CANNINGTON: 16 year-old Cannington resident Samantha Nicol was recently one of 18 cadets, from the eastern and central regions, chosen to participate in the Army Cadet Ultimate Adventure Regional Expedition.
The expedition was held along the Bruce Peninsula, from May 19th until May 28th. Ms. Nicol said she was happy to have been chosen to take part.
“It was a good feeling. I’m not sure how to describe it. It made me feel really proud of myself,” she said.
Ms. Nicol, a Cadet Sergeant, is currently in her fourth year in the cadets program.
During the expedition, the cadets took part in hiking, mountain biking and improving their survival skills.
Ms. Nicol talked about what she took away from the expedition.
“I learned how to push myself further, and how to be a better leader,” she said.
She added that she quickly found a camaraderie with the other cadets who participated in the expedition.
“The people were really great. They were really nice, and we were able to push each other,” she said.
Overall, Ms. Nicol told The Standard the experience was worth it.
“It was an amazing experience. The things I learned and the things I saw, it was definitely worth it,” she said. edit.