On Saturday October 1, the cadets and staff of 77 Arrowhead Air, 2928 Army, 88 Truro Sea, and 185 Navy League Cadet Units will be joining together to celebrate Cadet Day.

The cadets will be having information tables, displays and activities to showcase some of the things that they do, at the NSCC Truro Campus Gymnasium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All youth from 12 to 18 are welcome to attend and learn more about these free programs. The units meet on Tuesday (Sea) and Wednesday (Army) evenings from 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Truro Armories or Thursdays (Air) at 68 Glenwood Drive.

Where else can you find a program that is free for youth that gives them so much? We provide their uniform and their training,” said Captain Crystal McGuire, CD, 77 Arrowhead RCACS. “We teach them life skills – how to be a good citizen and leader, to be respectful of others, to take ownership for one’s actions, about commitment and taking pride in who they are and what they do.”

Each program is designed to promote citizenship, physical fitness, team building and leadership skills in a fun yet structured environment. Navy League Cadets are for youth nine to 13 and meet Monday evenings at the Truro Armories.

“Depending on whether they join Sea, Army or Air Cadets they could to go on International Exchanges, attend summer camp, learn to sail, participate in expeditions, get their pilot’s license….the opportunities are endless, continued McGuire. “Not only are there so many opportunities to learn skills and have experiences but you meet many Cadets and make friendships that will last a lifetime.”