Re: Non-swimmer Advancement
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAP.GWU.EDU)
Tue, 20 Sep 1994 01:20:33 -0400
While the Scout in question may not have any apparent disability, its hard
to know for certain. Have you talked with his parents? There may be some
less obvious disabilities in motor coordination, learning, etc. If so,
then your troop committee has the lattitude to waive the swimming
requirements on a medical or safety basis.
On the other hand, if the Scout is not trying hard enough, developing
slowly, experiencing fear or just having a hard time of it, it may just be
that it will take time and that he will need support in the meantime. He
may need reassurance that its okay to take the time, etc.
Yours in Scouting, Michael F. Bowman, a/k/a Professor Beaver
Deputy District Commissioner Exploring, GW Dist., NCAC, BSA
Speaking only for myself, but with Scouting Spirit . . .
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