Due to the complexity of some of the team tasks, 3rd Grade requirements are open to adjustment:
- No pilot positions are necessary unless someone has already mastered take-offs and landings.
- Lead Dogs may not need to use the measuring tool in Google Earth to pinpoint exact trail position. We’ll see….kids are amazing, and I don’t want to cut them short on one of the best features of the race.
- Hard-copy Trail Log completion before digital Trail Log requirement: I’ll see how they do on this. Like I said, if I lower the bar, they will certainly underperform.
I went through all of the pre-race instruction yesterday with the 3rd graders. Lead Dogs are good with being able to pin the daily location. We will do the full-blown program with them sans pilots.