Jimboomba and Districts Cadets sent a team of six to the PCYC cadet challenge in Sandgate on July 9.
The PCYC games are a celebration of cadet skills and strengths across many departments and disciplines.
There were teams from Military Cadets, St John Ambulance Cadets, Navy Cadets, Army Cadets, Emergency Services Cadets and Surf Life Saving Cadets.
The day consisted of four different challenges to test the cadet team.
The first task they completed was a first response challenge.
They were given a scenario where the team were in the bush and had an injured member that they had to get back to base.
The second challenge was a skills relay.
This consisted of building a sand bag wall, rolling out a fire hose, a phonetic alphabet quiz, a knot challenge and an orienteering exercise.
The third task was a drill challenge where the cadets were required to march on parade and then do 90 seconds of freestyle drill.
Finally was the teamwork challenge where the cadets were required to keep a ball off the ground by holding rope all while following a zig zag line and manoeuvring around other people.
After completion of tasks the cadets were mixed up with other cadets and had to make a new team of six random people who then had to complete a whole range of exercises which promoted teamwork and communication.
The games were not about perfect command of equipment or skills but more about innovative thinking, teamwork, camaraderie, respect and mutual appreciation of all emergency and defence services.
The cadets learnt valuable skills which they can use in everyday life and are grateful for the opportunity to compete in the games.
For more information regarding Jimboomba and Districts Cadets call Brett McCreadie on 0419 792 517.
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