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SPECIALTY TEAMS

BAND • BIATHLON • DRILL • DUKE OF ED • MARKSMANSHIP • ORIENTEERING

SPECIALTY TEAMS

Our unit is home to six specialty competitive teams: Band, Biathlon, Drill, Duke of Edinburgh, Marksmanship, and Orienteering. All of our cadets participate in at least one team, and they take great pride in competing against other units across Ontario in various competitions.

MARKSMANSHIP

Marksmanship

Competitors in this team are selected based on past performances and corps familiarization shoots. Cadets use the Daisy 853C air rifle to fire upon paper targets. The bull, or dead center, is about the size of the head of a pen, so accuracy is extremely difficult to achieve. While firing, each cadet also has a coach beside them to change sights, pump the rifle, and make minor adjustments and suggestions. Cadets on this team are always supervised by an RSO and coach.

Cadets compete against one and other to see who can score the highest! The team also gets the opportunity to fire the Lee Enfield No.4 (.22 calibre) rifle.

Practices: Saturdays 1300-1600hrs (1-4pm)
Zone Competition: 24 March 2018

ORIENTEERING

Orienteering

The orienteering team tracks and seeks out flags hidden in the bush. The points are set in advance by the coordinator and the grid references are recorded. The official gives the coordinates to the competitors, who must then plot them on their map and seek them out, stamping their timecard at each flag. The team that completes the competition the fastest, and with the most stamps, wins the competition.

In some cases, points are different for each flag as some are more difficult to seek out. In this case, the team commander must decide which route is best for his/her team.

Practices: Saturdays 0900-1000hrs (9-10am)
Zone Competition: 14 October 2017

BAND: PIPES & DRUMS

Band: Pipes & Drums

2677 participates in a joint Highland Pipes & Drums Band. The band consists of three sections:

1. Highland Bagpipes

2. Highland Snare Drums

3. Bass Section (Tenor and Bass Drums)

Being a member of the Pipes and Drums band requires a great deal of commitment. Cadets are required to practice several times a week and then meet up once a week with the band and practice marching while playing as a military style band.

Practices: Sundays 1300-1500hrs (1-3pm)
Zone Competition: 4-6 May 2018

DRILL

DRILL

A Drill Team is a group of cadets that marches and performs military drill movements. Drill takes a great deal of concentration and discipline and gives our cadets a strong sense of accomplishment. Drill movements consist of standing drill which is when the cadet remains in a stationary platoon and marching drill where the cadets are mobilized and move together.  These movements can be completed with or without arms (de-commissioned drill purpose rifles).

Drill team members are expected to maintain an exceptionally high level of dress and deportment standards as they have a great sense of pride in their uniforms.

Practices: Saturdays 1000-1200hrs (10am-12pm)
Zone Competition: 4-6 May 2018

BIATHLON

Biathlon

Biathlon is an Olympic winter sport, which combines competitive, free-technique cross-country skiing and small-bore rifle marksmanship. Training consists of strength and cardiovascular conditioning through static exercises, running, and other dynamic activities.

In the Cadet Biathlon Competition, the biathlete skis a distance of no less than 5 kilometres and stops at the shooting range to shoot, two times.  The shooting distance is always 50 metres and five rounds are fired in each bout at five targets. Cadets shoot in the prone position only, with a .22 calibre rifle. Competition takes place annually, in February.

Practices: Sundays (Timing TBC)
Zone Competition: 19-21 February 2018

DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Conceived by his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh in 1956, the program aims to help young persons develop strength of character, leadership and personal discipline through four sectors of activity: community service, sports activities, skills, and expedition.

Like Army Cadets, the Award Program is voluntary and each individual is assessed on effort, improvement and challenge, making the Award attainable by all.

The program allows you to work at your own pace, accumulate certain number of hours per week in different categories.

