Working with Scouts with Disabilities
Jay Thal (jay.thal@TCS.WAP.ORG)
Wed, 8 Jul 1998 11:37:31 EST
(The recent thread on Problem Scouts may fall under this category, it suggests
to me that inquiries should be made of the parents about home or other
problems, or any diagnoses.)
BUT, THAT IS NOT THE SPECIFIC REASON FOR THIS POSTING.
On July 26 I, and at least one other Scouting family that is part of Scouts-L,
will be attending the Philmont Training Center's conference on Working with
Scouts with Disabilities.
The focus of that conference will be:
"...providing information, resources, program ideas, activities, and
awareness training to enable participants to help their council and district
expand Scouting opportunities for youth who have disabilities. Primary focus
will be on the Boy Scouting program."
So, it seems to me that "we" can be Scout-L emmisaries to the Conference, and
reporters of the Conference - broadening the information stream from 40 to 800+
instantaneously (more or less). Information sharing is what it is all about.
If you have any specific concerns, areas of interest, vexing problems, or
directions you would like to see Scouting travel towards, please send me a
message (which I'll share with the other Scout-Ler). Send it as a personal
message, sowe don't clog the bandwidth - they'll be time enough for that later
on. ;-). I'll ne going on "No-Mail" about July 24, so please post by July 20.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City