Who We Are
2947 “12 Service Battalion” is Richmond’s premier Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps. We are a youth organization for young adults ages 12-18.
Our training consists of instruction in leadership, military drill, fitness, citizenship, and technical skills such as marksmanship, navigation, wilderness survival, and adventure training.
2947 was founded in 1976 in Richmond, BC and has produced some of Canada’s most successful young leaders over the past 40 years.
Our cadets claim the highest regional and national awards annually, such as the President’s Trophy for Top Cadet in BC, Top in Course awards for summer training, and the Major General Howard Medal for Top Gold Star (Year 4) Graduate in BC.
2947 RCACC’s Mission is to be the top youth organization in Canada through offering life-changing leadership opportunities, best-in-class training and instruction, and an immersive military structure.
We will create Canada’s next generation of top professionals in STEM, healthcare, business, trades, academia, and the Public Service.
To prepare the next generation of leaders and serve the community by providing youth with leadership opportunities and experience not available anywhere else.
Be accountable for all actions and consequences to those whom they may impact.
Take charge of a team and situation while respecting the team and their well-being.
Do it well, do it fast, do it safe, and keep it simple.
Be brave and accept risks and mistakes.
Be a positive role model and earn the trust of those around you.
All people deserve opportunities
Everyone is equal
Communication is the key to success
Hard work will always pay off
Skill and knowledge can overcome any challenge
Come meet our team, and find out how we can get you started on your next great adventure.