Junior ROTC cadets recently completed a challenging and fun Junior ROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge at Mount Lebanon in Cedar Hill.
Several cadets were recognized as the “Most Outstanding”, “Most Inspirational”, “Best Leader”, and “Best Team Player” while at camp. On Monday, cadets were taught how to conduct large-scale ceremonies as leaders, how to use your clothing as flotation devices to prevent drowning in deep water, and engaged in Human Foosball and Gaga Ball.
Tuesday brought confidence as cadets ventured to highs of 40 feet to climb the Alpine Tower and go zip-lining on a cable. Each was rewarded when taught how to use communication skills to build teams made up of complete strangers. And, on top of that, we enjoyed more challenging team sports.
Wednesday, cadets learned Basic Map Reading, Land Navigation, Archery, and about various military opportunities – should the cadet and family agree that is the best path to earn college opportunities after high school.
On Thursday, the cadets had the opportunity to let their new skills work for them as they conducted Closing Ceremonies. Many new friends were made, we learned how to better handle crisis situations, and each cadet walked away with skills that will translate into better school JROTC programs. We look forward to JCLC 2019.