Student Registration Information
Download Student Permission form and Checklist below
Student Registration Deadline: October 13, 2021
Attn: Sue Glaser
4210 W. Bay Villa Ave.
Tampa, FL 33611
Student Registration Documents:
Scouts (grades 3-6) and Pioneers (grades 7 and up with O&M skills at the “Scouts” level)
Scouts/Pioneers Checklist – to be completed by O&M instructor
Explorers (grades 7-9) AND Trailblazers (grades 10-12)
Explorer/Trailblazer Checklist – to be completed by O&M instructor
Requirements to Participate:
Student must have access to a device (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.) with audio, video, and internet capability. The virtual competition on Friday can be done in the student’s home or school environment.
Students must use a white cane for this contest, and must wear closed-toe shoes.
ALL students who register must participate in all aspects of Florida Cane Quest with a family member or adult who is 18 years old or older, known as the contestant’s teammate. A younger teammate can assist, but both must be supervised by an adult. Attendance at the face-to-face portion on Saturday is optional.
A student’s visual acuity must fall within the B1 through B2 classification range as defined by the United States Association of Blind Athletes.
Class B1 - No light perception in either eye up to light perception, but inability to recognize the shape of a hand at any distance or in any direction.
Class B2 - From ability to recognize the shape of a hand up to visual acuity of 20/600 and/or a visual field of less than 5 degrees in the best eye with the best practical eye correction.
Sleepshade (Florida Cane Quest category) – If a student’s visual acuity does not fall within the B1 or B2 classification but is receiving orientation and mobility instruction while wearing a sleepshade, an O&M instructor can register the student in the “Sleepshade” category. It is up to the student’s O&M instructor to determine if participation at this level is appropriate. A student should only participate in this category if regular instruction while wearing a sleepshade is provided.
5. Students will compete in one of four groups:
Scout Pioneer Explorer Trailblazer
B1: grades 3-6 B1: grades 7-12 B1: grades 7-9 B1: grades 10-12
B2: grades 3-6 B2: grades 7-12 B2: grades 7-9 B2: grades 10-12
Sleepshade: grades 3-6 Sleepshade: grades 7-12 Sleepshade: grades 7-9 Sleepshade: grades 10-12