History and Heritage of the Disabled Sports Movement (Quest Award elective)

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History and Heritage of the Disabled Sports Movement (Quest Award elective) requirements

  1. Study the history of the disabled sports movement (Paralympics).
    • Learn how it started.
    • When did the disabled sports movement start?
    • When and where would you find competitions for disabled athletes?
    • What disabled sports games are included in the summer and winter Paralympics?
  2. Pick a disabled sport you have an interest in and learn its history.
    • Who started that disabled sport and why?
    • How has the sport changed since its beginning?
    • What specialized equipment is used by disabled athletes?
  3. Using what you learned in requirements 1 and 2 above, plan and run a disabled sports awareness clinic for your crew, a Cub Scout den or pack, Boy Scout troop, other youth group, etc. Examples:
    • Wheelchair basketball
    • Goal ball for blind athletes
    • Sledge hockey
    • Murder ball (rugby for quadriplegics)


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Quest Handbook, 2003 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33151)

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