Re: Down syndrome Scout advice needed
Bob Evans (evans@THEBORG.WES.ARMY.MIL)
Thu, 14 Sep 1995 10:42:14 -0500
I have had only 1 significant experience with Down's Syndrome people. I went on
week-long vacation with a church group for handicapped people as a chaperone. At
I was apprehensive; I wasn't sure how to treat them. As the week went on, I foun
that, like everyone else on earth, each person has their own identity. Each has
and disabilities to certain degrees. What you need to do is to know this scout.
his weaknesses and his strengths. He will probably prove to be more "normal" tha
think. In fact, he may prove to have some extraordinary talents. However, don't
him. That would be the worst thing to do. He will want to be treated with respec
t as a
I would not be surprised if this scout turns out to be one of your best experien
a scout leader.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City