Wilderness Leadership Development (WiLD) Course
(summer leadership program)1-5 June 2019
AFJROTC's Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) is an optional Co-Curricular program that teaches cadets citizenship, leadership, and practical skills in a highly structured and focused instructional environment. Its mission is to prepare cadets for leadership roles in their units, schools, and local communities. As such, the activities during CLC stress the following: team building, leadership, respect for authority, responsible citizenship, personal character, academic achievement, health & wellness, community service, and survival/outdoor skills.
This year during the summer break, AZ-862 will again join the Air Force JROTC units from Basha & Higley High Schools for our Wilderness Leadership Development Course - or "WiLD". This course has proven to be an exciting change to our previous summer courses as it adds a lot more outdoor activities for the cadets to plan and execute - like food preparation & service, camp logistics, survival skills, hiking, earth sciences, and much more. The BEST part is the location: THE SOUTH RIM OF THE GRAND CANYON. We'll be setting up our encampment at the US Forest Service's Ten-X Campground just southeast of the town of Tusayan off Hwy 64.
This will be a 5-day military-style encampment where cadets are assigned to flights, are given leadership/follower roles within the flight or at higher echelon (squadron/group), and spend their days in numerous challenging activities such as:
- First aid and Buddy Care
- Fitness Hikes
- PT - Leadership Reaction Challenges
- Orienteering/Land Navigation
- Land Survival Skills Training
- Self Defense - Sports Competitions
The 2019 WiLD Course will be held 1 - 5 Jun (Saturday - Wednesday). Current cadets who are returning to the corps in the fall of 2019 are eligible to attend. 10 Cadets will be selected based on corps participation and potential for key Corps leadership positions. Per-cadet cost is approximately $100, which does not include the cost of any required items/equipment that must be purchased.
The WiLD attendance packet (all required paperwork) will be distributed to selected cadets but can also be downloaded HERE: WiLD Information and Registration Packet
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