My son is staying the night on campus with someone so he can do the morning run with them and get a feel for the program. I saw in another forum that people bring gifts for hosts, but I can't even guess what sort of gift to buy a kid I've never met---however I'm open to suggestions here. So I thought I'd bake cookies and then my son's friend that is NROTC said, "You can't send him to the army with cookies." Is that true? They are college students and they're working out like crazy so I'm assuming they're always hungry and might like something homemade. If you can't have cookies in the ROTC then I'm surprised anyone signs up at all!