Wilderness Weekly 11.2.18

Dingoes: The Dingoes welcomed two new students into the group this week and one student was honored with a trail name before he was reunited with his family. The group worked together and supported each other during a 4 mile hike with the handcart. The group also day hiked to the top of a hill where we were camped. This week gave way to a beautiful ceremony for a dedicated staff who the group wished to honor as they prepared to head off on their own adventures.

Ulurus: The Ulurus gained two new members this week. Two Ulurus completed their First Camp assignments and joined the main group by sharing their life stories. The group enjoyed exploring in the Keg Mountains by going through washes and finding many cool rocks, bones, and snake skins. This week presented many challenges for the group, and they showed resilience by coming together. Uluru focused on cultivating emotional safety in the group and had many vulnerable talks with each other addressing fears and concerns. Laughter was shared as the group played their favorite game “Dogs”, which is a combination of hacky sack and dodgeball. Moreover, the group had several busting challenges on their bow drill sets. Newer group members worked to create their bow drill sets, while more senior members worked hard at mentoring and teaching busting skills. The group prepared to say goodbye to one mighty Uluru, as he completes his journey with Outback this week. Additionally, the group honored a staff member on their last shift with a heartfelt ceremony.

Gnowees: The Gnowees welcomes two new students to the group this week! The group was challenged at the beginning of the week of saying goodbye to one of our Gnowees and the group having to form new lines of communication of how to operate as a group. The group worked together, on their hike this week with using the handcart and learning how to physically and emotionally push and pull each other. Two students were honored this week with becoming Leader and Emotional leader. A staff was also honored with the Gnowee token for her consistent work with group. The group had fun this week working on skills and doing a group scavenger hunt for Halloween.


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