The 222nd Australian Army Cadet Unit are having two information nights for their upcoming 2019 recruitment. These will be held on Tuesday 12th of February and Tuesday 19th of February at Carroll College Broulee, from 6:00pm-9pm. CUO Rhonda D'Amico invites the youth of the Shire to come along and find out about Australian Army Cadets "Even if you think is way out of your comfort zone come along anyway. Through cadets you learn life long skills and make friends you'll keep for a lifetime. "I hope to see you all there for more information about Australian Army Cadets, our info night and what we do don't be afraid to contact us." Gary Traynor, of 222 Army Cadet Unit based in Broulee said "As an Army Cadet, you’ll get to explore your full potential, develop confidence, learn a range of skills, make friends and along the way have lots of serious fun. The skills and experience you learn from Army Cadets will stay with you for the rest of your life." In 2018 the local Army Cadet Unit 222 celebrated their 25th anniversary of providing the cadet experience to Eurobodalla youth.
"Australian Army Cadets learn how to navigate across country in day or night, perform drill, develop survival skills, safely handle Defence and civilian weapons, rope and rappel and handle small boats. "Why would you want to join the Australian Army Cadets (AAC)? Well, there are lots of reasons! For a start, you get to go camping, abseiling, boating and learn to properly use firearms. Apart from getting involved in all kinds of action and adventures, you'll also make heaps of new friends. Joining the Army Cadets is your chance to experience a really awesome time by getting into some adventurous activities conducted in a military setting."
"Australian Army Cadets has strong links to the Australian Army, but cadets are not part of the Army. And there is absolutely no expectation for you to join the military"
“Australian Defence Force Cadets and cadet staff are drawn from a diverse range of unique backgrounds and experiences. All are committed to providing and enjoying a positive and safe youth development experience, respecting the value and dignity of all people, and recognising the particular rights and needs of young people.
"ADF Cadets aim to be inclusive of all young people and staff, including those with disabilities, health conditions and allergies. All reasonable steps will be taken to include any person whose individual circumstances may necessitate special consideration in cadet unit activities, provided such steps do not jeopardize the safety or cadet experience of others". "The best cadets get opportunities to test themselves in a national adventure training activity, or compete against other State and Territory teams in the Regimental Sergeant Major – Army’s Drill Competition or the Chief of Army’s Combined Team Challenge. Aspects of the AAC program also contribute to qualifying for the Duke of Edinburgh Award."
To become an Australian Army Cadet you must:
be between 12.5 and 17 years of age inclusive,
be a permanent resident of Australia,
complete an application form, signed by your parents or guardian,
be cleared by your doctor,