Mapping the 254
This week the Cadets of the 254 learned the basics of map and compass reading. WO Sarah Hardy, Sgt Maggie Mills and Sgt Ben Roddis guided a platoon of young students through the signs and conventional symbols that are used to indicate various objects and areas on a map. The art of interpreting location with a map and compass are very valuable tools in the 254. The Brass and Reed Band, the Pipes and Drums, the Drumline plus 12 Cadet Platoons, branched off in a dozen different directions to accomplish the weekly training cycle. While Maggie and Ben were teaching maps, our Trekking Crew, under the guidance of WO Mackenzie Smith, were scaling the paths of Mount Moses. Back in the classroom, WO Svenjah Priggemeyer and Sgt Nathan Carter introduced their future leaders to the Principles of Instruction. On the weapons side of the house, our Range WO Carter Short assisted our Corps Range Safety Officer Lt Cristal Boudreau in a weapons upgrade to make the range much more effective. Concurrently the Range Sgt, Bella Turner-Galaise taught a young group of Cadets the operation of the Cadet Air Rifle. Weapons handling and safety is taught to all cadets. On top of all of this activity we tried a different path. This week Sgt Angus England embarked upon our first week of survival training. He taught the introductory lecture followed by a short survival exercise.
As you can see, a sound knowledge of map and compass is valuable when charting the activities of the Corps. Wednesday is not only the best day of the week but a great day to be a Cadet in the 254.
A big thank you to Amelia MacDonald for the great pictures.
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