Complimentary Training

The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.

- Hasidic proverb

 
 
 

Field Training Exercises

Corps FTX

 

Several times a year Cadets will have the opportunity to participate in a Field Training Exercise (FTX) weekend. These mandatory overnight activities typically take place in the Fall, Winter and Spring of each training year.

These FTX's are designed to give the cadet practical experience living and operating in the outdoors. The primary goals are to give the cadets useful outdoor skills in a fun and comfortable weekend atmosphere. 

There are several different types of exercises the corps holds and knowing what type of exercise you are attending will help you to prepare.  The three major FTX's held in a training year are:

  • Bivouac Training

  • Navigation & Trekking Training

  • Adventure Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Example Kit List (Nav Trek & Adventure Training)

 

Cadets should bring the following items on exercise with them.  Please keep in mind this is a canoeing and hiking activity, your cadet may get wet.  Cadets will hike with provided day packs.

 

CADETS:

 

Field Training Uniform (FTUs)

Pants X 2 (Avoid jeans and other materials that do not breathe or resist moisture)

Hiking shorts (weather dependent)

T-Shirts X 3

Sweater/hoodie

Jacket

Hat / toque / head-wear

Sunglasses

Socks X 3 (minimum)

Underwear X 3

Hiking boots

Shoes (running shoes OK), 

Water bottle (Should be a sealable container)

Washcloth, face towel

Towel

Soap

Deodorant

Other toiletry items as required

Medications

 

Other items to consider;

 

Knife / fork / spoon (KFS)

Mug

Writing material

 

 

DO NOT BRING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING

 

Electronic devices - iPad / iPod / MP3 playing devices

Money

Cellular phones (no service or very poor service)

Food (attracts unwanted animals and insects)

Lighters

Level Instructional Guides (IGs) & Level Qualification and Standard Plan (QSP)

All Level Instructional Guides (IGs) and Level Qualification and Standard Plans (QSPs) can

be downloaded at the following website:

 

http://portal.cadets.gc.ca/

 

This resource is available to the public including cadets, staff and parents.

 

Cadet Challenge

 

Green Star

Knots and Lashings

 

Red Star

Magnetic Declination

Level Proficiency Minimum Requirements

Content coming soon.

Marksmanship / Biathlon

407 Marksmanship / Biathlon Teams

 

 

 

 

 

 

​​​​Training for the current year competitions will commence in September.  Please listen for dates and times during evening announcements.


Focus on your Target!

 

The Cadet Marksmanship & Biathlon Programs are challenging and competitive sports programs accessible to all cadets. They develop skills through training and Olympic-style competition.

Cadets have the opportunity to participate in a series of competitions at the local level that culminate in provincial/territorial competitions and annual National Cadet Championships.

Set Your Sights High

  • promote safe handling of rifles;

  • build self-esteem and practice focus;

  • promote sportsmanship, sport etiquette and self-discipline;

  • develops a high level of marksmanship technical skills;

  • promote physical fitness;

  • provide personal challenge and achievement opportunities.

Bullseye!

Many of our corps members have long reaped the benefits of competitive marksmanship programs at the local, zone, provincial/territorial and national levels. Whether you are aiming for success or achievement or just participating in a challenging sport - there are many ways to successfully hit your target!

What are you aiming for?

The cadet marksmanship program has a rich and long tradition of excellence going all the way back to 1910 when Canada sent a team of cadets to compete in Bisley, England.


Train with the Best!

  • Training is offered and supervised by qualified coaches and officers;

  • Training material may be provided for each cadet participating in the marksmanship program;

  • Marksmanship training is conducted Saturday mornings at Minto Armoury;

  • Open to ALL cadets.

Interested in Marksmanship?

Read over the Cadet Air Rifle Training Manual

 

Marksmanship training is available Saturday mornings at Minto Armoury. For more information and start times please see Lt Will.

Training Videos

 

Cadets across Canada participate in competition-style air rifle marksmanship as a portion of their mandatory training. These videos are intended for cadets using the 853c Daisy Air Rifle but can be applied to any type of marksmanship.
 

To become a better competitor and develop skills, review the 22 topics below.

Intro – Cadet Air Rifle

Range Layout

Description of Daisy 853c Air Rifle

Safety Regulations

Stretching

Relaxation Techniques

Choosing the Master Eye

The Prone Position

Holding the Rifle

Loading the Rifle

Natural Alignment

Breathing

Aiming

Trigger control

Follow Through

Rested Rifle Firing

Unsupported Group Target Firing

Score Targets

Cleaning the Rifle

Marksmanship Equipment

Storing the Rifle

Conclusion

Pipe Band

The 407 Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada Army Cadet Pipe Band formed over 100 years ago and provides cadets instruction in the Great Highland Bagpipe, Snare Drum and Bass/Tenor Drum. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pipe Band provides cadets with an opportunity to participate in music training and pipe band activities. Activities include music theory, band drill, performing as a member of a band or as a soloist and instructional techniques. 

 

Members of the Pipes and Drums can also apply to attend Cadet Summer Training Centers (CSTC) for 3 or 6-week course depending upon their skill levels.  Pipe Band training is normally conducted at:

  • Vernon CSTC (BC)

  • Rocky Mountain CSTC (AB)

All cadets are encouraged to join the Pipe Band, even if you have little or no experience. The Regimental Pipes and Drums of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada provides excellent instruction in all of the previously mentioned instruments. 

The Pipes and Drums practice Saturday mornings at Minto Armoury in the Regimental Band Room of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Orienteering

Content coming soon.

