Landmark Learning recently headed down to Scottsmoor, Florida to teach two courses for the North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS). A Wilderness First Responder class was preceded by a WFR recertification in the palmettos and orange groves of Brevard county. Instructors Rob Barham and Adam Timm welcomed the change in winter weather, although it was a little unusual to run scenarios in shorts and t-shirts in January! The re-certification had 18 students and the WFR had 17, mostly NCOBS and Outward Bound Southeast instructors and staff. Other students came from a variety of backgrounds, including military, park service and international guides.
The Scottsmoor Community Center provided the spacious classroom and we had access to a small “jungle” adjacent to the building, perfect for running scenarios. It was warm enough to have to keep an eye out for snakes, but we didn’t see any. The fireants were a different story, though! Thanks so much to NCOBS and the students for hosting us and for taking the time to spend with us in training.
Rob and Scooter