ABSEILING, first aid and survival training are just a few of the skills on offer for kids signing up for the 11 Army Cadet Unit recruitment drive at Meadowbrook.
The Logan Cadets Unit will host an open day on May 19, featuring information sessions and activities to showcase what prospective cadets can expect to get out of the program.
Officer commanding of 11 Army Cadet Unit Brad Maddison said anyone aged 13 to 16 looking for an adventure and make friends were welcome to sign up as members.
The unit is looking to increase its intake by 60 this year.
“This will keep us the largest community based Australian Army Cadet Unit in Australia,” Mr Maddison said.
Australian Army Cadets is designed to teach recruits responsibility, promote resilience and develop leadership and teamwork skills.
Mr Maddison said the success of the program spoke for itself.
“...Many of our former cadets come back to visit. They are successful business owners, defence personnel or studying to further their education,” he said.
“They all say the same thing:"If it wasn't for cadets, I wouldn't be the person I am today".
I can attest to this on a personal level, as I myself was a Cadet at the Unit in 1999. Now I am the Officer Commanding.”
Anyone interested in signing up are required to provide a birth certificate or passport to assist with paperwork.
Online enrollments can also be lodged on www.armycadets.gov.au.