Handicapped Awareness

The Handicapped Awareness Trail is specially designed to give people those experiences which will increase their ability to understand the problems of the handicapped and to teach them how they can best help and befriend such people.

Have fun carrying out activities with a handicap! Such things as tent pitching, negotiating an obstacle course, deaf language interpretation, interpretation of Braille messages, and playing a team game assume a different dimension when one is blind, deaf, without an arm or a leg, or confined to a wheelchair.

This Handicapped Awareness Trail has proved very popular at Jamborees, with long queues of Scouts waiting to participate. You too will find the experience enlightening - and fun!

Who may participate

Scout Patrols where all Scouts are over the age of 15 (barring very exceptional circumstances) but not yet turned 18 at the start of the Adventure, qualify to enter. Scouter Patrols where all adults are over the age of 18 are welcome to enter too. 

Adventure History

The Heritage Team have posted some interesting facts on previous Adventures. Click here for a trip into the past.