JROTC field trips
All Field trips are subject to change and are coordinated on a year to year basis.
And Yes... we really do go on this many field trips.
- Daytona Beach, Florida: Cadets leave on a Wednesday and return on Monday. Cadets take a 24 hour bus ride to Daytona Beach Florida. Cadets arrive in Daytona late Thursday morning. In Daytona Florida cadets stay in a hotel ON THE BEACH and visit the worlds largest flea market Friday. Then, cadets participate in a drill competition (won second place in exhibition and regulation drill last year) on Saturday. Finally, cadets participate in a 2 mile run on the beach and head home on Sunday. (Every other year we visit Kennedy Space Center)
- Washington, D.C: Cadets take a charter bus and visit some of the historical landmarks in Washington D.C including the tomb of the unknown at Arlington national cemetery.
- Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Illinois: Cadets take a trip to the Abraham Lincoln Museum and learn about the history of our 16th president.
- Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio:
- Air Force Museum (Dayton Ohio): Cadets visit this museum as a part of their Aerospace Science course and get to learn more about aviation history.
- Science Center: Cadet's walk around the St. Louis science center and get to interact with modern day sciences.
- Beaumont Scout Camp: Cadet's visit Beaumont scout ranch as a part of their leadership courses and participate in team building exercises on the high, and low challenge rope courses.
- Scott Air Force Base: Cadet's have the opportunity to experience what it's like to be on a military base.
- Fort Leonard Wood Army Base: Cadet's have the chance to experience what life if like as a U.S soldier going through basic training by observing how they operate and the process from when they arrive on base... until their graduation. Cadets also have the chance to eat the same food as soldiers, and also get to tour the base and play a 1st person shooter game that are used to train our military.
- Spirit of St. Louis Airport: Sophomore cadets receive orientation flights in a Cessna aircraft and have the opportunity to fly a real plane.
- Smartt Field Airport in St. Charles, Missouri: This is where cadet's receive the safety training for the trip listed above.
- Missouri Botanical Garden:
- Jefferson Barracks: Cadet's visit Jefferson Barracks national cemetery and locate the graves of past MO 81st cadets that died in the line of duty and pay their respects to the men and women that have made the ultimate for our country. In addition... as community service cadets clean dirty headstones around the cemetery.
- Wacky Warriors Paintball: Cadet's go paintballing every few weeks over the weekend at Wacky Warriors in Wentzvile, Mo. This is a way our cadet's bond outside of school.
- Walbridge Elementary School: Cadet's travel to Walbridge Brilliant Elementary school in downtown St. Louis. Cadet's bring loads of candy for the students, and play arcade games in the school gym. Afterwards, cadet's spend the rest of their time at the St. Louis zoo.
- St.Louis city museum (overnight): Cadet's spend the night at the city museum. The whole entire museum is reserved for the unit.
- Eureka High School: Cadets perform a history of the flag presentation on veterans day for the community at Eureka High School.
- Civil Air Patrol Discovery Flights: Cadets have the opportunity to participate in Discovery Flights at the spirt of west St. Louis airport curtesy of the Civil Air Patrol.
JROTC SUMMER CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Scott Air Force Base Leadership Learning Activity (CLC/Cadet Leadership Camp)
Week long encampment exposes students to a military environment, sporting competitions, ropes challenge courses, career days, and physical education regimens. The camp also gives the students the chance to meet students from other states – Illinois, Kentucky, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma. – experience definitely improves interpersonal relationships. During the camp, cadets are placed in leadership positions during the camp to evaluate leadership and followership skills/potential.
Mid-America Youth Leadership Conference sponsored by the St. Louis Chapter of the Military Order of World Wars
Conference is approved on the National Advisory List of Contest and Activities of the Annual Publication of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Exposes cadets to a fuller sense of their responsibilities and obligations as citizens through discussions on patriotism, leadership responsibility, American history, the US Constitution, the free enterprise system and good citizenship. Conference is held at St. Louis University and is a week long in residence program.
Safari Club International Foundation’s American Wilderness Leadership School in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (5-day program)
A unique learning experience, this school offers a national/international outdoor instructional program that concentrates on natural resource management and provides participants a base of knowledge to better comprehend and evaluate todays and future conservation issues.
Boy’s and Girl’s State sponsored by the American Legion organizations throughout the United States
This "learn by doing" forum reinforces the basic principles of our democracy. Students attend an in-resident, 5-day program at Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri.
Seniors and juniors participate in a low and high ropes challenge course to develop leadership and followership skills
Seniors and juniors participate in a low and high ropes challenge course to develop leadership and followership skills.