NL Cadet Update - August 2020
On behalf of the NL Cadet Command Team, please find below an update concerning a number of initiatives that we are currently tracking within the NL Cadet domain.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS DIVISION COMMANDERS' REPRESENTATIVE
The current Division Commanders Representative’s Term will expire in at the 2021 AGM. We are currently accepting nominations; interested individuals are invited to apply before 1 September and all final submissions shall be received before 1 October. Additional information will be forwarded shortly.
GOOGLE CLASSROOM & ONLINE TRAINING PLATFORM
On Thursday, July 30th PSICorp hosted three separate sessions on the Google Classroom. Participants were provided with a broad overview of the classroom and various components available. Additional training will be provided; in the interim instructional videos are available at the link provided.
The Google Classroom is active and is available to be used for planning and preparation for the new training year. Any Corps that has not yet submitted their nominal roll is encouraged to do so ASAP.
COVID-19 NL CADET TRAINING PROTOCOL
Primary focus will be on the safety of all members of the NL Cadet Community, while ensuring that we do not become a vector for spreading the COVID-19 virus.
FACTORS TO CONSIDER:
- Completion of the accommodation survey
- Health Official’s recommendation (provincial and local)
- Allocation of training spaces
- Proper health and safety protocols ie. PPE, hand sanitizer, hand washing stations, etc
- Corps/Branch personnel
- Division and National (as req’d)
- Emergency contact information (CO, Branch President, Division President)
- Directional arrows
- Safety Screens
- Restricting access and visitors
- Sign-In Register/Log Book
- Kids Help and Mental Health Assistance
- Personal Health Check Forms (travel history, symptoms, etc)
- Personal Hygiene:
- Hand-washing video
- Physical distancing
- Wearing of masks
COVID-19 material is available online and can be accessed through this link at Canada Public Health
Please refer to the COVID-19 Protocol for NL Cadets (to be available NLT 14 August 2020)
ANNUAL INSPECTION REPORTS
Reminder: The National Office is now accepting the “modified” NL Annual Inspection Reports. Divisions are asked to provide the information NLT 1 September
LAUNCH OF CTS 2.0 (REVISED TRAINING EFFECTIVE 1 SEPTEMBER 2020)
The CTS was reviewed by the Division Commanders and effective 1 September 2020, we will be starting with the updated cadet training program. We are currently waiting for the revised CTS 1 – 3 to be translated (to be received on 10 August) and we will be ready to go with the new content.
NL CADET WORKING GROUP UPDATE
The NL Cadet Working Group which consists of NL Officers from across the country (Alberta, Ontario, Quebec) are continuing to work on the NL Officer Development Packages.
This works stems from the “virtual” Commanders Conference of April/May. There has been quite a bit of work already discussed and collaborated on.
The Working Group is being coordinated by Bob Lacquement.
NL CADET BADGE POSTER
Consideration is currently being given to the creation of a NL Cadet Corps Badge Poster. More details will be available in the Fall 2020.
PPE EQUIPMENT – MASKS
The National Office has purchased 5,000 reusable “cloth” masks for the Cadets, NL Cadet Volunteers and Instructors. The masks are solid black and are machine washable. The distribution of the masks will be based on the annual inspection reports.
We recently hosted 5 qualifying rounds for the Kahoot! Game with the finale being held on Thursday, July 23rd. The winning cadet was from Vancouver Island. Each participant in the finale as well as the top winners from the qualifying round will be receiving a Walmart Gift Card. The total prizes awarded was $575.00.
Based on the feedback received from Division Commander, access to the Kahoot! platform will be shared with the Divisions in order to run their own games with a shared pool of questions.