Summer Training

 

Summer training presentation

Summer training information

Cadet summer training application

Cadet summer training joining instructions

Summer Camps Specific to Army Cadets

General Training

The General Training Course provides cadets who have recently joined the Cadet Program an introductory summer training experience where they will participate in a variety of activities from each specialty, to include Drill and Ceremonial, Music, Marksmanship, and Expedition. Cadets applying for this course should have successfully completed Green Star.

Basic Drill and Ceremonial (Army)

The Basic Drill and Ceremonial (Army) Course provides cadets with an opportunity to build on drill learned at the corps, participate in advanced drill and ceremonial activities, and to develop leadership skills and knowledge; while performing the role of a team leader. Activities include commanding a squad on parade, drill with arms, flag drill, and marksmanship training. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age and have successfully completed Red Star.

Drill and Ceremonial Instructor (Army)

The Drill and Ceremonial Instructor (Army) Course provides cadets with an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to become a Drill and Ceremonial Instructor. Activities include advanced drill, instructional techniques and leadership. Cadets applying for this course should be 14–15 years of age and have successfully completed Silver Star.

Basic Expedition

The Basic Expedition course provides cadets with the fundamentals of expedition training, building upon what has been taught in Red Star of the Corps program. Activities include navigation, a five-day expedition and adventure training. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age and have successfully completed Red Star.

Expedition Instructor

The Expedition Instructor course provides cadets with the knowledge and skills to perform the duties of a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor and team leader for Expedition activities within the Army cadet program. Activities include first aid, navigation, an 18-day expedition, adventure training, leadership and instructional technique. Cadets applying for this course should be 14–15 years of age, have achieved a minimum of the Bronze Level of the Cadet Fitness Assessment Incentive Level, and have successfully completed Silver Star.

Basic Marksman

The Basic Marksman Course provides cadets with an opportunity to develop marksmanship skills and subject matter knowledge. Activities include team-building, marksmanship and adventure training. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age and have successfully completed Red Star.

 

Summer Camps Common to all Cadets

Basic Fitness and Sports

The Basic Fitness and Sports course provide cadets an opportunity to participate in fitness and sports activities, and to develop knowledge and skills on how to perform the duties of a Fitness and Sports Assistant. Activities include following a personal fitness routine, leading warm-up and cool-down sessions, assisting with the Cadet Fitness Assessment and assisting with recreational sports. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age and have successfully completed Phase Two / Red Star / Proficiency Level Two.

Fitness and Sports Instructor

The Fitness and Sports Instructor Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop as a fitness and sports specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to perform the role of a Fitness and Sports Instructor and a team leader for fitness and sports activities conducted at the corps / squadron during regionally directed activities and/or as a staff cadet at a CSTC. Activities include personal fitness and healthy living, conducting the Cadet Fitness Assessment, and leading recreational sports. Cadets applying for this course should be 15–16 years of age and have successfully completed Phase Three / Silver Star / Proficiency Level Three.

Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor

The Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course provides cadets with an opportunity to develop marksmanship skills and knowledge, and to instruct and lead air rifle marksmanship activities. Activities include first aid, advanced marksmanship, instructional techniques and coaching. Cadets applying for this course should be 15–16 years of age and have successfully completed Phase Three / Silver Star / Proficiency Level Three.

Military Band – Basic Musician

The Military Band – Basic Musician Course provides cadets with an opportunity to participate in music training and military band activities, to prepare them to support corps/squadron music programs. Activities include maintaining a primary instrument, music theory, demonstrating rhythm skills, executing drill as a member of a band, and performing ensemble music as a member of a band. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age and have successfully completed Phase Two / Red Star / Proficiency Level Two.

Military Band – Intermediate Musician

The Military Band – Intermediate Musician Course provides cadets with an opportunity to participate in music training and military band activities, to prepare them to support corps/squadron music programs. Activities include first aid, maintaining a primary instrument, music theory, executing drill as a member of a band, and performing ensemble music as a member of a band. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Military Band Music Level Basic, be 14–15 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Three / Silver Star / Proficiency.

The Military Band – Advanced Musician Course provides cadets with an opportunity to participate in advanced music training and military band activities, to prepare them to lead and instruct corps’ music programs. Activities include music theory, executing drill as a member of a band, performing ensemble music as a member of a band, leadership, and instructional technique. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Military Band Music Level Basic, be 15–16 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Four / Gold Star / Proficiency Level Four.

Pipe Band – Basic Musician

The Pipe Band – Basic Musician Course provides cadets with an opportunity to participate in music training and pipe band activities, to prepare them to support corps/squadron music programs. Activities include highland dance, maintaining a primary instrument, music theory, demonstrating rhythm skills, executing drill as a member of a band, and performing ensemble music as a member of a band. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age and have successfully completed Phase Two / Red Star / Proficiency Level Two.

Pipe Band – Intermediate Musician

The Pipe Band – Intermediate Musician Course provides cadets with an opportunity to participate in music training and pipe band activities, to prepare them to support corps/squadron music programs. Activities include first aid, highland dance, maintaining a primary instrument, music theory, executing drill as a member of a band, and performing ensemble music as a member of a band. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Music Proficiency Level – Pipes and Drums Level Two, be 14–15 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Three / Silver Star / Proficiency Level Three.

Pipe Band – Advanced Musician

The Pipe Band – Advanced Musician Course provides cadets with an opportunity to participate in advanced music training and pipe band activities, to prepare them to lead and instruct corps’ music programs. Activities include highland dance, music theory, executing drill as a member of a band, performing ensemble music as a member of a band, leadership, and instructional technique. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Music Proficiency Level – Pipes and Drums Level Three, be 15–16 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Four / Gold Star / Proficiency Level Four.

Para chin up video

Summer Camp Bold Eagle available for Aboriginal Cadets

Bold Eagle information found here

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WINNIPEG MB   R3G 0J7

Phone:  204-786-1130

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