Camp Crowborough November 2018
The first night was homework. It was going to be a tight weekend so homework was logical to get done while we could. After a good 2 hours it was NAFI; our time. Lights out were at 23:00 and all was sound for the next morning.
Saturday was busy day in the sense that we would be awoken early to go down to the cookhouse before learning our skills and becoming more advanced with them. We were split into two groups with at least one NCO in each. The first lesson for one of the groups was map and compass. We were given booklets to work through. This time we had to choose a topic from the booklet and teach the other half of our group. This made us be as creative as possible. Unfortunately, Saturday was a rainy day so when our second lesson started we were covered in rain. Luckily, we were building tents!
The rest of the day was followed by more map and compass training and first aid. After the first aid training there was a command task. Everyone enjoyed the command task. It was where everyone was blindfolded and there was a total amount of thirty shapes in six different colours. Two of the thirty shapes were taken out. We had to work out which shapes in which colours had been taken out. This got everyone thinking. There was one strategy and you had to be quick to work it out to do it the fastest.
After dinner the Sargent Major talked to us about the duties of an NCO as everyone was going to have a chance to be noticed and possibly be promoted as one. He told us that we were unique in characters and we have our own skills worthy of an NCO.
Sunday was a busy day of cleaning accommodation and revising our training for the Saturday by learning a few things and quizzing us on our first aid. Before long we were on the coach trip home.
Camp was different to the other camps but still had its best bits. A highlight was the command task!
Thanks to the staff who arranged this trip for us.