The 2959 Pasadena Army Cadet Corps was formed in Pasadena in 1978, and was formed by Henry Hounsell. Mr. Hounsell was a teacher at Herdman Colligate in Corner Brook, and was the commanding officer of the corps in Corner Brook. When he moved to Pasadena, it was evident with all the young people that there was potential for a cadet corps in the community. The Pasadena corps was so successful, that at one point they had 108 cadets registered. With that many cadets, Mr. Hounsell was able to take the rank major.
The Cadet program offers youth an opportunity to learn many useful skills, such as leadership, management, survival, bush craft, and many more. Youth have the opportunity to learn these skills, and move up ranks, to eventually lead their corps. Cadets also have the opportunity to attend summer camp in New Brunswick. During these camps, the cadets get paid, and aOfre able to put to use the skills that they learned throughout the program.
The 2959 Pasadena Army Cadet Corps are active members of the community, as they are often doing service projects. The core takes part in the Legion’s poppy drive every year, the Santa Claus Parade, and they participate in the July 1st Memorial Service.
Commanding Officer: Captain Trish Wicks
Outgoing Commanding Officer/Administration Officer: Captain Gary Butler
Training Officer: Lieutenant Angela Menchion
General Training Officer/Range Safety Officer: Captain Gary Wilcott
Officer Cadet: Veronica Menchion
These adult members mentor and teach the young adults throughout the program, and watch them grow into leaders themselves.
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