A pilot project to introduce children to the world of cadets will be launching this fall in Williams Lake.
President of the First Williams Lake Junior Cadet Core Society, as well as President of the Sponsoring Committee for 3064 Rocky Mountain Rangers Cadet Core, Crystal Sheridan says the project has very well received in the community.
“Cadets Canada movement army, sea, and air is all 12 (years of age) until they’re 18. So a lot of kids I’m finding is they’re losing interest from the time they’re 10 and they’re really interested until they hit 12 and can join; they’ve lost interest or found other things to do.” Sheridan says she is currently in the process of finding of some sponsors, as well as creating a curriculum which would teach children the fundamental basics about health, discipline, and comradery.
Sheridan says she is currently in the process of finding of some sponsors, as well as creating a curriculum which would teach children the fundamental basics about health, discipline, and comradery.
“I’ve been developing the curriculum and then we (other committee members) have developed a board of directors for the junior program and we’ll go forward with our meetings and fundraising for this group. Hopefully, as more parents get involved, then they can take over this role.”
Sheridan says they have already chosen a venue for the Junior Cadet Core Society which they hope to officially launch on September 6, 2017.
She says once up and running, she is hoping that other communities might show some interest in the pilot project as well.
“I found in speaking with other communities there seems to be a little bit of decline in enrolment into the cadet movement. I’m hoping if we can gain some interest with these younger kids that are showing this interest that we can start to increase the numbers in the cadet core.”