Wood Badge for the Deaf

Just watch and understand.  (If you view on Youtube you can see the captioning if set-up correctly)
I am just blown away by this.

About Adam R. Cox

Current Skyloo District Commissioner Current Skyloo District & Council Trainer Current Council Member at Large (Cascade Pacific Council) Former Tiger DL & CM of P221 in Pioneer District Former Skyloo District CS Roundtable Commissioner. Former Ast Council Commissioner for Commissioner Tools and Communication Former Pioneer District Training Chair WE1-492-09 Beaver W1-492-11 Bobwhite TG ASM Logistic W1-492-17-2
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One Response to Wood Badge for the Deaf

  1. Deaf Scouter & Eagle Mom says:

    What an AWESOME vision!!! In Alabama there several Deaf Woodbadgers and Deaf Order of the Arrow members that are on the training staff to help the newbie Deaf members who participate in the courses. There is even a Deaf Eagle Scout page in Facebook for those Deaf Scouts who have earned their Eagle award to join. (Being a New Yorker gal, I WISH I was closer to join them… *smiles)

    The video comments about the online training was right on the mark. I had the same problem and had to google to find the reading material to go along with the courses. Adding captions is so easy to do especially in this day of technology resources available. If they don’t have the time to add the captions themselves, look toward colleges and their courses.

    For those of you that are just discovering the world of the hidden Deaf Scouter, there is a way to really help! Once you find out you have a Deaf Scouter fluent in ASL (American Sign Language) or a hard of hearing Scouter that signs somewhat signed up for your course , ask them if they have an interpreter already. (Most of Deaf Scouters tend to write to the person in charge asking for written material to help us as way of making others aware of our needs so we get the best out of the courses.) If you are looking for interpreters, check out your local colleges for those that offer the ASL interpreting program. Find out who the field placement person is as student interpreters are required to gain experience in the field. Put a request in for your meetings, trainings and etc. and ask if someone can interpret. Just be aware that they are student not professionals so you’ll need to help many of these interpreters on Scouter’s lingo. You’ll surprise many deaf Scouter if you go the extra mile to get an interpreter. i still remember my first gift given at a Blue and Gold Dinner.

    Even now that my son is a Eagle, I find my Scouting experience is helpful to other Deaf families and their CODA children. (CODA = Children of Deaf Adults) There is so many WONDERFUL hearing Scouters willing to go the extra mile in making Deaf and hard of hearing Scouters and/or CODAs’ parents feel a part of something special.


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