Mentally Challenged Scout
Martin Konigsdorffer (mkonigsd@SURFSOUTH.COM)
Fri, 18 Oct 1996 21:42:54 -0700
One of our local troops has a question for the collective wisdom of the
list. The troop has several boys who are mentally handicapped. One boy
(13 yrs old) is autistic. He has had some difficulty in performing the
tasks necessary for advancement to First Class. He is unlikely to be able
to serve as a cook or build a fire or get a totin' chip due to his
handicap. We've asked Council for help, but they don't have the resources
or don't know what resources are available to help this Scout along. Two
other boys are in a similiar boat, but a little better. Their parents are
100% supportive, and want their sons to succeed in Scouting.
Has anyone else had this challenge? How did you do it, and without
appearing to be unfair to the boys who are not handicapped in your troop?
Melissa Konigsdorffer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CSRTC, District Trainer, etc..
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City