AIMS OF THE CANADIAN CADET MOVEMENT

  1. To develop in youth the attributes of good leadership and citizenship;
  2. To promote physical fitness; and,
  3. To instill an interest in the sea, land, and air activities of the Canadian Forces.

TYPES OF TRAINING

I – Mandatory Training:

This training is completed during Tuesday night parades, and on certain weekend training exercises.  It includes a number of subjects that all cadets become familiarized with.  These include:

  • drill
  • physical fitness training
  • marksmanship training (on the 853C Air Rifle)
  • adventure training and map reading
  • leadership and team building
  • citizenship and history
  • CF familiarization

II – Optional Training:

This training is completely optional for cadets, and is conducted during separate training hours.  Although they are not compulsory activities, they still achieve the aims of the CCM.  These include:

  • music training
  • biathlon
  • rock climbing and other adventure training
  • competitive marksmanship
  • summer camps and spring break courses
  • exchanges