I recently attended your Low Ropes and High Ropes Course at the Yates Leadership Challenge Complex. I just want to tell you how much it has meant to me to get to do those activities and watch my troop bond a little bit more through the challenges. Before, my troop had very little unity, we were sloppy in how we did things, we were not working to achieve the best that we could do, our work ethic was low, and our morale was completely shot.
During your ropes course, I felt something that I had not felt since the first seven days that our troop had been thrown together, I felt like we were once again a team, not just individuals, but a team that worked toward a common goal, the goal to get over any obstacle that was put in front of us and succeed while we were at it. The feeling I will never forget, having to trust people that I normally would not trust in the corp. Many of the people that normally tried to shoot others down with hateful comments actually helped and did their part to see their troop succeed.
As a group we learned to work together above our differences (Mom wasn’t there to help us sort them out any more,) and to do our best as a team. That is the kind of teamwork that I saw and felt at your leadership challenge. It was almost as if we were family, almost.Another thing that I saw while I was at your course was a willingness to help. Your staff is extremely well trained and had an incredibly positive attitude throughout the whole experience. The person who helped my particular group was XXX. He was an excellent facilitator and did not try to step in and run things. Instead he gave us only the necessary information, and let us work together as a group to try and solve the problem. The other people that I got to observe had positive attitudes and were also available while doing their jobs extraordinarily well. I had a blast.
Thank you once again for letting us come out to the course, and if at all possible, I believe it would be a great experience to have the troops keep coming out and keep learning. I learned a lot and will never be able to repay you and the commandant for allowing us to attend.
Thank you a thousand times.