your district/council advancement committee to come up with
Yours in Scouting,
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