Raiders

The purpose of raiders is to develop an individuals confidence, leadership, and skills. Physical fitness techniques are at the core of raiders.

  • The events are conducted one after the other, so students must develop a regular exercise program to prepare well in advance of the competition.

  • This consists of eight members with one serving as the commander and one as the team leader. This team provides cadets a program in mentally and physically challenging events: physical fitness test: 2-mile run, push-up, sit-up, pull-up; first aid skills and the litter carry; ropes, knots, and the one-rope bridge; maps and land navigation; marksmanship; ten-kilometer road march. The events are conducted one after the other, so students must develop a regular exercise program to prepare well in advance of the competition.

  • The team must negotiate a land navigation course and locate as many control-points as possible using a topographical map, protractor, and compass within the allotted time. For the one-rope bride, members must work as a team and construct a rope bridge to cross an obstacle, such as a valley or a body of water. The team will then quickly cross the bridge without loosing equipment. They are assessed on proper construction, safety and time.

  • The physical fitness test is based on the Army's Physical Fitness Test (APFT). The first aid portion simulates an accident where the team must perform the four-lifesaving steps that include evaluating a casualty, CPR, stop/control the bleeding, prevent or treat for shock, treat a fracture, and treat a burn.

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