Company archery trip – making INNOmemories.
For this year’s team building, we went to Lellwangen in the beautiful Deggenhausertal commune on 26 July 2019. The Allgaiers, a husband and wife team, lead an archery course here. We – the INNOteam – let off some steam in 35°C heat at 26 stations with 45 targets, split into two courses, on the hilly terrain overlooking the surrounding countryside.
After being equipped with a bow and arrow, and being given an introduction to intuitive archery, the safety precautions and the right technique, we were able to try out and improve our skills at the range. 21 bows and 126 arrows for us 21 INNOcolleagues. There was always an assistant nearby who, in a practised manner, imparted knowledge on the feel for the bow and arrow and the right posture.
Once everyone felt comfortable and had had little chats here and there, there was a small snack for strength before we went to the partly sunny, partly shady course at the edge of the forest.
Split into four teams, we were instructed on the course rules and assigned to the starting stations.
Then it began. We merrily made our way through the tall grass to the first station. Once we were there, we stood at the blue or white pillar and looked at our target. From fox, to lynx, from owl to deer to tiger, wild boar to ducks and geese. There were all types of animals – made from plastic, of course, but life-size. Challenge accepted. Head up, intuition on. Draw the arrow, hold, aim, release. Three times, then it was someone else’s go.
Although the sun slowly started to burn, we enjoyed the freedom, being together and the fun. Primary activities: seek shade, shoot and collect arrows. If we weren’t thinking straight, we had to look for the arrow for a bit longer. The little rascals like to lie quite flat to the ground so you can hardly see them in the tall grass. But that just strengthened our team spirit. We ran around the grass barefoot until we could feel the arrow beneath our feet. At least it cooled our feet down.
After six hours outdoors, even the last team had mastered the course. Everyone was exhausted but happy. Another day with wonderful memories.