Jaguars Conquer JROTC Leadership Camp

From February 17th to February 20th, the Port St. Lucie High School JROTC Jaguar Battalion participated in the JROTC Cadet Leadership Camp in Tequesta, FL. The first day at camp, our cadets participated in rappelling down a 40-foot tower and then were separated into their respective companies, where they got to know their fellow cadets from other schools. The second day cadets woke up bright and early to participate in a land navigation course as well as a demonstration on how to carry one another on a stretcher and how to conduct CPR in case of emergencies. Cadets were also challenged on this day due to the blistering cold and heavy rain. On day three, all cadets got to experience the high cope and low cope courses. The high cope course included the leap of faith and a zipline, while the low cope course included activities such as climbing a 15-foot-high wall and swinging across a sand pit with a rope. After all those challenges the cadets competed in the most vigorous one of them all, the raider challenge. Raiders Teams consisted of 7 males and 5 females from each company, they had to build and cross a rope bridge, 200 hundred combined push-ups and 100 combined sit-ups and finally to end it off a quarter mile sprint with a 100-pound litter carry. On the final day, all cadets graduated from JCLC and 8 of our very own cadets were given the top 10% in their respective companies. Overall, our cadets had a great time even when challenged with the harsh weather and learned a lot.

Author: SHERKEYSIA JOHNSON

Sophomore - (Changed 2/5/2024 7:44:59 AM)