Re: Deaf Resources?
Grant O'Neil (oneig@SEA.WA.EDU.AU)
Mon, 25 Mar 1996 09:42:00 PST
In Australian scouting there is a linguist badge for scouts of all sections
who can speak
in a language other than English. Recipients of this badge wear a badge
right pocket of their uniform shirt indicating the language spoken (Habla
Parla Italiano, etc.) There is provision with this badge for a Deaf Sign
in which case the badge indicates "Sign Language" or something like that (I
actually seen the badge, but I have seen the requirements in our handbooks.
I am sure that equivalent badges would be provided in other scouting
so having a deaf boy in your troop could be a great opportunity for the
members to work together with his help in earning this badge. It would have
immediate benefit of helping the whole troop communicate with the deaf boy,
longer term benefits that there would be a few more members of the community
to communicate in sign language, thus giving the scouts another opportunity
do their duty in helping other people.
Can't help much with resources I'm afraid, but hopefully this idea will be
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City