Across the region young people from all backgrounds and with differing abilities have the opportunity to challenge themselves to learn more, do more and try more.
Through a range of fun and exciting activities such as canoeing, abseiling or mountain biking as well as getting involved in local community projects, cadets can improve self-confidence, develop leadership skills and make friends for life.
Army cadets can also take part in overseas expeditions, learn first aid, as well as have the opportunity to gain recognised vocational qualifications such as Duke of Edinburgh Award and BTEC diplomas.
In the Army cadets, the emphasis is on the following activities:
- physical education
- first aid
- military knowledge
Why young people love the Army Cadets
It's grown my confidence
Morgan Bulman of Humberside and South Yorkshire ACF says: “My time as a cadet has seen me go from strength to strength, my confidence has grown and without cadets I would not have met many of my closest friends. I have achieved beyond my expectations, on my first camp away from home I was so shy but I ended being presented with a trophy for best cadet.”
Exchangeable life skills
Millie Williamson, of Yorkshire (North & West) ACF, pictured centre, says: “Cadets has given me exchangeable skills and prepared me for real life situations such as interviews by teaching me respect, courage, discipline, leadership and integrity, amongst others.”
Become a staff cadet
Archie Higgins from Humberside and South Yorkshire ACF loved being in the cadets so much that he’s become a staff cadet, meaning that he can stay on past turning 18 and finish his qualifications. Archie said: “It’s ideal for me because I’m studying at Sheffield Hallam University and it means I don’t have to dedicate as much time or take on as much responsibility as I would if I had become a cadet force adult volunteer.”