Outdoor Leadership is an exploration that enhances both Outdoor and Leadership skills. The main goal is to get us more comfortable in nature and learn how to adapt ourselves in an unfamiliar environment and situations. Throughout this exploration I’ve learn a lot things including different skill of survival without modern technology or infrastructure. One of the main thing is learning what does nature mean to us and the importances as a Cambodian youth.
Learning how to help others is one of the most important thing in this exploration. Volunteering your time or energy to help others doesn’t just make the world better, but it also makes you better. When you help others, it makes the people that you are helping feel proud and they might say “You are a really helpful kid and I am proud of you”. I am sure that this phrase will make you happy, so helping others also help yourself. It benefits you a lot because you get both, the happiness and you get to know how to cook a food that you never know before.
I observed that everyone in this exploration were doing a really great job on helping others people especially, helping our tour guide to get the good done. All of this hard works and team buildings have made us a really supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Lunch and it has been the best memory of all the time.
While trekking, it is really important to observe the natures around you because you might see something that you never seen before. I saw a lot of big trees that are hundred and hundred of years, I saw different types of insects and animals, I saw the marvelous view of nature in the Kingdom of Cambodia, and etc… From observing nature, I also learn about the environment in my country, for examples, did people cut down a lot of trees, if so, how do I change or solve this problem in the future.
Before this trip happened, I never know that in Cambodia, there is this gorgeous waterfall. This waterfall is call “Leng Trock” and it is among the most beautiful waterfall in Cambodia. Water play an important role in the waterfall, without it the waterfall won’t be beautiful. From this exploration, I’ve learned that water is really important for our lives. As nature’s most important nutrient, people need water to survive. Water helps to transport oxygen, minerals, nutrients and waste products to and from the cells. Without water, we won’t have a wonderful trip. I am so grateful to be one of a Cambodian child and thank you so much nature for providing human this beautiful place and resources that help thousand of lives meaningful.
Wildlife plays an important role in balancing the environment and provides stability to different natural processes of nature. I’ve learn that wild animals can inspire people to lead a sustainable lifestyle. They can invoke feelings of sympathy and compassion, causing people to be conscious of the damaging effects of their lifestyles. Every animals are very gentle if we are nice to them. Getting to see an elephant was one of my goal before going out on this spectacular trip. As what I observed and asking the tour guide questions about elephants, I think that Elephants are among the most intelligent of the creatures with whom we share the planet, with complex consciousnesses that are capable of strong emotions.
Before seeing the elephants and the beautiful waterfall, I went through a lot of tiring feelings and exhaustion. This is because I didn’t drink enough water. Learning how to drink a lot of water while trekking is really important, but while trekking, you don’t want to drink liters of water at a time instead, you drink water one by one, but lots of time. Learning how to be brave is also important because it might cause you to the serious problem. You need to be brave at telling people or your adults that you are not feeling good now and you feel like you are dehydrated. By telling them, you can feel better because they know what to do to make you feel better.
Last but not least, I want to improve myself on my braveness. When I did a lot of trekking in Mondulkiri, the blister is somehow got on my foot. I knew that I got blister and it is hurtful, but I kept walking by not telling any adult or anybody. Because it was getting more hurtful, so I decided to tell one of the adult. Choosing to continue walking while having a blister is not a good choice because it might become a serious problem. So later, I should be braver at telling others people that I got blister or any problem while trekking.