The Army Cadet Force is a national voluntary youth organisation. It is sponsored by the Army and provides challenging military, adventurous and community activities. Its aim is to inspire young people to achieve success in life with a spirit of service to the Queen, their Country and their local community, and to develop in them the qualities of a good citizen.
This is achieved by:
- Providing progressive cadet training, often of a challenging and exciting nature, to foster confidence, self reliance, initiative, loyalty and a sense of service to other people
- Encouraging the development of personal powers of practical leadership and the ability to work successfully as a member of a team
- Stimulating an interest in the Army, its achievements, skills and values
- Advising and preparing those considering a career in the Services or with the Reserve Forces.