Courtesy Photo Jamilla Cross navigates one of the obstacles during the Army Strong Boot Camp.
By Latasha Vernon
Special Contributor to The Standard
Child, Youth and School Services at Fort Detrick-Silver Spring School Age Services celebrated the Army's 236th Birthday with military style.
Different activities were scheduled throughout the Army's birthday week to commemorate the Army's mission and service to America. Children immersed themselves and became a part of the Army's mission by learning what it takes to be an Army soldier.
They began the week playing military intelligence games using the military alphabet and learning Morse Code. Throughout the remainder of the week, children sang Happy Birthday and enjoyed birthday treats in the "SAS Mess Hall," demonstrated their physical and mental capacities in the Army Strong Boot Camp, and played various games and activities on the Army's Battlefield.
Several children even wore camouflage as they participated in activities. As an incentive, children received personalized Army dog tags, pencils, wristbands and enjoyed a fun filled week with family and friends.