Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Mon, 26 Sep 1994 12:43:50 CST
On Fri, 23 Sep 1994 12:34:17 EDT Olan Watkins said:
>Re the wheel chair Scout, I would guess that would be a case where your Troop
>Committee would elect to waive the swimming requirements for that Scout.
This assumes that the scout is unable to meet the swimming requirement. Being
in a wheelchair does not automatically make a person unable to swim. The
troop committee should investigate the circumstances BEFORE waiving the
requirement--it might be neither necessary nor appropriate.
Waivers (or more appropriately substitutions) are not made because the
requirement is difficult, but because a handicap makes it not possible to
meet the requirement. (safety reasons are also applicable).
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