06 May, 2021
We know that families are busy, and that you are already planning ahead for your summer. I wanted to take this opportunity to connect with you about our intentions for summer training, and how we plan to keep your cadets, your family and your community safe this summer.
We know that the unique training offered in the Cadet Program is what sets us apart from other youth organizations, and makes us the program of choice for your family, and so many other Canadians. Our intent is to offer in-person summer training opportunities to as many youth as possible throughout the province, with a focus on the activities that cadets thrive in, while ensuring that all cadets have an equal opportunity to participate.
Local in-person training this summer may include Junior (1-week) and Senior (2-week) courses in Drill & Leadership, Marksmanship, and Sports & Physical Fitness, and a one-week general cadet activities program. Your cadet may have the opportunity to take one or more of these courses during July and/or August. More information on all the summer training opportunities, including specific course dates and locations, are available now through your corps or squadron staff, and information is being updated weekly.
Nationally, we are also offering virtual summer training including topics in aviation, survival, cyber training, communications and music. Course descriptions and other details can be found online at https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/cadets-junior-canadian-rangers/cadets/summer-training/summer2021/virtual-cadet-summer-training.html These courses are open for registration now through your cadet’s corps or squadron.
As a government organization, we will be following the most stringent health measures in place in each area, and will do everything we can to ensure that your cadets, families and communities remain safe this summer. For these reasons, we may have to adjust or cancel some training, travel or meals, and we appreciate your patience as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Any changes will be communicated as early as possible.
We understand that this is not the summer you and your cadet may have hoped for, but we know that there is something for everyone in this summer’s training. We hope that you will take advantage of these free opportunities, and then rejoin us in the fall, when we will continue to offer unique and exciting training that develops youth into self-sufficient community-minded leaders.
Regional Cadet Support Unit (Pacific)