September is Royal Canadian Army Cadet Month

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Erica Fisher

Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and energeticcity.ca in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

"The Cadet program here in Fort St. John is doing very well, one of the strongest actually in B.C.."

He explains the program gets teenagers aged 12 – 18 into outdoors activities, as well as help out in their community.

"The Cadet program is based on leadership, citizenship, physical fitness, as well as to stimulate an interest in the Canadian Forces."

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In Fort St. John, Army Cadets get the opportunity to go camping and learn wilderness skills like using a map and compass, as well as take part in sports like marksmanship and a biathlon team, and learn skills like public speaking and first aid. Several Cadets also go out of town for summer camps.

The program is free of charge, and can be used for high school credits as well. Although the program accepts members year-round, September is its official recruitment month.

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