scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Re: Free Books by Scouting's Founders
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG
Tue Aug 29 1972 - 09:27:38 CDT
On Tue, 29 Aug 2000, Rick Seymour wrote:
> This one is a treasure if you have or intend to have deaf boys in your
> Troop. Hearing Scouts are more eager to learn how to sign when the Deaf
> Scouts are learning along with them.
(g) and no doubt about it, being excluded also fires the hunger to
learn. If the hearing-impaired/deaf Scouts have just one
hearing/unimpaired Scout to sign with, about all that has to happen is
for that little clique to dissolve in laughter about some leader's
inappropriate use of a sign -- the others will want in on it. Been
there, seen this happen repeatedly.
(BTW, before someone climbs my case, by inappropriate I do not mean
anything sexual. A friend who did NOT sign had a nervous habit of
stroking her jaw; it registered with me, but I was hearing her voice and
it didn't "click". It definitely "clicked" with our deaf buddies though,
and thereafter, all I had to do to indicate "unimportant, ignore" was
stroke my jaw -- and NO that's NOT the meaning of that sign! Brownie
points for knowing what it does mean, though).