Cadets for Boys
The Cadet program is for boys 1st through 11th grade.
Come join us at 5:30pm for pizza and stay for Cadet classes from 6:30 to 7:30pm. During this time, we will be working on numerous badges, projects and helping the boys grow spiritually in all areas of life.
The cadeting ministry encourages experiencing the presence of the Lord in His glorious creation. Learning skills of an outdoorsman builds a boy’s understanding of his place in God’s world helps him to be a faithful steward.
Cadet Theme for 2020/2021
I rejoice in your word like one who discovers a great treasure.
Psalm 119:162 (NLT)
Junior Cadets (Grades 1-3)
There is a lot of enthusiasm on the part of young boys to begin their journey through the Cadet Programs. They’ve heard their older brothers or older boys in the community talk about the campouts, crafts, Bible lessons, service projects and they are READY! Junior Cadets taps this enthusiasm with a “hit the ground running” type of program. The materials are comprehensive but concise. They are designed to effectively channel the energy of boys.
R-P-B (Grades 4-6)
Here is the heart of the Cadet organization. Boys and their counselors working side by side on Bible lessons, Christian service projects, outdoor activities (camping, cycling, hiking, canoeing and much more), and working on merit badge projects – selecting from a wide range of interests and skills.
More than 100 merit badges are offered in this program. The counselor challenges, guides, encourages, listens and counsels the boys as an expression of God’s love.
Guide Trails (Grades 7-9)
This is a tough age for a boy. He’s somewhere between a kid and being a man. Christian adult male role models are critical at this age and this program is a great place for “boys” to find them. Using the same type of outdoor adventure and project activities as the R-P-B program, but with a more in-depth approach, the Guide Trails program seek to develop the character and spiritual depth that is needed to prepare boys for being young adults. Seventeen project booklets are available for the boys to choose from on a variety of topics, including: money management, cars, carpentry, aerospace and discipleship. They are designed to take two-four months to complete. When doing project work, the typical Guide Trails group will meet in the same location and on the same evening as boys in the R-P-B program but often this group will plan and enjoy their own special activities. Ideally, each Guide Trails group will consist of four – five boys and a counselor.
Voyagers (Grades 10-11)
This program can be a really exciting one for both the boys and counselors. The concept is that the counselor picks an interest area that is particularly close to him or the boys. Maybe an avid backpacker or maybe a custom furniture craftsman or maybe an auto mechanic. But whatever their interest, he can develop that interest into a learning experience for the boys.