ERIC Number: ED104038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Scouting for the Visually Handicapped.
McMullen, A. Robert, Ed.
Intended for parents of visually handicapped boys, the booklet describes advantages and opportunities of boy scouting for the visually handicapped. It is stressed that boys with visual handicaps are more like other boys than unlike them. Noted are practical ways to compensate for the boy's lack of sight such as Braille versions of the Scout handbooks. Discussed is the question of whether to place the child in a regular unit or in a special unit for the visually handicapped. Detailed are possible modifications for the visually handicapped in the following advancement areas: citizenship, first aid, family living (such as tactual identification of coins), community living, communication (such as awareness of Braille resources), hiking, camping, cooking, conservation, physical fitness, and swimming. It is reported that visually handicapped scouts have joined activities such as mountain climbing and national meetings. Appended are addresses of six sources of equipment and materials. (DB)
Descriptors: Achievement, Adolescents, Children, Exceptional Child Education, Males, National Organizations, Normalization (Handicapped), Recreational Programs, Visual Impairments
Boy Scouts of America, New Brunswick, New Jersey (No. 3063, $1.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boy Scouts of America, New Brunswick, NJ.