Merredin Australian Army Cadets strengthen community ties
The Command team for the Western Australian Army Cadets recently conducted a regional visit to meet with the Merredin Australian Army Cadet Unit.
Commander of the Western Australia Army Cadets Brigade, Colonel David Jones, said the regional visits are a regular part of the Command team’s support to units.
“These visits assist Cadet Units and the Brigade to develop partnerships with key local organisations, including emergency services, councils and schools,” said Colonel Jones.
“While in the area we met with the Merredin Police, Merredin College and the Shire Council to discuss how the Australian Army Cadets can better support the Merredin community.
“The Cadet Program is founded on strong community partnerships, each partnership is vital in helping the cadets understand how they can support their community and how the community can support them.”
“It was great for the local Command team, as well as representatives from the Merredin Police and St John Ambulance service, to meet with the local cadets and hear about what their community means to them.
Those interested in learning more about becoming an Australian Army Cadet are welcome to come along to the weekly parade evening, held between 6:00pm to 9:00pm every Tuesday at the Merredin Unit on Kitchener Street.
The Australian Army Cadets is a leading national youth development organisation, which has embraced the character, ethos and values of the Australian Army since its formal establishment in 1906.
The Australian Army Cadets is open to all youth between the ages of 13-18 and provides an excellent opportunity to develop individual self-esteem, leadership, initiative and problem solving in a safe, challenging and fun environment.