Re: Asperger's Syndrome Scout / Tolerance
Hal Dudley (wolfcsm@N-LINK.COM)
Wed, 10 Jul 1996 12:58:40 -0500
At 09:37 AM 7/10/96 PST, you wrote:
> I have a problem for those of you out there in Scout-L land who have a
> developmentally disabled kid in your Scout troop...I know the answer is
> probably right in from of my nose, but I can't see things too clearly
> right now because I am so ticked off.
> Do I talk to the Scoutmaster? Do I talk to the parents? Both? Is
> there anyone on the list that has run into this kind of problem that
> could tell me what is most effective? I would sure hate to see my son
> bag everything because of what a few jerks are doing (yes, there will
> always be some jerky kids in every troop).
> Thanks in advance,
> Jo Anne Murphy
I would talk with the Scoutmaster and the Troop Committee. Then I would
suggest that the Troop work on the Disabilities Awareness merit badge as a
troop. The Scouts that are doing the teasing will have to work through some
of the same sorts of problems that your son does every day. Lastly, the
Scout Oath and Law teach tollerance for others and there might be a lesson
for the Scouts and Leaders, who are allowing the teasing to go on.
I used to be an Eagle
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City