Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Should this scout go to Philmont
Should this scout go to Philmont
Michael A. Gleim
Mon, 5 Oct 1998 01:08:30 -0700
Every scout is different. However, I had a similar
experience 20 years ago. I was with a group of "senior"
scouts (14 years or older) on a 6 day backpack trip through
the High Sierras. One of the kids had had polio, and needed
a brace on one leg. He was also the smallest kid there. He
carried his own stuff, though not much group stuff. But, he
did fine. Had to take his time in some places, but was
generally in good spirits and able to keep up.
If the boy thinks he can, and is willing to try, go ahead
and let him go for it.
ADC, Golden Gate District, San Francisco