2515 Army Cadets - Where Friendship, Fun and Adventure Begins

2515 Army Cadets - Where Friendship, Fun and Adventure Begins

WHERE FRIENDSHIP, FUN AND ADVENTURE BEGINS PURPOSE OF CADETS Cadets form a national organization with a history dating back to 1862. On March 9, 1954, Brig. J. Bennett of Army Headquarters announced that Lt. Fraser

Neal would be the first Commanding Officer of 2515 St. Johns Army Cadet Corps. Since that day, our purpose has been to develop in youth the attributes of: Leadership Engaged and active citizenship Physical fitness

WHEN DO WE MEET? Tuesday evenings weekends. from 6:30pm

to 9:15pm and WHERE DO WE MEET?

Lieutenant Commander W. Anthony Paddon Building The Boulevard, CFS St. Johns (Pleasantville) some HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO JOIN? You can join 2515 as soon as you've reached your 12TH birthday and you can remain until you turn 19.

WHAT DO I NEED TO JOIN? All you need to join 2515 is an interest in the program and your parent's/ guardian's permission. You also have to be willing to attend regular training and adventure activities. WHAT DOES IT COST TO JOIN? There is no enrollment fee to join the cadet program or 2515. However, our cadets may be asked to take part in fundraising activities that support optional programming in which 2515 participates.

The two major partners in the Army Cadet program are the Department of National Defence and the Army Cadet League of Canada (a civilian non-profit corporation). DO I PROVIDE MY OWN UNIFORM? No. The Canadian Forces loan complete uniforms to Cadets, and Cadets are expected to take good care of their uniform. CAN I GO TO SUMMER CAMP?

For those interested, Cadets have summer camps located across Canada. Our camp is called Argonaut and is located at CFB Gagetown, NB. Cadets can go to camp for two to eight weeks on a variety of courses. Each camp offers a unique mixture of outdoor activities and valuable instruction.

Attendance at Cadet Summer Camps is free. The Canadian Forces provide all transportation, meals, lodging and special equipment. Every Cadet attending summer camp receives a training allowance; Cadets in staff positions at camp receive a salary. CAN I TRAVEL INTERNATIONALLY? In addition, selected Cadets go on exchange trips to countries such as Australia, England, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Scotland, Wales and Italy

under an international exchange program. Exchange Cadets are selected on their high standards in performance, fitness and involvement in Cadet activities. WHO TEACHERS AND SUPERVISES US? All military and civilian staff of 2515 RCACC are under the direct command of a Captain who serves as our Commanding Officer. In addition, military staff are Commissioned Officers of the Canadian

Forces Reserves and members of the Cadet Instructor Cadre. Our staff include both male and female officers who fill positions such as:

Commanding Officer Deputy Commanding Officer Administration Officer Training Officer Supply Officer Instructor

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN? Cadets can offer you: Challenges

Friendship Adventure You can also:

Expand your own horizons Contribute to your community Make friends for life. Many former Cadets also credit their participation in the program with giving them a head-start toward their successful careers. Do you know any famous Canadian Cadets?

Olympic biathlon gold medallist Myriam Bdard, Actor Jim Carrey, Astronaut Chris Hadfield, and former Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador Danny Williams were all Cadets in their teens? WHAT DO CADETS DO?

Cadets are teenagers like you who take part in activities at a Cadet Corps within their local community. These activities are designed to help you to:

Become more self-confident Develop your leadership skills Improve your physical fitness Help you communicate Teach you self-discipline training ACTIVITIES INCLUDE SEA KAYAKING

SCUBA DIVING REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADES SKIING, BIATHLON AND SNOWSHOEING CEREMONIES AT CITY HALL WITH THE LORD MAYOR

DUKE OF EDINBURGH FLAG RAISING CEREMONIES GRADUATION, AWARD AND PROMOTION PARADES ABSEILING AND ADVENTURE TRAINING BIVOUACS

FIELD ENGINEERING (BUILDING ROPE BRIDGES) FIELD CRAFT AND SURVIVAL TRAINING COLD WEATHER FIELD TRAINING EXERCISES RANGE TRAINING

SPORTS NIGHTS, HALLOWEEN, ROCK CLIMBING AND SLIDING NIGHTS HIKING REWARDS OF BEING A CADET The biggest reward a cadet will ever receive is the respect and admiration of family, friends, peers and the community for the

honorable service they provide. Cadets may also receive the Army Cadet Service Medal (for 4 years service), the Major-General W.A. Howard Award, the Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence and the Lord Strathcona Medal. In addition, Cadets can earn bravery awards for acts of valor. BOTTOM LINE, CADETS ARE ABOUT FUN AND FRIENDSHIP

RECRUITING AND CONTACT DETAILS: If you are between 12 to 18 years of age and looking for fun, adventure, new challenges and wish to make new friends you can join 2515 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps. For more information:

Email: [email protected] Phone: 1-709-769-4220 Come see us Tuesday evenings between 6:30 and 9pm at the Lieutenant Commander W. Anthony Paddon Building, The Boulevard, CFS Pleasantville, St. Johns.

WHERE FRIENDSHIP, FUN AND ADVENTURE BEGINS FINDING US 1. Drive in though the gates (if green arrow is showing, no need to stop. 2. Park you vehicle in any spot not

marked for DND personnel. 3. Enter the building and report to the security desk on your left. 4. Advise security you are here to see 2515 Army Cadet Corps. Questions?

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