Re: Cub Scouts Sports Program
Ray Callaway (ric@ATLANTA.DG.COM)
Tue, 17 Oct 1995 10:04:31 -0600
> Barb Stephens requested what to do for the Cub that is active in Karate,
> but not other sports.
I unfortunately was faced with the same problem. My son has ADD and finds it
difficult to participate in the typical team sports. He is just off in his
own cloud at times and his motor skills were not exactly the greatest. Karate
allowed him to learn and grow. The discipline of learning that skill has
helped him greatly. He just moved from Green belt to Purple.
Altho I did not do this with my son, it was suggested to me that working on
the Fitness (or Athlete - forgot the exact name) program would be a good
compromise. Most of the work and exercise that is done in the course of
Karate maps pretty well into the Fitness requirements. This does have a belt
loop and pin for that program.
Ray Callaway | The opinion expressed above is
ASM, Troop 534 | personal and does not represent
Atlanta Area Council | the views of my employer, Data
| General Corporation.
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