Students participate in teambuilding activities

Mt. Scott junior students and staff once again participated in a fun and exhilarating teambuilding activity this fall at Youth With A Mission (YWAM) ropes course in south Salem.

The ropes course is a variety of obstacles designed to encourage participants to work together in order to accomplish specific goals. Each element is made up of various cables, wooden beams, ropes, tires, and surrounding trees. The elements encourage the development of trust, teamwork, confidence, cooperation, perseverance, communication and interdependence.

Mt. Scott students and staff traveled to YWAM on October 11 and October 18. All groups participated in the ropes course's high and low element activities. The day began with a quick overview of activities designed to build confidence and awareness among teams of 10-15 students and staff. The teams then rotated among a variety of fun and challenging activities for the remainder of the day.

Students and staff learned to trust other team members and to share ideas to accomplish a goal. They also learned more about themselves and to just go for it!

For a nice video recap of this year’ experience, please click here.