ISU AROTC 22nd Annual Boy Scout Winter Survival


ISU ROTC  conducts 22nd  Annual Boy Scout Winter Survival Training on 26JAN13 from 0800 to 1600 vicinity ISU Armory and Pammel Woods. ISU Cadets will use this great opportunity to train over 300 Mid-Iowa Council Boy Scouts on winter and outdoor survival skills, reinforcing relationships with the community

• Conduct Rehearsals and Task Validation

• Provide Quality Training and Instruction to Boy Scouts

• Ensure Boy Scouts monitored for terrain and weather safety at all times

• AAR and Armory Clean-Up


ISU Cadets provide quality and professional training to Mid-Iowa Council Boy Scouts, Cadets exercise training management and leadership, ISU and local community aware of the  support ROTC provides the community

Boy Scout Winter Survival Training is an excellent venue for all ISU Cadets to refine leadership skills. MS IIIs planned, organized, and ran all facets of training, to include coordination with Mid-Iowa Council scout leaders. Their demonstrated leadership was critical to event success. MS I and & IIs performed phenomenally as primary trainers/instructors; demonstrating their growth in the program and setting themselves up for future success. Even more telling on the strength of the program was participation by the MSIVs, providing supervision, oversight, teaching additional classes, and quality control of all training. This event is without a doubt one of singular best Leadership training opportunities for all Cadets in the program.

Over 50 ISU Cadets (MSI through MSIV) supported the 22nd Annual Boy Scout Winter Survival Training on 26 January 2013.  Over 300 Scouts and 30 Scout Leaders participated in the training.  Instruction began with the color guard posting colors for the opening ceremony. Cadets provided both outdoor hands-on training and classroom instruction.  Outdoor instruction was conducted in Pammel Woods on the ISU campus, consisting of four stations, fire building, wilderness shelter construction, water purification techniques, and animal snares/cooking/tracking.  Classroom training included first aid, emergency signaling techniques, map reading, advanced land navigation, and field personal hygiene.  The Scouts were divided into 8 teams, with half beginning in the Armory and half outside, rotating through each of the instructional areas.  At noon, the Scouts and Cadets interacted while eating lunch, then rotated to their new training areas.  Events concluded at 1600 with closing ceremonies and area clean-up.