Re: Alternate merit badges
Jeff L. Glaze (jglaze@SUBASIC.SCIATL.COM)
Wed, 18 Jun 1997 18:00:36 -0400
At 04:33 PM 6/18/97 -0500, MRS HOPE D PRITCHARD wrote:
>Specifically, we have a boy in our troop who has a "debilitating
>fear" of the water. Thus he is unable to earn his swimming merit
>badge. This Scout, though mildly intellectually challenged, has
>received his FIRST CLASS RANK. We are hoping that he might
>ultimately complete the necessary merit badges for his EAGLE RANK.
>He will have to complete the alternate merit badge for SWIMMING.
As an afterthought to my previous message with the exceprt from
the Advancement Policies and Procedures Committee Guide, I thought
to ask, what does "mildly intellectually challenged" mean, and to what
extent is that a "mental disability"? Are we talking about a well below
average intelligence quotient?
Jeff L. Glaze, Vice-Chairman
Northeast District Advancement Committee
Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City