Anyone got any good ideas for a brief fieldcraft exercise with the following parameters? I might come up with some ideas but the assembled experience in here will probably be better…
Approx 14 junior cadets (of variable keenness) plus 1 x Cpl and 2 x LCpl. Probably the Cpl will be running the exercise (CI supervising but he is very inexperienced)
90 minutes end to end, in daylight (May/June)
10 x handheld radios available (multiple licensed channels)
All cadets have completed:
basic radio training including test of sending letters and numbers from the radio syllabus
‘why things are seen’, ‘cam & concealment’, ‘night movement’
night navigation exercise on a training area including moving tactically at night
I have one more 45m lesson available before then when I plan to do patrol signals/formations but we could do something else
I have open land (many many acres of playing fields) and adjacent small wood (approx 150m x 150m though not exactly square), plus hedges etc. Detailed maps are easily available as we subscribe to Digimaps for Schools.
Aim: consolidate fieldcraft skills and radio skills; leadership and teamwork; enjoyable.
Any and all ideas welcome.