The program mission of Cadets is to help boys grow spiritually in all areas of life…


…by learning and doing through Bible Study and badge work, and by following the cadet code: A Cadet is reverent, obedient, compassionate, consecrated, trustworthy, pure, grateful, loyal, industrious and cheerful.

Ages: 2nd to 8th Grade

Meetings: 1st & 3rd Wed of the month (Sept – April), 7:00-9:00pm

See the full Cadet Schedule 2022-2023 calendar.

Contact: Frank Zacek at

YouTube: NewLifeCadets New Lenox.

Cadets logoWhat is Cadeting?

Is where boys discover who God is and how He works in their lives and in the world. They are challenged to claim God’s promises and commit their lives to His service.


Cadeting focuses on spiritual growth in all areas of life; mental, physical, emotional, social and devotional.


The counselors are mature Christian men, many of whom were Cadets when they were younger. They are dedicated to making Jesus real to the boys. The boys are encouraged through devotions, outdoor activities, and projects which earn them badges when completed.


The New Life Church Cadet Club is part of a larger organization. The Cadet Corps was founded in 1952. Presently there are more than 675 clubs throughout North America, Australia and New Zealand.

The Calvinist Cadets Corps is based upon Luke 2:52: “Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and men.”


It’s never too late to join Cadets! Please print the Cadet Registration Form and bring it on registration night.


Other Reference Documents

Cadet Handbook

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