337 Queen's York Rangers Cadets has extracurricular teams that all cadets are encouraged to join. Joining a team offers cadets the opportunity for travel, competition and fun! All practices take place on Thursday Evening with some parades on weekends. If you would like to join a team, please contact the officer-in-charge (OIC).
337 QYRANG Cadets pride themselves on sending top notch cadets to this foot drill competition. Drill team is for those who take a great deal of pride in their uniforms, their deportment, and their proficiency with military drill. A section of cadets from all ranks is compiled and commanded by a senior, usually the Drill Sergeant Major (DSM). The team practices difficult drill movements and sequences and competes annually for the title. They also perform a demonstration at the annual review parade.
Pipe & Drum Band
The band offers cadets, with and without experience, an opportunity to learn an instrument and play in a military band. The band will compete against others, measuring musical skill, marching and cohesiveness as a unit. The band is also important in keeping the corps in step while marching, and to perform traditional military music.
QR&O's Band CRCO1833 Band & Drill comp
Marksmanship Team The cadet program seeks to provide youth with a realistic outlook on firearms by teaching them the proper use and safe handling of firearms for recreational purposes only. The marksmanship program is patterned on Olympic-style competitive shooting with an emphasis on the safe handling and care of firearms. Army cadets are taught the basics of the air rifle as part of their mandatory local headquarters training that takes place at the corps and squadron level. Corps are then able to choose to take part in further training to compete in local, zone, provincial and territorial and national level competitions. All involvement with the air rifle beyond basic familiarization at the corps and squadron level is optional
Targeting Score Sheet
Biathlon has both male and female teams. Cadets use cross country skis to traverse a course that is looped back to a start point. With their heart rates up, they then fire a target rifle, trying to knock down the bullseye. The circuit is completed numerous times. 32 Military Police Cadets will be starting a team for the 2016-2017 training year.
Biathlon Rule Book
The orienteering team tracks and seeks out flags hidden in the bush. The points are set in advance by the coordinator and the grid references are recorded. At briefing, the OC gives the coordinates to the competitors, who must then plot them on their map and seek them out, stamping their timecard at each flag. The team that completes the competition the fastest, and with the most stamps, wins the competition. In some cases, points are different for each flag as some are more difficult to seek out. In this case, the team commander must decide which route is best for his/her team.
Duke of Ed Team
The Award Program is about challenge. It is also about providing the opportunity to accept a challenge. The Award offers you the opportunity to set a personal goal and achieve it. Along the way, you learn about qualities like responsibility, trust, and the ability to plan and organize themselves.
There is no competition between participants. The only person with whom you compete is yourself. Self-motivation is fundamental to the Programme. There are no set standards to achieve. The criterion for gaining an Award is based on individual improvement based on each participant's starting point and potential.
The Flag Party is not a team but rather an honourable appointment. It consists of five cadets - two flag bearers and three escorts. The flag party is used on special parades such as a CO's Parade, Remembrance Day and the Annual Review Parade. The cadets chosen to be in the Flag Party will have demonstrated excellence in drill, dress and deportment.
Senior Drill Instructors