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1 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps Summer Training Parent and Cadet Briefing

2 Overview 1. Locations 2. Travel 3. Course Types and Duration 4. Training Bonus 5. Forms/Leave Permissions 6. Cadet Responsibilities 7. Corp Quotas 8. Save Questions for the end

3 1. LOCATIONS Army Cadet Summer Training Centres are located at: Acadia, Argonaut, Blackdown, Cold Lake, Connaught, Penhold, Rocky Mountain, Valcartier, Vernon, and Whitehorse

4 2. TRAVEL The cadets method of travel to training will be communicated on acceptance for training. – Longer distances are by aircraft – Local travel (within the province) is usually by bus All costs are covered in full by the DND. All buses have Officer escorts.

5 3. COURSE TYPES AND DURATION There are 4 types of courses available: These take place during July and August – General Training (2 weeks) – Green Star Cadets – Basic Training (3 weeks) – Red Star Cadets – Instructor Training (6-7 weeks) – Silver Star Cadets – Advanced Training (6-7 weeks) – Gold Star Cadets Cadets who have completed Instructor or Advanced Training can be selected to “Staff” at the training centres (6-7 weeks). Most courses (as time allows) have access to: swimming, camping, obstacle courses, canoeing, drill, first aid, biking, abseiling, marksmanship, music, leadership, teamwork, field craft, etc.

6 3a. GENERAL TRAINING To familiarize cadets with the Army Cadet Summer Training Program and to motivate them toward pursuing further Army Cadet Training. Must have completed the Green Star Course. Must be recommended by their CO and approved by RCSU.

7 3b. BASIC TRAINING Prepare cadets to perform the role of a peer leader while building upon the leadership, drill, ceremonial knowledge and skills learned through the Corps Program. Must have completed the Red Star Course. Must be recommended by their CO and approved by RCSU.

8 3b. BASIC TRAINING Courses offered for Basic Training are: – Basic Marksman, – Basic Musician (Military or Pipe Band), – Basic Leadership – Basic Expedition – Basic Fitness and Sports

9 3c. INSTRUCTOR TRAINING Based on the training resulting from these courses, the cadet will achieve Instructor qualification. Further develop related specialist skills and knowledge that will allow them to perform the duties of a specialist instructor and team leader for activities. Must have completed the Silver Star Course. Must be recommended by their CO and approved by RCSU.

10 3c. INSTRUCTOR TRAINING Courses offered for Instructor Training are: – Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor – Marksmanship Full-bore Phase 1 – Intermediate Musician (Military or Pipe Band) – Expedition Instructor – Drill and Ceremonial Instructor – Fitness and Sports Instructor

11 3d. ADVANCED TRAINING Based on the training resulting from these courses, the cadet will achieve Advanced qualification. Further develop related advanced skills and knowledge that will allow them to perform the duties of Staff Instructors. Preference will be given to cadets who have completed National Star Certification or NSE. NSCE/Gold Star is now the minimum qualification to be considered for advanced training vice NSCE/NSE IAW CATO Must be recommended by their CO and approved by RCSU.

12 3d. ADVANCED TRAINING Courses offered for Instructor Training are: – Marksmanship Full-bore Phase 2 – Advanced Musician (Military or Pipe Band) – Leadership and Challenge – Staff Cadet – Basic Parachutist

13 3e. ADVANCED TRAINING Clarification for Full-Bore Courses: – Cadets can be recommended by their CO (competed at zones and done the two week basic camp) or they can qualify to try out for the Full-Bore program by doing well on the three week Basic Marksman. – 100 cadets across Canada are selected from there to attend Full-Bore Phase 1. – The top 50 are then identified and of those, 36 return for Full-Bore Phase 2. – Of those 36, 18 are selected for the Bisley team (NRT) the following year. – There is an extra step in the process for this stream. Both Full-Bore Phase 2 and NRT are 8 weeks long as they shoot the DCRA TR competitions both years. – Cadets don’t receive training bonus for the extra 2 weeks though, but they do get to shoot DCRA which would cost them a few thousand dollars if they had to do it on their own.

14 3f. ADVANCED TRAINING Clarification for Para Courses: – For the Para Courses they have to do the Pre-Para Course during spring break. Clarification for Staff Courses: – Cadets participating in the Master Cadet training level must complete the Master Cadet Workshops in order to qualify, or have completed NSCE, for senior positions – Cadets must at a minimum complete the Gold Star training year to be considered for a Staff Cadet position, or have done Staff the summer before.

15 3g. ADVANCED TRAINING International Exchanges: – Outward bound Wales – Outward bound Scotland – Maple Leaf Exchange (UK) – Korean Exchange – Australian Exchange – Others are added depending on funding.

16 4. TRAINING BONUS All cadets undergoing training are entitled to receive a training bonus of $60 per week. Instructors and Staff can receive higher amounts. Training centres have in-house banking available where cadets can safely bank and withdraw funds. On course completion, the balance of funds is issued to the cadet by cheque.

17 5. FORMS/LEAVE PERMISSIONS Applications for Summer training are available to the Corps. Applications must be generated online in Fortress from Nov. No overnight or weekend leave is authorized without an “Acceptance and Consent Form” when the cadet accepts the offer of training. Training is often conducted 7 days a week. Leave is only approved if training permits. Parents or guardians should check in advance to ensure that a cadet is available for a visit or time away from training.

18 6. CADET RESPONSIBILITIES Cadets should; Report with the items as specified by the kit list. Ensure that they do not bring any contraband. Ensure pills or medicines are managed by the medical staff. Report personal concerns or illness in a timely fashion to staff. Maintain personal hygiene and regular personal tasks such as laundry, ironing, bed space etc. Follow all rules and regulations at the training centre. Stay safe and have FUN!

19 7. CORP QUOTAS Each Corp definitely has quotas assigned. The CO and staff create a priority list and it is based on training Attendance and Participation. The Admin Officer manages the applications. Final decisions to accept cadets on courses are made by RCSU, not the Corp. Unfortunately, NOT everyone who applies is accepted.

20 This presentation will be available in PDF on the corps website: If you have further questions, please speak to a staff member on a regular training night


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