Adult Committee

Each Junior Canadian Rangers (JCR) Patrol shall be supported by an Adult Committee (AC) that will act in conjunction with their community, their JCR Patrol, and the CAF to share in the development, delivery, and evaluation of the JCR Program.

The AC is a fundamental contributor in the JCR Program at the community level. At the practical level this is a working collaboration between the AC, the JCR patrol leadership, the local Canadian Ranger (CR) Patrol, and the Canadian Rangers Patrol Group (CRPG). Additionally, it is a relationship between the community and the CAF, created specifically to support a youth program for the community.

The relationship between the CAF and the AC is based on an acceptance of established roles and responsibilities in an environment of open communication and mutual respect.

Members

The Adult committee is formed by the host community in consultation with the CRPG. The AC should consist of five to eight members including:

  • a chairperson;
  • the JCR Patrol Leader;
  • a treasurer;
  • a JCR (usually the JCR Sergeant or JCR Master Corporal);
  • a second representative of the CR Patrol;
  • other adults as required.

Screening

With the exception of JCRs, all selected members shall successfully undergo screening in accordance with the JCR Program Screening Policy prior to their appointment.

Volunteer Status

AC members who are not CAF members or JCRs are volunteers and shall complete and sign the volunteer agreement. JCR Patrol Leaders recommend all volunteers and the CRPG Commanding Officer (CO) approves volunteers.

Establishment

The AC is a community based and sanctioned entity. To ensure overall community input and support to the JCR, the chairperson shall be a civilian approved by community leadership.

A new AC shall be formally established in the presence of a member of the CRPG. The AC will draft a document declaring the establishment of the AC. This document shall be reviewed and agreed to by all AC members to attest to their understanding of their collective responsibilities as stated in this policy, and act as a formal recognition of their contribution to the JCR Program. Each signatory will receive a copy and a copy shall be forwarded to the CRPG.

Meetings/Consultation

The AC should convene on a regular basis, and members should make themselves available for consultation with the JCR Patrol Leader and the CRPG staff when requested. The scheduling of formal meetings shall be at the discretion of the AC. Topics of discussion may include:

  • regular planning or review of activities;
  • processing of applications for new JCR, AC members, or volunteers;
  • meeting with CRPG staff or other guests;
  • responding to significant incidents;
  • coordinating plans prior to a field training exercise;
  • annual JCR patrol issues (training, finance, and supply).

Although participation on the AC is voluntary, the AC chairperson is responsible for ensuring that all members are informed, involved, and active in supporting the JCR patrol.

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