Jun 12, 2014
submitted by the Cadet Corps
640 Hastings & Prince Edward Army Cadet Corps, Cloyne has completed another training year with its annual ceremonial review. Mr. Carl Rushlow of the Hastings & Prince Edward Regimental Association was this year’s reviewing officer over the preceding. Several trophies were handed out during the review.
Along with the review, the Cadets of 640, with the assistance of Napanee District Community Foundation, purchased four canoes for training one day and had them in the water the next day. They hosted 661 Royal Canadian Air Cadets Prescott by doing a portion of the Big Gull canoe route from Shabomeeka Lake, Cloyne, to Boat Launch on Delyea Rd on Myers Cave Road, completing over 24 kilometers of the beautiful back lakes in the Land O’ Lakes Area.
The Cadets’ year-end trip was to Canada’s Wonderland, with a quick stop at the Bass Pro Shop just for good measure.
There are several cadets who will be making the trip to CFB Borden Blackdown Park; some of them going to camp for their first time. Unlike other camping experiences, these cadets are paid to attend camp training.
Commanding Officer Captain Tim Trickey stated that even though the training season is winding down, there is room to increase the size of the Cadet Corps. He pointed out that there is no cost for youth between the ages of 12 & 19 to join Cadets. If cadets and parents are interested in the program, you can either call Captain Trickey directly at 613-336-2885, or go on the web site at Cadets.gc.ca or Army Cadet League.ca for more information about the organization and opportunities as either a cadet or an officer within the cadet organization.
Trickey also pointed out that there is room for both parent volunteers and other adults who are looking for a rewarding career as officers within the Cadet Unit. Captain Trickey himself has over 10 years as an officer with the Primary Reserve and noted that the opportunities for adults within the Cadet Instructor Cadre are phenomenal with opportunity for summer employment with the Cadet Camps. Trickey also pointed out that his primary goal is to keep a viable Cadet Unit within the Land O’ Lakes area. The opportunities for youth to participate in any form of structured activities such as Cadets & Scouts are becoming non-existent in Central and North Frontenac communities.