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Omaha Ski Club Message Board › something to plan for?? GoRuck challenge coming to Omaha - June 2013

something to plan for?? GoRuck challenge coming to Omaha - June 2013

A former member
Post #: 99


What is the GORUCK Challenge?
An 8-10 hour, 15-20 mile guided tour led by a Special Operations Cadre, designed to turn 30 individuals into a team. Everything your friends told you about good livin’ is probably true.

Are there lessons in leadership?
Yes. The Challenge is, among other things, a series of missions patterned after our Cadre’s military experience. Leadership is taught and teamwork is demanded. Several West Point graduates have told us that the GORUCK Challenge was the best leadership training they ever had.

What do I earn when I finish?
The GORUCK Tough Patch, which is not and never will be for sale. GORUCK Tough (GRT) is a family, and you join it.

What’s the point?
GORUCK bridges the gap between all walks of life: military/non-military, men/women, young/old – and the Challenge is a positive extension of this. It’s about teaching people what a team feels like, how it operates together, and why camaraderie in Special Forces is so high. In our estimation, people are good, and capable of much more when they work together, for each other. The Challenge is proof, but this happens only by pushing individuals beyond their limits. Our Cadre’s focus is to build a team while ensuring that those who earn the Tough Patch know that they’ve accomplished something significant, and that they could not have done it alone. Despite the difficulty, we’re proud that the pass rate is over 94%.
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