Re: Blind Beaver
CRAIG WILLIAM NOAH (cnoah@S-CWIS.UNOMAHA.EDU)
Sun, 13 Nov 1994 21:39:03 -0600
My only experience with blind people is through school - I have not
seen how Scouting at that age best works for someone who is blind. However,
I know that most kids are eager and willing to learn and help. Maybe it would
be good for the boys to learn what it is like being blind. For example, make
them go through a meeting (or half of a meeting) blindfolded. Blindfold half
the boys and let the other half see what it's like to help someone who is
blind. Then part way through the meeting, trade places. This way all of the
boys should have some idea of what it is like to be blind, and what Toby will
need the most help with.
As far as special equipment, I don't know what will and will not help,
but you might want to ask Toby and/or his Mom and get suggestions from them -
what games does Toby play at home, how does he get around, how are games
usually modified so that he can play them, etc.
I'm sure others will have ideas. It sounds like you have a good
start, though. Good luck and God Bless.
Yours in Scouting,
Eagle Class 1985
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City