Atlantic Region Army Cadet Summer Expedition

The Atlantic Region Army Cadet Summer Expedition is a seven-day challenge for minimum Gold Star qualified cadets who have also obtained the Bronze Level or better. Cadets arrive on Saturday, 19 August 2017, day one and depart on Saturday, 26 August 2016, day seven. During the Expedition cadets receive introductory and practical training in Sea Kayaking. After receiving sea kayak instruction, cadets will embark upon a four day sea kayaking expedition along Nova Scotia’s scenic coast, visiting current and former isolated communities, bays, fjords and islands.

Cadets will be trained to use the various equipment required to conduct a safe, fun, and challenging sea kayaking expedition activity. Upon completion of the training and practical skill assessment cadets may be awarded a Paddle Canada Sea Kayak skill level certification.

The Regional Summer Expedition — Exercise Coastal Explorer, shall be conducted on the coast of NS from 19-26 August 2017. Specific locations are still being confirmed.

a. Must be minimum Gold Star qualified;

b. minimum of 15 years of age;

c. Have participated at Zone Level Silver and Gold Star Expeditions;

d. CFAIP Bronze level qualified for the age group when applying for the expedition;

e. Medically fit IAW CATO 16-02 and have no medical restrictions;

f. Have demonstrated excellent performance during Corps level adventure training activities;

g. Be nominated by the Corps Commanding Officer;

Volunteers Needed – Nova Scotia International Tattoo


A team of HRM Sea, Army and Air Cadets will serve as Protocol Escorts for VIPs (Lt. Gov, Premier, foreign dignitaries, etc) at the 2017 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo.


The cadets who are chosen must display exemplary dress and deportment, exhibit mature and responsible behaviour and relate well with the public. Along with escorting the VIPs, the cadets will also be participating in an Honor Guard and a Cadet Information Booth.


Ideally cadets are expected to be available for all performances, however realizing that some cadets will be attending a summer training centre, this will be reviewed case by case. There will also be exceptions made in the case of graduations, etc.

Exact dates and timing to follow:
Rehearsal will be 7:00 pm on Jun 28th and the show runs from Jun 29th to Jul 6th

NOTE: All cadets will be free to leave after intermission, as their duties will be completed at that time.


Cadets are to meet at the entrance of the World Trade and Convention Centre Argyle St, Halifax, NS


To contribute to the success of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo and promote a positive image for the Canadian Cadet Organization.

Dress Requirements

The dress is full uniform (C-1 Ceremonial) for performances.

Participating cadets will also receive:

  • Admission to the Youth Cast Party (Details TBA)
  • Two free tickets for the RNSIT Preview Show (29 Jun)
  • Tattoo T-Shirt
  • A personalized letter of thanks (RNSIT Letterhead) indicating the volunteer work that was completed and the level to which it was performed. This can be useful for future job, bursary/scholarship and award applications.

To submit your name  to be chosen as a volunteer please respond to this email by May 29th with – Name, phone number, personal email address, tshirt size

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is presented to young Canadians who have achieved a set standard in community and self-improvement. It is a program of activities designed to challenge Canadian Youth to become involved in worthwhile extracurricular activities, leading to personal growth, development and achievement.

Participating in the Award Program, done on a volunteer basis, build character by developing self-confidence, responsibility, compassion, and self-reliance. As a result, young people become more community-minded and involved citizens in our society.

This Award Program is a non-competitive, self-directed program open to any person aged 14 to 25. Requirements for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a satisfactory completion of four program categories:

• Volunteer community service
• Develop a hobby or skill
• Participate in physical activity
• Overnight expedition, exploration or adventurous journey

There are 3 levels of Award Program – BRONZE, SILVER, and GOLD. Each level is progressively more challenging. The Award Program can be adapted for each individual regardless of his/her circumstance(s). The criteria for earning an award is individual improvement through persistence and achievement, based on individual capabilities. The program is non-competitive.”

Participating in the Canadian Cadet Program (CCP) is a great advantage to those participating in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, as many of the skills worked on and acquired through the CCP translate directly to progressing towards the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

If you would like to participate through our unit, please talk to CI Boulanger and she will guide you in how to register. We want to give everyone the opportunity to participate in the Award and as such, the unit will cover the registration costs for any cadet that wishes to register

Support Our Troops (SOT) Scholarship Program.

Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services is pleased to announce the launch of this year’s Support Our Troops (SOT) Scholarship Program.

Eligible* families of currently serving Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Members and Veterans may qualify to receive a Support Our Troops Scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year. To qualify, applicants must meet the following eligibility:

1) Be a dependent (includes spouse) of a currently serving member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and Veteran;

2) Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;

3) Be enrolled in an undergraduate program leading to a degree, diploma or certificate at an accredited Canadian college or university

The following twenty-nine (29) scholarship grants are available full-time and part-time post-secondary education at an accredited academic institution:

​​Grant ​​​​​​ Number of Scholarships Available
$ 10,000 ​​​​​5  Scholarships available to full-time students in every province.
$ 10,000 2  Scholarships available for full-time students in Alberta only.
$ 5,000 3 Scholarships available to full-time and part-time students in every province.
$ 2,000 6 Scholarships available to full-time and part-time students in every province.
$ 1,000 ​​10  Scholarships available to full-time and part-time students in Manitoba only. (Special terms & conditions apply to the Manitoba Military Scholarships. For more information please read the applicable Te​r​ms & Conditio​ns​.)
$ 1,000​​ ​​3  Scholarships available to full-time and part-time students in every province.


Online registration for a Support Our Troops Scholarship opened on 15 April 2017 and closes on 31 July 2017 at 23:59hrs EST. Applications may be completed in either official language (French or English). Incomplete applications will not be considered. Completed applications will be reviewed by the Support Our Troops Scholarship Selection Committee. Successful applicants will be notified by email on 31 August 2017.

For additional information please visit the SOT website at:




to apply:



For any additional inquiries or to learn more about the Support Our Troops Scholarship Program please contact: Scholarship Coordinator, 613-996-6867.