Troop 1547 in the Sully District recently visited the Northern Virginia Resource Center (NVRC) for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons to work on the Disabilities Awareness merit badge and learn more about the deaf community.
The NVRC offered up its Fairfax, VA, office for a weekly Troop meeting, where NVRC employees gave a presentation to 36 Scouts on the deaf community. The presentation was given verbally, visually, and with sign language. The Scouts learned about how humans hear, types of hearing loss, and technology deaf and hard of hearing individuals can use for communication. After the presentation, the Troop worked on requirements and played a game.
NVRC serves eight counties with its mission to empower deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their families through education, advocacy and community involvement. Troop 1547 is very appreciative to NVRC for helping with the merit badge and opening up their offices to the Troop.