Yes, of course!! There are at least three other detachments that you can be a part of.
The Cayman Islands Cadet Corps (CICC) is designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment while instilling in them self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline. It prepares them for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as Caymanians. The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school, and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community and country. The new BTEC programme caters to those cadets who are more technical than academic in their orientation.
The main objectives of the CICC are defined in its Charter, Vision and Mission Statement.
The Cayman Island Cadet Corps is a National Voluntary Youth organisation.
It is sponsored by the Governor’s office and administered and originally operated by the Ministry of Education, with assistance from the RCIPS, and provides challenging military-style, adventurous and community activities. We are currently under the Ministry of Education Youth Sports Agriculture and Lands (MEYSAL).
The Cayman Islands Cadet Corps (CICC) aims to inspire young people to achieve success in life with a spirit of service to God the Almighty, the Sovereign, the Cayman Islands and their community, and to develop in them the qualities required of a good citizen.
To achieve what has been stated in our Vision, the CICC has laid out the following mission statements.
“Leading the Way …Who Endures Wins”
The Cayman Islands Cadet Corps training programme is patterned off the UK Army Cadet Force (ACF) (The Cadet Training Manual), with input from other Cadet Corps. It is tailored to meet the needs of high school children in the Cayman Islands and be competitive with regional and international Cadet Corps.
The core of the training is hinged around the ACF 4-Star progressive training system. Subjects undertaken initially at Basic Training are available at a higher Star level in a more advanced form. The cadet who will normally serve four years in the CICC will gain an Army Proficiency Certificate (APC) at each Star level.
The Syllabus is designed for progression as follows.
The Main Subjects Areas are for Infantry (Land), Marine and Band Cadets:
The Marine Detachment was established in September 2006. The Detachment is a relatively new initiative undertaken in an era when the need for developing marketable skills for living is of prime importance. Currently, the detachment officers will offer seamanship training in conjunction with the Marine Police Unit, and joint ventures with other Marine Sections in Government will commence in 2010. marine cadets learn seamanship skills and gain experience in areas of Marine Biology.
Band and Corps of Drums have been trying to successfully pool the talents of adults and young persons alike over the past year. The intention is to make the CICC proud through outstanding and captivating performances. We desire that once operating efficiently, the Band will provide well-synchronized displays and symbolise the pride, industry, and efficiency of the CICC.
The Drum Corps/ Band intends to produce several good musicians who will continue to make a living through music.
As a Volunteer:
The Cadet Corps Law does not stipulate who can or can not join as a volunteer. However, our regulations and standing orders state that anyone who has an “unspent” criminal charge will not be accepted as a volunteer.