Williams Syndrome Badge
(Discover Health and Safety)
Written by Denise Kerrigan (Leader, Troop 284), Troop 284, and Mercedes Yardley (Mom of girl in troop 284 and son with Williams Syndrome)
This badge is designed to help our members learn about and interact with those who have Williams Syndrome. Williams Syndrome affects 1 in 10,000 people.
Penguin: Do three requirements including the two starred *
Otter: Do four requirements including the two starred *
Dolphin: Do five requirements including the two starred *
Butterfly: Do six requirements including the two starred *
Eagle: Do seven requirements including the two starred *
Owl: Do nine requirements including the two starred *
_____1.* Learn about Williams Syndrome. What is Williams Syndrome? What causes it?
_____2.* Discuss the common features of people with Williams Syndrome.
_____3. Talk about the accommodations people with Williams Syndrome generally need when attending school. Learn what an IEP is and how it can be used for those with special needs.
_____4. Spend a day with someone with Williams Syndrome.
_____5. Find out about a program or group that works with people with Williams Syndrome. Tell what the program or group does, and find out how people can help them.
_____6. Volunteer to help a family with a loved one with Williams Syndrome.
_____7. Participate in a service project that will benefit a Williams Syndrome organization.
_____8. Create a poster, or other art project, to promote Williams Syndrome awareness.
_____9. List the similarities between you and someone with Williams Syndrome. Tell why it is important to focus on what the similarities are, and not just the differences.
_____10. Do a musical activity with someone with Williams Syndrome.
_____11. Earn the Kindness badge. Tell why it is important to be kind and loving to all people, even when they are different.
_____12. Earn the Anti-bullying badge. Tell why it is important to stand up for those with special needs.
_____13. Talk with your principal and find out what programs your school offers for those with Williams Syndrome.
_____14. Create an informational display about Williams Syndrome. Display it in a public place, such as a library or school.
_____15. Volunteer with a Williams Syndrome organization.
_____16. Organize or help with a fundraiser for a Williams Syndrome organization.
_____17. Find out about a camp for those with Williams Syndrome. Where is it located? What kinds of activities do they offer?
_____18. Read a blog about Williams Syndrome.
_____19. Tell about the challenges and joys a family of a person with Williams Syndrome experiences.
_____20. Watch a documentary or movie that focuses on Williams Syndrome.
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