A Cadet from 363 Captain Brian Barker Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron out of Campbell River takes on a challenge during an orienteering competition held in the Beaver Lodge Lands recently.

Campbell River Air Cadets capture silver

Nine cadets from 363 Captain Brian Barker Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron (RCACS) in Campbell River took home silver medals

Nine cadets from 363 Captain Brian Barker Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron (RCACS) in Campbell River took home silver medals after the team finished in first place at the North Vancouver Island Cadet Zone Orienteering Competition.

The challenge was held in Campbell River at the Beaver Lodge Trust Lands on April 24.

Cadets and adult staff tested their athletic, navigation, and problem solving skills during a 16 control point score orienteering-style course.

In this style of course, competitors must attempt to reach as many control points as possible within a given time limit in order to obtain the highest possible score.

While cadets have participated in orienteering for a number of years, this is the first time competitions have been held in zones across British Columbia.

Orienteering meets all three of the Cadet Program aims of developing in youth the attributes of citizenship, leadership and physical fitness; cadets also practiced environmental stewardship and teamwork.

Also competing at the North Vancouver Island Cadet Zone Orienteering Competition were cadets from 189 Port Augusta Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps in Comox, 2943 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps in Campbell River, and 22 Red Knight RCACS in Powell River.