The Royal Canadian Army Cadets appeal to teenagers craving exciting outdoor activities where their personal limits as individuals and team-members will be tested. The outdoor-oriented will love the challenge!
Army cadets develop abilities in the use of map and compass, GPS technology, orienteering, first-aid, camping and survival skills, canoeing, abseiling, trekking, mountain biking, and more. As they get more experienced, some will be selected for parachuting, white-water rafting and glacier climbing courses. They will also learn to become outdoor leaders.
Here at 62 RHLI, we try to put as much focus on leadership and field training as possible. In every cadet’s first year they will go into the field and begin working towards their proficiency in map and compass as well as field training. We also have a strong focus on leadership and proficiency at military drill. We are lucky to be able to parade out of such a beautiful and historically rich Armouries – home of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Reserve Unit – the Regimental museum. Being close to other Cadet Corps in the GTA allows us to combine efforts in training and to participate in some friendly competition in sports, drill and marksmanship skills.