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  • Duke of Ed The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme was developed to encourage all youth ages 14 to 25 to be active, to participate in new activities and pursue their current interests ...
    Posted May 5, 2018, 11:59 AM by Eric Clinton
  • Silverwing London and Area cadets annually participate in the Silver Wing Sports Competition. Mission: To compete and enjoy various sporting activities as a London Area Cadet group. No information available at ...
    Posted Nov 1, 2017, 7:26 AM by Eric Clinton
  • Effective Speaking A foundation for the Air Cadet program is our Effective Speaking and Debating programs. What may seem intimidating to many citizens who have to speak to, and engage, an audience ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2018, 1:27 PM by Eric Clinton
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Duke of Ed

posted Feb 27, 2012, 1:39 PM by Eric Clinton   [ updated May 5, 2018, 11:59 AM ]


The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme was developed to encourage all youth ages 14 to 25 to be active, to participate in new activities and pursue their current interests in four different areas. The Programme offers you the opportunity to set goals and achieve results in a fun and challenging way. The Programme is non competitive. You benefit through your own effort and you will learn and grow from the experience.
Upon completion you will be recognized for your achievements with a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.
The Award was founded in 1956 by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh K.G. K.T. in London England. The Award which bears his name currently operates in over 120 countries around the world. [More]
Cadets can easily complete the requirements for this award through the training that they already take part in. Cadets must first enroll in the program to begin tracking their activities to count towards this award.  Download the Air Cadets Guide to the Duke of  Edinburgh's Award in the Attachments section below.

The Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has 3 levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. The goal of the Award is to encourage young people’s participation in activities in which they already enjoy and others they have yet to experience within a non-competitive and fun environment. The Award involves comprehensive development, self-training and personal achievement, and is based upon individual effort and improvement. To achieve the Award, Participants must set goals in all 4 Programme areas.

4 Programme Areas
  • Community Service – Providing volunteer service to others and the community.
  • Personal Skill Development – Developing a personal interest, social or practical skill.
  • Physical Recreation – Gaining a sense of achievement and good health through physical fitness activities.
  • Adventurous Journey – Undertaking a wilderness or adventure experience.
The International Award is an exciting self-development Programme available to all young people worldwide equipping them with life skills to make a difference to themselves, their communities and the world. To date almost 6 million young people from over 120 countries have been motivated to undertake a variety of voluntary and challenging activities.

Award Participation
  • Upon registration, participants receive a Record Book in which they log their activities and time commitments.
  • Participants may begin to log hours only upon registration and not before.
  • All activities logged require a signature of validation by an assessor.
  • Upon completion of each section, the relevant assessor writes a brief report.

Award Levels
Bronze Award – 14 years or older
  • Minimum 6 months
  • Community Service: 15 hours over 6 months
  • Personal Skill Development: 6 months
  • Physical Recreation: 30 hours over 15 weeks
  • Adventurous Journey: 2-day activity
Community ceremony of recognition with pin and certificate.

Silver Award – 15 years or older
  • Minimum 6 months (12 months direct entry)
  • Community Service: 30 (45) hours over 6 (12) months
  • Personal Skill Development: 6 (12) months
  • Physical Recreation: 40 hours over 20 weeks
  • Adventurous Journey: 3-day activity
A ceremony of recognition with certificate awarded by The Lieutenant Governor or The Commissioner.

Gold Award – 16 years or older
  • Minimum 12 months (18 months direct entry)
  • Community Service: 60 (90) hours over 12 (18) months
  • Personal Skill Development: 12 (18) months
  • Physical Recreation: 50 hours over 25 weeks
  • Adventurous Journey: 4-day activity
  • Residential Projects: 5-day experience
National ceremony of recognition with certificate awarded by a member of the Royal Family or the Governor General.

Silverwing

posted Jan 26, 2012, 3:55 PM by Eric Clinton   [ updated Nov 1, 2017, 7:26 AM ]

London and Area cadets annually participate in the Silver Wing Sports Competition.
Mission: To compete and enjoy various sporting activities as a London Area Cadet group.

No information available at this time for 2017-18

Effective Speaking

posted Oct 19, 2011, 11:07 AM by Eric Clinton   [ updated Feb 3, 2018, 1:27 PM ]

A foundation for the Air Cadet program is our Effective Speaking and Debating programs. What may seem intimidating to many citizens who have to speak to, and engage, an audience, has been called one the Air Cadets ‘diamonds’ in the rough! 

Cadets learn the fine skills and confidence of speaking in a public forum, with the benefits being a lifetime of confidence that carries to their jobs and social situations. With coaching and practice at the Squadron level, Cadets gain the passion and confronting their fears of public speaking to move on to regional, provincial and national competitions. From gold to bronze medals, all Cadets have the opportunity to learn and grown in their debating and public speaking skill. Those who succeed at a high level will have the chance to travel to National competitions against Cadets from other provinces who bring proficiency, verbal dexterity and artful pontification that will serve them well and impress even the most seasoned toastmaster!

The aims of the Effective Speaking program is
  • to provide an opportunity for Air Cadets to develop self confidence, improve communication skills and increase their ability to reason, organize and express ideas - logically and persuasively; and 
  • to foster the principals of team working and enable cadets to further develop the skills acquired through the mandatory LHQ and Summer Training Centre leadership and instructional techniques courses ; and 
  • to promote the citizenship component of local squadron training by familiarizing Air Cadets with Robert’s Rules of Order; and 
  • to increase public awareness at the provincial and local levels of the citizenship and leadership aspects of the Air Cadet program.

The 2018 topics for the Effective Speaking Competition are: 
  • The importance of today’s youth in building Canada’s future.
  • How does volunteerism play a role in the life of your community or squadron?
  • Humour is the best medicine.
  • How space exploration can lead to scientific advances on Earth.
  • The role Indigenous people have played in Canada’s heritage.
  • How has Canada changed the face of aviation?
  • Lest We Forget.
  • Cadet’s Choice: The Cadet’s Choice must fit into one of these categories: 
    • Cadet Life. 
    • Science and Technology. 
    • Aviation. 
    • Canadian History or Citizenship.

Effective Speaking Guide, Application Form, Cadet Workbook and more can be viewed, or downloaded, from Attachments below

#3 Squadron cadets who wish to participate in the Effective Speaking Competition should talk to the CO or a member of the Sponsoring Committee.  #3 Sqn cadets paticipating at Regionals will be in Region 11 which includes squadrons 27, 153, 201, 614, 599, 862 and 741.  Date and location will be added to the Squadron Calendar.

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