The Goal of Cadetting at Ada, CRC

The primary emphasis of cadetting is to build a relationship between a Christian man and a boy. We always remember the goal of helping the boys grow spiritually in all areas of life – devotional, mental, physical, and social.

We do this with weekly Bible lessons and/or Bible games. We have time to work on crafts which enable the boys to learn new skills. Throughout the year we have outings with other churches in our council (Thornapple Valley Council), such as the annual Pinewood Derby. We also have activities with just our club which we invite fathers to attend also. Twice a year we do trash pickup on Pettis Ave as a service project.

The Cadet program is for boys in the 2nd through 8th grades. Jr. Cadets (2nd and 3rd graders) will meet 2 times a month from 6:45pm to 8:30pm. The rest of the Cadets will be meeting 2 or 3 nights a month at the same time.

Our theme for the year is – Knotted Together in Christ – based on Ecclesiastes 4:12: “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands in not quickly broken.”

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