My name is Participant Keogh, I am 17 years old and from Grass Valley, California. Prior to FLC I helped found a scholar student athlete club and am currently the activities director. The most valuable lesson I learned today was to stay confident as a leader and respect others with out letting them over power you. The greatest challenge I encountered today was staying calm in difficult situations with my team. I will use the leadership skills I acquired today like effective communications for my future in the nursing field. The activity that I had the most fun with today was fire building.
My name is Participant Quinn, I am 16 years old and from Bourne, Massachusetts. I have attended a different style leadership camp before FLC. The most valuable lesson I learned today was the lead by example and not do something I would not want my leader to do and keep my team up to the standard. The greatest challenge I had to overcome was to keep myself up to par with other leaders and make sure I was doing everything I could. I would use these lessons and skills to lead in the future by always making sure I treat everyone fairly. I enjoyed the air rifle station and the archery station the most today.
My name is Participant Williams, I am from Fort Polk, Louisiana, and this is my second time being team leader. As team leader today I learned the lesson of communications between a team. During the rope bridging exercise, our team’s communication fell apart and caused us to perform the worst out of all the teams at that station. I was taught that a leader needs to be calm during stressful times like those.
My name is Participant McGee, I am 17 years old and I am from Clifton Park, New York. I have attended multiple drill weekends for the NY National Guard and I also have experience from the Boy Scouts. The most important lessons and skill sets I learned today were: teamwork, accountability, fire building, first aid, water procurement, ways to catch food, and edible plants. The greatest challenge I encountered was completing the rope bridging station in a timely manor. In the future, I will know how to make a fire, acquire drinkable water, and find edible items in the woods, which will help me in any survival situation. I can also use all leadership skills I have learned whenever I work with a group. I had the most fun at archery today, I have been doing archery since I was 7 and I find it enjoyable.
My name is Participant Paternel, I am 17 years old and from Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Today I was team leader for the second time. The most valuable thing I learned today were all of the survival skills. It made me feel like a lot more confident person. I enjoyed the archery station the most today.
My name is Participant Stubbs and I am from Dunstable, Massachusetts. The most valuable skill I learned today was the overall skill of being a leader of a group. I will use this skill in my future jobs and careers as well as the several sports teams that I am a part of. The biggest challenge I faced today was keeping my team organized and solving any issues that existed in our team. My favorite activity today was shooting the air rifles.
My name is Participant Young, I am 18 years old and from Ticonderoga, New York. I have been to Boys State, the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., and I have been a Navy Sea Cadet for 2 years. Today the most valuable things I learned about were fire making, rope bridging, and trapping. The greatest challenge I encountered today was the archery station and getting wood for the First Sergeants Fire. I could use what I learned today if I was ever lost or placed in a situation where I needed survival skills. I had the most fun today with the air rifles. I also had fun spending time with my team.
My name is Participant Isidron, I am 17 years old and from Clark, New Jersey. I participated in a police camp going into my junior year of high school. The greatest challenge of being a leader today was trying to give orders to my team. The most valuable thing I learned today was to be more confident in myself in order to be a better leader. I will use this skill in the future whenever I need to take charge and lead a group of people. I had the most fun today at the air rifle station.