(Course Training Plan)
Green Star Course is designed to provide the new cadet with the basic knowledge
to participate in cadet activities. All subsequent star training will follow
This training will qualify
the cadet to participate as a non-commissioned member of the cadet corps
with the rank of Lance Corporal.
There will be a
Course Officer, a Senior Staff Cadet, one or more senior cadets assigned to assist with the course
administration and as instructors.
All cadets in Grade eight
are expected to participate in the Green Star Program.
There are no prerequisites. The Green Star however will be required for
all other Star Programme courses and optional cadet training.
All cadet who are required
to participate (as indicated above) do NOT need to register. Any other
cadets who wish to take this course must register at the
Each candidate will be issued
a Green Star Handbook (A-CR-CCP-121/ PT-001) on
the first day of the course. If you have not received one, please
check in the Cadet Office. The handbook is designed as a textbook/workbook
for study by Green Star Course cadets and is yours to keep. You may add
your own notes and highlight important paragraphs as you wish. You should
bring your handbook to any regular Green Star training sessions.
These resources will provide
additional information to assist you in completing the Green Star course.
Green Star candidates are
attend all regular Thursday
Green Star training sessions and special activities,
read assigned chapters of the
participate in at least one
target rifle introduction shoot,
participate in at least one
community service project (which may also count towards your school required
to the course instructor any assignments given (these may include group
assignments or taskings),
and pass the Green Star test.
At the completion of the
course training, candidates must complete a written test at a date announced
by the Course Officer normally in January. The test will include
questions from each chapter in the Green Star Handbook
however the emphasis will be on fundamental training. You are responsible
for knowing all the material in the handbook (whether covered in class or
not) and other information about SAC cadets and our affiliated unit provided
to you during the course.
Sixty percent (60%) or more
is required to pass the written test. An opportunity to rewrite a test
for those who do not pass, may be provided. If the candidate rewrites
the test or writes the test at a date after the initial test is offered,
then seventy-five percent (75%) is required to pass.
Results of the testing will
normally be posted on the cadet bulletin board.
Rank and Recognition
Cadets who successfully complete
the requirements for the Green Star will be promoted to Lance Corporal
and presented with a metallic Green Star pin and Qualification Certificate. The
pin will be worn on the right sleeve of your scarlet or green cadet tunic
(midway between the elbow and top of the cuff) and may also be worn on the left
lapel of your No. 1 School dress blazer.
The course consist of the
following subjects with the Performance Objective and
Enabling Objective references. Links indicate
additional information and/or resources for that subject.
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- The aim of Green Star drill is to provide the candidates with the required
minimum skills to participate successfully during the annual
parade. Drill teaches an army cadet self-discipline, steadiness on parade,
self-reliance and personal deportment and develops individual and group
pride and esprit-de-corps. Participation in the Annual Inspection is expected
of all course cadets.
EO 401.01 - Attention,
Stand an Stand Easy
EO 401.02 - Form a Squad
and Respond to Role Call
EO 401.03 - March and Halt
in Quick Time
EO 401.04 - Turns at the
EO 401.05 - Paces Forward
and to the Rear
EO 401.06 - Right Dress
EO 401.07 - Salute with
the Hand at the Halt
EO 401.08 - Salute on the
EO 401.09 - Open and Close
EO 401.10 - Dismissal
EO 401.11 - Step Out, Step
Short and Wheel in Quick Time
EO 401.12 - Mark Time,
Forward and Halt in Quick Time
EO 401.13 - Left and Right Turns on the March
EO 401.14 - Pay
Compliments with a Squad on the March
EO 401.15 - Fall-in and
Fall-out of ranks
Training (PO 402)
The aim of Green Star fundamental training is to provide candidates with
background, knowledge and history of the Royal Canadian Army cadets, how
to wear and maintain their uniforms and the rank structure used in the
Canadian Forces and by cadets. (See also
EO 402.01 -
- Army Cadet Training
402.03 - Officer Rank Structure
of the Canadian Forces and the Chain of Command
402.04 - Paying of Compliments
and Addressing an Officer or NCO
Your Cadet Corps and the Affiliated Unit History
Badges and Medals of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets
403) - The
aim of Green Star bush craft is to provide the course cadets with the individual
skills to look after themselves and their equipment while participating
in field exercises. These skills are to be practiced and
tested during the field training weekends.
EO 403.01 - Selecting
Personal Equipment and Clothing for Use in the Field
EO 403.02 - Packing and
Carrying Individual Clothing and Equipment
EO 403.03 - Principles of
Safe Tool Craft
EO 403.04 - Survival Kit
Map and Compass (PO 405)
- The aim of Green Star map and compass is to introduce the course cadet to the
topographical map. These skills are to be practiced and tested during the field
(PO 406) - The
aim of Green Star marksmanship is:
to provide the army cadet recruit
with an understanding of the safety precautions required for the use of the
Daisy 853C air Rifle,
introduction to the
principles of marksmanship, and
range commands and procedures.
to conduct a familiarization
shoot with the Daisy 853C Air Rifle.
Speaking (PO 410)
- The aim of Green Star public speaking to to have the cadet speak in front
of a group so that he will feel more confident and comfortable in among
The aim of Green Star leadership is to provide the cadet with a theoretical
understanding of what is expected of them.
412) - The aim of Green Star
citizenship is to provide the cadet with an understanding of
the duties and responsibilities of a citizen. Cadets
MUST also participate in at least one community service project. (See also
Fitness (PO 413)
The aim of Green Star physical fitness is to provide the course cadets
with an understanding of the importance of physical fitness in daily life.
The Army Cadet Fitness Test must be
conducted as part of mandatory support training, however there is no requirement
to meet a minimum standard in order to pass this course.
[Note that chapters 4, 7, 8
& 9 are not allocated.]