|Design a Snow Fort|
|By Joe Bouchard|
The following is an installment in "Icebreakers 101: The College Edition", a series featuring "Ice Breaker's" designed to promote training awareness and capabilities in the corrections industry.
If you grew up in an area where there was measurable snow fall, it is likely that you played in the snow. As a kid, many of us in cold climates made snowmen, snow angels, and snow balls. Let us not forget the iconic snow fort. What better place than a snow fort to use the snow balls?
There is much more to making a snow for than piling snow. At its most formidable manifestation, the snow fort can be an impenetrable citadel. The snow fort, well-staffed and adequately armed, can serve as a key link in safety in an area. It almost sounds like strategic points in a prison.
None of this is to inspire fears of a foreign invasion or imminent snow wars. But in a kid’s realm, those scenarios are not out of the question. The purpose of this exercise is to get corrections students to think in terms of plant safety and to employ the ABC’s of security.
Joe Bouchard is a Librarian employed with the Michigan Department of Corrections and a collaborator with The International Association of Correctional Training Personnel (IACTP). He is also the author of “IACTP’s Corrections Icebreakers: The Bouchard 101, 2014” and "Operation Icebreakers: Shooting for Excellence". The installments in this series include his opinions. The agency for which he works is not in any way responsible for the content or accuracy of this material, and the views are those of the contributor and not necessarily those of the agency. While some material is influenced by other works, all of the icebreakers have been developed by Joe Bouchard.
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