- Visit an agency that works with the physically,
sensory, or mentally handicapped. Collect publications
about the agency's on behalf of its members. Learn
what is being done through training, employment, and
education of their members.
- Speak to a person with a disability or read an article
or book about a person with a disability and report to
your counselor what you learned about that person's
experiences in dealing with a disability.
- Spend 15 hours within a 3-month period in ONE of the
- Visit a special Cub Scout pack or Boy Scout troop.
that works with Scouts with disabilities. Learn
about their activities, assist the leaders, and
work with the members of the group.
- Enlist the help of your unit leader and the parents
or guardians of someone with a disabling condition
and invite the disabled individual to join your
troop, team, or post. Help him or her become a
- Locate and study literature about the accessibility or
nonaccessibility of public or private places to the
disabled individuals. Observe and discuss with your
counselor the accessibility or nonaccessibility for
disabled people in the following:
- Five places with good accessibility,
- Five places with poor accessibility,
- Your school, church, synagogue, or mosque
- Your Scout camping site.
- Display in a public place the material you have
collected for the other requirements of this merit
badge so that others can be made more aware of
citizens with disabilities.
- Make a commitment to your merit badge counselor as to
what you will do in the future for those people with
disabling conditions. Discuss how your awareness has
changed as a result of what you learned.