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.
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.
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.
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:
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.