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The Australian Army Cadets Need You


The Australian Army Cadets Need You

The Australian Army Cadets are looking for motivated Adult Helpers and young Army Cadets to sign-on and reopen the local Cadet Unit 142 in St George.

Balonne Shire Mayor Samantha O’Toole said the Australian Army Cadets is an adventurous youth development program that teaches life skills, teamwork, and leadership through outdoor challenges such as camping, abseiling, boating and firearm training.

“This is a valuable outlet for our region’s youth and an important dynamic learning opportunity we want to keep alive.”

Cr O’Toole said the local Army Cadets Unit was closed late last year, but now Australian Army Cadets representatives are coming to St George on the 21st of July, to rally community support to give the Unit a fresh start.

st george army cadets perform anzac day ceremonial duties


Cr O’Toole said the Army Cadets are looking for ex-Defence members, ex-Cadets, Mums and Dads and community members, who will be trained and supported, to help deliver the Australian Army Cadets program.

“I encourage our community to embrace this exciting and vital program which provides a structured learning environment to give our youth the confidence to realise their full potential.”

While the Australian Army Cadets has strong links to the Australian Army, Cadets are not part of the Army, and there is no expectation for Cadets to join the military or go to war.

Anyone wanting to express their interest should email


or for more information go to

Army Cadets.


For more information;
Balonne Shire Mayor Samantha O’Toole; m: 0428 887 100, e: Samantha.O'Toole@balonne.qld.gov.au

Published: 26th June 2020

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