“The story of the 10th Mountain Division, is a story of shared values, servant leaders, placing the greater good before self, remarkable innovation in response of crisis, and the creation of unmatched teams bound by a common passion- A love for skiing and the mountains.”
Is this much different then how an organization/camp leadership team should be?
The story of the A Camp Leadership Team, is a story of shared values, servant leaders, placing the greater good before self, remarkable innovation in response of crisis, and the creation of unmatched teams bound by a common passion- A love for children and the natural world.
Dennis Perkins wrote a book, Shackleton’s Antartic Expedition and in this book ten principles are put forward that characterize triumph in situations. These 10 principles were present in the 10 mountain division and they are principles that we need to adhere to during our Sanborn Mission.
1. Never lose sight of your ultimate goal.
2. Set a personal example with visible, memorable symbols, and personal behavior.
3. Instill optimism and self-confidence, grounded in reality.
4. Take care of yourself, maintain stamina and let go of guilt.
5. Reinforce the team---We are ONE.
6. Minimize differences, insist on courtesy and mutual respect.
7. Master conflict.
8. Find something to celebrate, to laugh about.
9. Be willing to take Big Risk.
10. Never give up - there is always another move!
-Motto of the 86th Regiment, 10th Mountain Division
Lets continue to climb HIGHER while providing children a Summer Camp Experience.