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Cadets from the Opotiki College Cadet Unit assisted Rotarian Clubs from Tauranga and 3/6 Battalion of the Territorial Forces in their annual Youth Leadership Camp called Exercise RYPEN. The theme of the camp was leadership and making the right choices. This year’s camp had thirty-six participants chosen from all the colleges around Tauranga.
The camp consisted of many activities that some young people do not get to experience in every day life. They included Basic Drill, High Ropes, Low Ropes, erecting a Military Tent, Trust Falls, Physical Training, Observation Lane, a lesson on Native plants and their uses, and sleeping a night out in the bush under a tarpaulin. The end of the weekend was concluded with an Exercise that combined all their lessons into a competition adding a River Walk/Run, Equipment Carry and Tug of War competition.
Click here to access information on the Duke of Edinburgh leadership scheme that NZ Cadet Forces supports.