A Nutty Time at the Ropes Course
When driving the Planters NUTmobile from coast to coast, one of the most important aspects is working as a cohesive team. From the moment the new Peanutters stepped foot in Madison, Wisconsin, we began to form the bonds necessary for a successful year navigating the NUTmobile across the country. Class I, also known as the peanut pioneers, welcomed the new nutty nine from all across the country with open arms, setting the tone for what has already become a bunch of nutty buddies!
Although we have participated in a number of activities designed to build trust and improve communication skills, one in particular stood out. Under the supervision of trained professionals, the Peanutters took turns by teams climbing up a 30 foot pole building trust and communication amongst individuals who were strangers only a week prior. Once the first of us made it up to the 1-square-foot platform, he lent a hand to his fellow team members, until all four climbers were packed together. Even though we were one step from causing the whole group to fall, the ability to rely on one another kept us from losing balance. (But don’t worry, we’re not completely nuts! We made sure to sport all of the proper safety harnesses for this feat). From there, we were able to jump off the pole together with an unreal feeling of accomplishment.
While we probably won’t be climbing any telephone poles with Mr. Peanut on the road, we are a stronger team because of the challenges we overcame together 30 feet off the ground and are looking forward to spending the next year on the road with our fellow Peanutters.
Nuttin’ can stop us now!
Alex Almond, Lizzy Legume, and Nom-nom Tom