Many of the hours required in the program are already being done by most of you just by being in the Army Cadets. For example, if you are on the Drill Team, you can use Drill Team practices as a skill development activity or as a physical activity. If you teach on training nights, you meet the community service requirements. For Ontario students who require 40 hrs of community service to graduate, those hours can be put towards the award as well. If you take music lessons, horseback riding lessons, or whatever your interest may be outside of cadets, it can all be used toward the requirements of this program.

No practices.
Completed at your own pace during training year.

Marksmanship

Competitors in this team are selected based on past performances and corps familiarization shoots. Cadets use the Daisy 853C air rifle to fire upon paper targets. The bull, or dead center, is about the size of the head of a pen, so accuracy is extremely difficult to achieve. While firing, each cadet also has a coach beside them to change sights, pump the rifle, and make minor adjustments and suggestions. Cadets on this team are always supervised by an RSO and coach. Cadets compete against one and other to see who can score the highest! The team also gets the opportunity to fire the Lee Enfield No.4 (.22 calibre) rifle.

Practices: Saturdays 1300-1600hrs (1-4pm)
Zone Competition: 24 March 2018

Orienteering

The orienteering team tracks and seeks out flags hidden in the bush. The points are set in advance by the coordinator and the grid references are recorded. The official gives the coordinates to the competitors, who must then plot them on their map and seek them out, stamping their timecard at each flag. The team that completes the competition the fastest, and with the most stamps, wins the competition. In some cases, points are different for each flag as some are more difficult to seek out. In this case, the team commander must decide which route is best for his/her team.

Practices: Saturdays 0900-1000hrs (9-10am)
Zone Competition: 14 October 2017

Band: Pipes & Drums

2677 participates in a joint Highland Pipes & Drums Band. The band consists of three sections:

·       Highland Bagpipes

·       Highland Snare Drums

·       Bass Section (Tenor and Bass Drums)

Being a member of the Pipes and Drums band requires a great deal of commitment. Cadets are required to practice several times a week and then meet up once a week with the band and practice marching while playing as a military style band.

Practices: Sundays 1300-1500hrs (1-3pm)
Zone Competition: 4-6 May 2018

Drill

A Drill Team is a group of cadets that marches and performs military drill movements. Drill takes a great deal of concentration and discipline and gives our cadets a strong sense of accomplishment. Drill movements consist of standing drill which is when the cadet remains in a stationary platoon and marching drill where the cadets are mobilized and move together.  These movements can be completed with or without arms (de-commissioned drill purpose rifles).

Drill team members are expected to maintain an exceptionally high level of dress and deportment standards as they have a great sense of pride in their uniforms.

Practices: Saturdays 1000-1200hrs (10am-12pm)
Zone Competition: 4-6 May 2018

Biathlon

Biathlon is an Olympic winter sport, which combines competitive, free-technique cross-country skiing and small-bore rifle marksmanship. Training consists of strength and cardiovascular conditioning through static exercises, running, and other dynamic activities.

In the Cadet Biathlon Competition, the biathlete skis a distance of no less than 5 kilometres and stops at the shooting range to shoot, two times.  The shooting distance is always 50 metres and five rounds are fired in each bout at five targets. Cadets shoot in the prone position only, with a .22 calibre rifle. Competition takes place annually, in February.

Practices: Sundays (Timing TBC)
Zone Competition: 19-21 February 2018

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Conceived by his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh in 1956, the program aims to help young persons develop strength of character, leadership and personal discipline through four sectors of activity: community service, sports activities, skills, and expedition.

Like Army Cadets, the Award Program is voluntary and each individual is assessed on effort, improvement and challenge, making the Award attainable by all.

 

The program allows you to work at your own pace, accumulate certain number of hours per week in different categories. Many of the hours required in the program are already being done by most of you just by being in the Army Cadets. For example, if you are on the Drill Team, you can use Drill Team practices as a skill development activity or as a physical activity. If you teach on training nights, you meet the community service requirements. For Ontario students who require 40 hrs of community service to graduate, those hours can be put towards the award as well. If you take music lessons, horseback riding lessons, or whatever your interest may be outside of cadets, it can all be used toward the requirements of this program.

At your own pace during training year.