Re: MBs and the Handicapped Scout
Susan Ganther (susan@EMAIL.UNC.EDU)
Tue, 1 Aug 1995 11:55:21 -0400
Cheryl, you haven't given us much to go on, how old is the Scout? Is he
likely to develope the abilities he lacks if given time to mature? If you
were not working with a large group and could give him more time and or
assistance in developing the requisite skills could he do it? Are you
really sure he can't?
Let's rephrase the question, suppose you had a very obese Scout. The planned
outing was to hike to the top of a Mountain. Everyone who completes the
hike gets a badge. Do you A) carry the fat kid B) leave him behind but
give him the badge or C) let him choose to complete the climb or not as
he sees fit, give him all the time he needs to do it, realize he is going
to have to work a lot harder than everyone else to get there.
Obviously, nobody wants to do choice A.
If you choose B, how do you think he is going to feel about that badge.
If you choose C, then it is up to the boy.
Good luck with your choice, contestants, you have 30 seconds (hum theme from
jeopardy) OK times up.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City