Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: Physically Challanged: Sports Belt Loops
Re: Physically Challanged: Sports Belt Loops
Heidi S. Willey
Sun, 15 Nov 1998 18:24:28 -0500
I want to thank all of you for contributing to my question and all of the
answers were very useful and will incorporate all of them into my program.
Kevin Simpson wrote:
> The sport belt loops can be a great opportunity for other scouts to
> learn about scouts with disabilities. If your unit is mixed, having the
> "normal" scouts adjust to the other scouts challenge could be a useful
> lesson for everyone involved. Activities like wheelchair basketball to
> satisfy the requirements for the basketball belt loop, blind baseball (a
> "beeping" ball held stationary) for baseball and the like could be used.
> You might want to look into your local special olympics. If your scouts
> are involved, they could earn their loops through the practice and
> competion there.
> Government recreation agencies as well as Goodwill Industries might be
> able to advise on things as well.
> Kevin Simpson
> Eagle Class of 1985
> Fox W3-52-90