Kent Army Cadet Force (ACF) has successfully organised a one-of-a-kind three-star level, higher-level challenging event complying with the ACS 21 Training syllabus. The decision to organize this event was made in November 2022, and it was carried out on 9th April with the participation of 24 cadets and six Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAV’s) from Kent ACF and one CFAV from Essex ACF.
The participants were split into four teams for the week, and they carried out a mountaineering day, a climbing/zipline day, a canyoneering day, and an underground experience day. Despite the harsh weather conditions, including rain, wind, and even snow, the cadets and CFAVs successfully completed all the activities. The event was made possible with the help of appropriately qualified specialist local companies, and the total cost was just under £6,000. The funding for the event was provided by ACCT UK and SERFCA, with additional assistance from the County HQ. As a result, all participants were only required to pay a nominal fee of £30.