23 January 2018
Ten cadets from 4 Plt Overton, Z Company braved the awful weather this weekend to act as human orienteering "guinea pigs" for those ACF adults on the new ACF Orienteering Instructors Course.
Arriving on Sunday at Longmoor Camp at 11:30 hours they were all briefed by the instructors on the afternoon ahead.
Cadets then went out onto the training area and got a very short introduction to the differences between orienteering and ACF navigation, with a walk and talk through for the cadets to familiarise themselves with the orienteering style maps and equipment.
They then got split into two groups, Orange for the difficult course and Yellow for the shorter course.
And off they went.
No cadets got lost (permanently) with L/Cpl Euan Williams getting the best time of 46 minutes for the long course and Cdt Albert Mitchell getting the best time of 18 minutes for the short course.
We then all returned to HQ for a debrief and analysis of each course to assist the adult students in how effective their course designs were.
This kind of cadet involvement is essential for events such as this to provide real life feedback on the results of the coaching course.
All cadets enjoyed the day and are totally enthused to do more of the same!