BDF Youth Cadet Corps Annual Summer Camp Concludes Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00

The BDF Youth Cadet Corps Annual Summer Camp for 2013 concluded over the past weekend in Toledo. This year’s camp was held at the Julian Cho Technical High School located in the village of Big Falls, close to 300 cadets from around the country had attended.

The camp ran from Saturday, August 3rd to Saturday, August 10th and covered Drills, Band Practice, Environmental Study, Physical Training, Administration in the Field, First Aid, Knots and Hitches, and Personal Hygiene. There were lecturers from the Police Department, National Drug-Abuse Control Council, HIV/AIDS Commission, Fire Service, Audubon Society and Solid Waste Management.

Last Thursday, Minister of National Security made a special visit to the venue of the summer camp; accompanied by Commander of the Belize Defense Force, Brigadier General, David Jones; Commander of the Volunteer Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Felix Enriquez, under whose charge the BDF Cadet Corps is administrated, and BDF Battalion Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Asariel Loria.

On the grounds of the summer camp, the Minister inspected a guard of honor consisting of members of BDF Youth Cadet Corps. He and the commanders were briefed by Assistant Coordinator of the BDF Youth Cadet Corps, Lieutenant Sarita Westby, and Operations Commander, Major Edmund Ogaldez. They then had the opportunity to witness a number of drill demonstrations by the young cadets displaying the special skills they had acquired. The Minister and the commanders later had lunch with representative members of the BDF Youth Cadet Corps.