ABOUT US

The Unit was formed on the 3rd March 1998 by a group of parents from the local community which included serving and ex-serving members of the ADF. 

Unit Headquarters Manning

THE UNIT HISTORY 

The unit originally paraded at a local school in the Browns Plains area before moving to its current facility which is shared with a Scout Group at Fern St Browns Plains. The Logan City Council has also supported the Unit’s activities within the community and has assisted with financial contributions to maintain its operations. Councillor Cherie Dalley is one of the unit’s longest supporters.
The unit was formed due to a need in the local community for a well organised, well disciplined and flexible cadet unit catering for both the younger and older child. The LCCC is NOT affiliated with the Australian Defence Force Cadets ADFC. All the Uniformed Staff, Parent Support Group members and Parent helpers are volunteers, most of which have or have had their child attending at some point. Additionally, all the Training staff are either ex-Australian Defence Force, ex British Army or have been a cadet in the unit and upon reaching the maximum cadets age of 18 years have re-enlisted as a Instructor.
LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT

The unit plays a large part in the development of the cadets in the skills required in Leadership and personnel development. The cadets are given the opportunity to carry out Command & Control with the day to day operations of the unit.

The Cadets

Based on their abilities and performance, successful cadets may be promoted in rank and given the responsibility to be in command of groups of cadets from a section of 10 cadets up to company strength of 60 cadets or more. Promotion to positions of authority is based solely on merit, giving the child a sense of achievement, encouraging self confidence within themselves and their team, whilst demanding integrity, efficiency, dependability and self discipline both inside and outside of cadets. These cadets are required to plan, study and conduct both theory and practical lessons in the lecture room and in the field. They are trained to lead a team of cadets on field activities involving navigation, patrolling, selection and development of a bivouac site, bush/field skills, mock first aid emergencies organise and field cooking to name a few. All activities are overseen by a uniformed staff member.

Parent Support Group (PSG)

Like any Not For Profit organisation, the unit relies heavily on an army of volunteers to give up their spare time in support of the kids. The PSG is responsible for fund raising to meet its operating budget to pay for insurances, equipment purchases and utility charges. To help provide extra funds to the unit, the PSG run regular sausage sizzles in the Browns Plains area, conduct raffles for events like Easter, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, and help out at local community days. All profits go directly back to the unit to help fund uniforms, equipment and camps. The PSG is the non-military side of the unit and is designed to help and support the unit’s instructors, functions and activities.

Parent Support Group

The Parent Support Group or PSG comprises of parents, guardians and volunteers who are elected at the Logan City Community Cadet Unit’s Annual General Meeting. The aim of the PSG is to support and maintain the aims and objectives of the Unit.

In short the Parent Support Group responsibilities are to:

  • Support the aims and objectives of the Unit as defined by the Unit’s Standard Operating Procedures
  • Assist, support and develop the Unit and its activities.
  • Raise funds through special efforts to provide and improve amenities, purchase uniforms, equipment for the running of the Unit.
  • Under direction of the Commanding Officer and Training Officers, coordinate and cater to the exercises and bivouacs throughout the year.
  • Represent Parents and Guardians of all cadets within the Unit.

The PSG comprises of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Fundraising Coordinator. All parents with sufficient interest are encouraged to nominate for election at the Annual General Meeting, which is held in September-August every year. Every 2nd Friday of the month the PSG meet to discuss a range of issues relating to the running of the Unit.

One of the most important issues is fundraising. The Unit relies heavily on donations and fund raising activities to purchase equipment and supplies. The Unit does not get any support from the defence force so all profits are used for the benefit of the cadets and the Unit. Volunteers are needed to help support the PSG committee to organise and run these activities such as sausage sizzles, mother and father’s day raffles and chocolate drives. Putting your name down carries no obligation to assist, but would greatly help the committee, even if it is only a couple of times per year.

Parent Support Group
2021 - 2022 Office Bearers

Jeff Smith

President

Trevor Schulze

Vice President

Andrea Taylor

Treasurer

Michelle Curran

Secretary

Logan City Community Cadets Inc.

We are a community based Not For Profit cadet unit for boys and girls aged between 11 and 17 years. The unit has an ethos of SERVE LEARN REMEMBER and is based on a military structure, values and disciplines.
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