Warrant Officer Bautista (2016 - Present)
Sergeant Fortin (2017 - Present)
Sergeant Valencia Riascos (2016 - Present)
Warrant Officer Buddington (2016 - Present)
Warrant Officer Johal (2016 - Present)
Hello, I am Corporal Gill. Since joining the 557 Lorne Scots Army Cadet program, I have done many things that I probably would have never done or gotten the chance to do. From the poppy fundraiser to learning how to use an air rifle, being a cadet is always something to enjoy and love with endless events to participate in. I have gone on 2 field training exercises (one in winter and the other in fall ), taken part in a car wash, poppy fundraising, learned about the air rifle, and much more. Moreover, I met many other cadets who are all unique and individual with their own stories to tell. These activities helped build my character as I met different people and learned how to deal with them.
Throughout the program, I was given endless opportunities to grow and expand on my future. Right from the beginning, I did different things that could help in my career. I am going to start high school next year, and some events such as the poppy fundraiser in this program can allocate for some of my volunteer hours. With that, I will be able to focus on my grades and not have to worry about where and how I could gain my volunteer hours. Cadets can benefit long term as well. While applying to universities, this can be added to my resume for it to look better.
Another thing to take out from the cadet program is all the good leadership traits that are instilled in you throughout. Whether it's from lessons during the classes or the events which make you have to meet and talk to people, you learn to be a leader.
In conclusion, the 557 Lorne Scots Army Cadet Program is something that is very beneficial for the future and helps me become better as a person. This program is something to continue forward with and take on for the years to come.