Members of the St. Maarten Youth Brigade who participated in the joint exercise with their leaders.
Participants enjoying the water activities.
A scene during one of the activities.
PHILIPSBURG–Thirty-one members and coaches of the St. Maarten Youth Brigade participated in a joint camp challenge in Curaçao with sister organisation from that island Brigada di Seguridad i Formashon.
During the camp, which was held July 8-18, Brigadiers took up the challenge to experience a 12-hour bivouac, rappelling activity off Queen Juliana Bridge, raft-building, physical fitness, a 20-kilometre walking challenge, a scavenger endurance hunt and cooking their own meals.
When they were not engaged in an activity, many were making new friends, learning a new language (Papiamentu) and some were assigned to camp chores.
St. Maarten Youth Brigade said many of its members had pushed themselves to new limits of physical endurance and returned home to St. Maarten focused, physically fit, more disciplined and ready to engage in the next challenge.
The St. Maarten Youth Brigade is planning to have other future joint ventures with Brigada di Seguridad i Formashon and is hoping to travel to another destination next year.
The St. Maarten Youth Brigade thanked all the organisations and individuals who assisted in one way or another to make the trip possible.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/67971-local-brigaders-attend-joint-camp-in-curacao