On Sept. 19, the JROTC Army cadets from Elkin High School travelled to Raven Knob Boy Scout Camp in Surry County. The trip included food, travel and adventure training and was all paid for from the funds donated by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7794 Elkin.
The cadets arrived at Raven Knob at 8:30 in the morning after stopping at McDonald’s for some breakfast. The first three hours at Raven Knob the cadets participated in rappelling at the new BB&T 70-foot high Boy Scout rappel tower/rock climbing wall. Pizza was delivered around 11:30 for lunch and the cadets enjoyed canoeing, fishing and swimming with friends.
At 3 p.m., the cadets were on the activity bus heading home from a full day of adventure training and fun. All the cadets who rappelled from the tower will receive an adventure training ribbon for their military uniform on Wednesday’s uniform inspection and awards ceremony.
Maj. Roy Ferguson, senior Army instructor at Elkin HS, said, “All the cadets as well as First Sgt. Abrams and I are very appreciative of Mr. Sam Bishop and all the members of the VFM Post 7794 for making this day possible for the cadets. Without their support and generosity this day at Raven Knob would not have been possible for their cadets top enjoy.”