This year (2018/19) the Cadet program will not run on Friday evenings. Please watch the calendar for Family run activities that your kids (Grades 2-6; ages 5-11) can join in.
The Goal of Cadeting
Luke 2:52 states that “Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men.” The goal of the Calvinist Cadet Corps, based upon that verse, is to help boys to grow spiritually in all areas of life (devotional, mental, physical, and social) by providing Christian men with a uniquely designed structure, program, and materials so that they can mentor boys effectively.
Cadets is for boys ages 7-11. We meet Friday evenings from 7-9 p.m.
This program runs from mid-September to early May. Each boy receives a uniform to wear every Friday night. The groups we have are as follows: Junior Cadets (ages 7, 8) Recruits (age 9) Pathfinders (age 10) Builders (age 11). Each program within the Cadets is geared to that age group.
The boys all receive a monthly ‘Crusader’ magazine to take home. A typical evening involves opening exercises, bible study, badge work or crafts. We try to go on outings as a group once a month (i.e., swimming, canoeing, floor hockey).
As part of Cadets, we do Knot Tying, Compass, Snow Derby. The boys also build a car from a block of wood and race it against each other. If this sounds interesting to your boy, please come out and join us!!!
Important reminders to parents:
Club/Council events are not considered optional for the cadets! These activities the boys train for throughout the year and need certain numbers just to participate.
If at any time, be it an outing or regular club meeting, a ride is needed, please contact us as early as you can so arrangements can be made to allow your son to participate.
Uniforms are not optional, even if you will be late because i.e. Hockey practice. “I forgot”, by the cadets, is not an acceptable excuse. If this is a consistent problem, action by you (parent) and us (cadet leaders) will be discussed.
As weather permits we will do outdoor activities, therefore the cadets will need clothing ready at all times to fit the weather. (Foot wear, sweaters, jackets, warm hats etc)
A cadet season cannot be made possible without your (parents) help on the scene or behind the scene and I can’t say how much this is appreciated. If there are any concerns you might have, please talk to us about them. These reminders are not here to be a burden but to ensure your sons gain the most from the Cadet program
“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.”
2 Thessalonians 3:16