On Thursday the 14th of March, multiple cadets from our squadron visited the charity's Whitefoord House. Cadets enjoyed themselves learning about the charity and how they support Veterans.
Cadets learned about the founder of the charity, Charles Hamper Burn and how the sight of veterans living on the streets inspired him to act.
Cadets also found out that the first Poppy Scotland workshop was originally located inside the residence and that originally veterans were required to work for Poppy Scotland for the housing to be financially viable.
Cadets also learned about the facilities provided to veterans by the charity such as the gym and a communal living room. Cadets also enjoyed meeting some of the people behind the charity and enjoyed learning how the money raised by us would effect the charity.
Overall, cadets thoroughly enjoyed themselves and are hoping to visit another one of their residences in the future.
What makes a good leader?
CPL John Neville represented the squadron at the Bronze Leadership Course, exploring and developing the skills and qualities that make an effective leader.
The course explored how best to balance the different aspects of functional leadership; the team, the task and the individual. The cadets learned about how to structure their teams to effectively achieved the task through the acronym P.I.C.S.I.E.
On the final day, the cadets were assessed on their understanding of what they've learned over the past weekend. A big well done to the 20 cadets who earned their Bronze leadership badge including CPL John Neville.
The course was enjoyed by all and we wish the best of luck to all the new cadets who have achieved their bronze leadership.