WORKING WITH CUB SCOUTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Disabilities Awareness Night
Belt Loop and Pin
ABOUT THE CREATOR
DISABILTIES AWARENESS BELT
LOOP & PIN
Scouts can earn the Disabilities Awareness Belt Loop and Pin by completing the
BELT LOOP (Complete all 3
with a friend, family member, classmate, or other person with disabilities.
Find out what this person enjoys and what this person finds difficult.
a disabilities event such as an Easter Seals event, Special Olympics, a
performance with sign language interpretation, an activity with Guiding Eyes
dogs, or a wheelchair race. Tell your adult leader what you thought about the
a display about one or more disabilities. It can include physical, learning, or
mental challenges. Share the display at a pack meeting.
PIN (Earn the Disabilities Awareness
Belt Loop and Complete 5 of the following requirements)
Disabiltities Awareness Belt Loop & Pin Worksheet.pdf
with disabilities move around in different ways such as crutches, scooters, and
wheelchairs. Explain the differences. With an adult’s supervision and
permission, try to safely use one.
sign language, demonstrate the Cub Scout Promise and Motto.
a book about a person with a disability.
how your school helps students with disabilities (elevators, ramps, small
classes, special tools and equipment, specialized teachers).
one of the following and its purpose: occupational therapy, speech therapy, or
physical therapy. Visit with a person who works in one of these fields and
learn about his or her position. Read about a famous person who has been
physically or mentally challenged. Report what you learned to your Den or
two one-hour periods, and with adult supervision, go about your normal routine
doing chores, watching television, studying, etc. Change your abilities by
using one of these experiences, then share what you learned with your den.
impairment — Muffle your ears with earmuffs or bandages.
impairment — Blindfold one or both eyes.
impairment— Bind an arm or leg so that it cannot be used.
impairment — Cover your mouth or do not speak
an impairment of your own that is approved by an adult.
at a catalog and find three items that could help a person with disabilities in
their daily life. Explain how each item would help the individual.
and help someone with disabilities in school, sports, or another supervised
a nursing home or elderly person and help someone with a meal.
to someone who works with people who have disabilities. Ask what the person's
position is like and how he or she helps people with disabilities
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