Cadet Corps

Objective

The Cadet Corps has the mission to encourage young people to develop skills and leadership through participating in group activities and training which are beneficial to the development of their mind and body. It aims at nurturing them to become future leaders and responsible citizens, building up their confidence, sense of responsibility, self-discipline and the spirit to serve others.

Vision

To be an outstanding youth uniformed group in Hong Kong.

Mission

To nurture our cadets and facilitate their development into future leaders and responsible citizens by motivating them to participate actively in community service, civic education and discipline training.

Values

To hold the belief in: integrity; spirit of mutual respect and understanding; self-discipline and team spirit and active in community service.

Brief History

The Cadet Corps was established in 1968 as a youth wing under the Civil Aid Service (CAS). Composed of two units, the Corps consisted of a total of 200 boys. As the number of units continue to increase, there are altogether 4032 youths in 80 platoons under 5 companies in Hong Kong, Kowloon and New Territories. Cadet Corps, a uniformed group focusing on disciplined training and social service, is fully subsidised by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.

Training & Activities

Cadet Corps offers a wide variety of training and activities, including weekly assembly, footdrill, hiking, outing, camping, mountaineering, drone operation and virtual reality experience, as well as various personal adventure activities under the Hong Kong Award for Young People.

The CAS Headquarters also organises numerous all-round training classes for the cadets every year on first aid, basic rescue, crowd management, flag-raising, life-saving, canoeing, artistic cycling, rock climbing, musical instrument performance and so on. These enable cadets to acquire various extracurricular knowledge and skills.

The CAS also arranges competitions and tournaments on footdrill, camping, orienteering, etc which serve not only as chances for cadets to strive for excellence but also as chances to promote friendship among members of different teams. What is more, national education and mainland exchange activities are conducted to increase their understanding on the motherland. The cadets can choose freely from the great varieties of classes and activities according to their own interest and time available. Outstanding cadets may be promoted to Senior Cadets, Deputy Cadet Leaders, Cadet Leaders and even Senior Cadet Leaders.

Applicants should:

  1. be aged 12 or above but under 16;
  2. be a Hong Kong Identity Card holder; and
  3. have obtained from his/her parent or guardian a written consent.

How to join the CAS Cadet Corps

Cadet corps applications are accepted throughout the year. The completed enrolment form with written consent from parents or guardians can be mailed to “Records Office, 4/F, CAS Headquarters, 8 To Wah Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon”, faxed to 2576 3021 or emailed cas_cadet@cas.gov.hk

The enrolment form can be downloaded here: (CAS103)

Applicants are also welcome to attend the registration day along with their HKID cards and completed enrolment forms at CAS Headquarters on recruitment days. Please refer to the following recruitment dates for details.

For enquiries, please call 3651 9377 or 3651 9375 during office hours.