Sea cadets win orienteering bronze

Medal placement for 189 Port Augusta RCSCC in first appearance

Seven cadets from 189 Port Augusta Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (RCSCC) in Comox took home bronze medals after the team finished in first place at the North Vancouver Island Cadet Zone Orienteering Competition, held in Campbell River at the Beaver Lodge Trust Lands on April 24.

This was the first time 189 Port Augusta RCSCC had attended an orienteering competition.

Cadets and adult staff tested their athletic, navigation, and problem-solving skills during a 16 control point score orienteering-style course. In this style of course, competitors must attempt to reach as many control points as possible within a given time limit in order to obtain the highest possible score.

While cadets have participated in orienteering for a number of years, this is the first time competitions have been held in zones across British Columbia.

Orienteering meets all three of the cadet program aims of developing in youth the attributes of citizenship, leadership and physical fitness; cadets also practiced environmental stewardship and teamwork.

Also competing at the North Vancouver Island Cadet Zone Orienteering Competition were cadets from 2943 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps in Campbell River, 22 Red Knight Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron (RCACS) in Powell River, and 363 Captain Brian Barker RCACS, also in Campbell River.


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