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Unit 51 Endurance Hike

At dawn, Unit 51 started their 24 Hour Endurance Hike.

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Scouts lead the way to clear the path of obstacles.

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Hiking through the mountains…

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Enjoying a snack in the middle of the night!

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Sunrise was a welcomed sight!

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The unit runs to formation for the final stretch!

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Finally, what could be better than ending such a hike with motivational push-ups?

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Unit 51: Survival training is under way

Shelter building, Primitive Fire Starting, Survival Navigation, Wilderness Stretcher Usage, Food Gathering/Trapping and River Crossing are some of the skills learned during the day. Other skills include fishing and chicken preparation.

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Time for a drill!

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River crossing in the dark…a fun experience.

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The River crossing competition is always a fun challenge. Using Double elimination, the squads battle it out till the last two are standing. The last two squads then compete for the final round! I am not going to spoil their news by announcing the winner, but the final two squads were Alpha and Charlie from Second Platoon!!!

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Unit 51 is Hiking Again!

Forming up and doing motivational push-ups before taking off…

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On their third break the men refill their water and stretch.

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And the hike continues into the 10th hour…

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The final resting spot…but they do not know that yet…

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And the hike is over after covering approximately 30 miles in 12 hours!!

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Unit 51 is off again….

Time for another hike!

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Eating breakfast prior to heading out.

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Heading out…

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Hours later the men are done with their second hike. Time to setup camp and eat lunch!

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Unit 51 R-Night

Unit 51 started on Saturday night. Everyone arrived on time and registration went smoothly. Pictures and updates will be posted as activities occur during the next nine weeks. Keep praying for the men as they start a four day long Bible study on heart conditions to prepare themselves for the lessons God has in store for them.