Seneca Battalion hosts Bolivar-Richburg 6th Grade Field Trip

CDT Furgal gives a basic block of instruction on how to use a compass and navigate with a map.
CDT Furgal gives a basic block of instruction to a portion of the 6th grade visitors on how to use a compass and navigate with a map.

Cadets from Seneca Battalion hosted middle school students from the Bolivar-Richburg school district on the Field Leader’s Reaction Course (FLRC) and in a land navigation exercise.

Cadets took shifts instructing the 6th graders, putting them through blocks of instruction designed to increase their communication skills and provoke interest in outdoor activities.  The event lasted from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For the FLRC portion, the kids were run through three obstacles, the Wall, the Minefield, and the Broken Bridge.  For the land navigation portion, the 6th graders received basic instruction before being guided to two land navigation points in the forest surrounding St. Bonaventure University by MS III cadets.

The two groups of children learned valuable skills but more importantly got a chance to get out of school and experience the outdoors.  It was also a chance to see some of what Army ROTC had to offer.

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