Each Cadet Unit has a Parent Support Committee, which is a branch of our National Support organisation - Sea Cadet Association New Zealand (SCANZ). The role of our Support Committee and our Cadet Whanau is to work closely with the Unit Commander and other Unit Committees to coordinate resources and opportunities.
Parent Support Committees can be comprised of interested parents, caregivers, grandparents, ex-cadets, members of the local community and anyone else who has the interest of NZ Cadet Forces.
Our Unit Parent Support Committee is responsible for:
-Liaising with the local community
-Publicising the activities and achievements of the unit
-Provide and administer funds for the maintenance and training requirements of the unit
-Actively recruiting new cadets and officers
-Support and supervise local activities (when required)
Whanau and members of the Support Committee are not required to attend the Wednesday "Parade" nights or the Cadet events. Their role is to bridge the gap for the Unit Commanders and Cadets.
We believe that everyone's contribution, big or small, is of value and worthy of respect. We celebrate the insight, skills and resources that our wider whanau add to make this a richer experience for our cadets. Thank you!