My name is Participant Davidson and I am here all the way from Charleston, South Carolina. I am 14 years old and I have no previous experience similar to FLC. Today I learned how to assume a commanding role and be responsible for my team. I had a tough time marching my team and that was the greatest challenge that I encountered. I would use the skills I learned as team leader to direct a group as well as guide a group decision. I had the most fun today on the orienteering course.
I am Participant Alford and I am from Haverhill, Massachusetts. I am 17 years old and I have previous experience in JROTC, the State Trooper Program, Karate school, and Certified Instructor Training. The most valuable lessons I learned today were to have a stronger command voice and how to work under pressure. I think my greatest challenge would have to be drilling and marching my team. I would use these lessons and skills to rise above others and use them when I become an officer in the Army. The thing I had the most fun with today was the orienteering course.
My name is Participant Poisson and I am from Brookline, New Hampshire. I am 18 years old and I have previous experience in leadership, as I am the leader of my town’s elementary school running club. Today I learned that teams will not always agree when faced with challenges and it is up the their leader to push them through it. The greatest challenge I encountered today was navigating the orienteering course. In the future I will know how to push through differences with teammates to complete the task. I had the most fun today on the orienteering course.
Hello, I am Participant Stearns and I am 16 years old. I am from Medway, Massachusetts and I have no previous experience similar to FLC. The most valuable lessons and skills sets I learned today were the first aid training and crisis preparedness class. The greatest challenge that I encountered today was finding the coordinate point markers during the orienteering course. I will use what I learned today to help anyone who is ever hurt that I am around in the future and possibly even save a life. I had the most fun today with the first aid and crisis preparedness class, I felt it was really beneficial.
My name is participant Miller, I am 15 years old and from Richfield Springs, New York. I have prior experience as my color guards Rifle Sergeant. The most valuable lesson I learned today was to never leave a teammate behind and to help them push through to the finish. The greatest challenge I faced today was reading a map and finding my way through the woods on Mt. Payne. I will use these skill sets I learned today in the scenario of one of my teammates getting hurt out in the woods, in which case I would orient our position to get my team back safely. The activity I liked the most was orienteering.
My name is Participant Piaseki, I am 16 years old and from Philadelphia. I have no experience prior to camp. Today I learned to keep a team together even when faced with a series of mistakes and lowered moral. The greatest challenge I faced today occurred when my team was having trouble focusing today and a series of unfortunate events during orienteering that diminished our moral immensely. I would use the skills I learned today in the future when my team faces adversity and is met with difficulty. I had the most fun with orienteering because it gave everyone a first hand experience on how their skills worked together and how to learn and recover from their mistakes
My name is Participant DeCelles, I am 16 years old and from North Smithfield, Rhode Island. I have no experience prior to camp. The most valuable lesson and skill sets I learned today were first aid and crisis preparedness. The greatest challenge was orienteering Mt. Payne. I will most likely use first aid and crisis preparedness in the future because they are timeless skills and have infinite applications in everyday life. The activity I had the most fun with today was the orientation skills test. I used my knowledge combined with the knowledge of my teammates to locate and find each marker.
My name is Participant Hessler, I am 16 years old and from Southbury, Connecticut. I have previous experience to camp in Civil Air Patrol. I believe the most important lesson I learned today was orienteering; it will be very helpful to know how to navigate myself and those around me in the future. The most challenging activity was the orienteering course as a team leader, because many of us have never orienteered before. I will use first aid and orienteering in the future especially where I have hopes to someday join the military, it is a skill I can carry with me forever. I had the most fun orienteering even though it was a challenge. I had a great experience with my fellow teammates.