Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Madeline Pinto
The Sea Cadet Program is a fantastic organization for youth between the ages of 12 to 18. The Canadian Cadet Organization focuses on developing citizenship and leadership skills, incorporating physical fitness into a healthy lifestyle, and stimulating interest in the activities of the Canadian Forces. Some regionally directed activities that the cadet program offers include: band, drill, marksmanship, and sail competitions; Orca Patrol Craft Training deployments; Tall Ship deployments; Leadership workshops and conferences; and summer training.
Through RCSCC Haida, I have participated on countless competition teams, I learned about teamwork and camaraderie, I have volunteered in my community, and I have been given the opportunity to practice leadership and mentorship skills. Along the journey, I have travelled, made lasting friendships, learned new skills, and created lifelong memories!
I strongly recommend all youth to join RCSCC Haida and discover the exciting and unique opportunities that the program has to offer!
Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class