On Saturday, January 28, 2023, players of the Wheelchair Basketball Team Nassau Kings spoke to the Webelos (4th graders) of Pack 178 at Great Neck South High School’s gym.
In this event, Kings players shared some of the challenges with moving in a wheelchair, how playing basketball has changed their lives, and showed off their special moves. The Webelos also got to learn about the specially-designed basketball wheelchairs, and maneuver and race in one. They got to shoot some hoops as well!
This activity satisfies the requirements of the Webelos’ elective adventure, Aware and Care, which requires the scouts to develop an awareness of the challenges that physically disabled people face, to care more about them and be more inclusive.
This event was organized by the Webelos Den Leader, Seth Kurpiel.
Pack 178 is deeply thankful to the Nassau Kings players who came out to share their lives with our scouts! We encourage everyone to support the Kings by going to their website so that they can continue to do what they love.
The cub scouts of Pack 178 come from all four Great Neck public elementary schools – E.M. Baker, J. F. Kennedy, Lakeville, and Saddle Rock – and Buckley Country Day School.
Great Neck Pack 178 is always happy to welcome new Scouts. Any girls and boys from Kindergarten through fourth grade should visit www.greatneckcubscouts.com for more information.