The aim of the National Cadet Marksmanship Program is to develop cadets’ interest in marksmanship while promoting the safe and proficient use of firearms for sport and recreational purposes.
Such activities are also valuable in helping cadet corps/squadrons achieve other aspects of the cadet program related to leadership, citizenship and sensible living.
Cadet rifle marksmanship, by being both challenging and fun, can also enhance the retention of cadets.
Cadets use the Daisy 853C air rifle that fires a .177 calibre pellet and has a round aperture sight. Because of the low muzzle velocity, the Daisy 853C is not classified as a firearm under federal gun legislation.
Cadets MUST participate in a range day once every year in order to graduate into the next star level.
If a cadet does well, they can apply to be apart of the 3234 Corps Marksmanship team, which can compete by zones, provincially and even nationally.