Victoria teen Rae-Lyn Schellenberger earned her stripes during the three-week basic fitness and sports course at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre, where she earned best cadet in her platoon.
Schellenberger attended the course which prepares cadets to fulfil the duties of sports and fitness assistant at their home corps.
Cadets study the theory and the benefits of sports, learn muscle structure, injury prevention and safety, and nutritional planning. The also learn to lead warm-up and cool down sessions and assist in planning and running team sports.
During the summer, more than 1,200 army, sea and air cadets from Western Canada will have spent up to six weeks in Vernon, expanding the training they receive at their home corps, developing new skills and forming friendships.
Schellenberger is a member of 2289 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps.