WHAT CADETS DO!
What if you were told that there was a dynamic, structured youth program that offered Canadian youth a variety of interesting and challenging activities?
What if you were told that this same program developed in youth an increased level of self-confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness?
Cadets are motivated to improve their physical fitness, to work harder at their academic studies and to give back to their communities through volunteerism and citizenship activities.
The Cadet Program also has a direct impact on Canadian society as a whole. Cadets have the opportunity to take part in various leadership roles throughout the program. There is definite value in having well-rounded, community-minded, experienced young people who are ready to assume their places as tomorrow’s leaders and decision makers.
Truly unique to the Cadet Program is that it offers experiences you cannot get anywhere else! The Cadet Program stimulates an interest in the Sea, Army and Air activities of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). To this end, we offer dynamic training in a supportive and efficient environment where change is a positive and essential element.
The mission of the Cadet Program is to contribute to the development and preparation of youth for the transition to adulthood, enabling them to meet the challenges of modern society, through a dynamic, community-based program.
The vision of the Cadet Program is a relevant, credible and proactive youth development organization, offering the program of choice for Canada’s youth, preparing them to become the leaders of tomorrow through a set of fun, challenging, well-organized and safe activities.
We further commit to attain this vision by living shared Canadian and military values, paying particular attention to:
Loyalty, the expression of our collective dedication to the ideals of the Cadet Movement to all its members;
Professionalism, the accomplishment of all tasks with pride and diligence;
Mutual Respect, the treatment of others with dignity and equality; and
Integrity, the courage and commitment to exemplify trust, sincerity and honesty.
1726 THE CANADIAN SCOTTISH REGIMENT (PRINCESS MARY’S) CADET CORPS’ HISTORY
1726 CANADIAN ARMY CADET CORPS WAS FORMED IN CUMBERLAND IN 1940 AND WAS AFFILIATED WITH THE CANADIAN SCOTTISH REGIMENT. AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR, THE CORPS BECAME AFFILIATED WITH THE 62ND ANTI-TANK BATTERY (RCA) AND SUBSEQUENTLY, AFTER THE 1954 REORGANIZATION, WITH ‘C’ COMPANY OF THE CANADIAN SCOTTISH. WITH FURTHER REORGANIZATION IN 1964, THIS CADET CORPS’ AFFILIATION WAS TRANSFERRED TO ‘B’ COMPANY IN NANAIMO, WHICH MAINTAINS A PLATOON IN COURTENAY. THAT AFFILIATION REMAINS TODAY. THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 17 IN COURTENAY HAS BEEN OUR LONG-TIME SPONSOR.
SINCE ITS CREATION, THE CORPS HAS PARTICIPATED AS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE COMOX VALLEY. THE LOCAL YOUTH HAVE LEARNED TO RECOGNIZE THEMSELVES AS PILLARS OF THE COMMUNITY BY VOLUNTEERING THEIR TIME AND ENERGY FOR FUNDRAISING FOR THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, AND BY PROVIDING SUPPORT TO A VARIETY OF COMMUNITY EVENTS.
THE REGIMENTAL MOTTO “DEAS GU CATH”, TRANSLATED FROM GAELIC, IS 'READY FOR THE FRAY'. THIS COMPLEMENTS THE AIMS OF THE ARMY CADET ORGANIZATION: TO DEVELOP IN YOUTH THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOOD CITIZENSHIP, LEADERSHIP, PHYSICAL FITNESS, AND STIMULATE AN INTEREST IN THE ACTIVITIES OF THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES.