2021 Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas

We’re almost to the end of this year’s Cadet season. Now is a great time to consider getting your boys (or counselors) some gifts that will remind them of Cadets all summer long.


Everybody wears clothes – or at least they should. Reward your club members with Cadet-branded t-shirts or caps. Wearing Cadets-related clothing is a great way to promote Cadets, too. There are lots of colors and design options, all available in our online stores.

Living for Jesus T-Shirts – United States | Canada

Available in black and royal blue, these t-shirts have a bold “Cadets – Living for Jesus” message on the front and a smaller logo on the back.

Logo T-Shirts – United States | Canada

Our other t-shirt style sports the Cadet logo on the front, with “CADETS Living for Jesus” text on the back. Available in yellow, red, or sport grey.

Camouflage Caps – United States | Canada

For your outdoor adventures, we’ve got a camouflage baseball cap with a blaze orange Cadets logo.

Navy Caps – United States | Canada

If you’re looking for a slightly more formal baseball cap, we’ve got you covered in this stylish navy cap with khaki accents and Cadets logo.

Both caps have adjustable velcro closures on the back to fit nearly anyone.

“Every Day Carry” and Similar 

Here are some ideas for gifts that recipients can carry with them every day.

Multi-Tool – United States | Canada

This multi-tool combines several tools into one handheld package. Includes spring-action needle nose and regular pliers, saw blade, Phillips and regular screwdrivers, reamer, and more. Laser engraving on the tool appears silver. It comes with a nylon belt pouch.

Tumbler – United States | Canada

This insulated tumbler will keep your hot liquids hot and your cold liquids cold, with a tightly-sealed lid and sliding tab closure. The prominently-placed logo lets everyone know you’re a fan of Cadets.

Stylus Pen – United States | Canada

This cool pen has an even cooler bonus feature – a built-in stylus for your electronic screens. Write on paper with the pen, or on-screen with the stylus end. Either way, you’ll be able to promote Cadets with this stylish writing implement.

Pocket Knife – United States | Canada

Few things are as useful as a good pocket knife, and we have a new one we think you’ll really like. This multi-function knife includes a corkscrew, bottle opener, can opener, screwdrivers, saw, scissors, reamer, and more.

Wrist Band – United States | Canada

These waterproof wrist bands are a great year-end gift. The Cadets name and motto is molded into the band for all to see.

“Bags of Holding” and Similar

These backpacks and drawstring bags will hold and/or carry your stuff while promoting Cadets.

Basic Backpack – United States | Canada

This basic backpack is navy blue with white screen printing. It has a large zippered outside pocket, a locker loop, handle loop, and padded, adjustable shoulder straps. It is made of poly-vinyl fabric.  (Approximate size 14″ x 12″ x 6″ ([35 x 30 x 15 cm])

Deluxe Backpack – United States | Canada

This black and cream poly-vinyl backpack is loaded with great features. The oversized outside pocket includes a hidden media player pocket, earphone cord opening, and accessory pockets. There are also adjustable padded shoulder straps, a handle loop, and an ID window pocket. Screen printed in red and cream. (Approximate size 16″ x 12″ x 7″ [42 x 30 x 18 cm])

Theme Drawstring Bag – United States | Canada

This drawstring bag is handy for holding lots of different stuff securely. This year’s theme logo is screen printed on it, too!


Shed a little more light on the situation with one of our many flashlight options.

Standard Flashlight – United States | Canada

Our “standard” flashlight is available in highly visible yellow, with the Cadet shield emblem and motto included.

LED Keyring Flashlight – United States | Canada

We also have a smaller (but still bright) LED-powered flashlight suitable for clipping onto your keyring.

Cap Visor Light – United States | Canada

If hands-free lighting is what you need, try our cap visor light – it clips onto any baseball cap brim to point your light where you’re looking.

For the Readers 

Award/Mileage Logbooks – United States | Canada

Help your Cadets track their progress toward special awards and accomplishments. Logs are available for running, hiking, cycling, canoeing, cross-country skiing, and backpacking, as well as Bible study and verse memorization.

Theme Bookmark – United States | Canada

For the readers in your cadre, we recommend the theme bookmark. With the “Dive Into the Word” theme and verse on one side, and the Cadet landmarks and theme logo on the other side, it’s perfect for keeping your place in your book while keeping the theme in mind.


Hopefully, this article has given you some ideas – we’re sure you can find something that’s perfect for every Cadet and counselor on your list.

If you have comments, questions, or suggestions for other merchandise you’d like to see us offer, please let us know!